South Korean students build Shanghai connections
Updated: 2018-08-15

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Primary and middle school students from the Chaihong Confucius Classroom in South Korea take a group photo at the entrance of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Their cultural immersion and urban exploration trip to Shanghai lasted from Aug 8 to 17. [Photo from WeChat account SHU-ISU]

Shanghai University welcomed Aug 8 a group of 22 primary and middle school students from South Korea, who started a cultural immersion and urban exploring experience.

Chinese language classes were enlivened by veteran teachers, who brought alive inanimate characters and triggered the youngsters to learn more through games and awards.

Cultural classes featuring Peking Opera, calligraphy and painting, tea art, martial arts and paper-cutting guided the students to a variety of enriching Chinese cultural experiences.

Their footsteps also covered humble ancient gardens, local museums, financial hubs, vintage theaters and other landmarks, as if rolling out a picture scroll depicting the diverse aspects of Shanghai.

The program ends Aug 17.

The students are from the Chaihong Confucius Classroom co-run by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), Jilin Provincial Education Department, and Daekyo Co, an all-round educational company based in South Korea. Chaihong (彩虹) is the Chinese word for rainbow, and this program was the first time a Confucius Classroom had gained support from an educational organization.

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