Intl students enjoy trip 'from ancient China to modern Shanghai'
Forty international students from East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai who come from 23 countries, including Pakistan, Iceland, Malaysia, and Mongolia, recently enjoyed a spring outing to the Shanghai Museum and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, experiencing a journey from ancient China to modern Shanghai.
At Shanghai Museum, the students were deeply attracted by the exhibits, especially the Da Ke Ding, the most precious treasure of the museum, which is an almost 3,000-year-old bronze tripod that is one of the only two biggest round bronze Dings with inscriptions in China.
The students also tried to recognize the oracle bone script to figure out the changes of Chinese characters, admired exquisite ancient porcelain, as well as gained a deeper understanding of the inclusiveness and breadth of Chinese civilization through the exhibits showcasing different styles of traditional ethnic minority clothing at the museum.
The also visited the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, a Shanghai landmark, where skyscrapers line with each other. From the 259-meter-high fully transparent sightseeing corridor, students enjoyed bird's eye views of Shanghai. When they learned that 30 years ago the area was still a farmland, they were amazed by the dramatic changes in its appearance, with the area attracting financial, commercial, and high-tech enterprises from all over the world. Participating students said that their feelings of the vitality and special charm of Shanghai further deepened.
A student looks at the ancient Chinese characters at Shanghai Museum. [Photo/WeChat ID: ies_students]
Foreign students pose for a group photo at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. [Photo/WeChat ID: ies_students]