Chinese Culture Portrayed through Song and Drama | Lao Tribune

Chinese Culture Portrayed through Song and Drama

Singkham Yengtavanh

(KPL) The Yunnan Audio-Video Publishing House, in collaboration with the Chinese Cultural Centre in Laos, has launched a project named ‘Sent Hang Sai Mai Heng Kin Hom Nangsu � Silk Road of Letter Aroma’ to give Lao people an exposure to Chinese culture through songs and dramas.

The objective of the project is to promote cultural exchange and strengthen bilateral relations, cooperation, and solidarity between Laos and China, according to a source from the Chinese Cultural Centre in Laos.

The launching ceremony for the project was held in Vientiane on March 29, attended by relevant officials and students from Laos and China.

Chinese culture will be disseminated through traditional Yunnan songs packed in an album titled 60 years of joyful Yunnan, and Chinese folktales that have been told for more than 5,000 years which have been translated into the Lao language. All the songs and folktales are presented in a book attached with two compact disks.

At the launching ceremony, the Yunnan Audio-Video Publishing House and the Chinese Cultural Centre in Laos presented the book to representatives of the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism, the National University of Laos, the National Library, the Confucius Institute, and the Liaoto School.

A representative of the Yunnan Audio-Video Publishing House, Mr Zen Lui said, The silk road of letter aroma project will make Lao people have broader understanding of Chinese culture and learn about the development in current China.

The head of the Chinese Cultural Centre in Laos, Mr Que Xiaohua, said, These songs and dramas will make Lao people better understand the long-lasting art and culture of China, thus promoting cultural exchange between China and Laos.

He expressed gratitude to the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism as well as the Lao people for their generous support for the project.

This project will help strengthen the friendly relations, cooperation and solidarity and promote cultural exchange between Laos and China, said Mr Douangchampy Vutthisouk of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

Source: Lao News Agency