Confucius Institute in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, holds “Spring in Poems” Chinese Poetry Recitation Competition

[Source]    www.ce.cn [Time]    2016-05-27 08:41:51 
 

Recently, the “Spring in Poems” Chinese Poetry Recitation Competition was held at the Confucius Institute in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Around forty contestants were qualified for the finals, who were from the Confucius Institute in Tashkent, Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, Uzbekistan State University of World Languages, and Tashkent Foreign Affairs University. Ms. Saodat Nosyrova with the Chinese name Hai Saou, Uzbek Director of the Confucius Institute in Tashkent;Ms. Di Xiaoxia, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, and Ms. Shabohad Nosyrova, Dean of the Faculty of Sinology at Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies attended the event.


At the competition

Ms. Shabohad Nosyrova, one of the judges in this competition, noted that China was a land of poetry and only through understanding Chinese poems could one appreciate the beauty of the Chinese language. She pointed out that reading Chinese poems could help people better appreciate the musical aesthetics in Chinese and expressed her hope that all Chinese-learning students could better learn the language and experience Chinese culture by reciting Chinese poetry.

“We hope that this Chinese Poetry Recitation Competition will help Chinese language learners develop an affinity for Chinese poetry and can recite some poems through reading, which will help them correct their Chinese pronunciation, consolidate the learning effects of Chinese characters and vocabulary, and improve their Chinese proficiency”, said Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute Ms. Di Xiaoxia when speaking of her original intention to hold this competition.

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One contestant reciting the poem Mian Chao Da Hai Chun Nuan Hua Kai (Facing the Sea with Spring Blossoms)

Amid radiant spring scenery, the contestants fully showcased their talents at this competition with their soulful, cheerful or sometimes passionate renditions of Chinese poetry. Their accurate and authentic pronunciation and perfect emotional interpretation gave full and vivid expression to Chinese poems, leading to rounds of applause and compliments from time to time.


Group photo taken to mark the occasion

After over-two-hour fierce competition, the contestant with the Chinese name Xie Na, from the No.2 Secondary School affiliated to Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry, won the grand prize for her outstanding rendition of Hai Zi’s poem Mian Chao Da Hai Chun Nuan Hua Kai (Facing the Sea with Spring Blossoms). The award ceremony was then held after the competition.

By Li Yaoyuan from www.ce.cn