Thirty-one young sinologists from 25 different countries recently arrived in Guangzhou during their three-week study tour in Guangdong to experience both the ancient and modern culture of China.
Young sinologists visit famous scenic spots in Guangzhou. [Photo/ycwb.com]
The event was part of the "Visiting Program for Young Sinologists", a program initiated by the Ministry of Culture and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2014 to strengthen cultural exchanges and set up a platform where young sinologists worldwide can communicate and learn more about Chinese culture and history.
The sinologists are mostly scholars or academics from overseas universities and research institutions. They were divided into four groups and are focusing on Language & Literature, History, Politics & International Relations, and Economics during their study tour in Guangdong.
Kaung Min, a famous translator from Myanmar, is part of the sinologist group. He has translated many famous Chinese novels into Burmese, including works by Mo Yan, Qian Zhongshu, and Yu Hua. [Photo/ycwb.com]
In addition to indoor training, field trips also comprise an important part of their schedule. The scholars braved the heat of many places in Guangzhou, such as the Yuexiu Mountain, Guangzhou Dr Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Huangpu Ancient Port, and the Cantonese Opera Museum.
The young intellectuals exchanged views on the Belt and Road Initiative, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the relationship between China and ASEAN countries.
A college teacher from India, whose Chinese name is Li Ming, decided to join the program to learn about the history, society and economy of China. [Photo/ycwb.com]