International Confucian Association Delegation visits Confucius Institute in Bergen

Written by Song Xiaojuan

On 28thAugust 4:00pm (local time), the International Confucian Association (ICA) delegation visited Confucius Institute In Bergen (CIB). Prof. Juqian Li, Chinese director, Geir Nordal-Pedersen, language teaching advisor, and two Chinese language teachers, SONG Xiaojuan and HE Jiqing, joined the meeting.

The Chinese director gave a warm welcome to the delegation and an introduction to CIB’s development afterwards. As the only Confucius Institute in Norway, Prof.Li emphasized CIB’s mission of improving cooperation and enhancing understanding between China and Norway, as well as analyzed the profound base of cultural exchange between the two countries in historical perspective.

Yuhe Liu, advisor of ICA, the previous vice president of Chinese People Institute of Foreign Affairs and the previous ambassador of Algeria gave a high evaluation for what CIB achieved and an introduction to ICA service. Xiping Niu, secretary general of ICA, proposed the topic of exploring possibility for collaboration. Finally both sides brought forward the areas for potential cooperation: training for Chinese language teachers on Chinese culture, participation in local seminars on Chinese language and culture, lectures for local teachers on Chinese history, philosophy etc, connection between Chinese ritual and music culture and Norwegian music research.