CEL­E­BRAT­ING CHI­NESE CUL­TURE

Ha­mad Bin Khal­ifa Univer­sity (HBKU) re­cently col­lab­o­rated with the Em­bassy of the Peo­ple's Repub­lic of China to present the Chi­nese Spring Fes­ti­val.

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Hosted by the Trans­la­tion and In­ter­pret­ing In­sti­tute (TII) within HKBU 's Col­lege of Hu­man­i­ties and So­cial Sciences, which cur­rently of­fers classes in Man­darin Chi­nese among a wide range of com­mu­nity-fo­cused lan­guage pro­grammes, the event was at­tended by the am­bas­sador of the Peo­ple 's Repub­lic of China to the State of Qatar, His Ex­cel­lency Li Chen, and the found­ing dean of HBKU's Col­lege of Hu­man­i­ties and So­cial Sciences, Dr Amal Al Malki. The evening's en­ter­tain­ment in­cluded per­for­mances by an artistic troupe and marked the be­gin­ning of the Chi­nese New Year, which this year has been des­ig­nated as the Year of the Fire Rooster. A crowd that in­cluded mem­bers of the lo­cal and Chi­nese com­mu­nity in Qatar filled the HBKU Stu­dent Cen­ter cin­ema and was treated to a range of colour­ful live per­for­mances by Chi­nese singers, in­stru­men­tal­ists, and dancers. Tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese mu­sic ac­com­pa­nied most of the per­for­mances, with one song per­formed in Ara­bic, to the de­light of the au­di­ence.

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