Jakarta, June 17 2019 – Three well-known Universities from China, Renmin University, Minnan Normal University, and Quemoy University, visited London School of Public Relations – Jakarta (LSPR) on Monday, 17 June 2019 to give a public lecture entitled “Chinese Folk Culture” at the Prof. Djajusman Auditorium & Performance Hall – LSPR Sudirman Park Campus, Jl. K.H.Mas Mansyur Kav 35, Jakarta. The event was a collaboration between LSPR Jakarta through the Center for ASEAN Public Relations Studies (CAPRS) with China Mission to ASEAN. LSPR Jakarta was entrusted to welcome 30 people from China Delegation in conjunction with their visit to ASEAN.
The aim of this Public Lecturer was to promote “Chinese Folk Culture” in ASEAN. The speakers were: 1) Mr. Cao Nanlai, Associate Professor, School of Philology, Renmin University of China; 2) Ms. Yang Yajun, Schwarzman Scholar of Tsinghua University; 3) Mr. Liu Yun, Associate Professor, Vice Dean of Minnan Culture Research Institute of Minnan Normal University; 4) Mr Chen Yiyuan, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences School of Quemoy University and 5) Rudi Sukandar, P.hD.
On this occasion, some Chinese Folk Culture such as taichi, tea ceremony, flower arrangements and also traditional Chinese instruments were performed by a Beijing Folk Museum performer.
In front of a full audience including management and lecturers of LSPR Jakarta, Jiang Qin, Minister Counsellor China Mission to ASEAN conveyed that folk culture is an important asset of a country’s cultural identity, because it can be the window to observe the history and civilization evolution of a nation.