On January 23, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Shandong University (SDU) and Jinan Peking Opera Theatre (JPOT) was held at JPOT. The MoU is an important step in establishing a center for international students to learn Chinese traditional culture. On behalf of each party, Mr. Mingli LIU (Dean, SDU International Students & Scholars Center) and Mr. HeyongYU (Manager, JPOT) signed the MoU.Mr. Yan ZHUANG (Deputy Director General, Jinan Municipal Culture, Broadcasting, Television and Press Administration) and Mr. Xingchun LI (Deputy Director, Jinan Municipal Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs) unveiled the plaque of the center.
Professional performers from the theatre presented opera plays such as “Dragon Palace Havoc.” After the wonderful performances, students took a closer look at musical instruments. Impressed with the charm of Peking Opera, students signed up for courses and became formally apprenticed to performers on site.