ASC Moment | 领略中华传统文化魅力，体验不同寻常的科学之旅
八段锦、太极拳、太极扇……不一样的“中国功夫”让人印象深刻。“太极是一种放松的方式，这次回国后我将会开始练习太极。” 来自澳大利亚的营员Zofia witkowski-blake说。
来自菲律宾的Marjana Ysabella Oabel Montanez同学在嵌瓷工艺品前伫立许久，频繁拿出手机拍照留念。Mariana表示，她最喜欢嵌瓷工艺。我觉得嵌瓷是所有工艺品中最别具特色的一个。”
这位小哥哥Ismail Cem Cidem来自土耳其，“尽管我也喜欢其他工艺品，但最喜欢还是剪纸。它可以培养我的耐心和毅力。”他在现场拿起剪刀开始尝试：“动手实践能让你更贴切地感受到中国传统文化的魅力。”
-Zofia Tallulah Witkowski-Blake(澳大利亚)
On July 29th, the opening ceremony of 13th Asian Science Camp was held at GTIIT. Since the opening ceremony, ASC has provided a lot of activities for students to experience the colorful Chinese culture.
Tai Chi Club
During the summer camp, every morning the activity of Tai Chi Club was comingat 7:00. Students from different countries and regions got together, exploring the charm of Tai Chi.
As a national intangible cultural heritage, Tai Chi is a Chinese traditional boxing alternating kindness with severity. The movie Kung Fu Panda has brought this martial art to the world, but it was the first time for most campers to practice it.
"Four days is not enough to have a deep understanding of Tai Chi. But the most precious thing is that students can know the spirit of China which contained staying calm and attaching importance to the internal," said FAN Linjun, one of the teachers in Tai Chi Club.
The experience of practicing eight trigrams boxing, Tai Chi Boxing and Tai Chi Fan was really impressive.
"Tai Chi is a way of ralaxation and I will continue practicing when I come back," Zofia witkowski-blake from Australia said.
Chinese Traditional Culture Club
On the afternoon of July 30, exhibition of fascinating intangible cultural heritage was held. In the outdoor corridor near the GTIIT Education Building, campers from various countries and regions were attracted by the paper-cut, Chao embroidery, beading embroidery, ceramic inlays of Daliao, Chaozhou woodcarving, producing head ornaments for Chaozhou Opera, inner bottle painting and fresco painting of Luxi. They had a deeper understanding of Chaoshan intangible cultural heritage both in theory and practice with their imagination and creativity.
Marjana Ysabella Oabel Montanez, a student from Philippines, stood for a long time in front of the ceramic inlay crafts and took photos frequently. Mariana said she liked ceramic inlays best because they were one of the most unique works.
Ismail Cem Cidem from Turkey said, "Although all the arts and crafts are brilliant, I favor paper cutting. It builds my patience and perseverance." He believed that hands-on practice can make him feel more about the charm of traditional Chinese culture.
Juang min-CHEN, a student from Taiwan, China, observed the decorations on the head ornaments carefully. She was impressed by the cultural ambience. "It's nice to have some time to settle down and appreciate beautiful art works." In addition, this activity can raise the awareness of protecting traditional culture.
Sightseeing and Excursions
In order to have a further understanding of Chaoshan culture, the ASC campers visited CHEN Cihong's Former Residence and Chaozhou Craft Master's Garden on July 31. Through viewing exhibitions and hand-on practice, the campers have a better understanding of Chaoshan culture.
My grandfather is from Chaozhou, and CHEN Cihong is famous in Thailand. So I think the visit is very meaningful for me.
-Tara from Thailand
I have been to so many cities in China such as Hangzhou and Suzhou, but Chaoshan culture is very different from them. China is so big that regional culture is disparate from others.
-Vasilii Pavlov from Russia
I was born in Russia. Actually in our culture, we don’t give much importance to craft-making. Instead we do make some useful things because winter is really cold.
-Petr Shendrik from Israel
I think cultural excursions are very meaningful. Before the summer camp, I have already heard about beading embroidery. This is my first trial in practice and I am so excited to share it with my mother.
-Tom Arnold from Australia
This summer camp has many participants from different countries. I think it is a great learning opportunity for me.
-Miyata Asaka from Japan
I have learnt Chinese at school already and I really addict to this language! Among these crafts, I like embroidery best, especially animal embroidery.
-Zofia Tallulah Witkowski-Blake from Australia
Since the first day of visiting China, I felt like Chinese people have very special respect for their own culture and language. The sightseeing tour made my impressions even bigger. It was really incredible to see how passionately they talk about their history and try to make all the people to fall in love with China. I like the way Chinese people treat their own traditions and take care of them. I think that's what makes their culture so unique - the people.
-Mariami Kharebava from Georgia
Text by ASC 2019 Media group (Liu Mingqin, Zhang Zihan)
Photos by ASC 2019 Media group (Chen Ke, Dai Yi, Liu Jing, Xu Yue, Quan Zhiyue, Zeng Jiayi)
Text edited by GTIIT News and Public Affairs, ASC 2019 Media group (Chen Yutian)
Photos edited by STU News Center