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Confucius Institute at the University of Miskolc Attends and Co-Organizes the “Hungary TCM Cultural Festival”

On October 25th (9am-1pm) the Confucius Institute at the University of Miskolc was invited to attend and co-organize the celebration of Hungary Issue of Legislative Rules on TCM & the 3rd “Hungary TCM Cultural Festival”. The host organization, the Hungary Society for TCM, prepared a variety of activities for the guests, including free TCM diagnosis, massage, calligraphy, tea ceremony, Chinese Knot and Tai Chi performance. As the co-organizer, the Confucius Institute at the University of Miskolc was in charge of the teaching of making Chinese knots.



In 2013, Hungary's parliament adopted the new law, allowing Chinese TCM doctors to acquire medical licenses. Since then, TCM has become an important part of Hungary’s medical system. In the past few years, TCM grew rapidly in Hungary, and a Confucius Institute themed on TCM was established in March this year. The Confucius Institute at the University of Miskolc has attached great importance to the promotion of TCM. It held two well-received culture lectures on TCM culture in 2014 and 2015. 



Many citizens showed up at the event with the hope to see the amazing TCM for themselves. Some of the participants experienced the pulse-taking and massage. The doctors diagnosed them carefully, found the acupuncture points, and aided the healing process, winning admiration from all the people present.           


The Chinese knots made by the Confucius Institute at the University of Miskolc also attracted large amount of participants. Many of them picked up thread and learned to make Chinese knots from the teacher. All the exquisite Chinese knots knitted the good wishes within and connected the friendship between China and Hungary.


Mr. Wu Hua, Director of Education Division of Hungary Embassy to China, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. He affirmed the importance of the role TCM played in the cultural exchanges between China and Hungary. He also said both Confucius Institutes and TCM were important parts of the promotion of Chinese culture, that the two parts should work together to gain the global recognition of Chinese culture. 
| | Source: International Exchanges and Cooperation Department | Date: 2015-10-27