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Former Chinese Journalist Says Shen Yun Will Change How the West Views Chinese Culture

'After seeing the Shen Yun show today, I think it’s lived up to its reputation. As the name implies, it’s the beauty of divine beings. It’s reviving the profound Chinese civilization and the divinely inspired Chinese culture.' (Image: DJY)
'After seeing the Shen Yun show today, I think it’s lived up to its reputation. As the name implies, it’s the beauty of divine beings. It’s reviving the profound Chinese civilization and the divinely inspired Chinese culture.' (Image: DJY)

After watching the Shen Yun show, former reporter from China’s Guilin TV station, Zeng Jieming, said the show perfectly displayed the long lost beautiful essence of traditional Chinese culture, and believes that it could change the West’s image of Chinese people and culture.

Jieming explained that while he was living in China, he was strongly influenced by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), their materialism and atheism, as well as their concept of Westernization.

Because of this he was unable to understand the importance of traditional Chinese culture. It was only after he had immigrated to the U.S. that he finally recognized the unique advantages.

He noted how China used to be known as the divine land, and that Shen Yun had perfectly recalled the long lost gracefulness of the traditional culture.

As he tried to hold back his tears, he explained:

He went on to say how he felt that the show had the ability to make you feel like you were returning to your original true self, saying:

While talking about the divine beauty of the traditional Chinese culture that was demonstrated by the Shen Yun artists, Jieming explained that:

As he watched some Westerns moved by the show, Jieming felt that:

He then explained that because Shen Yun shows the essence of traditional Chinese culture it could save China.

Zeng Jieming is a former reporter for the Guilin Television Station in China, and was persecuted by the Chinese regime due to writing dissident articles and participating in anti-authoritarian activities. He was forced into exile and moved overseas in 2008.

Watch this short clip on the beauty of the Shen Yun show by Shen Yun Videos:

Translated research by Monica Song Billy Shyu and Kathy McWilliams

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