Confucius Institute at University of San Francisco Quito in Ecuador Hosts “Monday Cultural Activities in ESPOL”

[Source]    Confucius Institute at University of San Francisco Quito [Time]    2014-01-28 11:37:45 
 

On 2 December 2013, the Confucius Institute at University of San Francisco Quito (Universidad San Francisco de Quito) in Ecuador and the Asia-Pacific Research Center of the Superior Polytechnic University of Litoral in Ecuador (the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, or ESPOL) successfully co-organized “The Night of Chinese Art and Culture” in ESPOL. It is the tradition of ESPOL to host cultural activities every Monday.

The attendees of “The Night of Chinese Art and Culture” included the Consul General of Chinese Consulate-General in Guayaquil Lei Tongli, the Consul of Chinese Consulate-General in Guayaquil Ma Jun, the Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at University of San Francisco José Salazar, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute Dong Jingping, the Head of the Asia-Pacific Research Center in ESPOL Sara Wong and the staff of the Confucius Institute in Guayaquil.

This activity aimed at enhancing Ecuadorian people’s understanding of Chinese language and culture, with over 250 people attending. The contents included the chorus of Grand China performed by students of the Confucius Institute and conducted by its teachers, Chinese dances, solos, ocarina performance and extemporaneous calligraphy performance by teachers of the Confucius Institute.

The questionnaire after the activity showed a positive feedback from the audience, who all hoped to attend more Chinese cultural activities like this. The most influential local newspaper gave great attention to this activity and reported it on the important pages before and after the event. Boris Mendieta, 29 years old, mentioned, “I like Chinese culture very much and hence enjoyed this activity greatly. I hope in the future I could attend more such activites.” ChinaNews.com also reported this activity in the section of Chinese Language Education.

 
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