Interesting ethnic culture of this university in Chongqing
A student in an ethnic group’s costume (Picture provided by the interviewed unit)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- “Do you know what ‘Mu Wu’ means in Miao language?” In the third sports field of Southwest University, a Miao lady wearing silver ornaments and an ethnic group’s costume is teaching people how to say “hello” in Miao language. Recently, Southwest University has held the 16th Ethnic Minorities’ Culture Fair, with the theme of “The Chinese Nation Building the Chinese Dream Together as One Family”.
There were nearly 30 ethnic minority booths, each with students dressed in the costumes of various ethnic groups: The Kazakh dance was energetic and lit up the vibe; Tibetan Guozhuang dance was unique and surprising, inviting the audience to join in...
On the exhibition stand, the “customized” ethnic character postcards were very popular. The Tibetan, Kirgiz, and Naxi have their own distinctive ethnic scripts: the beauty of the Tibetan script and the mystery of the unique pictographs of the Dongba script attracted a large number of students and teachers to stop and look around.
Xia Shilin, from the College of Food Science, excitedly displayed the Kirgiz postcard in his hand, “The shapes of these characters are beautiful and this is the most special blessing I’ve received this year!” When asked what was most impressive about the project, he scratched his head and said that he had a great time at the Mongolian exhibition shed as an archer.
Dongba paper (Picture provided by the interviewed unit)
In front of the umbrella canopy of Qiang, two people were experiencing the traditional Qiang confrontation game “twisting stick”. Each player held one end of a bamboo stick and twisted it in the opposite direction with both hands, which drew unanimous applause from the crowd for the contest of strength and wisdom. In addition, the students and teachers were able to experience the interesting ethnic games such as passing flour to the Li and throwing pots to the Dongxiang, which deepened the participants’ understanding of ethnic culture and promoted the exchange and dissemination of ethnic culture.
Students said that such activity has made the culture of ethnic minorities visible, tangible and touchable. Whether it’s eye-catching ethnic costumes, ethnic courage hidden in the athletic events, or the sweet and spicy ethnic flavors on the tongue, it has all broken the stereotypes and made the ethnic culture “come alive”. (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)