Festive air fills SISU
Updated: 2016-12-30

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), a university renowned for its cultural diversity, launched the 2017 New Year's Gala for overseas students at its Hongkou Campus on Dec 20.

After a brief but warm greeting by Jiang Feng, secretary of the Party committee, the gala gathered more than 1,000 students and teachers to enjoy a variety of excellent performances, such as the K-Pop opening show, a dance remix integrating different Korean dance styles, which lit up the atmosphere.


Burmese student Sandy sings the classical song A Branch of Plum Blossom at the 2017 New Year Gala at Shanghai International Studies University on Dec 20. [Photo from WeChat account sisu1949]

Burmese student Sandy presented audiences with the classical song, A Branch of Plum Blossom. The touching lyrics, soft melodies and Sandy's standard pronunciation, slowly told a beautiful but painful love story.

The recitation of the original poem I Love you, China from Pakistani students moved everyone present. Through China's profound history, brilliant civilization and magnificent landscapes, the Confucius Institute Scholarship winners eulogized their earnest love for China.


Students from Pakistan perform a poem recitation of I Love You, China. [Photo from WeChat account sisu1949]

The gala reached its climax with the musical drama, Christmas in Shanghai, performed by Ukrainian and Dutch students. The students' passionate movements and melodious voices, along with the theatrical story, filled the performance hall with a merry festive air.

Winners of a composition contest and a sports meeting for international students at SISU were awarded after the event.


The gala reaches its climax with a musical drama, Christmas in Shanghai, by Ukrainian and Dutch students. [Photo from WeChat account sisu1949]

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