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Chinese, intl students explore Silk Road culture in Xi'an

Updated: Sep 18, 2023 Print
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An exchange activity for international students was launched at the Site of Weiyang Palace in Chang'an City of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on Sept 16.

International students dressed in hanfu (traditional Chinese attire) appreciate huamo, or decorated steamed buns. [Photo/Visual Xi'an]

Thirty international students from five countries in Central Asia, along with 70 Chinese university students, participated in the event to experience Han culture through on-site visits, quizzes, interactive activities, and more.

They visited the exhibition hall of the Site of Weiyang Palace and the Hancheng Lake Silk Road Museum. They learned about the Silk Road and its history, appreciated various silk fabrics from different periods, and learned about new development in weaving techniques.

The event will also include lectures, field visits, experiential learning, and discussions to help Chinese and international students deepen their understanding of the history and culture of the Silk Road.

The students will gain a profound understanding of the Silk Road spirit, which centers on "peaceful cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning, and mutual benefit".

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