Friday October 14, 2022

October 14, 2022

News Info

On the morning of October 8, 2022, the "RCEP China-ASEAN Intercultural Program" jointly organized by Asia China Education & Culture (ACEC) Association and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UiTM) had its third week of online course activities.

More than 120 students and teachers from universities in China and ASEAN countries, including UiTM, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), University Technology Sarawak (UTS), Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), University of the Visayas (UV), Huaibei Normal University and Anhui Medical University, as well as outsiders who listened to the course via live streaming, participated in the online course.

During the class, Director Zaidi of the Printing and Dyeing Research Center of UiTM and Professor Meng Baoyue of Huaibei Normal University gave an in-depth lecture on "Malaysian and Chinese Traditional Art".

Director Zaidi shared the history of Batik, the Malaysian art of printing and dyeing, and a detailed explanation of the production process and the common styles. At the same time, he had his assistant, Ms. Norma Yana, dressed up in a Batik outfit and demonstrated the use of traditional printing and dyeing art on modern fashion clothing on site.

Professor Meng analyzed what makes Chinese calligraphy different from other kinds of calligraphy. He said that Chinese calligraphy is based on Chinese characters, and the ancient literati poured their spirituality into their brush tips, creating a variety of calligraphy styles that carry the spirit of the Chinese people. He then wrote four precious words, "Ethereal and graceful", on the spot.

China and ASEAN countries have a high degree of mutual cultural identity and have a foundation of cooperation for thousands of years. The contact, collision, and interaction of different civilizations have also united each other more closely, bringing civilizations together and the world together. The "RCEP China-ASEAN Cross Cultural Program" was established precisely to deepen exchanges and forge friendships.