Chinese Culture Exhibition Held in Uzbekistan
The 3-day long Chinese Culture Exhibition opened at the Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan recently.
Martial art performance at the opening ceremony
With more than 40 Chinese calligraphy works and paintings, over 20 jade wares and ceramic wares and over 150 photos displayed, the exhibition provided an opportunity for the Uzbek people to feel the charm of traditional Chinese culture, and know such modern scientific and technological achievements and construction success of China as high-speed railways, satellites and mobile phone technologies.
The exhibition is co-hosted by the Confucius Institute in Tashkent, Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, the Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan and the Chinese Embassy in Uzbekistan. About 500 people from various circles of China and Uzbekistan attended the event.
Mannanov Abdurahim Mutalovich, Rector of the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, said that Uzbekistan will always bear in mind and appreciate that China is one of the earliest countries to establish diplomatic relations with Uzbekistan. The communication history between the two countries and peoples dates back to the Silk Road age. Today’s cultural exhibition fully embodies the status quo of the relationship between the two countries and our common aspirations to continuously deepen bilateral cooperation.
H.E. Sun Lijie, Chinese Ambassador to Uzbekistan giving a speech at the opening ceremony
H.E. Sun Lijie, Chinese Ambassador to Uzbekistan noted that over the past 25 years since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, China-Uzbekistan relations have achieved significant development amidst thriving vigour and vitality, The two peoples share an increasingly stronger desire to learn more about each other, and China and Uzbekistan have become genuine close neighbours and comprehensive strategic partners.
According to Sun, a university in China has established a research center for Uzbek studies, and four universities in China offer Uzbek language courses. Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies has established its Chinese department, and Uzbekistan State University of World Languages and many middle schools offer Chinese language courses. As the first signed Confucius Institute around the world, the Confucius Institute in Tashkent has trained more than 3,000 students who love Chinese language and culture for Uzbekistan over the past decade.
Uzbek people appreciating the photo exhibition
Di Xiaoxia, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute in Tashkent, said that Uzbekistan is a shining pearl along the ancient Silk Road. It is hoped that the Uzbek people can have intimate contact with the Chinese culture through this Chinese Culture Exhibition and understand the essence of Chinese culture—love and harmony, so that the two peoples will be brought even closer.
(Story by Sha Dati, Xinhua News Agency, Tashkent, Feb. 25th; Photos by Li Yaoyuan, ce.cn)