On November 15, the opening ceremony of College Drama Camp of Cross-Strait Youth Summit 2023 was held at the CAD’s Changping Campus. The ceremony was hosted by Taiwan Affairs Office of Beijing Municipal People’s Government and organzied by the CAD, under the support by MOE’s Office of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs.
The opening ceremony was attended by guests from Taiwan Affairs Office of Beijing Municipal People’s Government, Vice Director Zhang Lei and Officer Bi Zeyu, and guests from Department of Drama, Taiwan University of Arts including Prof. Lien-Chiang Chang, the Head of the Department, Yan-Sheng Lai, Administrative Officer, Hsian-Hsian Zhu, a drama teacher, and all the students. The CAD side comprised Mr. Jiang Langlang, Deputy Party Secretary of Party Committee, Dean Zhou Yan and Vice Dean Ji Pei of Department of Theatre Pedagogy, and Ms Piao Chunmei from the Office of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs.
Mr. Jiang Langlang
Mr. Jiang Langlang extended his warmest welcome to all the guests, especially the faculty and students from Taiwan University of Arts. He describes the activity as “a feast of culture, the handshaking of friends, and above all, the cross-strait exchange and communication of theatre art.” He hoped that faculty and students of the two institutions would make full use of this platform to co-write an inspiring chapter of friendship across the strait.
Prof. Lien-Chiang Chang
Prof. Lien-Chiang Chang talked about the honor to visit the CAD with his 20 students. He expressed his gratitude to all colleagues who worked to make this event happen, and wished the activity a great success.
Mr. Zhang Lei
Mr. Zhang Lei then announced to kick off the College Drama Camp, followed by three wonderful shows by the overseas Chinese, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students at the CAD.
The students from Taiwan University of Arts also staged an intriguing short play titled ‘Blue John’. At the end of the ceremony, all attendees took a group photo together.
From November 15 to 19, various exchange activities were held for the Camp, such as drama performances, academic discussions, classroom observation, and cultural visits to Beijing. The aim is to build a platform for young people from both sides to communicate, learn together and understand each other through such activities. With an open and inclusive attitude, the CAD provides opportunities for young people from both sides to showcase themselves, to cultivate friendship, as the CAD’s efforts to contributes to the prosperity and development of Cross-Strait culture and art.