5月7日中国文化体验日在剑桥举行

一首“茉莉花”赢得满堂彩

5月7日由CEDP举办的中国文化体验和交流活动在剑桥举行,现场来自剑桥,LSE和Sussex大学发展学的硕士,博士们进行了深入细致的交流。清华启迪剑桥科技园总裁也为年轻人介绍了各种工作的机遇与挑战。包饺子、卷春卷,中华美食拉近了中英两国同学之间的友谊。

“吃上了自己包的饺子,这感觉真特别!”来自剑桥大学的英国友人们,纷纷尝试着包饺子。当场包饺子,当场煮饺子还是头一次。美食的魅力是无穷,通过美食也拉近了中英同学的距离。不少同学表示通过这场活动认识了志同道合的朋友,一起探讨着学术知识,加深了对彼此之间的了解。

“好一朵美丽的茉莉花,芬芳美丽满枝芽,又香又白人人夸” 一首耳熟能详的茉莉花响起,这是英国歌剧演员菲比在现场为大家带来的这首著名中国民歌。她表示非常热爱中国传统文化,疫情期间菲比通过学习中国传统诗词带给她很大的安慰。

现场卢洪老师,为大家讲解了器官捐赠的重要性,许多同学纷纷表示愿意参与其中。在疫情大环境的当下,卢老师提出希望大家积极接种疫苗,有效对抗病毒。同时也提出,呼吁采取行动,反对种族主义,让我们用和平、平等的方式推进这个世界的发展。

本次中国文化体验日的举办,提供了一个安全、和谐、有爱的平台,让中英两国学者通过美食、歌曲触发灵感,增进对华认知提供了宝贵平台。

Chinese Cultural Experience Day in Cambridge on 7 May

Around 40 Chinese cenctre members and their British friends and students from the University of Sussex ,LSE and Cambridge gathered in Cambridge on 7 May for a Chinese cultural experience and exchange event organised by the CEDP Chinese Centre. The Chinese food brought students from both countries closer together as they wrapped dumplings and rolled spring rolls.

“It was a special feeling to eat dumplings that I had made myself!” British friends who tried their hand at making dumplings. It was a first for them to make spring rolls and dumplings on the spot and cook them on the spot. The charm of the food was endless, and the distance between the Chinese and British students was also brought closer through the food. Many of them said they met like-minded friends through this event, discussed academic knowledge together and deepened their understanding of each other.

“What a beautiful jasmine flower, fragrant and beautiful, full of buds, fragrant and white people praise it” A familiar jasmine flower song was played by Phoebe, a British opera singer, who brought this famous Chinese folk song to the audience. She expressed her love for traditional Chinese culture and during the epidemic Phoebe brought her great comfort by learning traditional Chinese poetry.

Dr. Hong LU, OBE chairlady of CEDP Chinese Centre explained, during the epidemic, everyone would be actively vaccinated to effectively fight the virus to attend more activities. A call to action against racism was also raised, so that we can move the world forward in a peaceful and equal way. The importance of blood and organ donation may also be encouraged and many of the community members have expressed their willingness to participate in it. 

The Chinese Cultural Experience Day provided a safe, harmonious and loving platform for Chinese and British scholars to trigger inspiration through food and song and provided a valuable platform to enhance their knowledge of China.