LAUNCHING OF CHINESE CLUB AT UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST & CHINESE CLOTHES AND FOOD CULTURE EXPERIENCE

The Chinese Club of University of Cape Coast was officially launched today 28thApril,2017 at the Amissah-Arthur Language Centre by UCC Confucius Institute. The program which kicked off at exactly 11am was attended by dignitaries such as Prof. K.Opoku-Agyemang, Ghana Director of CIUCC, Prof. Hu Liangcai, China Director of CIUCC, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh-Provost of College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Joseph Benjamin Archibald Afful, the Dean of Faculty of Arts,Mrs.Georgina Aglobitse the Head of UCC University Primary School among others. There were totally almost three hundreds people attended today’s program. 

 

(Provost of College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh is making a speech.)

 

(Prof. K.Opoku-Agyemang announced that the Chinese Club is officially established)

The program began with Chinese poem recital and song from a Ghanaian Chinese student by the name Mr. James Annan. His poem was entitled ”Why I love China”. According to him, China is his second homeland aside Ghana. As part of the program, the curriculum of the institute was introduced by Ms.Zeng, a Chinese teacher. According to her, the curriculum involved two kinds of courses namely Chinese Language Courses and Chinese Cultural courses. The courses under the Chinese language courses are Chinese Liberal Course (Introduction to Chinese Language)and the Chinese Beginning Courses which are for beginners and the HSK course for those who have learnt the language before. The courses under Chinese Cultural Courses are Taiji Training Courses, Calligraphy Course, Chinese Songs and Dances, and Chinese Handicraft.

(Mrs.Zeng, Chinese lecturer, introduces the courses of Confucius Institute.)

There was also the introduction of Chinese food by Pro. Hu Liangcai. He made it clear that there are eight different kinds of food in China. They are the Shandong Cuisine, the Anhui Cuisine, the Guangdong Cuisine, the Hunan Cuisine, the Fujian Cuisine and Sichuan Cuisine. He admitted that the Southern Chinese and the Eastern-North Chinese always eat rice in their meal.

(Prof. Hu Liangcai  the culture of  Chinese food.)

The two main speeches delivered during the ceremony were the speech from Prof. K.Opoku-Agyemang, the Ghana Director of CIUCC and Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh, the provost for the College of Humanities and Legal Studies. Prof. K.Opoku-Agyemang used the opportunity to give brief history of the Institute and also stated the mission of the institute. He stated that it was to enable the exchange of culture between the two countries as well as the promotion of bilateral relationship. Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh, in her speech, expressed her gratitude to the organizers of the program and also pleaded with the institute to introduce Chinese Food Cooking Trainning. She advised the Ghanaian to get out of the local context and explore beyond the horizon. She also stated that she loved to display the culture of others just to let people know that she know about the world.

The program ended with the sharing of both Chinese food and Ghanaian food with most of the Ghanaians eager to have and taste Chinese food.

 

(The audiences are learning how to make a Jiaozi.)

                 Story by:

HENORDZI JUNIOR

(STUDENT OF UCC)