Chinese culture provides extra attraction for foreign students

By Zou Shuo | China Daily | Updated: 2023-07-17 08:53
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International students learn to play the Chinese flute in Shandong province. XU CHUANBAO/XINHUA

Vibrant, modern

"The vibrant cities, modern infrastructure and technological advances exceeded my expectations. China's rapid development and forward-thinking approach are evident everywhere, showcasing a dynamic and evolving nation. I am witnessing a society that is seamlessly blending ancient traditions with modernity, and one where innovation and tradition coexist harmoniously," she said.

The depth and longevity of Chinese civilization captivate her, while she finds the language melodious and enjoys exploring its intricate characters, she said.

Moreover, Chinese art, such as calligraphy and traditional painting, appeals to her aesthetic sensibilities. Learning about Chinese culture has broadened her horizons and deepened her appreciation of the beauty and wisdom it embodies, she said.

To get to know Chinese culture, she has immersed herself in the vibrant cities, ancient temples and serene landscapes. She has also delved into classic Chinese literature.

Engaging with Chinese history and philosophy has allowed her to gain insights into the values and beliefs that shape the culture. Moreover, she has sought out authentic cuisine, attended cultural festivals and interacted with warm and hospitable people.

"I am particularly drawn to traditional Chinese medicine and its holistic approach to well-being. The ancient healing practices, such as acupuncture and herbal remedies, fascinate me. The integration of mind, body and spirit in Chinese medicine resonates with my own beliefs about the interconnectedness of health and wellness," she said.

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