In the evening of July 23, the original drama Yang Shixian created by Nankai University debuted at Macau University of Science and Technology. As a gift to the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China, the 20th anniversary of Macau’s return to China, and the 100th anniversary of Nankai University, it’s also the first time that the drama was shown out of Chinese Mainland.
The drama reflects the glorious life of Prof. Yang Shixian, the pioneer of pesticide chemistry and element-organic chemistry in China and former President of Nankai University, who has made indelible contributions to the development of the first generation of organic pesticides and the cultivation of organic chemistry talents in China. It also depicts a group of Nankai scientists who have dedicated to the scientific research and the education undertakings of their motherland. Moreover, the drama has entered the drama selection “Backbone of the Republic – Masters of Science”, co-hosted by China Association for Science and Technology and other four departments.
On the same day, Tan Junrong, alumnus of Nankai University, the Acting Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region and the Director-general of the department of Social and Cultural Affairs, sent a written address to the performance. Present at the show were Xu Yanhao, Vice Secretary of CPC Party Committee, Vice Chairman and Secretary of the secretariat of China Association for Science and Technology, Xue Xiaofeng, Vice Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region, Cao Xuetao, President of Nankai University, Zeng Guanxiong, Vice Director of Higher Education Bureau of Macau Special Administrative Region, Liao Zeyun, Member of the Standing Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and supervisor of Macau University of Science and Technology, and Liu Liang, President of Macau University of Science and Technology. Zeng Guanxiong, Cao Xuetao, Liu Liang and Xu Yanhao delivered speeches.
Tan Junrong, On behalf of the government of Macau Special Administrative Region, expressed congratulations on the event and the 100th anniversary of NKU. He pointed out that with the coming of the 70th founding anniversary of new China and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region, Macau SAR is to comprehensively implement the "one country, two systems" policy. He hopes that Macau University of Science and Technology and Nankai University will cooperate more closely and carry forward the patriotic spirit of higher education to make greater contributions to the construction of Guangdong-HongKong-Macao Greater Bay Area and national development. Tan said that he has always been proud of being an alumnus of Nankai University, because his alma mater has enabled him to realize his dream in caring for his motherland, being grateful and serving the society.
Liu liang expressed his congratulations to the university on its centennial anniversary and said that the performance of Yang Shixian in Macau will greatly enhance the senses of mission and responsibility of educators and researchers to devote to their career.
Cao Xuetao pointed out that NKU is stepping up its efforts in "4211 Excellent Nankai" program and accelerating the construction of “Double First-class initiative”. He expected that the drama in Macau would show the patriotic spirit of all Nankai members in supporting the nation with scientific research, promote the cultural exchanges between Chinese mainland and Macau universities, enhance mutual understanding between young generations of two schools, and consolidate the consensus and strengths of Nankai alumni home and abroad. He called on to pass on Yang’s spirit in realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
More than 500 people including representatives of teachers and students from Macau University of Science and Technology, the 34th China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Competition, and Guangdong-HongKong-Macau alumni representatives of NKU attended the performance.
The drama is co-hosted by Nankai University and Macau University of Science and Technology, with the support of the China Association for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Chinese Communist Youth League, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region. Wu Shanchao, Vice Director of the Publicity Department of China Association for Science and Technology Research, Gou Renmin, Vice Director of Education and Youth Work Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region, Huang Suiwen, Director of Maritime and Water Affairs Bureau of Macau Special Administrative Region, Lin Yuan, Vice Director of Policy Research and Regional Development Bureau, Chen Jimin, board member of Macau University of Science and Technology and member of the Standing Committee of Tianjin People's Political Consultative Conference, Pang Chuan, Lin Zhijun, Kuang Yinghua, vice President of Macau University of Science and Technology, Yang Kexin, Vice Chancellor and vice President of NKU attended the activities.
The drama Yang Shixian was approved in 2014 and premiered in 2015. Nankai invited Liu Jihong, the first-level actor of the drama troupe of the Political Work Department of People’s Republic of China Central Military Commission, as the director, and Cheng Jinzhou, the former captain of the dance troupe, the director of the dance. At present, the drama has contributed 20 shows in many places in China including Tianjin, Chongqing, Jiangsu, Macao.
Source: Nankai News
Written by Guo Wei, Yan Ji ling, Yang Yucheng
Photographed by Nie Jici
Edited by Nankai Translation Center