Cultural event held to promote youth exchanges

(| Updated : 2023-09-26

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The 2023 China (Qufu) International Confucius Cultural Festival opened on Sept 26 in Qufu, East China's Shandong province, with the aim of promoting cultural and artistic exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations.

As part of the three-day festival, a cultural exchange event for young people from different countries will be held in Qufu, creating a platform for more such cultural exchanges around the world.


The event promotes mutual understanding, friendship, and collective growth among young people from all countries and cultures. [Photo by Zhu Kexin/Jining News]

The event aims to provide a platform for global youth to learn from each other's civilizations.

Through cultural performances, it promotes mutual understanding, friendship, and collective growth among young people from all countries and cultures. It also allows more young people to experience the charm of Confucian culture and the rich and diverse culture of Shandong province.

Young performers from various countries will engage in diverse forms of art, such as Chinese and foreign music and dance, cultural scene interpretations, studying The Analects of Confucius, reciting The Book of Songs, learning Peking Opera, and exploring rap music.

Visitors will have the opportunity to dance, sing, and recite along with actors from China and abroad. This will create a cultural experience space for youth and promote the understanding of Confucian culture.

Through this unique cultural exchange event, visitors are treated to a new experience in terms of touring and watching performances under the theme of the Nishan Forum on World Civilizations.

Young singers from China and abroad will interpret the cultural significance of "youth", "friendship," "love" and "unity" through collaborative performances, showcasing different regional music and cultures.

Peking Opera, a hallmark of China's traditional culture, uses singing, recitation, acting, and martial arts as its main forms of expression, giving it a rich source of emotional expression and artistic appeal. Rap, which originated in the West, tends to touch on more pressing contemporary social issues and is known for its strong sense of rhythm.

Through the collaborative performances of well-known Peking Opera actors and domestic and international rap artists, the inheritance and development of traditional Chinese culture and the exchange and integration of this with international popular culture will be demonstrated.