The 19th Asian Games: A Showcase of Chinese Culture, Innovation, and Unity
Reviving the Power of Life and Aspiration for Beauty
The 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China, served as a grand stage not only for sports but also for the vibrant showcase of Chinese culture and tradition. The opening ceremony, a visual spectacle, highlighted elements deeply rooted in Chinese aesthetics such as the Liangzhu archaeological site, West Lake landscapes, Qianjiang tidal bore, and ancient canal bridges. This integration of sports and culture underscored the power of life and the pursuit of beauty.
Chinese Culture: A Continuous and Evolving Civilization
The Games provided a platform to exhibit Chinese culture to the world, delving into the essence of Chinese civilization, the only civilization globally that has remained continuous and evolved in the form of a nation. The display of traditional Chinese culture resonated a strong cultural confidence. The Asian Games served as a window to not just the contemporary image of China but also its significant developmental progress. The event aimed to aid people across Asia and the world in understanding China and the reasons behind its successful path. To truly grasp the essence of China, one must delve into its rich traditional culture, the root and soul of the Chinese nation.
Asian Civilization: An Inclusive and Unified Hub
Asia, being an important birthplace of human civilization, has created dazzling civilizations and has been a hub for the exchange and mutual learning of civilizations. Chinese civilization, characterized by continuity, innovation, unity, inclusiveness, and peace, has made significant contributions to Asian and global civilizations. The showcase of traditional Chinese culture, therefore, is also a necessity for civilizational exchange.
Merging Technology and Art
The fusion of three-dimensional aesthetics and oriental aesthetics was evident in the opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games. High-tech elements like 3D, AR digital dome, 3D dual threat, fluid computing, and an enormous web curtain were used, which brought an immersive experience of excellent traditional Chinese culture to audiences around the world.
A Reflection of a Great Nation
The Hangzhou Asian Games, as the host, had a successful start, with various events in full swing. The conduct of each participant, staff member, and spectator mirrored the demeanor of a great nation. The Hangzhou Asian Games are expected to be a benchmark event, drawing a new picture of Asian development that is beautiful and shared by all, and writing a new chapter in promoting the construction of an Asian community with a shared destiny.
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