Tuesday September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

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On September 24, 2022, the first week of the "RCEP China-ASEAN Cross Cultural Program" jointly organized by the Asia China Education & Culture (ACEC) Association and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) was held. Three scholars, Shalini from UiTM, Mr. Zhang Xiaobo, Deputy Director of Anhui University Huizhou Culture Center, and Associate Professor of Jiangsu Open University, Zhang Lu introduced the regional and ethnic history of China and Malaysia to the teachers and students of bilateral universities in China and ASEAN.

Teachers and students from bilateral universities such as UiTM, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), University Technology Sarawak (UTS), Sultan Idris Education University, Anhui University, Jiangsu Open University, Anhui Medical University, and Guilin Medical College, as well as people who registered or participated through live streaming, joined the course, totaling more than 150 people. The participants showed great interest in different cultures to which they had less exposure previously and actively asked questions to the three scholars.

Shalini, the scholar from UiTM, introduced the history and famous attractions of Malaysia to the participants. She said that Malaya and China have had close contact for hundreds of years, and there is also Princess Hang Li Poh in the local historical stories. Leave the legend of the "Baba Nyonya" culture in Malacca with its entourage.

Zhang Xiaobo, the scholar from Anhui University, introduced the regional culture of "Hui", saying that the Huizhou district has been famous for Huizhou merchants since the Ming and Qing dynasties and that the business of Huizhou merchants at that time left behind many valuable written historical materials and cultural relics, which are an essential part of the study of Chinese culture and history.

Zhang Lu, the scholar from Jiangsu Open University, introduced the Western Region and the Maritime Silk Road in China's history and said that since ancient times, China has always had the spirit of foreign interaction and mutual integration. The "One Belt, One Road" initiative proposed by China is also a good opportunity to promote the common development of China and Malaysia.