Listen to the Voice of Old Beijing Hutong
On the morning of April 19th, students of the International College were invited to participate in the cultural activity of "Listen to the Voice of Old Beijing Hutong" on Xueyuan Road.
They followed Mr. Along, a well-known collector of old objects in Beijing, to approach and feel the old Beijing.
During the event, Beijing hawker Aaron told everyone about the history and culture of the old Beijing objects, displayed various objects hawked in old Beijing, and performed the cries of various old Beijing vendors.
The students listened enthusiastically and took the initiative to interact with Mr. Aaron. At the end of the activity, every student received a souvenir from Mr. Aaron.
The students participating in the activity also expressed their feelings.
Muta from Pakistan said: During today's activity, we heard pigeon whistles, winter hats, summer caps, ice cream cups, percussion sounds for various uses, animal bells, wooden belling sounds, organ sound for doctors calling patients, a ringing bell sound for an emergency case, sound for banking in a certain instrument, and so on.
The artist Mr. A Long gave us presents in the shape of thousand-year-old silver coins during his appearance and launch of goods; it was a kind gesture on his part that encouraged us to engage more with the presenter. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the former dynasties of Beijing, China.
Paz from Ghana said: I am extremely glad to have been part of the activity. Though my level of Chinese couldn't afford me to understand everything, I enjoyed it to the maximum.
It was interesting getting to know old Beijing's cultural heritage and discovering the historical beauty of Beijing. It was also fun to meet new friends and having memorable photoshoots.
I admired how the presenter was good at doing it and presented so well without just a struggle. China has a great cultural heritage and it needs to be protected and preserved very well.
Pa said from Pakistan: During his presentation and introduction of goods, Mr. A Long presented us gifts in form of thousand years old silver coins, which was really a kind action by him which urged us more interaction with the presenter.
It was really a fabulous event to get some know-how about the past dynasties of Beijing, China. Here are some glimpses of the memories which we saved in-camera after attending the precious and rare event.
It is reported that the International College organizes students to participate in this cultural activity of "Listening to the Voice of Old Beijing Hutong".
It is one of the important ways for international students to "get out of campus, walk into the community, experience Beijing, and perceive China". The sense of integration and happiness is of great significance.