Beautiful Nantong “Steps into” Israel

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Tel Aviv University, Israel [Time]    2017-03-31 16:20:36 
 

On Mar. 16th local time, the Beautiful Nantong photo exhibition was officially launched at the Confucius Institute at Tel Aviv University, Israel. As a phase achievement of cultural project “Countryside Memory-Photography Record of Nantong Countryside”, the exhibition presented a special gift for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between China and Israel.

Asaf Goldschmidt, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute, Wu Yang, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute as well as the photographers and journalists from Nantong were present at the opening ceremony.


Asaf Goldschmidt, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute delivering a speech

Asaf Goldschmidt said, “With the proposal and implementation of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, it is believed that China and Israel will enjoy more exchanges and cooperation. The Confucius Institute at Tel Aviv University will be committed to being a bridge for China-Israel cultural exchanges to contribute to the cultural development of China and Israel.”


Photographer introducing works to spectators


Students visiting the exhibition

In April 2016, the cultural project in Nantong called “Countryside Memory-Photography Record of Nantong Countryside” was launched. In August 2016, 22 recorders went to the villages and towns. They recorded the mountains and rivers by cameras, discover the history through their eyes, and froze the moment with their real sentiments. The 120 photography works in this exhibition revealed beautiful Nantong countryside in the course of realizing Chinese dream.


Investigation results published in a collection

Additionally, participants in this event also submitted investigation reports, which were collected in the book “Summer Songs in Water Town—Interviews Records in Nantong City” in the end. The book was published by Nanjing University Press.


Nantong delegation visiting the Israel Branch TechCode Science and Technology Venture Development Co., Ltd

During the preparation of the photo exhibition, the Nantong delegation visited the Israel Branch of TechCode Science and Technology Venture Development Co., Ltd. Exchanging views on such aspects as cultural and scientific cooperation and project talents introduction, the two sides reached a preliminary intention on cooperation.

The photo exhibition provided opportunities not only for Israeli students to learn about Nantong and Chinese rural culture, but also for Nantong to attract innovative enterprises, high-technology and talents. At the same time, the exhibition kicked off a series of events held by Confucius Institute at Tel Aviv University to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between China and Israel.

Story by Cheng Jingxian. Photos by Xu Congjun and Cheng Jingxian