Thursday October 06, 2022

October 06, 2022

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On the morning of October 1, 2022, the second week of the "RCEP China-ASEAN Cross Cultural Program" jointly organized by the Asia Chinese Education & Culture (ACEC) Association and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UiTM) was held. Experts and scholars from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UiTM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), University Technology Sarawak (UTS), Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), University of the Visayas (UV), Jiangsu Open University, Anhui Medical University, and other universities participated in the course exchange activity.

The activity was a combination of online lectures and special lectures, focusing on the similarities and differences between Chinese and Malaysian food cultures. Associate Professor Azizhari from the School of Art and Design of UiTM and Professor Long Weihua from Jiangsu Open University introduced the Malaysian and Chinese food cultures to the participants.

Associate Professor Azizhari first introduced the eating habits and daily cuisines of Malay, Chinese, and Indian, three ethnic groups in Malaysia to the participants. He said that as a multi-racial country, the food of each ethnic group has its characteristics and also influences each other, forming a unique Malaysian flavor.

Professor Long gave a detailed introduction to the differences in tastes between northern and southern China, the famous classic breakfasts in different parts of China, the food customs of traditional festivals, as well as the eight major cuisines with profound flavors. He believed that even though there are differences in cultural backgrounds, visitors can still find their favorite tastes in the all-encompassing Chinese cuisine, and he also recommended Sichuan hot pot to Malaysians with a taste for spicy food. The participants showed great interest in the cultural differences in food from different countries in the course and actively asked questions to the two scholars.

Let food and emotion blend naturally, and let history and humanity exchange. The event was aimed at deepening communication and forging a friendship, and both Chinese and Malaysian universities expressed a strong desire to share educational resources and cooperate on projects. The event was timed to coincide with Chinese National Day, and the Malaysian participants also expressed their sincere holiday greetings to the Chinese participants.