Tuesday October 18, 2022

October 18, 2022

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On the morning of October 15, 2022, the "RCEP China-ASEAN Cross Cultural Program" jointly organized by the Asia China Education & Culture (ACEC) Association and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UiTM) entered its fourth week of course exchange.

Students and teachers from more than ten universities, such as UiTM in Penang, Terengganu, and Shah Alam, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), University of Technology Sarawak (UTS), Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), Phuket Rajabhat University, University of the Visayas (UV), Anhui Agricultural University, Anhui Medical University, as well as outsiders from Europe and the Middle East who attended the course through live streaming, participated in the course.

Ms. Chua Jiayou, Senior Lecturer of the School of Languages at UiTM, and Professor Wu Rong from Anhui Agricultural University presented the course on "Malaysian and Chinese Traditional Costumes" with interesting examples.

Dressed in the traditional costume "Kebaya", Ms. Chua used the TV series "The Little Nyonya" broadcast in China as a starting point to introduce the unique Malaysian Baba Nyonya culture with Chinese influence. During the class, she also showed the participants her collection of vintage clothing and accessories. These collections are beautifully designed, finely crafted, and of great historical and cultural value.

Professor Wu explained the common patterns and designs of traditional Chinese costumes from the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Period to modern times, using a large number of historical photos, several popular Chinese historical dramas in Southeast Asia, and famous Chinese movies as examples.

As a representative of the cultural diversity between China and Southeast Asia, the existence of the Baba Nyonya culture is the best symbol of the friendship between the people of China and Southeast Asia through the maritime silk road for thousands of years. The spirit of civilizational exchange and complementary mutual appreciation embodied in the Baba Nyonya culture is also one of the foundations of the harmonious cooperation between China and ASEAN countries today, through mutual understanding and seeking common ground while reserving differences.