Chinese Cultural Week 2014 is the first cultural week of its kind in IMU history. The objective of this cultural week is to promote Chinese cultural, specifically HuaXia culture, to the IMU community. The aim is to bring this cultural experience to both students and lecturers regardless of their background, religions, and races.
Several booths were set up throughout the week in atrium displaying information about the history of Chinese society and games allowing participants to learn about the culture in a fun way. For instance, classic Chinese poems and interpretations of the Chinese zodiac were displayed to add colour to the event. On top of that, booths with different mini games were featured every day, such as Tang Yuan (glutinous rice balls), eating competition, chopstick games, and Jian Zi (paper craft) competition.
Classic Chinese poems and interpretations of the Chinese zodiac were displayed to add colour to the event.
“I had so much fun at the ‘Find out your Chinese name’ booth! I leant to write my name in Chinese characters and I also tried to tie Chinese knot and calligraphy at the other booths!” said Kalaiwani, one of the participants of the event.
The highlight of this event was the Mid-Autumn festival night on Friday night (26th September). A special guest from Kun Cheng secondary school was invited to perform martial arts in that night on top of the performances by IMU students. Screening of the movie ‘The Journey’ on the same night was a success with a full house.
“I would like to specially credit Vincent Jun Wei, a Psychology student, for his commitment and effort as the event director of this event, not forget to mention the whole committee and all the dear participants! Without them, this event will not be possible,” said Ray Tan Zheng Liang, the president of HuaXia cultural society.