Social educational activity

 

 

Organized activities 


 5.03.2020

         Due to the The grand opening of the 1150th anniversary of the Great Second Teacher Abu Nasyr Al-Farabi the university with a symbolic name Al-Farabi Kazakh national organized various activities.

         Professors and students of Department of Chinese studies in Faculty of Oriental studies organized сharity event on purpose to introduce young generation with the Great thinker, mathematician, music theorist, astrologist, The second teacher after Aristotle.

         Students of   Al-Farabi KazNU in charge of senior teacher Katbayeva Gulmira in order to promote "Qayirimdy Qogam" challenge celebrated international Women’s day with adorable girls in orphanage called «Zhanuya».

 

 

02/27/2020

Students of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of Foreign Philology visited the house of Mrs. Elmira, a mother of many children for charity. We all saw that she had four children, the oldest is 9 years old and the smallest is 2 years old. She does not work and health problems, she is sitting at home with a small child. We hope that we have proven that there are still good people these days. And we want to say:"To be kind today means to be a benefactor, giving a piece of bread to a starving person, warmth - to a freezing person, giving a hand to a sick person. And this help does not have to be great"

 

18.09.19

First-year students, along with their adviser, took part in the "Forum on joint education with China," which was held at the University of Turan.

14.03.2018

On March 14, at 10:00 - 12:00 at the Oriental Studies Faculty of al-Farabi KazNU, a lecture was given by the Chinese Consul General in Almaty Mr. Zhang Wei on the topic "New formats of Kazakh-Chinese relations".
The opening speech was given to the first vice-rector of al-Farabi KazNU Burkitbaev M.M.
The lecture was attended by students and staff of the Oriental Studies Faculty and International relations Department, as well as representatives of the Confucius Institute.
Mr. Zhang Wei in his lecture noted that KazNU is leading in the field of higher education, both in Kazakhstan, and in Central Asia and the CIS region. KazNU has established cooperation relations with many universities in China, has become an important member of the University Alliance of the "One Belt and One Road" initiative. In addition, the lecture covered the achievements and prospects for the development of the Kazakh-Chinese relations, the current situation in the PRC, and also discussed the question of what opportunities will be opened to KazNU students after graduation from the university.
The guests of the lecture learned about the main secret of China's success and the Chinese experience of achievements in the field of economy:
1) socialism with Chinese characteristics, based on history, cultural traditions, values ​​and other national characteristics, and development practices.
2) maintaining political and social stability through Chinese economic reform
3) deepening the reforms of the economic system and the administrative management system
4) implementation of the policy of openness to the outside world and active integration into economic globalization.
5) encouragement of innovations in national culture and strengthening of external cultural exchange.
Along with the positive, the negative aspects of the results of the policy of Chinese economic reform, as well as their reasons, were also touched upon.
At the conclusion of the lecture, Mr. Zhang Wei expressed hope for the strengthening of cohesion and friendship, and the further development of our relationships through the Kazakh youth.
At the end of the lecture, the General Consul answered all questions of interest to the audience, and also congratulated on the upcoming holiday Nauryz and wished success and prosperity.
The first vice-rector of KazNU thanked Mr. Zhang Wei for an informative lecture and expressed his hope that not only students of KazNU, but all young people of Kazakhstan will be informed about the current state of Kazakh-Chinese relations and their prospects, which will be another important step in strengthening cooperation between the two countries.

 

16.02.2018

On February 16, 2018, the Chinese holiday Chun Jie was held in the Center for Chinese Culture and Literature in the National Library of Kazakhstan. To celebrate New Year in spring time is very common among east countries. Chun Jie is a wonderful holiday of Chinese people. It is a celebration of renewal, gratitude and innovation, which gives hope to humanity.

This holiday was held in the form of an Open Day called "Culture and Literature of China". The event was attended by representatives of the Consulate General of China in Almaty. Honorary guests of the event Consul General Guo Chin-Jiao and Consul for Culture and Academic Affairs Wang Jiping met Ospanova Bakhytzhamal Kaiyrbekovna, deputy director of the library.

The content of the event, organized by master students of the Chinese Studies Department of Oriental Studies Faculty, was very rich. Guests enjoyed the traditional Chinese cuisine prepared by the organizers, as well as the art of Chinese calligraphy - a shufa, a paper ornament, a tea ceremony, etc. The evening ended with a festive concert. The concert was conducted by Chinese students, students studying Chinese from various educational institutions of Almaty.

This large-scale event culminated with an interesting lecture by two doctoral students of the Oriental Studies Faculty of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Kerimbayev Erzhan and Madiyev Daniyar. The doctoral students talked about the topic of their research, about the contacts between Kazakhstan and China and the policy of spreading Chinese culture and language throughout the world.
The library management thanked the master and doctoral students of the Oriental Studies Faculty of Al-Farabi KazNU on behalf of the entire staff of the library.

 9.02.2018

9.02.2018 at 16:00 - 18:00 the evening was organized by the Oriental Studies Faculty of Al-Farabi KazNU by the Confucius Institute at KazNU with the support of the Consulate General of China in Almaty.
A word of congratulations was given to the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Almaty, Mr. Zhang Wei, and the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Askar Khikmetov.
After the congratulatory speech, a concert  dedicated to the Chunjie Festival
was held. Students from several universities of Almaty took part in the concert program.
The concert included dancing, songs, sketches, playing various musical instruments, as well as fashion show of Chinese clothing from different eras.
The students of the Department of Chinese Studies presented a sketch with the myth about the origin of the Chinese national holiday Chunjie. Students showed their acting talents and won the audience's sympathy.
"The event dedicated to the "Spring Holiday - Chunjie" among high schools of Almaty city was held at a high level.

2.03.2018

Scientific and Practical Conference
March 2, 2018 at the Faculty of Oriental Studies was held a scientific and practical conference "The significance of the decisions of the XIX Congress of the CPC in Kazakh-Chinese relations", organized by the Center for Contemporary China Studies. The conference was attended by well-known Kazakh scientists, Sinologists, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor K.Sh. Khafizova, a researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies named after R.B. Suleimenova Zhanykhan Oshan, research assistant of the  A. Baytursynov Institute of Linguistics  Candidate of Philology K. Gabithanuly and teachers of the Chinese language department. The conference discussed the decisions of the XIX Congress of the CPC, the role of China in foreign policy and in international relations, China's economic policy, cultural and civilizational trends, and prospects for the development of Kazakh-Chinese relations. The report on the work of the public association "Kazakhstan Association of Sinologists", prepared by the Director of the Center for Contemporary China Studies, Chairman of the Association N. Mukametkhanuly made a report.

20.01.2018
At 10-00 a meeting of graduates was held!

A concert program, a buffet table and a lottery was organized. 5 graduates of the Faculty of Oriental Studies became winners and won memorable prizes.

The meeting was held in a lively and interesting atmosphere.

 

16.01.2018

Meeting with the Olympic champion Ermakhan Ibraimov

January 16, 2018 in the framework of the “Ainalandy Nyrlandir” and “Salamatty Omir” projects, the Faculty of Oriental Studies held a meeting with Ermakhan Ibraimov, a boxer, an Olympic champion in the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000, a director of the republican state-owned enterprise "Olympic Training Center for boxing" and a graduate of the al-Farabi Kazakh National University. The meeting was opened by the introductory speech of Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and Associate Professor of the Middle East and South Asia Department Ykhtiar Paltore. Then E.Ibraimov welcomed participants of the meeting. Olympic champion in his speech raised the issue of modernization of public consciousness, which is mentioned in the strategic article of President Nursultan Nazarbayev "A glance at the future: modernization of public consciousness". E.Ibraimov clearly defined the importance of modernizing public consciousness for the further development of Kazakhstan, citing from his life experience examples of the positive changes that have already taken place in Kazakhstan during independence, and called on the advanced educated youth to support the initiative of the President through their active participation.

Pointing to the most important for Kazakhstani set of qualities worthy of the 21st century, among which are factors such as computer literacy, cultural openness and knowledge of foreign languages, E.Ibraimov pointed out that knowledge of foreign languages ​​is a promising and necessary skill, for example, in organizing trips sports delegations to foreign countries.

At the end of the meeting the undergraduates, doctoral students and academic teaching staff  of the Department of the Middle East and South Asia and Chinese Studies had the opportunity to make memorable photos with the Olympic champion and ask E.Ibraimov questions, answering which he told about the beginning of his career and interesting moments from the Olympics in Sydney, urging young people to lead a healthy lifestyle and take an active position in the implementation of the President's program "A Look into the Future: Modernizing Public Consciousness."

 

 

 29.12.2018

On December 29, 2017, the seminar "How to get published in an Academic journal: Top Tips from the Editor" of the visiting professor Shrikant Kondapalli (John Nehru University) was held.

Teachers, masters and doctoral students of the Department of Chinese Studies, who took part in the seminar learned a lot of useful information about writing articles in indexed journals :
1. The topic of the article should be relevant, important for the audience of the selected journal.
In a subject it is undesirable to use untranslatable words, they can be used inside the text in italic.
2. The abstract is written about what has been done in the work
3. Most articles are about 5000-6000 words, 15 pages
4. The first of 15 pages - proves the significance and importance of the topic. Approximately 1-5 arguments
5. 2-3 pages of 15 - literature review. It should be divided into sections (authors of different schools: neo-realists, constructivists, etc.). It is necessary to show that it has already been investigated and indicated that it is still necessary to consider what has not yet been investigated. Consider the hypotheses investigated by the authors and how they were confirmed
6. The tasks of scientific research are 5-10 tasks. These tasks determine the content of the article
7. To work out hypotheses, 1-2
A hypothesis is what you want to test. In the analysis of the article, the hypothesis is considered.
8. Methods - 1-2: Inductive (generalization of factual material) and Deductive (begins with theory / hypothesis, is considered on an example). In the methodology section, you should immediately determine which method will be used (it is possible to use both methods)
9.Article should be divided into chapters
10. Bibliography. The most commonly used style is the Chicago manual style.
11. Before submitting an article, you should check it for plagiarism in the Turn It On application (for articles in English), if plagiarism is more than 10-15%, then you need to edit it, otherwise your article will not be accepted.
12. The most popular (cited) articles are those that write a good literary review

12/27/2017

The Belt and Road Initiative through the Glance of Sino-Kazakh Relations

On December 27, from 10-00 to 12-30, a seminar of the visiting professor Shrikant Kondapalli (John Nehru University) was held on the theme of the The Belt and Road Initiative through the Glance of Sino-Kazakh Relations.

The seminar was attended by teaching staff, doctoral students and undergraduates of the Department of Chinese Studies, as well as invited professors from other Kazakhstani universities.

8.12.2018

On December 8 at 10-30 the ceremony of the official opening of the photo exhibition "Acquaintance with China -2017: «Чунцин келбеті» took place.

Organizers: Consulate General of China in Almaty, Oriental Studies Faculty of al-Farabi KazNU, Confucius Institute, National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The purpose of the exhibition is to acquaint Kazakh people with the history and culture of China, with the city of Chongqing, with the activities of the Oriental Studies Faculty of the al-Farabi KazNU, the Confucius Institute in Almaty, from the fund of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan there is a visiting book exhibition "The Book Unites Nations" in different languages.
People's Government of Chongqing PRC brought unique photos of «Чунцин келбеті». Chongqing is a city in the central part of China, the largest area of ​​four Chinese administrative units. The population of the city is 32.75 million people. It is a modern city with a history of 3000 years and is one of the most unusual cities in China. It is rich in cultural and historical monuments and famous historical sights: museums, temple complexes, rock carvings, caves, amusement parks.
The establishment and development of bilateral good-neighborly relations is an important part of Kazakhstan's foreign policy international activity.
The exhibition of products of a large Chinese intellectual company Xiaomi represents the official distributor in Kazakhstan with the installation "Smart House". The "Smart House" system is one of the company's trends over the past few years.
At the end of the event, the tea ceremony, the art of playing the ancient musical instruments and the written calligraphy of China were also demonstrated.

 

   

28.11.2017

Opening of the Expert Club "One Belt and One Way"

November 28, 2017 in Almaty the first meeting of the Expert Club / EC / "One belt and one way" was held. The Expert Club was established with the assistance of the Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation (II and RC / Kazakhstan-German University / KGU) and with the support of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Almaty.

In the organizational meeting of the Expert Club, Sultanov B.K., director of the II and RC KGU, Zhang Wei, the Consul General of the PRC in Almaty, Konstantin Syroezhkin, the chief research officer of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Lesya Karataeva, the chief research officer of the KazISS under the President of Kazakhstan, Alma Sultangaliyeva Institute for Asian Studies, Adil Kaukenov, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies, Sultan Akimbekov, Director of the Institute for Oriental Studies, Galiya Movkubayeva, Director of the Eurasian Research Center of Al-Farabi KazNU and Saifulla Sapanov doctor of historical sciences, professor of the Sinology Department of Al-Farabi KazNU.

 The purpose of creating an Expert Club is:

- promoting the successful implementation of the "One Belt and One Way", as well as the joint construction of the "Economic belt of the Silk Road" by Kazakhstan and China. Also the goal of the club is to strengthen the positive image of the PRC among the population of Kazakhstan.

The priority directions of the club's activities will be to acquaint the Kazakhstani public with the main directions of the PRC's foreign and domestic policy, as well as explaining the practical benefits of implementing the "Economic belt of the Silk Road" to improve the social and economic situation of Kazakhstan.

 At the first meeting of the Expert Club, the following problems were considered: Reasons, goals and objectives of creating the EC. Proposals on the status, structure and principles of EC activity; the ideas of Chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jingping and his contribution to the development of China-Kazakhstan cooperation; factors of Eurasian security when creating "One Belt and One Way"; problems of cultural and humanitarian cooperation and Kazakh-Chinese cooperation in the field of education, etc.

We wish success in the work of the Expert Club "One Belt and One Way".

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Sinology Department of Al-Farabi KazNU, Sapanov S.Zh.

 23.11.2017

Meeting with the Delegation of the Publishing House of Xinjiang University
On November 23, 2017, a meeting was held at the Chinese studies Department, in which the head of the Chinese studies Department of the Oriental Studies Faculty of the KazNu named after al-Farabi PhD, associate professor Dauen D.B., professor Muhametkhanuly N., senior lecturers PhD Dosymbekova R.O., Kaliolla A., Sharypkazy N., director of the publishing house of Xinjiang University Makadas Asyuly, editor-in-chief of the publishing house Shalkar Kurmanbekuly, professor of Xinjiang University Wang Wei, and teachers of Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages took part.
The purpose of the meeting of the representatives of the 
Chinese studies Department of the Oriental Studies Faculty of the KazNu named after al-Farabi, Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages and Xinjiang University was the discussion of the teaching methodology of the textbooks "大众 汉语" and "大学 汉语" in 4 volumes. The authors of the manuals are the teachers of the Chinese studies Department Dauen D.B., Kerimbayev E.A., Dosymekova R.O., Kaliolla A. The agenda included questions on the use of these teaching aids in the teaching of Chinese to bachelor students, proposals and recommendations were formulated, and also it was decided to jointly write and publish the Exercises Book 练习  and Teachers Book 教师 .

 

The speech of the Liaoning University of the PRC professor, PhD, Ms. Qu Weny

On November 17, 2017, the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Almaty and the Chinese Studies Department of the Oriental Studies Faculty of the Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi was held a scientific seminar "The New Era of China's Development: One Belt, One Way" and Sino-Kazakhstan Economic Cooperation, on the theme there was a speech of the Liaoning University of the PRC professor, PhD, Ms. Qu Weny.

Scientific-pedagogical workers, teachers, young scientists, doctoral students, undergraduates participated in the work of the seminar. At the end of the seminar there was an active discussion on the issue under discussion. The seminar was especially informative for young scientists.

At the end of the seminar all participants were given certificates.

 

Scientific seminar on the topic "Methods of writing scientific work"


April 5, 2017, a scientific seminar was held on the theme "Methods of writing scientific work", which was organized by the Chinese studies Department and the Silk Road Circle. The main report of the seminar was prepared by Professor Sapanov Saifulla Zhumabayuly, Doctor of Historical Sciences.

In the report Professor Sapanov S.Zh. drew particular attention to the method of writing scientific works of students. The ongoing reforms in the country's science require new directions and positions.

The people who lost not only the capabilities of the world tournament, but also lost their historical consciousness and knowledge, can experience great suffering.
A lot of works and published scientific works that were studied prior to the independence of Kazakhstan were sent to the study on the basis of Marxism-Leninism. Now after the acquisition of a sovereign state, under the supervision and guidance of the President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev. We have the opportunity to gain access to valuable information of the general history of Kazakhstan, as well as the history of the Turkic peoples and related documents that were abroad reach.

At the end of the seminar, Professor S.Zh. Sapanov answered the students' questions.
Head of the circle "Silk Road":

Master of Arts                                                         Bodau G. 

 

How do you understand “national value”

26th April 2017, Chinese studies Department of Oriental studies faculty of Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi held the meeting with representatives of social fund “Kyzai Ana”, aim of which was to explain plans and priority of President’s appeal about the destiny of the country named “The tack to the future: spiritual renewal” for undergraduates and students. Teachers, professors, undergraduates and students took part in that meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting students discussed about “How do we understand “national value””. The chairman of social fund “Kyzai Ana”, Doctor of Historical Sciences N.Mukametkanuly listened to students’ view with great pleasure and mentioned that he was happy about educated and smart young people. Then he determined young generation, whose first part understand it like third modernization, and the second part of them understand it like when save national gist, may often go into religion. All of these is the result of having no knowledge about national value, spirit and consciousness. He especially mentioned that Kazakh language and national unity are the main and key concept in becoming “Mangilyk El”. President’s appeal main and key concepts play the main role in becoming “Mangilyk El”. President’s appeal is the important strategic programming documents in new stage of history development. He also supplemented this article with constitution reform and economical reconstruction of third modernization, and mentions that this is the new ideology for successful development.

   

21.04.2017       

April 21, in 423 auditorium Senior lecturer of the Chinese Studies Department of the Oriental Studies Faculty KazNU named after al-Farabi A.K. Anipina together with the students of the 3rd course discussed the message of President N.Nazarbayev "Bolashak bagdar: ruhani jangyru". N.Nazarbayev noted that we have entered a new historical stage. Our goal is to enter the top-30 developed countries. In this connection, the professor of the Chinese Studies Department S. Sapanov, answered the students' interrogating questions about how to awaken the public consciousness and to self-development.

       After discussing the message, students and teachers together watched the film "Kazakh Khandy".

Adviser of the Chinese Studies Department, A.K. Anipina

 

 16.04.2017

"In the daytime the tree is a shadow, in the evening - a shelter"

Folk wisdom says: "If you grow a tree, then you will build a forest for the people and a fortress for yourself. Trees not only plant everything around us, but under them you can hide from the scorching sun and torrential rain.

16.04.2017 students of the 2nd year of the Department of Sinology of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, supporting the project "GreenKampus", held an event called "In the afternoon, a tree is a shadow, in the evening - a shelter." The goal of this event is to develop Kazakhstan's environmental innovations, support the GreenKampus project, and instill patriotic feelings of environmental protection for students. Students planted trees in front of the building they are studying. It would be great if every citizen began to hold such events to decorate and preserve his corner of nature!

 

Meeting with employers

On April 6 at the Department of Sinology of the Faculty of Oriental Studies in KazNU aт entrepreneur and lawyer Zharkyn Asanuly conducted a lecture on "Advice on Chinese Laws" at a special course organized by employers for students and graduates of the Department of Sinology. The above-mentioned lecture was attended by third-year students, graduates, and teachers of the department.

The main purpose of this course is to inform students and graduates with modern laws on attracting foreign investment, protecting investors, taxes and on public order. Throughout this course by determining the features of the Constitution of the PRC and mentioned laws the rules for the entry and stay of foreign citizens in China were introduced. And also, he explained how foreign citizens can protect their rightsin China. The students and graduates showed great interest in this meeting. The head of the department Nabizhan Mukhametkhanuly expressed his gratitude to the lawyer Zharkyn Asanuly for the lecture.

 

Department of Sinology

 

      A week of Chinese Studies 


      From 6 to 10 of February 2017, in the al-Farabi Kazakh National University will be held "A week of Chinese Studies". 

          The event is organized by Chinese Studies Department of Faculty of Oriental Studies. The program is supposed to conduct consular hour with the participation of the Consul General of China in Almaty, Zhang Wei, oratory competition, Days of Chinese food and Chinese culture, as well as a concert in honor of the Chinese New Year.

       Anyone and everyone are welcome.

      The event starts every day at 11.00 a.m.

      Free admission.                                                     

14.12.2016

The new partnership - new opportunities

The delegation of the Hubei University of Technology in China, visited the Department of Chinese Studies.

     During the meeting the parties discussed issues of cooperation between the two universities, the development of internal and external academic mobility program among students and teachers. Representatives of the International Education and Cultural Exchange Department of Hubei University of Technology acquainted with the curriculum for training of future KazNU Sinologists to consider the issue of joint training Chinese language specialists. Department of Chinese Studies already has experience in this field and on the program "2 + 2" trains specialists in "Foreign philology" specialty in cooperation with Lanzhou University of China.

     During the meeting, the teacher of the Teaching Chinese as a foreign language Faculty of Hubei University of Technology, Mr. Xiong Weijie gave a master class for the staff of the Chinese Studies department of KazNU on "Methods of teaching the Chinese language at the initial stage of training".

   Xiong Weijie showed active Chinese language teaching methods for foreigners and efficient use of computer technology in the classroom. The master class was a good platform for the exchange of experiences between the partner universities.

8.12.2016

Discussion of the novel of Chinese writer Zhang Yun "The Wild Swans" in the framework of the project "100 books"

   On 8 December 2016 in the classroom number 414 at 15:00 o’clock on the initiative of assistant professor of the Faculty of Oriental Studies Department of Chinese Studies A. Kenjebayeva and with the participation of graduate students of 1 and 2 years in specialties "Foreign philology", "Translation Studies", "Regional Studies" on the basis of the project "100 books " was organized a seminar on " The relationship between historical reality and artistic reality in the works of Zhang Yun".

   The aim of the event: a study of the writer's language with consideration of its artistic features and the art of making a self-portrait in the use of model images in an artistic works in Chinese literature.

   Scientific seminar on "The link between historical reality and artistic reality in the works of Zhang Yun" (based on the analysis of the novel "The Wild Swans") was held in the form of a debate. Docent A. Kenjebayeva who organized the event, taking advantages of the interactive whiteboard, analyzed the artistic features of the novel "The Wild Swans" and revealed the essence of the topic and the problems of the named work and asked readers about the reasons for the naming the novel "The Wild Swans". Students and graduates have been fully involved in the debate and discussing opinions. Participants share issues that they did not understand while reading the novel and thus made it more interesting. Readers from other schools, too, did not sit back and shared their relevant ideas by showing interest in Chinese literature. Conclusions regarding the language and content of the work have been made. Each of the readers were able to show a critical mind and the ability of concentration and attention. Especially readers were amazed by the performance of a student of 1st year Erkesh Sergazy who presented extracts from the novel "The Wild Swans" of a writer Zhang Yun, moreover, he made a comparison between the Chinese version of the novel and its Russian and English translations. Graduate student of the 2nd year Baydauletova Nazira made a description through actions of the characters in this novel. Graduate students have prepared a description and made an analysis of events taking place in the work. Graduate student of 1-year Yershat Ardak told about the achievements of this work and graduate student of the 2nd year Baydauletova Nazira made a brief announcement about the fundamental question of this work of Zhang Yun. Teachers of the department, who participated in this event (Nurzhaeva A. Dosymbekova R. Sharipkazy, E.Kerimbaev), graduates (Yershat Ardak, Kenjebayeva Ulpan, Madibalayeva Ardak, Mazhit Merey, Zhaylauova Zarina, Sagynbek Marjan, Zhenisbayeva Meruyert, Kamalbek Aina, Mukatay Clara, etc.) were not left behind, they took an active part in the discussions. At the end of the seminar, through the analysis, readers with substantial points of view were given certificates in the categories "Modest critic", "The future specialist in literature", "Intelligent reader".                                                              

1/12/2016

Second-year graduate students of our university from faculty of "Oriental Studies" the Department of Synology Kauymbek Qaisar won the main prize in the competition of poems in honor of Independence Day

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Independence day and the day of the first president, the Republican contest of poetry was organized among young poets in Almaty in the Palace of the Republic. Contest winner was a second-year graduate student of our university of the faculty of "Oriental Studies" the Department of Synology Kauymbek Qaisar.

In this contest, which has been organized for several times, poets from all over the regions of our country participated. Among the 18 competitors were pre-selected poets. Their abilities in verse evaluated by experienced poets from Writers' Union under the poet Adylgazy Kairbekova. Lovers of poetry were attracted by readings of a poem lines of 18 of poets who spoke in turn and in pairs. If one of the two poems were on independence and the president, the rest were on free topic.

The society with good sense of poetry was glad that the poems read by poets were full of deep thoughts and wisdom, rather than mass slogans of glorifying and praise.

Praising to the skies, in order to open up the topic, is controversial to the requirements of this competition. And poets such as Kauymbek Kaisar, Sherkhan Talap, Altynshapak Hautai who understand this managed to turn a respect for the great notion of "independence" into a true poetry. And we took this into account during the award ceremony, too, - he said.

The main prizes of this anniversary were given to these poets. If the third place by the decision of the jury was given to Talap Sherhan, the second place went to the girl Altynshapak Hautai. The winner of the poems contest Kauymbek Kaisar also was handed a winner certificate and a gift in the amount of 350 thousand tenges.

Victory of our students who praise the good name of our university, instills a sense of pride in our hearts and we believe that they will win many more contests. We want to say to them “May you fly endlessly under the leaves of poetry”.                       

Teachers of the Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, Faculty of Oriental Studies Department of Sinology Kenzhebayeva A., A. Nurzhaeva.

 

30/11/2016

"Tastes of the Celestial"

Chinese cuisine is an integral part of Chinese culture. The history of food has more than three thousand years. Residents of the Chinese kingdoms from early times learned to cook tasty and fast. At the time, the great Chinese thinker Confucius laid the foundation for the adoption of traditional Chinese food as a special kind of art. According to the Chinese people, properly prepared food is the key to health. In addition to food, properly brewed aromatic tea and desserts are the appropriate treatment of any disease. In order to familiarize the society with food culture, the menu and the tea ceremony, which are considered an integral part of Chinese culture, on November 30 in 2016 was organized a workshop on cooking Chinese dishes within the project "Айналаңды нұрландыр!" by the first year graduates of the Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, Faculty of Oriental Studies Department of Sinology. Invited guests Chinese language teacher in Almaty State University named after Abai, teachers of the Chinese language center of the University of the economy and business, Chinese language teacher of the Kazakh Humanitarian University named after D. Kunaev, teachers of the Academy of Arts named after Zhurgenov, foreign language teachers as well as students of the Almaty College of cars and transport, becoming a part of this master class were impressed by the deep knowledge and skills of our students.

First year graduates of the specialty "Translation Studies" and "Regional Studies" Kamalbek Aina, Mukatay Clara, Kanat Gulnar, Mazhit Merey presented the history of Chinese cuisine and cooking methods of the dishes and put the mini-performances, related to food history. The first-year graduates of the specialty "Oriental studies" and "Foreign philology" Sagynbek Marjan and Zhenisbayeva Meruyert grabbedthe attention of visitors with new and interesting information about the tea ceremony. The most impressive is the fact that during the workshop graduates have shown that they know not only the Chinese language which they are learning, but they also perfectly mastered the diverse culture and history of China, also customs and traditions. The first year graduates of the specialty "Translation Studies" Mukatay Clara and Kanat Gulnar and also first-year graduate of the specialty "Regional Studies" Kamalbek Aina were especially remembered for preparing traditional Chinese foods such as "Gunbao Jijin", "Chinese dumplings", and "Dapantszi" by their own hands during the workshop. Moreover, graduates acquainted the present guests with distinctive traditions of each district, and yet they have provided valuable information about food culture.

They were told that North and South Chinese cuisine has its own distinctive features; general rules of Chinese chefs and the history of various cooking methods, the Chinese meal is not limited to being mouth-watering and appealing, it is necessary for the benefit of health, special attention is paid to its medicinal properties. During the event, a documentary film was shown entitled "Divine dishes of the Celestial" and a small concert was staged where Chinese ethnic songs and dances were performed. Guests participating in the event, received valuable information on how to prepare dishes that are a reflection of culture, wisdom, philosophy and spirit of ancient China. By participating in the pleating dumplings contest the assembled guests had a great fun. Associate Professor of Chinese Language Center of Almaty State University Orazakyn Farida, a teacher of Chinese language center of the University of Economics and Business named after T.Ryskulov R. Tleshbaeva, lecturer of the Department of Art History of the Academy of Arts G. Kosanov noted that such events will help strengthen relations between universities in the future. Guests attending the event tasted dishes prepared by our graduate students. At the end of the workshop, Head of the Department of Chinese Studies Faculty of Oriental Studies H. Muhametzhanuly proudly said that such workshops have already become a tradition in our university. Mentors full of pride towards their students, who surprised guests with their skills and level of knowledge, could not hide the feelings of joy and happiness. We believe that our students who have mastered one of the most difficult languages ​​in the world in such a short period of time will still conquer many peaks.

 Teachers of the Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, Faculty of Oriental Studies Department of Sinology Kenzhebayeva A., A. Nurzhaeva.

25.11.2016

   Associate Professor of the Chinese Studies Department, Kenzhebayeva A.A. held a master class on the republican level. 

    November the 25th, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the 422th lecture room was held a master-class of "Translation theory and practice of modern teaching methodology" course on the topic "Translation features of Advertising texts". The event was attended by more than forty teachers from all over the country. In particular, the director of the Confucius Institute at Gumilyov Eurasian National University Ph.D., associate professor Koshanova SE, the director of the Confucius Institute at Karagandy National Technological University, Ph.D, associate professor Filippov T.S., Associate Professor of the Kazakh language Department Kurmanova A.K., National University named after Sh.Ualikhanov, Philology faculty, Şağırbaeva B.K.. Beside the mentioned universities, this master-class was attended by the staff of the Chinese Studies Department of the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages named after Ablay Khan, Chinese language teachers of the Almaty National University named after Abay, teachers of the Chinese language center of the Kazakh Economic University, English and Chinese languages teachers of the Kazakh University of Humanities and named after D. Konaev, teachers of the Zhurgenov Academy of Arts, teachers of the Academy of Kazakh Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, English teachers of the Almaty College of Transport and Trucks.

  In this master-class Kenzhebayeva A.A. spoked to the 1st course masters of "Translation studies" on necessity of constantly enriching vocabulary of an interpreter, the need of memory training, the need of exercising translator’s quick reaction. In short period of time sequence of tasks to exercise translation skills to transfer and filter information were conducted. Also, collocations in advertising texts were determined, were showed the proper ways of translation of linguacultural units that occurs in advertising texts, by analyzing of their cultural features, the criteria of advertisement text translation were introduced.

   In the master-class "Translation theory and practice of modern training methodology" Kenzhebayeva A.A. discussed and shared with linguists who participated the special and impressive techniques that were used in the study. During the lesson brainstorming, case studies, translation competence-oriented teaching methods in the theory and practice of translation and other innovative methods and technologies were used rationally.

    At the end of the master-class the experts of the fundamental institutions of our country shared their views on the lessons and highly praised the work of the Kenzhebayeva A.A. They mentioned the need exchanging of experience and the need of conducting this kind of master-classes.

 

 

 

       Day of the Department of Chinese Studies


     The 2nd year students of the Department of Chinese Studies in the hostel №14 held informative-musical evening "Talented Sinologist." Organization and holding of the event has become a tradition to celebrate the day of the department.
     First year students watched a presentation on "The similarities of the Chinese and Kazakh languages" to get acquainted with the rich culture of the Chinese people, interesting facts about the history and origin of chinese language and characters.

Senior students shared their experience in the development and learning of the Chinese language, gave advice to first year students and advised them to read more books, listen to songs, radio programs, feel free to communicate with the native speakers.

For the guests of the cognitive and musical evening "Talented Sinologist" organizers performed a beautiful dance with a fan in Chinese national costumes, songs about friendship and love, which are very popular among Chinese youth.

First year students were informed about the summer school of the Chinese language, grant and scholarship programs, procedures and conditions for participation in them, international competitions and contests.

28.10.2016

Day of the Department of Chinese studies

China Studies department has been actively working in the direction of combining fundamental education and professional preparation for many years and inviting potential employers to read the lectures on various topics for the students. According to the students’ opinion lectures and workshops are always meaningful and helpful for better understanding of the career choice issues.
   The meeting for students of 3-4 courses and masters with the Deputy Director of LLP "CNPC International in Kazakhstan", the Director of Human Resources CNPC Raihan Abdrasilova was held. The lecture’s topic was “The practice on the Kazakh-Chinese joint company of oil-gas sector”.

     During the lecture Raihan Abdrasilova told the students about the current situation among the Kazakh-Chinese oil and gas companies, familiarized listeners with the requirements of the experts-competitors and working conditions at the enterprises of this kind. The speaker also shared her own experience and views on the issues of preparation of experts with Chinese language knowledge. Noting the high level of knowledge and skills of students of the Chinese Studies department, representative of the LLP "CNPC International" expressed its willing to assist in the employment of the KazNU talented youth.

     Chinese Studies department have a positive experience of cooperation with the representatives of the ‘real sector’. Meetings of this kind with potential employers brings good effects, students are better adapted to the labor market and the number of employed graduates of KazNU is growing every year.

 

 

9.10.2016

Social partnership as an employment guarantee

   China Studies department has been actively working in the direction of combining fundamental education and professional preparation for many years and inviting potential employers to read the lectures on various topics for the students. According to the students’ opinion lectures and workshops are always meaningful and helpful for better understanding of the career choice issues.
   The meeting for students of 3-4 courses and masters with the Deputy Director of LLP "CNPC International in Kazakhstan", the Director of Human Resources CNPC Raihan Abdrasilova was held. The lecture’s topic was “The practice on the Kazakh-Chinese joint company of oil-gas sector”.

     During the lecture Raihan Abdrasilova told the students about the current situation among the Kazakh-Chinese oil and gas companies, familiarized listeners with the requirements of the experts-competitors and working conditions at the enterprises of this kind. The speaker also shared her own experience and views on the issues of preparation of experts with Chinese language knowledge. Noting the high level of knowledge and skills of students of the Chinese Studies department, representative of the LLP "CNPC International" expressed its willing to assist in the employment of the KazNU talented youth.

     Chinese Studies department have a positive experience of cooperation with the representatives of the ‘real sector’. Meetings of this kind with potential employers brings good effects, students are better adapted to the labor market and the number of employed graduates of KazNU is growing every year.

 

26.10.2016

Report. "Chinese Corner"

Students of the Department of Chinese Studies of 1-2 courses and "Silk Road" section held a meeting on the Chinese language, culture and history. The 2nd year student Anel Akhmetova made a presentation on the theme of "Chinese tea ceremony" shared her thoughts on the subject with other students. The discussions were held in the Chinese language, students took the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the language. In the future we plan to continue to hold such events.

 

21.10.2016

Meeting with George Washington University doctoral (USA)

Shi Yue

       October 21, 2016, Department of Chinese Studies Club "Silk Road" organized a round table on "The crossroads of civilizations along the Silk Road: Past and Present" with orientalist, George Washington University doctoral (USA) Shi Yue. The meeting was attended by doctoral students, undergraduates and students of the 3-4 courses students of the Department of Chinese Studies. Shi Yue, speaking Chinese, English, Urdu, Russian, shortly introduced his work on gathering materials for his scientific work in Almaty city archive, and also highlighted the issue of the study of culture and history of Central Asia, the US scientists. In addition, Shi Yue told the students how to writte the master's and doctoral theses and defending procedures in China and the United States. Students who have received answers to their questions in four languages and received advice on the study of a foreign language, expressed their gratitude to the organizers and guests of the meeting.

 

24.09.2016


Essay Competition " Language of Youth "

September 24, 2016 the student club "Silk Road" at the Department of Chinese Studies in honor of the celebration of the Week of languages of people of Kazakhstan held an essay competition among students in Chinese language on the theme "Language of Youth". The competition was attended by students of the 2-3 courses. The competition consisted of two stages. According to the results of the competition jury consisting of professors of the Department of Chinese Studies, 3rd place was awarded the 3rd year student specialty "Oriental studies" Amanova F. 2nd place also ranked the 3rd year student the specialty "Oriental studies" Nesterenya D. Under the jury decision the first place in the competition won the 2nd year student specialty "Oriental Studies" Akhmetova A. The winners were awarded with certificates and prizes.

24.09.2016

Confucius Institute Day

 

On September 24 Confucius Institute of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University held a ceremony in honor of the World Day of Confucius Institutes. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the General Consulate of China in Almaty, foreign visitors from China, Romania and Macedonia, as well as teachers and students of the Department of Chinese Studies at Kazakh National University and other higher educational institutions of Almaty, which is taught in Chinese.

During the event was held a round table among the teachers of the Chinese language in Almaty universities.During the round table of the Department of Chinese Studies, lecturers shared their problems and experience in the teaching the Chinese language. In addition, in that day we had been conducted various workshops on calligraphy, carving, paper, as well as Taijiquan. The students of the Department of Chinese Studies took an active part in the conducted educational, cultural and educational events.

 14.09.2016

In celebration of "Day of Languages" of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Department of Chinese Studies students Yoo Doyeol and Ablekim Shahnaz gave an interview to the Kazakh radio and TV channel "Kazakhstan". Foreign student Doyeol and a representative of the Uighur nation Shahnaz during the broadcast showed their excellent knowledge of the Kazakh language. In addition to the interview on the radio, on the "Kazakhstan" TV channel in the morning program named "Tansholpan" showed a report about a Korean student of the Department of Chinese Studies - Doyeol. Doyeol’s desire to develop Kazakh language and culture is our respect. We wish success to our students in the way of development of the Kazakh language!

 

5.03.2015

March 5, 2015, at the Faculty of Oriental Studies of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University was held an Oriental Culture Festival.
One of the main objectives of the festival was the promotion of the unique culture of the peoples of the Eastern countries and public involvement indevelopment activities of international and inter-religious dialogue.
Under the Oriental Culture Festival was presented spiritual and material culture of the peoples of the East: songs and dances, traditional clothes,traditional dishes and tea ceremony and much more.

The festival was organized by the Associate Professor of Chinese Studies Department Fatima Daulet.


   

3.02.2015

February 3, 2015 a memorial evening dedicated to akyn M.Makataev was held within the program 100 books. The evening took place in the 503 audience with the participants of 4th year students with specialty of Oriental studies and 3d course students with specialty of Translation Studies. Students read poems and remembered moments of akyn’s life. Organizers: Adviser of the two groups N. Abdurakhyn and G.Zhunіsbek.
   

27.01.2015

January 27, 2015 new Consul of China Zhan Wei visited the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Consul visited the "Studies of Contemporary China" center and the "Museum of the East" at the Department of Chinese Studies. Dean of the Faculty Bayan Nursultanovna and Head of the Department of Chinese Studies Nabizhan Muhamethanuly briefed consul on the latest news and changes of the university, faculty and department.

Consul expressed his intention to cooperate with the department in the future and help in the development of Sinology.
   

19.12.2014

Roundtable on "Ecological problems of Kazakhstan and their solutions"

December 19 the newly created circle "Zhibek Zholy" at the Department of Chinese Studies within the program «GreenCampus» held a round table discussion on "Environmental problems of Kazakhstan and ways to solve them". It was attended by students from Afghanistan. Among the environmental issues raised during the meeting also they spoke about the problems of the Aral Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Semipalatinsk, also spoke of Kazakhstan's transition to a policy of "green economy". Participating local and Afghan students were busy discussing the environmental issues that they were interested in.
   

25.11.2014

October 25, 2014 the 4th year student Chursin Michael presented his book «Дорога в Поднебесье», organized by the Department of Chinese Studies. The presentation was attended by Dean of the Faculty B.N.Zhubatova. Michael told about studying in Beijing and about the city of Beijing, as well as spoke about his fascinating book.