Chinese culture provides extra attraction for foreign students

By Zou Shuo | China Daily | Updated: 2023-07-17 08:53
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A teacher shows two international students how to play the guqin, a traditional Chinese instrument, in Zhenjiang, East China's Jiangsu province, on June 9. SHI YUCHENG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Traditional art and cuisine, language and technological breakthroughs are luring young people from around the world to nation's universities. Zou Shuo reports.

International students in China said they are deeply fascinated by the country's rich history, diverse traditions and profound philosophical teachings.

Meanwhile learning about Chinese culture has broadened their horizons and deepened their appreciation of the beauty and wisdom it embodies, they said.

They added that more people from overseas are becoming fans of Chinese culture due to globalization, China's rapid economic rise and growing global influence, and the popularity of the country's modern culture.

Ren Valeryia, 27, from Belarus is a first-year postgraduate student at the Renmin University of China in Beijing. Her journey of learning about Chinese language and culture started in 2019 when she arrived at Tsinghua University for a language-learning program.

"The more time I spent in China the more I fell in love with it. I felt it was the same as being at home, safe and calm," she said.

Realizing that she wanted to continue living and working in China, Ren decided to pursue a master's in financial technology at Renmin. She said she has been warmly welcomed by the passionate teachers and enthusiastic classmates in the vibrant classrooms.

"Through lively conversations, cultural activities and language exchanges, I have not only improved my language skills but also developed a deeper understanding of Chinese traditions, values and customs," she said.

"It was through these interactions that lifelong friendships have been formed, transcending language barriers and creating a sense of unity among diverse cultures."

Moreover, being in China has given her a whole new perspective, and this firsthand experience has shattered preconceived notions and allowed her to appreciate the country's multifaceted nature.

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