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CCAA's Development Track in 2021
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2021 is the centenary of the Communist Party of China and the historical intersection year of realizing the Two Centenary Goals, coinciding with the start of the 14th Five-year Plan period. Guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese characteristics, the College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts (CCAA) proactively promoted the school's "541" development objectives on the premise of conscientiously implementing the spirit of the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, making remarkable achievements in all the work.

01 The construction of doctoral degree programs with making remarkable progress

CCAA has been approved by Chengdu University as a training unit for doctoral degree programs, actively preparing for the application preparatory work concerning academic doctoral degree program for design science and doctoral degree program for art major.

02 Master degree programs with making breakthrough

The authorized first-level discipline of master's degree in design has been newly added. CCAA has become a master's degree authorized unit with both an academic master's degree in design and a professional master's degree in art.

03 Newly added first-class specialties

The specialty of animation was successfully selected into the list of national first-class undergraduate specialty construction sites, while the specialty of visual communication design and broadcast and TV directing was successfully selected into the list of provincial first-class undergraduate specialty construction sites. Two courses, including Introduction to New Media and TV Program Editing, are recognized as first-class undergraduate courses at the provincial level.

04 Teaching and scientific research with achieving great outcomes

CCAA declared a total of nearly 100 projects, including 1 project approved by the Ministry of Education, 7 provincial-level projects, 1 municipal-level project, and the Encyclopedia of Legal Protection of Minors approved by the Supreme People's Procuratorate, as well as the production of animation micro-courses for the study and education of Party history of primary and middle school students in Chengdu (a total of 50 episodes). The teachers of CCAA published a total of 200 papers, of which 34 papers were collected by CSSCI, and 16 monographs were published in total. In addition, the declared project Cultivation of Artistic Innovative Talents Based on Integration, Communication, Accumulation and Intelligence in the Context of New Liberal Arts was officially approved and initiated. Meanwhile, the project was also approved to be included in the first batch of new liberal arts research and reform practice projects in Sichuan Province.

05 High-quality talent cultivation

With 182 postgraduates admitted in 2021 and 12 newly added tutors for postgraduates, CCAA became the largest postgraduate training unit in Chengdu University; 7 master students of the present graduating year were successfully admitted to doctoral students; students won a total of 270 different awards in various competitions above the provincial level. All parties made concerted efforts to promote the implementation of graduates' employment, with the employment rate of graduates exceeding 95%.

06 Prestigious international student education

In the academic year of 2021, the number of applications received by CCAA reached a new high in four years, with a total of 371 applications from international students, including 250 valid applications, and the final enrollment number was 162. In terms of country distribution, students from Singapore and Cambodia in ASEAN countries achieved a breakthrough of zero this year. So far, CCAA has enrolled international students from nine ASEAN countries except for Brunei. Despite being influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, CCAA still took diversified effective enrollment measures, such as organizing online enrollment information sessions for the whole world and participating in live enrollment information sessions for various countries for 12 times, of which 10 were special enrollment information sessions for ASEAN countries. The International Department set up 18 courses in total, with the success rate of graduates in terms of Chinese graduation level as high as 100%. Meanwhile, the college also added elective courses including Chinese Handicraft Art and Chinese Films, and the Chinese Art and Chinese Overview were recognized as first-class mixed online and offline courses.

07 International exchanges and cooperation with achieving remarkable improvement

CCAA not only signed strategic cooperation agreements with ten workstations in ASEAN countries set up by Chengdu but also jointly established the Malaysian Art Research Center affiliated to the College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts with the Universiti Sains Malaysia. In addition, the Joint Programs for Doctoral Degrees initiated by the college in cooperation with the School of the Arts of Payap University were expected to conduct formal enrollment-related affairs next year. "International Art Exchange Month" was successfully selected as the support project of the China-Europe Education Alliance for Humanities and Arts in 2021. CCAA held the Youth Art Competition to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-ASEAN Dialogue Relations, which has been included in the series of activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-ASEAN dialogue relations, effectively expanding the international influence of Chengdu University and the college. Meanwhile, the college also held an International Students Work Exhibition with the theme of "Loving Chengdu with Welcoming 2021 31st Summer Universiade" and 2021 Chengdu International Friendship City Youth Music Week and Special Concert of College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts. For the first time, Chengdu International Friendship City Youth Music Week held a classical concert in the university located in Chengdu. Foreign experts Tymur Melnyk and Patrick Lechner, as representatives of musicians in China, were invited to attend the "50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Austria" Concert, with being cordially received by the Austrian ambassador to China and the deputy minister to the foreign ministry.

08 Powerful introduction of high-level talents

ZHOU Xing, Director of the Steering Committee for the Teaching of Drama and Film Studies in Higher Education Institutions, the Ministry of Education, Deputy Director of the Steering Committee for National Art Major Degree Postgraduate Education, was appointed as the Distinguished Dean of the School of Film and Animation of the College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts. HUANG Zongxian, the Academic Dean and Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of the Arts College of Sichuan University, was appointed as the Distinguished Academic Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Design of the College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts, Chengdu University. This year, CCAA introduced a total of 15 doctors and 1 professor, with more than 20 doctors trained in the college.

09 Progressive team of experts

36 experts were successfully selected as evaluation experts of undergraduate thesis (design) in Sichuan Province. 7 experts were successfully selected as members of the Teaching Steering Committee of Ordinary Undergraduate Colleges and Universities in Sichuan Province. 5 experts were listed in the 13th Batch of Reserve Candidates for Academic and Technical Leaders in Sichuan Province. 1 professor was successfully selected into the National Leading Talent Project of Radio, Television and Network Audiovisual Industry. 1 professor was successfully selected into the National Project of Youth Innovative Talent in Radio, Television and Network Audiovisual Industry.

10. Characteristic education of Party history study

In the interest of celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), CCAA creatively carried out diversified activities related to the education of Party history study, including conducting the series of activities with the theme of "Telling the Party's History with Art", organizing the creation with the theme of "Describing the Party's History by One Hundred of Painters with One Hundred of Paintings", creating Red Impression - Comic Reading Book of One Hundred People's Red Stories in One Hundred Years, holding a series of performances with the theme of the "Underlying values in One Hundred Years of History", and creating the music drama Red Plum Blossom with revolutionary Jiang Zhuyun as the key figure. In addition, Chengdu College Student Choir participated in the performance of The Long March Song Cycle, a large-scale song cycle in Sichuan Province, holding a special symphony concert. A number of short films with red themes launched by CCAA were shown on China Media Group Mobile and Learning Power APP.

11 Significant achievements made in promoting Chinese traditional culture

In addition to the establishment of the Traditional Technology Research Institute, CCAA has completed the construction of three historic sites and ten workshops, receiving extensive attention from all walks of life and special reports from Tianfu Culture magazine. Under the guidance of the Publicity Department of the Sichuan Provincial Communist Party Committee, the Provincial Department of Education, the Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, the Provincial Federation of Social Sciences, and the Publicity Department of the CPC Chengdu Municipal Committee, 2021 China Chengdu Traditional Technology High-end Forum was further held. The Power of Inheritance, a program sponsored by the Department of Sports, Health and Art Education of the Ministry of Education, specially reported the story of teachers and students of the Traditional Technology Research Institute inheriting Chengdu lacquer art, presenting the achievements made by Chengdu in term of protecting excellent traditional culture. At the present stage, the Traditional Technology Research Institute is striving for the Key Chinese Culture Institute of Sichuan Province.

12 Tianfu Ceramics Museum construction with making progress

The related copywriting and exhibition design work has been completed. After completion, the museum will hold online and offline cultural activities on an irregularly basis for the purpose of cultural inheritance, education and teaching, scientific research, collection and display, and academic exchange. For Chengdu University, it not only provides a solid support for occupying the academic highland of Bashu (two ancient cities in Sichuan) ancient ceramics research but also lays a strong foundation for promoting the construction of literature and history and art disciplines and the R&D of cultural and creative products.

13 Influential academic activities

Focusing on the characteristics and advantages, CCAA sponsored the Education Professional Degree Working Committee of 2021 Chinese Society of Academic Degrees and Graduate Education (CSADGE), the 6th China Animation Annual Conference, the 2021 China (Chengdu) Traditional Technology High-end Forum and the 3rd International Symposium on Chinese Teaching Theory and Practice, and undertaken a wide range of activities, including the Forum of Animation and Digital Media Art Committee of Chinese Collegial Association for Visual Art in 2021, the work evaluation activities of the Sichuan Division of the 15th China Creative Challenges Contest, and the High-end Seminar of the Drama and Film Education Steering Committee with the theme of 'Pondering over the Implementation of Related Issues for Doctors Majoring in Art' and so on. A group of distinguished experts and scholars, including YU Junjian, FAN Yang, ZHOU Xing, SUN Lijun, LI Jianping, PAN Jian, etc., conducted more than 50 online and offline lectures for teachers and students involved.

14 Teaching activities of senior seminars with excellent achievements

The 2nd YU Junjian National Vocal Music Senior Seminar has made remarkable achievements. The students of YU Junjian National Vocal Music Senior Seminar made outstanding achievements in the finals of the 13th Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music, including the "Gold Award" granted to ZHANG Mingxu, ZHANG Yu and FENG Jinwei, and the "Excellence Award" granted to YANG Xiyinzi and LI Chuanlong. LI Jiawei, a student of YU Junjian Public Welfare Classroom, was granted the "Gold Award". In addition, CCAA also held a grand Exhibition of Observation of Teachers' and Students' Works of College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts and the Completion Reporting Exhibition of the First FAN Yang Studio Senior Seminar in the Art Museum of Art News of China and Chengdu ASEAN Art Museum.

15. Highlights of the original large-scale music drama Red Plum Blossom

In cooperation with the School of Arts of Peking University and Zigong Culture & Tourism, CCAA created an original large-scale music drama called Red Plum Blossom with the revolutionary Jiang Zhuyun as the key figure, which ushered in 5 successful performances in Chengdu and Zigong. Numerous mainstream media, including the Xinhua News Agency, People's Daily Online, Sichuan Daily, Chengdu Daily, etc., have continuously reported on Red Plum Blossom. At the same time, the music drama was also reported in the July 1st special edition of China Culture Daily. The number of published articles, videos and atlas news totaled more than 100, with about 7.6 million page views, among which the single report of Xinhua News Agency client had more than 170,000 page views. In October, the music drama Red Plum Blossom, together with the works of Central Academy of Drama, Beijing Dance Drama & Opera and Nanjing University of the Arts, was awarded the "Excellent Performance Team" Award of the 6th Musical Academy Awards. At present, the music drama has entered the stage of re-evaluation of the China National Arts Fund (CNAF). The circle of literature and art commented that it was a music drama that perfectly integrated ideological, artistic and ornamental features and a model of "aesthetic education" while the audience said that it was another outstanding work that inherited the red genes by virtue of singing the praises of the Party, people and heroine.

16 The construction of Chengdu College Student Choir with making remarkable achievements

Chengdu College Student Choir participated in the Outstanding Repertoire Exhibition and Performance in Sichuan Province celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with the theme of "Looking Back on the History of the Past Hundred Years and Forging ahead on the Journey to a New Era", performing the large-scale symphonic chorus The Long March Song Cycle, participated in the Opening Concert of the 13th Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music and performed a number of classic works and original repertoire represented by Ode to the Red Flag in a brilliant manner, with a view to encouraging the high-level presentation of the Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music with affectionate songs, held a Special Symphony Chorus Concert of Chengdu College Student Choir with the theme of "Singing the Beautiful Poems of the Times to Continue the Glory of Centennial History" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, being invited to participate in Russian performances and recorded the chorus Defending the Yellow River. At the same time, Chengdu College Student Choir also proactively participated in a series of activities organized by local governments to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, so as to effectively promote the construction of Chengdu's "Three Famous Cities and Three International Capitals".

17 The newly introduced school-government cooperation platform

The College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts (CCAA) signed a contract with Sichuan Dancers Association to jointly undertake the "New Rural Children's Dance Aesthetic Education Project" initiated by China Dancers Association (CDA), applying to the group member unit of Sichuan Dancers Association, became the first listed "Foreign Experts Bookstore" university in Chengdu by virtue of the joint development with Chengdu Foreign Experts Bureau, signed the Strategic Agreement on Strengthening Cooperation in Aesthetic Education with Pengzhou Education Bureau, signed the Agreement on Building Practice Teaching and Internship Employment Base with Pujiang County Government to expand the communication and co-construction channels between schools and enterprises and local governments, and established an international art education exchange and cooperation mechanism with numerous primary and secondary schools, including Longquan District and Qingyang District, in order to expand the connotation and platform of international student training.

18 Chengdu ASEAN Art Center's performance benefiting the people with making valuable contributions

College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts, as the B area of the Universiade Village, undertook partial cultural and artistic exchange activities of the Universiade Village. In accordance with the relevant requirements of the Chengdu Preparatory Committee of the 31st Summer Universiade, the Art Center and Art Gallery of Universiade Village were required to open to teachers, students and society to realize the function of benefiting the people. Since its trial operation in July, Chengdu ASEAN Art Center has staged a variety of wonderful performances, including the large-scale original music drama Red Plum Blossom, national opera Truelove Knot of Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, drama The City on the Jinsha River and Where will There be 167 Red Houses of Sichuan People's Art Theatre, the large-scale national dance drama Flower Rain in the Silk Road with the theme of "Elegant Art Entering Campus" of Gansu Opera House, the performance of Sichuan Opera Troupe, and Chengdu International Friendship City Youth Music Week Concert, as well as the concert with the theme of "Inheriting Chinese Traditional Technology to Innovate the Art of the Times".

19 Unique exhibition benefiting the people initiated by Chengdu ASEAN Art Museum

Since its establishment and the beginning of exhibitions, Chengdu ASEAN Art Museum has successfully held more than 10 large-scale art exhibitions, including Works Exhibition of Chengdu Fashion Award 2021, Parallel Exhibition of Chengdu Biennale, Tour Exhibition (Chengdu) of the Great Thangka from Shigatse, the Completion Reporting Exhibition of the First FAN Yang Studio Senior Seminar and Works Exhibition of the 6th Sichuan Gongbi Painting Association and Invitation Exhibition of Works of National Gongbi Painting Masters. In accordance with incomplete statistics, thousands of teachers and students from the college and people from all walks of life visited the aforementioned exhibitions. In addition, all kinds of high-level cultural and artistic activities initiated by the college have greatly improved the school's reputation and influence, thus enhancing the aesthetic interests of teachers and students and enriching campus cultural life. Meanwhile, the college will continue to present more artistic achievements to serve the people, thereby veritably practicing the policy of benefiting the people.

20 The operation of the new campus has been more effectively guaranteed

Before July 15, CCAA moved to the new campus as a whole and completed the reclamation and cleaning work as well as the consolidation and rectification of furniture, facilities and equipment, promoting other work such as the rectification of partial buildings. On the basis of connecting with a series of departments including the infrastructure department, logistics department, security department, student affairs department, network center, asset management company, etc., the college has organized campus operation and management coordination meetings many times, with a view to jointly promoting a series of safeguard services concerning the new campus, including infrastructure construction, cleaning, security, network, canteen, residential management, business, etc. At the same time, the college also resolutely implemented the COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control regulations, focused on publicity and education, and strictly implemented the relevant epidemic prevention and control requirements, thereby realizing the orderly management of administration, teaching and life of the new campus.