Academicians attend forum on science, arts, and humanities at UM

The Centre for Chinese History and Culture, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau, recently organised a forum on science, arts, and humanities. Academicians in the related fields from mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as professors from UM, attended the forum. They explored the close relationship between science on the one hand, and arts and humanities on the other, as well as the future of these disciplines. Participants also had an in-depth discussion on the core values of human civilisation.

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Academicians attend a forum on science, arts, and humanities at UM

The inscription written by the academicians for UM

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UM holds second forum on Chinese culture

UM holds its second forum on Chinese culture
to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the New Culture Movement

The University of Macau (UM) recently held its second forum on Chinese culture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the New Culture Movement. Co-organised by UM’s Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) and the Think Tank of United Citizens, the event attracted more than 80 writers, experts, and scholars from mainland China, Macao, and overseas. During the event, participants discussed the influence of the New Culture Movement and how it has contributed to the contemporary development of Chinese history and culture.

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UM holds first forum on literature and history

The University of Macau (UM) recently held the First UM Forum on Literature and History. During the event, experts and scholars had an in-depth discussion on the interaction between traditional Chinese culture and new cultures and the relationships between Chinese and Western cultures at an academic level.

Vice Rector Billy So chairs the forum

Prof Wang Di gives a keynote speech

Prof Tang Kaijian gives a keynote speech

Prof Zhu Shoutong gives a keynote speech

Prof Xu Jie gives a keynote speech

Prof Yang Yi gives a keynote speech

Prof Yao Jingming gives a keynote speech

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UM inaugurates Cultural Building to promote cultural exchange

The University of Macau (UM) today (19 June) held an inauguration ceremony for the Cultural Building. UM Rector Yonghua Song said at the ceremony that in a new era where the Chinese government has initiated the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Cultural Building at UM is tasked with the mission to promote Chinese culture and cultural exchange and to support Macao’s effort to develop into a centre for cultural exchange between China and foreign countries in the Greater Bay Area and beyond.

UM inaugurates its Cultural Building

Officiating guests at the ceremony included Dr Chui Sai On, chief executive of the Macao SAR and chancellor of UM; Mr Fu Ziying, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; Dr Tam Chon Weng, secretary for social affairs and culture of the Macao SAR; Mr Xue Xiaofeng, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; Dr Lam Kam Seng, chair of the University Council of UM; and Prof Yonghua Song, rector of UM.

Yonghua Song

In his speech, Rector Song said that in this new era where the Chinese government has initiated the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Macao is tasked with a special mission, which is to become a base for cultural exchange and collaboration, with Chinese culture being the predominant component, complemented by a variety of other cultures that co-exist in harmony. As the only public comprehensive university in Macao that places equal emphasis on teaching and research, UM will spare no effort to integrate its resources on campus and make use of its unique advantages in order to help Macao fulfill this mission and make a greater contribution to Macao and China.

The Cultural Building houses the current Centre for Chinese History and Culture, Centre for Macau Studies, Confucius Institute, Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre, Centre for Arts and Design, and Macao Base for Primary & Secondary Education in Humanities & Social Sciences, all of which are strong cultural or teaching units at UM. Together, they provide strong support to Macao’s effort to develop into a centre for cultural exchange between China and foreign countries in the Greater Bay Area and even in the world.

The First University of Macau Forum on Literature and History and an exhibition of artworks by UM faculty and students were also held on the same day to showcase the university’s achievements in the humanities and social sciences.

Renowned musician He Zhanhao gives talk on Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto at UM

The University of Macau (UM) Center for Chinese History and Culture recently organised an event in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Butterfly Lovers’s Violin Concerto, one of the classic orchestra works of Chinese music. The composer He Zhanhao gave a lecture in which he shared his inspiration for this piece and how the Chinese legend of a tragic love story is illustrated through the music.

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He Zhanhao discusses the process of creating the Butterfly Lovers’s Violin Concerto

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UM signs collaboration agreement with GACSM and Matteo Ricci College on promotion of Chinese history and culture

Matteo Ricci College has become the fifth secondary school in Macao to sign a collaboration agreement with the University of Macau (UM) Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the General Association of Chinese Students of Macau (GACSM) on the promotion of Chinese history and culture. The collaboration aims to increase local students’ interest in learning about Chinese history and traditional culture and to foster a sense of belonging. The other four schools that have previously signed the agreement are Pui Ching Middle School, Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai, Macau Baptist College, and Escola Catolica Estrela do Mar.

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The three parties sign a collaboration agreement on the promotion of Chinese history and culture

The closing ceremony of the “Life and Literary Criticism ——The 4th Across-Straits Seminar of Literature and Arts in Chinese”

CCHC Activity Sharing: Jiangxi Red Cultural Visit for the teachers and promotional ambassadors of the Promotional Bases of Chinese History and Culture

The beauty of Chinese characters|Professor Yu Dan came to UM to give a lecture

On December 13th, Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC)  of University of Macau invited the famous cultural scholar Professor Yu Dan of the Beijing Normal University to give a lecture with the theme of “The Beauty of Chinese Characters walk into UM” for all students. The lecture attracted more than 100 teachers and students to participate in the event. The atmosphere was lively and full of seats.
Before the lecture, Professor Zhu Shoutong, deputy director of  Center for Chinese History and Culture, presented books Chinese New Culture Centennial History and his handwritten calligraphy works to Professor Yu Dan on behalf of the center. Professor Yu also gave back the books to express her gratitude.
Professor Yu gave a speech on Chinese characters from the bloody genes of Chinese culture, which led to questioning of the root of personal culture. First of all, Macao as a “cross-cultural bridge”,  is both ancient and modern, coexisting in China and the West, different and harmonious. she affirms the diversity and inclusiveness of Macao culture and appreciates respect of Macao people. The communication between China and the West must be based on words, and language is the bridge. Language is the most important communication tool for human beings. Professor Yu combined with Chinese traditional culture, with a subtle language and vivid narrative, shared the beauty of Chinese characters to the audience.
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