On May 11th, the 4th Class Meeting of Spring 2018 was held at Room 505, International School. The topics of this class meeting were Chinese traditional festivals and Intercultural Activities. About 40 Participants from 2016 & 2017 MASTA/DOCSTA Program were in attendance. The Class Meeting was hosted by Ms. Wu Ke, student advisor of the Centre.
Firstly, Ms. Wu Ke prepared a cultural presentation on Chinese traditional festivals in order to help participants to better get adjust to Chinese society with a deeper understanding of Chinese traditional culture and customs. Ms. Wu Ke introduced some important festivals in China, including Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Magpie Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Double Ninth Festival, from the aspects of its time, origins and customs.
Then, intercultural activities were continued. Participants from Indonesia and Pakistan made wonderful presentations on their countries respectively. OGI GUMELAR SUPARMAN, one Indonesian participant of 2016 MASTA program, introduced Indonesian culture from its basic information, visiting place, religions and beliefs, different ethnics, featured plants and animals. He also included a tourism video clip in the cultural presentation and welcomed all participants and teachers to visit the beautiful country. After that, on behalf of the Pakistan group, MUHAMMAD ARSALAN, 2017 MASTA program participant from Pakistan, gave a cultural presentation on Pakistan culture. The presentation contained all aspects of the country, like geography and history, religions and beliefs, festivals and customs, music and dance. Additionally, Pakistan group also did a comparison between Pakistan culture and Chinese culture, and found a lot differences. Its rich content and interesting facts won people’s warm responses.
The 3rd Intercultural Activity was held successfully as scheduled. Although Cultural presentations of different countries showed great differences between different cultures, participants of MASTA/DOCSTA Program were very interested in Chinese culture and firmly believed they could get adjust to Chinese culture with their efforts.