Osh TV’s Exclusive Interview to Confucius Institute at Osh State University

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Osh State University in Kyrgyzstan [Time]    2019-02-20 12:57:23 

On February 13th, the Kyrgyz Osh TV conducted an exclusive interview with the Confucius Institute at Osh State University. The interview further expanded the influence of the Confucius Institute in Kyrgyzstan and also helped the Kyrgyz people get a full picture of Chinese culture.

Guo Weidong, Director of the Confucius Institute, was the first to give an interview. He further identified the Confucius Institute’s development concepts of “benevolence, emotional integration, cultural interaction and inheritance and development”, and stressed that colorful Chinese culture such as martial arts, calligraphy, Chinese songs, Chinese musical instruments and craftsmanship should also be learned, in addition to proficient mastering of necessary Chinese language skills. Guo Weidong added that communications and coordination between Chinese and foreign teachers in both work and life at the Confucius Institute are also key to the promotion of China-Kyrgyzstan friendship. He expressed that everyone is striving for the same goal in the hope that the Confucius Institute could scale new heights in the new year.

Guo Weidong giving an interview

Afterwards, Osh TV conducted an interview with Mirlan, Director of Teaching and Research Office at Osh State University. Mirlan gave a detailed introduction of the featured undergraduate majors at the Confucius Institute and the future development of its students. Currently, the Confucius Institute at Osh State University focuses on sinology and translation studies of Chinese language and cultivates students’ interest and specialty in Chinese martial arts, dance and so on. Each semester, a group of outstanding students will be selected for an all-round study in China. Moreover, undergraduates have the opportunity to pursue master’s degree in China after graduation. Mirlan said that the Confucius Institute is still exploring new majors and will further develop postgraduate majors, in an effort to build the Confucius Institute at Osh State University into a featured Confucius Institute in Central Asia and the world at large.

After the interview, Osh TV recorded the demonstration class of Chinese listening at the Confucius Institute. In addition, the teachers also gave performances of Chinese culture such as tea art, paper cutting, guzheng, painting, and martial arts. Their superb teaching skills and outstanding talent show amazed the Osh TV crew.

Chinese cultural show

Sun Rongwei, Head of the Longyin Orchestra, detailed the development of the orchestra at the Confucius Institute at Osh State University. At present, Sun Rongwei has not only taught traditional Chinese musical instruments such as cucurbit flute, Chinese flute and suona, but also mastered the teaching points of komuz, kylkyak and other Kyrgyz musical instruments by self-learning, enabling students to experience two distinct cultures in the elegant sound of instruments and thus further promoting cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Kyrgyzstan.

During the interview, Rubin, a student at the Confucius Institute, who had just returned from China, shared his feelings and experiences of studying. He is very happy that he came to study Chinese language at the Confucius Institute and plans to continue his postgraduate studies in China in the future.

At last, Osh TV filmed the student dance team, the martial arts team, the Longyin Orchestra and the lion dance team of the Confucius Institute on campus. The student model team of Hanfu (Han Chinese clothing) struck a pose of “О Ш М У” “К К Ф” (Kyrgyz-Chinese Faculty of Osh State University) to express their love for Chinese.

Students’ character puzzle

Group photo

This interview will be broadcast on major TV stations in Kyrgyzstan, which will greatly enhance the influence of Confucius Institutes in Kyrgyzstan and push forward the Chinese language teaching and Chinese cultural promotion.

Story by Liu Xiaofei; photos by Wu Haiyan, Wang Yajie