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Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan successfully held the Mid-Autumn Festival party

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    Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan held the party whose theme was “celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival and greeting the freshman" in Sep.30, 2012. Derek Tannis, the director of international student center,Nicholas Kokkasamapoulos, the director of Hanlong international economic research center, professor Zong Li, the Canadian principal of   Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan and international students participated in the party. The three leaders addressed before the party.

    University of Saskatchewan is the second foreign university which set up Confucius Institute with BIT after the establishment of Confucius Institute at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan was officially established in June, 2012. In September 2012, University of Saskatchewan signed an agreement with BIT in regard to building a brand-new cooperation relationship between both sides.
    The performances in the party were splendid. The whole party began with a brilliant dance named “moon" and then had continuous shows including tea ceremony, calligraphy and painting display, paper-cut and national musical instruments rendition. Furthermore, there was a performance of Chinese martial art which let everyone in the party enjoyed themselves by teaching them some easy actions of Chinese martial art. These performances promoted the attenders’ understanding to the charm of Chinese culture. Furthermore, things that made the party well-reviewed among the participants were not only the excellent performances, but also the delicious Chinese traditional food--spring roll.
     The party was finished in relaxing atmosphere. The participants said that it was really a wonderful experience. They hoped that they could have the chance to join in the celebration of Chinese traditional festival in China. Part of the students expressed their wishes to participate in the Chinese language courses and other cultural activities held by Confucius Institute.
                                                                                                                                                        Contributor: Office of Confucius Institute
                                                                                                                                                        Compiler: Zhao Lin

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