15th Jinan International Cultural Festival Attracts 3,000

Modified: May 17, 2016

Source: Students’ Affairs Office



On May 15, President Huopened the 15th annual Jinan International Cultural Festival (JCF) to observe JNU’s 110th anniversary.


President Hu declaring the commencement of the JCF


This year’s theme was education. Various booths showcased educational ideas and cultures from all over the world. Stage performances, cultural booth displays, cooking contests and other activities were held in Jianyang Basketball Court and Jinling Cultural Square.


This year’s theme was education. Various booths showcased educational ideas and cultures from all over the world. Stage performances, cultural booth displays, cooking contests and other activities were held in Jianyang Basketball Court and Jinling Cultural Square.


The festival attracted more than 3,000 people. President Hu, Vice President Rao Ming, leaders of relevant departments and distinguished guests from many universities, including the art troupe from Macao University of Science and Technology, attended along with JNU teachers and students.


College students from around the world performed. Highland Cathedral, played by the bagpipe drum corps from Macao University of Science and Technology, demonstrated the heroic spirit of Scottish culture. Indian Dance Culture, performed by JNU overseas student groups, delivered the mysterious Indian culture incisively and vividly. The Xinjiang dance troupe, a branch of JNU’s student art society, performed Guzhali dance, acting out the typical characteristics of the bold but exquisite Xinjiang people with graceful posture and vivid expressions.


Students showing the Thai- style “Master Ceremony”


The Hong Kong department under the foreign branch of the Students Union showed special three-dimensional objects, demonstrating that senior high schools in Hong Kong value comprehensive quality and stress students’ overall ability. Students from Macao designed several cultural games, including “School Emblems Identification,” to introduce the special activities on their campus. Students from Thailand in charge of the “The Smile of Siam” booth presented a special flag-raising ceremony and a kick-off ceremony for accepting students as a sign of faithfulness and honesty prevailing on their campus. Malaysian students elaborated on their Chinese groups, newspapers, magazines and how they receive education, displaying the strong relationship among ethnic Chinese.


In the afternoon, the International Greatest Chefs Competition was held in Jinling Cultural Square. Students from India, Bangladesh, the Philippines and other countries made exotic foods with their local characteristics and innovation.


An Indian student is cooking


JCF, also known as a small expo, has included the Southeastern Water-Sprinkling Festival, the Southern Model United Nations Conference and a series of activities since 2002. It integrates culture, internationalism, epochs and comprehensiveness at Jinan University.