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PKU International Cultural Festival 2021: Seeing is Believing!

DEC . 08 2021
Peking University, Decemebr 8, 2021: Every year, PKU hosts the International Cultural Festival (ICF) to celebrate the diversity in our campus as well as foster intercultural exchange among our students. This year's ICF theme is Seeing is Believing – China and the World.

Seeing China and the world

We all know that a picture paints a thousand words, so what better way to see China and the world than with pictures? Kick start your December with a photography exhibition titled "Seeing China and the world through your lens" at the New Sun Student Center, held from December 1st (Wed).

Let's take a look at some of the pictures!

This exhibition showcases the deep bonds between China and the world. While it may be tough to travel around the world now, let us bring the world to you with this exhibition! Mark it on your calendars and take a short stroll New Sun Student Center after classes!

Of course, apart from the photography exhibition, we have also conducted various activities in conjunction with this year's ICF.

PKU-UChicago Youth Impact Forum

PKU and University of Chicago held the Youth Impact Forum on 9th and 10th October. College life isn't all about studying and student associations are a crucial aspect of college life that makes our four years memorable. With this in mind, communication between the student associations of both universities is an important part of international exchange. The forum consisted of four sub-forums: international relations, world finance, culture and arts, and social welfare. Student representatives from the relevant associations engaged in open and lively discussions.

Social Welfare Sub-forum

Academy Awards of Musical

On 5th October 2021, PKU School of Arts along with PKU Office of International Relations and Ethnic Music and Musical Theatre Research Center hosted the 6th Academy Awards of Musical. It is an ode to the best musicals in the Chinese-speaking world while acting as a bridge between Chinese and Western musicals.

This year's event saw nearly 200 works from more than 51 Chinese colleges and 13 overseas colleges.

The Chinese Language Speech Contest

The Chinese Language Speech Contest for International Students 2021, part of Peking University International Culture Festival 2021, was held in October.

Students spoke on a wide variety of topics, from Chinese identity and cultural differences in family values to the similarities between Chinese and western cuisine, then on to their studies against the backdrop of global pandemic and more. Students also shared what inspired them to learn Chinese and choose Peking University.

PKU Law School International Week

PKU Law School hosted the International Week in October in conjunction with ICF.

As part of the "Global Faculty Initiative", where distinguished law professors and legal practitioners around the world are invited to deliver courses and lectures, PKU Law School invited professors from Yale Univeristy, University of Helsinki and Sophia University to deliver keynote speeches this year.

Prof Kimmo Nuotio delivering his address

PKU Law School also held the Global Law Talent Program with the aim of nurturing law students with a global outlook. Previous Chair of WTO Appellate Body and PKU alumna Prof. Zhao Hong shared her experience working in an international organization.

Prof. Zhao Hong delivering her speech

Last but not least, PKU Law School also held a sharing session where PKU alumni from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, as well as overseas universities shared their experiences with current PKU students, thus allowing them to gain a firmer understanding of their future plans.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and see you there!

Source: PKU Office of International Relations
Writer: Ng Joong Hwee
Editor: June Tan Rui Min, Pu Hairui
Designer: Lean Zhi Xuan