China Study Center, University of Peshawar organized a webinar on “Understanding Chinese History and Culture” on July 26, 2022, at 11 am at the Conference Hall of the China Study Center, University of Peshawar.
Two Chinese Scholars were invited to deliver presentations on Chinese History and Culture. Ms Li Wen Yu ( Echo Lee) Director, CPEC Cultural Communication Center (CCC) in her presentation talked about the History of China in detail. She stated that China is the only ancient continuous Civilization in the world. She discussed different Chinese Dynasties from Xia Dynasty to Qing Dynasty in historical perspective. She provided detail information about different Chinese ruling dynasties including the Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty, Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty, Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Ten Kingdoms, Song Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty. The students took keen interest in the presentation.
The other distinguished presenter was Ms Scarlet Xiang, Director China Study Centre, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad. She talked about Chinese culture and different festivals celebrated in China. She mentioned about the Chinese New Year also known as Spring Festival. The New Year is the most important festival in China. It is a grand family reunion time for Chinese people around the world. She enlightened the audience with the Dragon Boat Festival which falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. People celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival by racing dragon boats and other events.
Prof. Dr. Zahid Anwar Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director China Study Center, University of Peshawar talked about the rich culture and history of China and told the students that the people of the two countries can learn a lot from each other. He said that China is an ancient civilization and has contributed a lot to the realm of science, technology, and wisdom.
At the end of the webinar Chinese Language Certificates were distributed among the students who successfully completed their Preparatory Chinese Language Courses (HSK 1 and HSK 2) at China Study Center, University of Peshawar. Afterwards letters of Appreciation were also distributed among the volunteers who helped in organizing a one-day seminar at China Study Center, University of Peshawar few days back. A large number of students and faculty physically and virtually participated in the webinar. Prof. Dr. Zahid Anwar thanked the esteemed Speakers and also congratulated the students who have completed their Chinese Language Courses at China Study Center, University of Peshawar.