The San Xun performance was organized by the Beijing Foreign Studies University, one of the top universities in China, headed by Zhao Min, Vice Chairman of University Council and Vice Dean of the College of Arab Language at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute in China, various San Xun troupe performances have been conducted at the 500 Confucius Institutes established throughout the world, including the one located at Zayed University.
The Institute, named after the great Chinese philosopher, is the latest to come to the UAE. It is promoted by Hanban, the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language runs over 100 similar institutions in around 50 countries.
San Xun means three forms of troupe: performance, exhibition, and seminar on Chinese art, culture, and values. The performers are drawn from university student art groups and have to meet high standard to qualify for this mission.
The two-day event was attended by Dr Marilyn Roberts, Provost at Zayed University, faculty members, staff and students.
Wei Du, Associate Director of Confucius Institute at Zayed University, said: “San Xun aims at presenting Chinese art in the form of performances and provide a chance for people in other countries to have a close touch of the Chinese art. The San Xun Troup group, who has just finished their performance at Jordan TAG Confucius Institute, came to UAE in efforts to enhance and strengthen friendly bilateral relations between Chine and UAE, for example by restoring the Silk Road trading route not only commercially, but culturally, scientifically and technologically.”
The Silk Road acts as a great platform and a bridge for exchange in all fields in order to promote common understanding and develop commercial, economic, and social links.
The program also included Chinese classic music, traditional dances, martial arts representing the 56 different ethnic groups of Chine and Arabic dances.
Audiences experienced the unique Chinese music and colorful dances and were impressed with the charm of the Chinese art.
About Zayed University:
Zayed University is today the premier national university in the United Arab Emirates and a regional leader in educational innovation and change. It has created and implemented a skills-rich, outcome-based general education program that systemically develops student skills, knowledge, and values associated with liberal learning and provided a solid foundation for pursuit of disciplinary majors and future careers. Zayed University welcomes national and international students, and provides them with a high quality education, offered by seasoned teaching scholars to prepare them to shape the future of the United Arab Emirates.
Zayed University offers Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in the following Colleges: College of Arts & Creative Enterprises (recognized as substantially equivalent by NASAD), College of Business (Accredited by AACSB), College of Communication & Media Sciences (Accredited by ACEJMC), College of Education (Accredited by NCATE), College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural and Health Sciences, and College of Technological Innovation (Accredited by ABET).