On December 12th, Confucius Institute at Assumption University (hereafter CIAU) held the second Chinese Clothes Contest. A total of 21 students from 10 schools in Thailand participated in the contest.
The contest is divided into three parts: clothing display, talent show and online voting. In the clothing display session, the contestants wore traditional costumes with Chinese characteristics, including noble imperial robes, silk-stocking phoenix coronet and robes of rank, soft slip skirts, elegant cheongsams and various Chinese ethnic costumes. The spectators acquired a new understanding of traditional Chinese clothes through this wonderful display.
In the subsequent talent show, the contestants had some splashes of ink, some showed traditional Chinese dances, and some performed Chinese songs and traditional instruments. The excellent performance of the contestants made the applause of the activity.
In this contest, CIAU specially set up online voting. In just two hours of voting, the number of interactions on Facebook reached 30,665. After tense and fierce competition, Porntip Rojanakul from Assumption University won the first prize of the contest. Sirin Thongprapa from Bang Bo Wittayakom School won the best popularity award because she got the most votes on the Internet.
After the contest, the contestants said that participating in the contest was a rare opportunity to show themselves. For students who loved Chinese language and Chinese culture, this was also a good platform for mutual exchange of learning and common progress. This activity inspired contestants’ interests and enthusiasm in learning of Chinese language and understanding of Chinese culture.
Written by Ms. Wen Pan
Photographed by Mr. Yuan Zheng
Translated by Ms. Duan Yuexia
Revised by Ms. Cao Le