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BEAUTIFUL CHINA – SPLENDID GUANGXI

19/06/2019 - 28/06/2019 09:00 - 17:00
BEAUTIFUL CHINA – SPLENDID GUANGXI

Thanks to the Cooperation with Designated Province Programme assigned to overseas Chinese Cultural Centres by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of P.R. China, every year China Cultural Centre in Malta can collaborate with select provincial level government institutions. The vitality of this strategic collaboration generates opportunities for Malta to enjoy excellent Chinese cultural and educational programmes bearing the hallmark of national or regional level representative specialties, thus supporting a bountiful flow of unique talents and authentic resources. This dynamic integration fosters the inheritance, perpetuation and preservation of valuable indigenous knowledge, skills and production processes, contributing to the global quest and effort on safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

On the occasion of the Internationally celebrated “China Tourism and Culture Week”, China Cultural Centre in Malta has the pleasure of introducing Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of P.R. China, popularly referred to as just Guangxi.

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is located in southern China, bordered by Yunnan Province to the west, Guizhou Province to the north, Hunan Province to the northeast, and Guangdong Province to the southeast, as well as by Vietnam and the Beibu Bay to the southwest. With unique natural scenery, Guangxi boats a rich spectrum of national customs and historical sites, while also enjoying subtropical monsoon climate that makes it suitable for tourism all the year round.

Between 453-221 BC, during the late Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) ancestors of the Zhuang ethnic group inhabited the region maintained by an economy based on rice. Around 214 BC, during the Qin dynasty (221 to 206 BC), Han Chinese settled in East Guangxi and the Lingqu Canal was dug to link the Xiangjiang River and Guijiang River, forming north-south waterway. From the Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911 AD) this region, previously called “Baiyue”, acquired the name "Guangxi". In 1958, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was established, and it is now one of the five Minority Autonomous Regions in China.

While the Han Chinese are the largest ethnic group, Guangxi has a Zhuang population of over 14 million, making it the largest ethnic minority group of China. The Zhuang live largely in the western two-thirds of the region, while the Han are concentrated in the eastern third. The Yao, Miao, and Dong ethnic populations are widely scattered.

Nanning, the capital city, also known as the Green City, is a longstanding venue to host China-ASEAN Expo. Guilin is a world-famous tourist city, where the World Tourism Organization and Pacific-Asia Tourism Association hold the International Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlooks each year.

The exhibition showcases both the natural splendour and profound sociocultural history of Guangxi. By combining handicrafts, souvenirs and illustrations, the exhibition gives representation to the eclectic diversity of traditions, folklore, artisan and intangible cultural heritage of Chinese Han and minority populations.  It also leads viewers to discover the cultural environments and natural wonders that host or inspire them as prime attractions as holiday destinations.

Beautiful China Splendid Guangxi  exhibition is co-organized between the China Cultural Centre in Malta and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, P.R. China 

For more information send an email to maltaccc@gmail.com.

 

Venue

China Cultural Centre

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China Cultural Centre in Malta