Recently, Yangxin County Party Committee Publicity Department and Thailand Chonburi Technological College successfully held an online cultural exchange event. Xinrui Li, director of News Office and Meng Zhou, director of Culture, Art and Publicity and Education Office attended the event as representatives from Yangxin County Party Committee Publicity Department, while Teacher Hua Li attended the event on behalf of Thailand Chonburi Technological College.
During the event, Teacher Hua Li first expressed his deep gratitude to Yangxin County Party Committee Publicity Department for the paper-cuts, window grilles, clay tigers and other gifts. These well-chosen gifts fully demonstrate the unique cultural charm of China, especially Yangxin County.
Later, Director Xinrui Li introduced the origins, production techniques and meanings of these traditional handicrafts to Teacher Hua Li in detail. He explained that paper-cutting is an ancient Chinese folk art with a history that can date back thousands of years, while window grilles are traditional decorations during the Chinese Spring Festival, meaning good luck and bumper harvest. Clay tiger, as a unique folk art form in Yangxin County, is regarded as an auspicious beast, symbolizing strength and courage.
Then, Teacher Hua Li introduced Thai etiquette and Buddhist culture to everyone. He explained in detail the etiquette and customs of Thai people's daily life, including visiting elders, exchanging gifts, dining rules, etc. He emphasized that these seemingly daily etiquette and customs actually reflect an attitude of respect and humility, which is also one of the core values of Thai culture. At the same time, he also talked about the history and religious doctrine of Thai Buddhism and its impact on Thai social life. He pointed out that Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, and Buddhist culture deeply penetrates into every corner of Thai society.
Finally, the two sides determined the specific time and content of cultural exchange event in December. This event will be organized by Yangxin County Party Committee Publicity Department, and teachers and students of Thailand Chonburi Technological College will be invited to participate. The two sides will have a deeper understanding of each other's culture through a series of events to promote the development of China-Thailand friendship.
This successful online cultural exchange event not only enhanced the friendship between Yangxin County Party Committee Publicity Department and Thailand Chonburi Technological College, but also deepened the understanding and appreciation of each other's cultures. Both sides expressed the prospects that there will be more opportunities to hold such exchanges and mutual learning events in the future to promote cultural exchanges and common prosperity between China and Thailand.