The Chinese and Western Culture Exhibition, organised by the Chinese Cultural Teaching Centre (CCTC) and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) Museum, was launched last week. The exhibition includes calligraphy and drawing, cultural mock-ups, old photos, posters, costumes and artware by more than 20 students.
Dr Bo Xie, Head of CCTC appreciated the support from staff and students who attended the event saying, “Education should not be limited to classroom teaching but also encourage interaction between students and staff. The cultural gallery is a good avenue for staff and students to exhibit the achievements of is staff-student communication.”
Dr Xie together with Ms Yuzhu Jiang from the XJTLU Museum announced the final list of student works that have been exhibited. Shan Yang and Xin Ni from the Department of Architecture won the first prize among the works collected. The calligraphy work created by Yuchen Wang from the Department of Architecture and a drawing by Shan Yang will be collected for permanent preservation in the XJTLU Museum after the current exhibition.
According to Ms Xu, coordinator of the course ‘Chinese and Western Culture Comparison’ the main purpose of the exhibition is to: enhance students’ learning interests in Chinese and Western culture; help students build international perspectives and provide a platform for XJTLU students and staff to better understand Chinese and Western culture.
She said, “More cultural exhibitions with various subjects will be regularly held at ‘XJTLU Cultural Exhibition’ to build culture bridges between staff and students, and provide space for cultural exhibition and communication.”