We are looking for volunteers to help a tth eInternational Conference on Globalization, which is t o take place on this campus on Jan. 16th, 2010. This conference will attract over 200 business, academic, and governmental leaders fro m 50 countries. Volunteers will have the opportunity to gain exposure and knowledge as well as network with leaders and experts all over the world. In dividuals with excellent language skills in English, French or Spanish are encouraged to sign up. Those who have communication skills and experiences in inter ——cultural communication will he preferred. If you are interested in joining this program to help us with the conference, please email to volunteer-4- conference @ yahoo. com. cn with your phone number and time available.
For the past three decades, Chinese people have wit nessed a never—in creasing exchange of Chi nese cult ure and western culture . As ill ustrated in the picture, differentelements from both Chinese culture and western culture like B uddhism , post一modernism , Confucian philosophies , Einstein , Lao She , Shakespeare , Chinese Gongfu, Opera of Swan Lake , and Beijing Opera , etc. are being added into a hotpot . Certainly enough, this hotpot will be delicious and nutritious.
Such a tendency of cultural exchange can obviously be attributed to th e Opening-uppolicy and globalization. For the past thirty years, western ideas and values, literature, arts, movies, and all sorts of cultural products have been in troduced to China. Such an interaction of different cul tures, values and traditions has broadened Chinese people’s visions and enriched their life. Meanwhile, many foreigners get to know Chinese culture by trave ling to China, reading Chinese bo oks, watching C hinese movies, or simply surfing the In ternet. Confucius Inst itutes set up throughout t he world and the Year of China celebrated in fore ign countri es also help the spread of Chinese cul ture. Indeed, people not only in China but also throughout the world benefit enormously by understanding and admiring each other through this “hotpot” of different cultures.
To my mind’s eye, as people recognize and enjoy the a dvantages brought by th e cultural exchange, they will surely hope to see more exchange, not just in terms of culture but also in all aspects of human civilization.