Press Releases 2017

UWTSD to host a special festival of Chinese culture and medicine

05.07.2017

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is to co-host a special event with the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Society and Beijing DaoYiZhouCheng Education Technology Research Institute to celebrate Chinese culture and the institution’s links with the country.

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Entitled ‘Mind, Body and Spirit: A Festival of Chinese Culture and Medicine’, the event offers an opportunity to experience  and find out more about Chinese medicine, acupuncture, meditation methods, herbal remedies and healing by gong.  There will also be a Tai Chi and Kung Fu demonstration.

The festival will take place at Alex Building of UWTSD’s Swansea Campus on Monday July 10th and on its Lampeter campus on Tuesday July 11th.  The festival will include workshops, talks and demonstrations on different aspects of traditional Chinese culture. 

All the sessions are delivered by experts from Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Society, who are currently touring the UK, and by practitioners of Well-being techniques from the local community.

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Dr Jeremy Smith, Dean for the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts UWTSD said:

“We’re delighted to be hosting this special event that promotes an understanding, celebration and appreciation of Chinese culture, traditions and people.

The University has strong links with China including through the Chin Kung Foundation and the Beijing Union University and this is an opportunity to bring everybody together and celebrate these relationships.  UWTSD is home to Walesfirst Confucius Institute which was launched in October 2007 with a mission to build bridges between Wales and China - providing a gateway to China, its education, its language and its culture. 

This event is also an opportunity for us to open our doors to the community and give people a chance to learn more about China’s traditions.  In many ways China is changing at a breakneck pace yet in other ways it feels timeless and there’ll be an opportunity next week to see and learn more about China’s traditional culture.

There are many exciting developments happening on our Lampeter campus at present as we develop into a beacon for interest in Heritage, the Environment and Spirituality.  We’re very much looking forward therefore to welcoming everybody to the Lampeter campus for this event and I’d like to urge everybody to come along to see what’s on offer.” 

Mr Baoyu Huang, President of the Beijing DaoYiZhouCheng Educational Technology Research Institute and Executive Vice Secretary-General of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Society said:

We are delighted to be coming to Swansea and Lampeter to be presenting this two-day activities and workshops and to participate in such a splendid day. Lampeter is a beautiful rural town and the perfect host for promoting and offering traditional well-being and cultural activities in the backdrop of such a beautiful setting.”

The whole event is free with lunch and refreshments also available.

 

 

 

Note to Editor

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk