Teachers and students from the Kao Yip Middle School visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture at the University of Macau

Teachers and students from the Kao Yip Middle School visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture at the University of Macau

On the afternoon of July 17, 2021, Ms. Wai Na, a teacher from the Kao Yip Middle School, led 22 students to visit the Centre for Chinese History and Culture at the University of Macau. First, they visited the exhibition hall to learn about the history of the center. Then, they prepared for the evening dance competition in the Centre’s lecture hall.

The Staff of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture Visited the “Large-themed Photography Exhibition for the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China”

The Staff of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture Visited the “Large-themed Photography Exhibition for the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China”

 

The staff of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) visited the “Large-themed Photography Exhibition for the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China” a few days ago, which was organized by The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China, Macao Special Administrative Region Government, and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R.. The exhibition took place at the China-Portuguese-speaking Countries Commercial and Trade Service Platform Complex and was held from 23 June to 15 July.

2021 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. In a hundred years of struggle, the Communist Party of China has led the Chinese people to establish great achievements. Adopting the form of a relay race helps to accumulate and summarize the efforts of the great people of the past, and finally builds a great spirit and creates China. Also, the miracle in the history of national development and the progress of human society has achieved the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The exhibition was divided into four parts and used 298 classic photos in the form of pictures and texts to comprehensively display the centuries of the struggle of the Chinese Communist Party.

Through this exhibition, the staff of the CCHC learned about the Party’s development experience and hardships in modern China and understood that the peace and prosperity of the new China is the Party’s original aspiration to adhere to the “people-centered” principle, through a century of struggle and hard work. Therefore, the staff of the Center will adhere to the belief of loving the party, the country, and Macao, and make contributions to the long-term development of the Chinese nation, the People’s Republic of China, and Macao.

UM publishes trilingual comic books to promote Chinese history and culture

Two centres of the University of Macau (UM), namely the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC), and the Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre (CPC), have edited and published the Chinese History and Culture Comic Book Series, a series of books that present traditional Chinese myths, legends, and historical stories in Chinese, English, and Portuguese, with the aim of enhancing the understanding of Chinese culture among young people in Macao and Portuguese-speaking countries. In order to promote the comic books, the CPC visited Zheng Guanying Public School to organise activities, interacting with the students in the form of improvised comedy show, providing more students with the access to traditional Chinese culture, allowing them to know more about ancient myths and legends.

In 2018, the CCHC published two comic books in Portuguese, including Chang’e Flying to the Moon and Nu Wa Mending the Sky. In 2021, the CCHC and the CPC edited and published the Chinese History and Culture Comic Book Series, including Chang’e Flying to the Moon, Nu Wa Mending the Sky, and Jing Wei Filling the Sea, allowing youth from Macao and Portuguese-speaking countries to get to know the fun, wisdom and culture of Chinese ancient myths, to learn about Chinese history and culture, as well as allowing students in Macao to learn Portuguese through these easy to understand comic books.

In addition, the CPC organised a series of activities at Zheng Guanying Public School to promote the comic books. Apart from improvised comedy show, the CPC also invited the third grade students to improvise and illustrate the story of Chang’e Flying to the Moon. The CPC also organised a bilingual contest that revolved around Chinese and foreign myths and legends, traditional Chinese culture, and translation between Chinese and Portuguese words. Participating students say they enjoyed the event thoroughly and could not get enough of it. The principal of Zheng Guanying Public School, Chan Ka Man, pointed out that this activity fits the reading task currently arranged by the school for third grade students. It not only allows students to learn more about ancient myths and stories, but also stimulates students’ interest in reading and cultivates good reading habits.

Both centres are part of the Macao Base for Primary and Secondary Education in Humanities and Social Sciences, which aims to promote the development of humanities and social sciences education in Macao and to nurture young talent through a series of teaching and training programmes, in collaboration with educational institutions and primary and secondary schools in Macao.

The CCHC aims to strengthen the study of Chinese history and culture, to cultivate local talent dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of Chinese history and culture, to establish a high-level mechanism for the exchange of Chinese history and culture, to promote Chinese history and culture to the Macao community, especially the youth, and to promote the dissemination and influence of Chinese history and culture in Portuguese-speaking countries and regions, so as to enhance the awareness and understanding of Chinese history and culture in Macao and the international community.

Since its establishment in 2017, the CPC has been committed to developing long-and short-term partnerships with institutions in mainland China and Portuguese-speaking countries, establishing links in teacher training, focusing on the training of bilingual talent, conducting research in the areas of Portuguese teaching and Chinese and Portuguese culture, and promoting cross-cultural exchanges between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

Chinese History and Culture Comic Book Series

Improvised comedy show and bilingual quiz conducted in Chinese and Portuguese

Teachers and students of UM and Zheng Guanying Public School

Another link:

UM publishes trilingual comic books to promote Chinese history and culture [Communications Office, University of Macau]2021-07-09

The Centre for Chinese History and Culture participated in the cultural exchange among students in Jiangsu

As the leader of the team, Professor Zhu Shoutong, Director of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture, and more than 10 local college students from the University of Macau participated in the “Macau Jiangsu University Students Sunshine Growth 2021 Cultural Camp” from 5th June to 10th June 2021. They visited Nanjing University and the Jiangsu University and inspected various historical and cultural education bases in Nanjing and Zhenjiang. More than 30 leaders and celebrities, including Mr. Wu Hui, the Deputy Director of the Coordination Department of the Liaison Office of the Central Government, Ms. Liang Li, the former Director of Education and Youth Development Bureau of the Special Administrative Region Government, Mr. Cen Zhanping, the President of the Macau Jiangsu Friendship Association, and nearly 50 students from various universities and colleges in Macao participated in this meaningful activity. Mr. Cheong Hok Sam, the Section Head of the Student Resources Section of the University of Macau, also participated in this inspection.

 

Prof. Xue Jiabao of Yancheng Normal University gave a lecture at the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau

On 26 May 2021, Prof. Xue Jiabao of Yancheng Normal University delivered a lecture on “British Desert Island Literature in the Visual Threshold of Chinese Culture” at the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) of the University of Macau (UM). Prof. Li Defeng, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) of UM, Prof. Lei Lai Cheng, Assistant Dean of the FAH of UM, Prof. Zhu Shoutong, Director of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of UM, Prof. Chen Zhong, Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute, Prof. Zhang Yue and Prof. Wang Sihao of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, and students attended the lecture. And the on-site lecture received an enthusiastic response.

 

University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau

Mr. Gao Xiang, the Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the Dean of the Chinese Academy of History, led a delegation to visit the University of Macau (UM) on 26 May 2021. The delegation was warmly received by the Rector of the UM, Prof. Song Yonghua. During the visit, the delegation visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) of the University of Macau at Cultural Building.

 

Prof. Zhu Shoutong, Director of the CCHC, reported the work content of the centre to the delegation, mainly from the establishment of the center, the working principle of the center, and the five constructions in the center (activity promotion center, education and training center, academic exchange center, academic research center, publicity and publication center). And the center has achieved fruitful results throughout the four years since it has been established. In the end, Prof. Zhu Shoutong summed it up with the sentence “the relationship between homogenization, homochromization, and also specialization and popularization”.

Prof. Lam Iok-fong, Director of the Centre for Macau Studies (CMS), also introduced the contents of work and the books published by the CMS. The center’s mission is to promote interdisciplinary research in Macao. In different historical periods, Macao has adjusted its goals in response to the development. In recent years, China has put forward the “One Belt, One Road” initiative and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, and Macao has entered a new stage of history. The future of Macao has a closer relationship with national policies.

After the visit, the CCHC and the CASS exchanged souvenirs. In addition, the UM and CASS held an exchange ceremony for the cooperation agreement between the two universities in Cultural Building, confirming that UM and CASS will jointly implement the “Student Recommendation Enrollment Plan Agreement” and the “Student Exchange Agreement”.

In addition, the delegation from the CASS also visited the “Signature Wonders” exhibition organized by the CCHC and the library. Accompanied by the UM Rector, Prof. Song Yonghua, the University Librarian, Dr.. Wu Jianzhong, and the Director of the CCHC, Prof. Zhu Shoutong. Mr. Gao Xiang, the Dean of the Chinese Academy of History, showed great interest in the exhibition and evaluated highly of the value of the exhibits.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the University of Macau: FAH-CCHC Lecture Series: Studying Macao’s Diversified Culture: Mateus Ricci and Chinese Culture (1)

Centre for Chinese History and Culture of University of Macau held a Zoom lecture on May 28th themed “Multicultural Study Activities in Macao──Father Matteo Ricci and Chinese Culture”. Professor Ye Nong, Director of the Research Center for the History and Culture of Hong Kong and Macao of Jinan University was invited as the guest speaker. The lecture appealed to many students of Colegio Mateus Ricci to attend.

Professor Ye Nong shared his knowledge of cultural pluralism, Macau and Ricci. He pointed out that cultural pluralism refers to the process of social development in which a country or a nation inherits its own outstanding traditional culture and incorporates the outstanding traditional culture of other countries and nations, thereby achieving a harmonious social atmosphere. When expressing views on the diversity of cultures in Macao, Professor Ye Nong quoted Mr Fei Xiaotong’s saying: “Appreciate the culture of others as do to one’s own, and the world will become a harmonious whole.”

During the lecture, Professor Ye actively interacted with the students of Colegio Mateus Ricci, and the students also proposed many of their own insights.

Please refer to the Chinese Version for more details: 澳門大學四十週年校慶——中國歷史文化名師名校講座:澳門多元文化研習活動——利瑪竇神父與中華文化

Prof. Pan Gongkai, a well-known artist and former dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture

Prof. Pan Gongkai, a well-known artist and former dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture

 

Prof. Pan Gongkai, a well-known artist and former dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture on April 15th ,2021 and held a humanities lecture at the lecture hall of Cultural Building. Prof. Pan was warmly received by Vice Rector Kee-long SO, Interim dean of  Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Xu Jie, director of the Department of Portuguese Prof. Yao Jingming, director of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Prof.  Wang Qingjie , and director of the Centre for Arts and Design Prof.  Lampo Leong. The director of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture Prof. Zhu Shoutong introduced to Professor Pan the situation of the centre’s compilation of the “A Century of Chinese New Culture” series.