The seminar is hosted by the Department of Foreign Area Studies and Foreign Policy of the Faculty of International Relations and the Center for South Asian Studies. The presentations will be given by BA and MA students who will discuss the topic of Western cultural values in traditional Chinese culture.
The event is included in the List of Academic Events of RSUH for 2020 and will be held online at 4PM (online room 125). Ms. Ekaterina Moskalenko will speak about the influence of Western music in China, discussing the history of Chinese rock, Beijing Opera and the genre of the Chinese opera kunqu, which is part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Ms. Amina Mukhametkhanova will speak about the impact of Western fashion on Chinese young people, Western beauty standards adhered to by Chinese students and schoolchildren, and about modern street-style fashion.
Ms. Ekaterina Romanova, 2nd year MA student, will make a presentation on the dynamics and transformation of holidays and festive culture in China in the context of modernization processes.
Ms. Sophia Kiseleva will speak on the subject of the dragon boat festival in China. On this day, boat races in dragon-looking vessels are held.
Ms. Maria Skorobogatova will make a presentation on the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. According to tradition, on this evening people will admire the full moon, treat each other with mooncakes symbolizing the round moon and light incense for the mythical inhabitant of the moon - Chang'e.
The goal of the event is to improve the students’ professional and academic competencies.