Kongzi Institute at University of Malaya, Malaysia, celebrates Chinese Lantern Festival

[Source]    the Kongzi Institute at University of Malaya [Time]    2015-04-22 17:40:50 
 

On March 5th, 2015, the Kongzi Institute at University of Malaya held celebrations for the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival. A total of around 1,000 people attended this event, including Yang Amat Berbahagia Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Hajjah Dr. Aishah Ong, Pro-Chancellor of University Malaya; Yang Berbahagia Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohd Amin Jalaluddin, Vice Chancellor of University Malaya; Yang Berbahagia Professor Dr. Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic of University Malaya; Yang Berusaha Puan Haliza binti Harun, Bursar of University Malaya; Yang Berusaha Dr. Nor Edzan Hj. Che Nasir, Librarian of University Malaya; and teachers and students from the University of Malaya.

Teachers and students of the Kongzi Institute sending their New Year greetings

Yang Berusaha Mr. Chen Zhong, Chinese Director of the Kongzi Institute at University of Malaya, delivered an opening speech and sent his New Year greetings to the audience. Then, Dr. Aishah Ong, Pro-Chancellor of University Malaya, also addressed the event, in which she commended the accomplishments the Kongzi Institute achieved in Malaysia and its contributions to China-Malaysia friendship.

Cheerful crowds at the event

The Kongzi Institute also prepared some splendid Chinese cultural performances and delicious Chinese traditional food, so that the audience could try the tasty food while enjoying wonderful performances. First, performers from the Mainland China brought the audience a spectacular acrobatic show. The soft and flexible bodies of the performers soon attracted the attention of the audience, who responded with continuous applause and cheers. Mr. Chen Ming from the Mainland China performed the classic “face changing” in Sichuan Opera for the audience, which offered them a brand-new artistic experience. Performances by the Kongzi Institute were all spectacular and enjoyable, such as the lion dance, guzheng performance, the Chinese folk dance and the magic show by professionals, and the song singing and diabolo performance by the students of the University of Malaya.

A Chinese folk dance


“Face changing” in Sichuan Opera

In addition, the Kongzi Institute set up a booth of Han costumes, which attracted many teachers and students to try on the Han costumes to feel like being a person from the Han Dynasty.

 
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