Zhangzhou, Fujian: Overseas Chinese media discuss the overseas spread of Southern Fujian culture
China News Service, Zhangzhou, November 4 (Reporter Sun Hong) “As an overseas Chinese media person originally from Fujian, I have an unshirkable obligation and unshirkable responsibility for the spread of Southern Fujian culture overseas.” Wu Xiaorong, President of Argentina’s “Chinese Online” on the 3rd So said in Zhangzhou, Fujian.
On the same day, 25 overseas Chinese media representatives from 17 countries including the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, and the Philippines gathered at the Southern Fujian Culture Overseas Communication (Zhangzhou) Exchange Conference to discuss how to inherit and promote Southern Fujian culture. Explore the rich resources of Southern Fujian culture, strengthen overseas cultural exchanges and cooperation, and enhance the dissemination and influence of Southern Fujian culture.
At the Minnan Culture Overseas Communication (Zhangzhou) Exchange Conference held on November 3, 25 overseas Chinese media representatives from 17 countries discussed how to inherit and promote Minnan culture to the outside world.Photo by China News Network reporter Lu Ming
As an important part of Chinese culture, Southern Fujian culture originated from the Central Plains and developed in southern Fujian and Taiwan. It integrates and embodies the charm and essence of Fujian-Vietnamese culture, Central Plains culture, maritime culture, and foreign cultures. It has been passed down from generation to generation by Southern Fujian people. , carry forward and innovate, and spread throughout the world following the footsteps of our ancestors who “sailed to Nanyang”, becoming a regional culture with distinctive characteristics and the common spiritual home of southern Fujian people at home and abroad.
Lin Xiaofeng, president of the Fujian Province Minnan Culture Research Association, said that looking forward to the new era of southern Fujian cultural research, he hopes that various Minnan cultural research institutions, relevant experts and scholars in various fields, and people from all walks of life will continue to strengthen exchanges and collaborations to create a better environment for promoting research and exchanges on southern Fujian culture. Create a more active academic environment, create a more efficient work platform, create a more harmonious communication atmosphere, strive to leverage the advantages of the main ancestral places of Taiwanese compatriots in Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, and Xiamen, and build a world center for southern Fujian cultural exchange.
On November 3, representatives from overseas Chinese media visited the Xu Tonghai Miniature Sculpture Art Museum in the ancient city of Zhangzhou.Photo by China News Network reporter Lu Ming
Although it was his first time to visit Zhangzhou, Wu Xiaorong said that he had an inseparable connection with southern Fujian culture. “If you think about it carefully, my study and life experiences are permeated with elements such as Southern Fujian language, Southern Fujian songs, and Southern Fujian cuisine. During this trip to Zhangzhou, I will spend more time paying attention to Southern Fujian culture.”
“Minnan culture, as part of traditional Chinese culture, has significant national characteristics and folk customs.” said Chen Lin, general manager of Canadian Solo Media. “As an overseas Chinese media, we have the responsibility and obligation to tell Chinese stories and Minnan stories well. , tell the story of Zhangzhou well, and contribute to the development of southern Fujian culture in Canada.”
After visiting Zhangzhou many times, Zhang Chunmei, executive director of Indonesia’s International Daily News, was impressed by the strong cultural atmosphere of southern Fujian in this ancient city. “In the future, we can spread Zhangzhou’s intangible cultural heritage and Minnan culture through cultural overseas; we can also invite people in to carry out economic exchanges and exchanges and mutual learning through tourism, study, cultural exchanges and inspections.”
On November 3, representatives from overseas Chinese media visited the Zhangzhou Ancient City Memory Hall.Photo by China News Service reporter Sun Hong
The exchange meeting was hosted by the Propaganda Department of the Zhangzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Information Office of the Zhangzhou Municipal People’s Government, and the Fujian Branch of the China News Service, and hosted by the Zhangzhou Branch of the China News Service. The meeting was chaired by Chen Huizhen, deputy director of the Propaganda Department of the Zhangzhou Municipal Party Committee and director of the Information Office of the Zhangzhou Municipal Government.
During the meeting, Chen Ziming, executive deputy director of the Propaganda Department of the Xiangcheng District Party Committee and chairman of the Municipal Writers Association, shared “Starting from the “Tang Dynasty” – A brief discussion on the formation and spread of southern Fujian culture”; in addition, Liu Yun, dean of the Minnan Cultural Research Institute of Minnan Normal University, Experts and scholars such as Ye Mingyi, dean of Zhangzhou Minnan Academy, Zheng Chenyin, professor of Zhangzhou City Vocational College and director of the Zhuzi Cultural Study Center, Shen Yiling, assistant to the dean and associate professor of the School of Journalism and Communication of Minnan Normal University, respectively, studied from the perspectives of southern Fujian folk culture, ancestral halls, Zhangzhou Academy culture, and Young people shared their insights from the perspective of protecting and inheriting southern Fujian culture.
“Overseas Chinese media representatives understand both Chinese culture and the overseas environment.” Xu Dejin, director of the Fujian Branch of China News Service, said that he hopes that everyone will spread and promote excellent traditional Chinese culture such as southern Fujian culture and Fujian culture, and promote mutual exchanges between Chinese and foreign civilizations. learning, cultural exchanges, and people-to-people bonds.
On the same day, overseas Chinese media representatives also visited the ancient city of Zhangzhou, immersing themselves in the distinctive local characteristics of “old street sentiment, slow life, southern Fujian flavor, Republican style, and ties with overseas Chinese in Taiwan”, and experienced the southern Fujian culture, southern Fujian charm, and southern Fujian customs up close.