Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra held special concert in the Topkap Palace in Istanbul of Turkey. 110 persons were performing an excellent play in the palace. As one of the main contents of the 2012 Turkey & China Cultural Year, the concert by the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra was the finale of the closing ceremony of the 40th Istanbul International Music Festival. Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra was invited by the Culture and Tourism Department of Turkey and the Istanbul International Music Festival.
The Western Jin Dynasty existed during the period from 265 to 316. In the year of 265, Sima Yan replaced the Wei, one of the Three Kingdoms and established the Jing Dynasty, which is called the Western Jin Dynasty in Chinese history. Just as those foreign students who are learning Mandarin Chinese can see, the history of the Western Jin is only 52 years but it if of great significance.
The second China-Africa Forum closed at Soochow. The closing ceremony was hosted by You Jianhua, Secretary General of China NGO Network for International Exchange. Benjamin Willian Mkapa, ex-president of the Untied Republic of Tanzania, Azeb Mesfin, First Lady of Ethiopia, and Vidad Babiker Omar, First Lady of Sudan addressed on the closing ceremony.
The Sri Lanka zone preliminary competition of the fifth Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students was holding closing ceremony in Nelander Middle School in the capital of Sri Lanka. The competition was co-hosted by the China’s Embassy to Sri Lanka and the Confucius Class of the International Sri Lanka Lumbini Broadcast.
It was reported from the European Times that Cai Wu, the minister of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, visited France. He came to the Chinese Cultural Center in Paris to pay an inspection visit and communicated with the staff at the Cultural Department of Chinese Embassy to France and the Chinese Cultural Center in Paris.
Su Shi was born in 1037 and died in 1101. As one of the representatives of Chinese literature, Su Shi left many great works and people all over the world knew something about the poems he written. Most Chinese and foreign scholars are fascinated by the elegant lines of the poems and the charming artistic conception he portrayed.
The ancients regarded the people who were fair-skinned were beauties. In the Books of Songs, the description of one beauty was like the following. The fingers were like the soft grass buds, the skin was like the smooth grease, the neck was fair and slender, the teeth were neat and white, the eyebrows were beautiful, the dimples appeared when she was smiling and the eyes were bright. The grease which was as white as polished jade was referred to the smoothness and tenderness of the skin of the beauty.
It was known that the Palace Museum had been classifying the collection pieces continuously for seven years since 2004. As far as the end of year 2012, the real objects were corresponding to the goods on the list. Among the classified goods, there were 1684490 pieces of precious cultural relics, 115419 ordinary cultural relics and 7577 samples.
The year of 2012 is the China France Languages Year, during which many important cultural activities will be held to promote the exchange and cooperation between both countries. As one of the most important cultural activities in China France Language Year, the Chinese Kunqu Opera artistic film named A Dream in Red Mansions held the press conference in Paris Wagner’s Hall on June 19th.