22 Foreign Students Wearing Chinese Jackets Write Spring Couplets Together at KMU
Kaohsiung Medical University( abbreviate to the "KMU") held the "Writing Spring Couplets for the Year of the Rat Makes Everything Great- Foreign Students Spring Couplets Writing" activity on Jan. 20 to expect those students to experience the traditional culture of writing spring couplets. The event also invites foreign students from the National Sun Yat-sen University, the partner of Gong Ding University League, to join and have fun together. More than 60 students from 22 countries across five continents including Czech, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Belize, Haiti, and Honduras, etc., attend the event allowing different cultures to conduct beautiful exchanges in this small global village.
During the event, the foreign students wear traditional Chinese jackets and write spring couplets single-heartedly together. President of the KMU, Zhong Yuzhi, also gives away red envelops for the new year to every student to let them experience the happiness of receiving red envelops as Taiwanese people do. Moreover, President Zhong expects the students to experience the meaning of "out with the old, in with the new" through writing spring couplets and to grow stronger and become strong members of the KMU.
Muhammad Suhail, a foreign student from Pakistan, states, "Taiwanese characters and the characters from my mother language have different styles of writing and beauties. You need to stay focused to write good-looking characters if you use soft brushes that also makes people feel the inner training of Chinese culture!".
Erickson Ciyrus, a foreign student from Haiti, indicates, " I've liked Chinese culture and learned Chinese for many years. KMU is like a big family though the members are from different countries. Through helping each other, I feel like getting many siblings."