On March 27, a group of children from 21 countries, including Chinese children, visited the Prince Kung's Museum. They were invited by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) to attend the 2022 "Junior Cultural Ambassadors" award ceremony and a series of Chinese cultural exchange activities.
Early in the morning, they were given a guided tour of Prince Kung's Museum. The ancient Chinese architecture with its rich history, intricate layout, and grandeur left a deep impression on everyone.
The "Junior Cultural Ambassadors" had a delightful time making kites with the guidance of a national-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor. They also had the opportunity to fly the kites they made at the Moon Appreciation Terrace.
They gained a profound insight into the allure of Chinese tradition by immersing themselves in cultural activities such as crosstalk, martial arts, music, calligraphy, painting, and rubbing in the refined, ancient court.
Mohsen Lotfollahi Ghaffari from Iran and Peng Tianrui from China performed a crosstalk show that made the audience laugh and applaud frequently due to their funny jokes and quick wit.
Mattia Dalcielo from Malta and Deane Evans Gruba from the Philippines joined their Chinese peers in practicing martial arts.
The “Junior Cultural Ambassadors” practice Chinese calligraphy.
The “Junior Cultural Ambassadors” play Chinese folk music.
The “Junior Cultural Ambassadors” learn vocal music.
The “Junior Cultural Ambassadors” try the art of paper cutting.
The “Junior Cultural Ambassadors” try Chinese color painting.
The “Junior Cultural Ambassadors” practice the art of Chinese rubbings.
The "Junior Cultural Ambassadors" gained knowledge and made friends through participating in various traditional cultural exchange activities. With a deeper appreciation for the rich Chinese culture, they are excited for the rest of their journey.
(Source: China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Center for Young People; Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, CSCLF)