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In Memory of Taras Shevchenko: SISU holds China-Ukrainian cultural communication event


11 April 2019 | By Yan Qin, He Shan, Wang Xinyue | Copyedited by Li Lei

  • Participants recited Taras Shevchenko’s poems

  • Participants recited Taras Shevchenko’s poems

  • Yuri Brazilkino taught students how to paint pastels

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chool of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and Ukraine’s Consulate General in Shanghai jointly held an intercultural communication event on March 22, 2019.

The event’s participants appreciated the poems and paintings of Taras Shevchenko, who is a great Ukrainian poet, writer, artist and social activist, to celebrate the 205th anniversary of his birth.

Xu Lisha, one teacher of SISU’s Ukraine major, introduced Taras Shevchenko’s lifetime, poems, artistic works and translations of his works. Ukrainian students and SISU students majoring in Ukraine then recited Shevchenko’s works.

Ukraine’s Consulate General in Shanghai also invited Yuri Brazilkino, a famous Ukrainian painter, to teach students how to paint pastels. The students of the two countries produced many beautiful paintings, themed with the nature, plants, cartoon characters and bilateral friendship under his guidance

The students in the Ukrainian major sent the two most satisfying works to Dmitry Boromarenko, the consul general of Ukraine in Shanghai. Meanwhile, representatives of School of Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science exchanged gifts as a symbol of friendship.

Boromarenko pointed out that SISU and Ukraine’s Consulate General in Shanghai had been maintaining a good cooperative relationship and had jointly held many intercultural communication events. He said that they would continue to strengthen cooperation with SISU in the fields of culture and education, and support the development of SISU’s Ukrainian major and the Ukraine Research Center.

Ren Yao, secretary of CPC General Branch of SISU’s School of Russian and Eurasian Studies, hoped that SISU could establish cooperation with more well-known universities in Ukraine under the support of Ukraine’s Consulate General in Shanghai, such as the National University of Kiev and the National University of lviv.

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