“Incorporating”Oriental Charm, “Embroidering” Western Color

--on "Pudong in My Eyes" Chinese Performance Show for Foreign Students in Pudong

As early as November 2020, the ninth graders of the International Division tried out Velvet Embroidery – the intangible cultural heritage of Shanghai. After that, Ciny Liang and Lisa Zhang from our school participated in “Pudong in My Eyes” Chinese Performance Show for Foreign Students in Pudong, Shanghai with “Velvet Embroidery” as the theme.  They easily won the preliminary competition, and entered the final on April 14, 2021, and won the “Potential Award”. The award ceremony was held on June 15 at Hongwen Private School in Pudong New Area, Shanghai.

The Show aimed to help overseas students in Pudong better understand Pudong New Area and traditional Chinese culture, and to improve the overall level of Pudong’s education of opening-up to the outside world. In addition to velvet embroidery, overseas students also experienced intangible culture heritages including dragon dance, Shanghai velvet embroidery, reed weaving, ancient boat model making skills, Tai Ji Chuan, porcelain carving and Pudong festive paper-cutting customs, with the leadership of non-genetic inheritors.

The Show aimed to help overseas students in Pudong better understand Pudong New Area and traditional Chinese culture, and to improve the overall level of Pudong’s education of opening-up to the outside world. In addition to velvet embroidery, overseas students also experienced intangible culture heritages including dragon dance, Shanghai velvet embroidery, reed weaving, ancient boat model making skills, Tai Ji Chuan, porcelain carving and Pudong festive paper-cutting customs, with the leadership of non-genetic inheritors.

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