Sponsored by the China Scholarship Council and undertaken by Central South University, the social and cultural experience activity with the theme of “Experiencing China in Gorgeous Hunan” successfully took place. On May 11, 2019. 100 international students from 35 countries and regions and from 5 such universities as Central South University, Hunan University, Hunan Normal University, Xiangtan University and Changsha University of Science and Technology had a deep understanding of Hunan's local private enterprise, ethnic innovation and folk creativity. Wang Shenggang, deputy secretary-general of the China Scholarship Council paid a visit for guiding the activity.
International students visited Sany Group Co., Ltd., Longping Rice Museum, Yuhua Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum and so on. Students were deeply impressed by the high-end technology products, foreign-aid construction, and time-honored Chinese tradition and custom.
By attending the lectures on the intangible cultural heritage of Hunan, and listening to the stories of the Hunan history and culture, international students had a more direct understanding of the culture of Hunan.
Such experiential activity exposed international students to the increasingly abundant creativity of Chinese private enterprises, the innovative vitality of the Chinese nation, and the folk creativity of Hunan people, which strengthened their understanding of Chinese culture.