Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) of the University of Macau, witnessed by the leaders of the Education and Youth Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, recently signed an agreement with St. Joseph Parish Secondary School No. 5 on the Establishment of Chinese History and Culture Promotion Bases (《共建中國歷史文化推廣基地協議》), which marks the completion of ten Chinese History and Culture Promotion Bases so far and the achievement of the basic goal set by the project.
On the afternoon of Monday, September 19, 2022, the fifth school of St. Joseph Parish Secondary School No. 5 held a grand event and signing ceremony in the school auditorium. Director Xu Ting and Deputy Director Xu Zhiping of the Education and Youth Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Xu Jie, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Macau, Director Zhu Shoutong and Deputy Director Cheang Neng Ian of CCHC, President Vong Piu of the Union of Catholic Schools of Macau, Director Chan Teng Fong of Comissão Diocesana da Educação Católica, Superintendent Anna Chang of St. Joseph Parish Secondary School No. 5, Principal Wong Kin Man, Vice Principal Lim Ling Lai, Vice Principal Man Kun Nei, Vice Principal Kui Kiu Yan, Vice Principal and Mr. Pao Siu Kuan, also represented the University of Macau and St. Joseph Parish Secondary School No. 5 respectively.
On behalf of St. Joseph Parish Secondary School No. 5, Principal Wong Kin Man introduced the school’s past efforts in promoting Chinese culture, and hoped that after becoming a promotion base in the future, the school could go to the next level and actively face the community and expand external cooperation and exchange. Mr. Lim also pointed out that St. Joseph Parish Secondary School No. 5 attaches great importance to history education, and the school’s “Love My China” Mainland study tour has been well received by students for many years.
Director of CCHC Zhu Shoutong said that the Base for the Promotion of Chinese History and Culture is an important project established by the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary Education in Humanities & Social Sciences and the CCHC, which is an important practice in the construction and promotion of Chinese culture. The aim is to implement the high-end positioning of “Chinese Culture as the Mainstream, Multicultural Coexistence Exchange” and to establish a model for promoting Chinese culture in primary and secondary schools in Macao.
The project aims to strengthen the cooperation with Macao primary and secondary schools, deepen Macao youth’s knowledge and understanding of Chinese history and culture, enhance their sense of national identity, and encourage them to pass on their outstanding traditional culture, so as to better promote the spread and development of Chinese culture in Macao.
At present, ten Chinese History and Culture Promotion Bases have been established, including Pui Ching Middle School, Escola Estrela do Mar, Baptist College, Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai, Colégio Mateus Ricci, The Affiliated School of the University of Macau, Lou Hau High School, Escola Xin Hua, Tong Nam School, and the latest addition, St. Joseph Parish Secondary School No. 5, completing the task of establishing ten promotion bases in five years ahead of schedule. The promotion bases have achieved fruitful results and accumulated valuable experience in the implementation of the Master Teacher and School Seminar Program, the Historical and Cultural Heritage Study Tour Program and the Special Project Construction Program. Zhu pointed out that the plan has proved to be feasible to build the promotion centres in a steady and effective manner.