Thirty-two overseas students and teachers from China West Normal University in Nanchong, Sichuan province, spent two days before the Mid-Autumn Festival visiting Langzhong Wang Family's Museum of Shadow Puppets, the Paper-cutting Museum in Deyuan Scenic Spot of Yilong and Gaoping Mottled Bamboo Weaving Exhibition Center.
Shadow-puppet play, paper-cutting and bamboo weaving have been listed as the city's intangible cultural heritage.
It was an activity co-organized by Nanchong People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the International College of CWNU. Through making and playing shadow puppets, paper-cutting and weaving bamboo slices, the visitors from countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia got to know the local culture better.
Huang Xuemei, vice-chairman of Nanchong Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said such an activity was to let overseas students in Nanchong better know about the city's culture and experience the local life.
While working hard at university, the students can also become ambassadors of friendship, who can build cultural bridges for more people to know a friendly, safe, open, and harmonious Nanchong with rich culture, and can promote the communication and mutual learning between people from home and abroad, especially youths, Huang said.