Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney Holds Lunch Talks on Mother’s Day

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney [Time]    2019-05-17 13:35:49 

Since the Mother’s Day is approaching, the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney held a lunch talk for Chinese food at Chinese restaurant “Lotus” at the Chinese Garden of Friendship on May 5th. The lunch talk attracted over 70 people, including teachers of the University of Sydney, students of the Confucius Institute, visiting scholars and locals. Some important guests showed up at the lunch talk with their families, such as Kathy Belov, Vice President of the University of Sydney, who in charge of international communication and cooperation affairs.

Jin Xing, Foreign Dean of Confucius Institute, extended a warm welcome to all guests at present and thanked their years of support for Confucius Institute at his speech. Since the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney was established in October 2008, the Confucius Institute has designed a Chinese language course with local characteristics for people from all walks of life in Sydney with the joint efforts of Chinese teachers from both countries. It has provided language training for nearly 10,000 people, which has gained much reputation in the Sydney community. The Confucius Institute has promoted excellent Chinese culture, organized a variety of cultural activities, and created its own language and culture brand, which has a wide influence in Australian society.

Lunch talks

The lunch talk invited a young pipa artist Fan Ziyan to play the song “Spring River Flower Moonlight Night”, the music accompanied by the cool wind, as well as the garden’s rockery, flowing water, pavilions and other beautiful scenery altogether made everyone feel the charm of Chinese gardens. Subsequently, the song “Ambush from Ten Sides” was so exciting and shocking that it gave a full play of pipa. After the performance, the students of the Confucius Institute, led by the teacher Ji Xiaojing, sang a Chinese song “Friends” and won the praise from guests.

A woman was playing pipa, a traditional Chinese instrument

This lunch talk of Mother's Day was not only a big gathering for teachers and students of the University of Sydney, but also deepened the local people’s understanding of the Confucius Institute and also their favor to Chinese food.