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15 July 2015

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Overseas Chinese Youths Start “Root-Seeking” Tour in Hunan

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A 10-day root-seeking camp was launched in Changsha on July 9. Nearly 120 overseas Chinese youths from 19 countries and regions attended. 
The campers will learn about Hunan culture through visiting Yuelu Academy and Tongguan Kiln in Changsha, and Wanli Village in Yong’an Town, Liuyang. They will also have classes in Chinese etiquette, Chinese language, painting, paper cutting, calligraphy, ocarina, traditional rites and music, to better understand Chinese culture. 
This is the first Hunan tour for Yao Jiajin from Spain. He knew Liuyang fireworks, Changsha’s Dufu Pavilion, and Liling porcelain. “Hunan culture is an important part of Chinese culture. I will record every place I visit with images and text, and try to get a better understanding of Chinese culture,” Yao said. Though born overseas, these youths know that they have a Chinese “root”, he added.   
The “Root-seeking” winter/summer camp was initiated in 1999. It aims to help the overseas Chinese youths to learn Chinese language, learn about Chinese conditions and culture, and promote exchange between domestic and overseas Chinese. Entering its 19th session this year, it is recognized and highly appraised by overseas Chinese around the world. 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government.
Translator: Pang Yuehui
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