Three students from different schools of Beihang University bade farewell to a fortnight-long program in Hiroshima University, Japan on Feburary 14 with abundant knowledge and experiences of the country’s language and culture.
The program, which began on January 31, took in students from the School of Law, the School of Beijing, and the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University.
During the 2-week visit, the students had access to both the academic and the practical activities. They dipped into the characteristics and history of Japanese aesthetics and learned about the culture of Taoism in Japan, which led them to reflect on the differences between the Taoist culture in China and that in Japan. Their practice of Japanese ikebana in the Rokkakudo (Chohoji) Temple also shed light on Japanese classical aesthetics.
Besides, lectures on Japan’s nuclear weapon policy furthered the students’ understanding of Japan’s attitude towards this issue, which is illustrated by the fact that this nuclear energy giant keeps a distance from nuclear weapons.
On this trip, the students were also impressed by the decline of Japan’s traditional crafts and the craftsman in Ritsumeikan University.
The program was a great opportunity for the students to broaden their horizon, appreciate the history and culture of Japan, and enhance their practical competence. It also served to manifest the wisdom and charisma of Beihang students.
Released by Qu Yue and Liu Shuran
Translated by Li Siying