3 August 2017 - The 16th “Chinese Bridge” Summer Camp was launched at Hunan University (HNU) with a total participation of 123 college students from 106 countries and regions. The 12 days event was sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), and undertaken by the HNU for 9 consecutive years since its initiation in 2009.
UMP student, Fahmi Muhamad Rasyid from the Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering was selected to join the summer camp after winning the second place in the 16th Chinese Bridge Competition for Malaysia Region at Kong Zi Institute, University of Malaya.
The summer camp include activities in Beijing and Hunan. The participants visited the Confucius Institute Headquarters and the Great Wall in Beijing from August 3, and the tour continued in Hunan until August 14. All the participants were given an opportunity to experience the Chinese language and culture in order to learn more about China. The “One Belt & One Road” initiative lectures were aimed to expose all the participants about the current China diplomatic policy.
Popular tourist attractions such as Yuelu Academy, Hunan Embroidery Museum, Yueyang Tower, and Tongguan Kiln Museum were visited by the participants. The participants get to experience the Chinese history and culture through these visits. During the summer camp, all the participants were adopted by local Chinese families. They lived with the local host families to experience Chinese daily life. The highlight of the summer camp was the invitation to witness the 16th “Chinese Bridge” – Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students at the studio of Hunan Channel.
Head of PALAPES LAUT UMP, Fahmi stated that the summer camp had given him “a fruitful experience to learn more about the Chinese language, culture, history and the country, China”. He met Chinese learners from 106 countries and they shared their personal experience in learning Chinese. These valuable moments encouraged him to continue the way of learning Chinese and aimed for higher goals in the future.
Written by Cheng Ching Yee
|Universiti Malaysia Pahang Portal|
Three Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) students received the Confucian Scholarship for ASEAN Youth Summer Camp 2017 at Guizhou Minzu University, China for two weeks beginning on 27 July until 9 August 2017.
Confucian Scholarship for ASEAN Youth Summer Camp 2017 was a program for
A total of 300 selected candidates from ASEAN countries took part in the ASEAN Youth Summer Camp 2017. The selected candidates that represented UMP were Farah Aqilah Mustafa (AA13234), Tharushini A/P Thiagarajan (AA13266), and Khairunnisa Che Hassan (CB14139). Three candidates passed with flying colours in HSK Level 3 tests which qualified them to be selected for the scholarship. The Director of Mandarin Languge and Culture Centre (MLCC), Miss Yong Ying Mei said that these students “showed their hard work and dedication in enrolling for non-credit Mandarin course organised by MLCC”.
The UMP representatives were exposed to a series of Chinese cultural activities, Chinese history seminars, and Chinese language practical lectures during the two-week summer camp in order to enhance the mutual understanding and communication among the youths, to deepen the intercollegiate cooperation, and to push forward the common development of economy and culture among China and ASEAN countries.
Miss Yong Ying Mei expressed her gratitude to all Mandarin teachers and staff, including Ms Cheng Ching Yee, Madam Kang Mei Feng, Ms Ju Meng, Ms Shao Zhenglan, Ms Sun Yunfeng, Ms Zhang Weiqing and Madam Nornashua Farhani Binti Abdul Ghaffar for their effort in training and preparing the UMP candidates in the application process of this scholarship.
By Cheng Ching Yee
|3 - 4 July 2017 - Mandarin Language & Culture Centre (MLCC) had organised the MLCC staff retreat program at the world famous Pahang National Park or Taman Negara Pahang. The Director of MLCC, Ms Yong Ying Mei, language teachers from Centre for Modern Languages & Human Sciences (CMLHS), Mdm Kang Mei Feng, Ms Cheng Ching Yee, MLCC Administrative Assistant, Madam Nornashua Farhani Abdul Ghaffar and three volunteer teachers, Ju Meng, Shao Zhenglan and Zhang Weiqing from Hanban, China, attended the staff retreat program. The program also doubled as a farewell for the volunteer teachers as a way to thank them for their contributions towards MLCC.
The activities held at the national park include jungle trekking, where everyone experienced walking on the longest canopy walkway in the world, a boat trip along the Tahan River, and a visit to the visit aboriginal village to know more about the history of Orang Asli and were even invited to try their handmade “weapon”. The last activity conducted was visiting the night safari. All and all, everyone had a wonderful experience during the two-day event at Pahang national park.
Prepared by Kang Mei Feng, Edited by Nursyaheedah Muhammad Isa
Academic visit from Hebei University to Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) & Mandarin Language and Culture Centre (MLCC)
25-26 May 2017 – University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and the Mandarin Language and Culture Centre (MLCC) were delighted and honoured to receive a visit from the delegation from Hebei University (HBU) of China recently. Members of the delegation were Professor Shen Shigang, the Vice President of HBU, and Associate Professor Liang Weige, the Deputy Director of International Office, HBU.
During the two-day visit, a meeting was held at UMP Gambang to discuss on potential collaborations between HBU with the Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering and Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology of UMP. The delegation also visited laboratory of Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, laboratory of Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology, as well as UMP Central Laboratory and Center of Excellence For Advanced Research in Fluid Flow (CARIFF).
Delegation of HBU was also given a cordial reception by Ms Yong Ying Mei, the Director of MLCC; Ms Cheng Ching Yee, a Mandarin Language teacher; Ms Ju Meng, Ms Shao Zhenglan, Ms Zhang Weiqing, Volunteer Language teachers, and Madam Nornashua Farhani Binti Abdul Ghaffar, the Assistant Administrative officer of MLCC, during the visit.
By Yong Ying Mei
Mandarin Language society (MLS) from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) had successfully completed an event called “Mandarin Week 2017” from 2nd to 5th May 2017. It was held at UMP Gambang and Pekan Campus. The main objectives for this programme were to promote the Mandarin Language and Chinese culture throughout the activities that were carried out during the Mandarin Week for all the races in UMP.
The opening ceremony on was officiated by the Dean of Modern Language and Human Sciences, Prof Madya Dr Muhammad Nubli Abdul Wahab at the UMP Pekan library. Earlier, UMP Mandarin Language Society (MLS) advisor - Madam Kang Mei Feng, expressed her gratitude in the welcoming speech. Also present at the opening ceremony were Pekan Education officer, Mr Mohd Faizal Bin Ismail; Deputy Chief librarian, Mr Dzull Zabarod Ahmad; Madam Lim Lee Chern (Headmistress), teachers and 40 students from SJK(C) Yoke Hwa; Madam Kamariah, teachers and 35 students from SK Indera Shahbandar and a reporter from Sin Chew Daily.
Several activities were launched at the library which included Mandarin language and cultural exhibition featuring Paper-cutting decoration, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Tea and Chopstick demonstration. Other interesting activities were Mandarin Learning Corner with storytelling, Escape Room for non-Chinese and Chinese student to play and to enjoy learning mandarin via audio, visual and games.
While in UMP Gambang Campus, there were book fair, general knowledge competition and Mandarin Carnival Week. The book fair had attracted more than 80 students to visit the booth. This exhibition provides an opportunity for the students to expose themselves with Mandarin books. General Knowledge competition was open to all students in UMP. A total of 63 students were enrolled and participated. Through this competition, participants will not only increase their general knowledge of Chinese culture, but also cultivate students' interest and enthusiasm for Chinese culture. Participants who scored the most point were selected as winners. Mandarin Carnival Week was held to provide an opportunity for UMP students to further understand and appreciate the Chinese culture, tradition and food.
The four days event on both campus managed to attract huge interest in Mandarin language among students.
Written by: Kang Mei Feng