Studies on the Armenian national costume gaining recognition in Chinese academic circles
On November 5th, Binzhou University, located in Shandong province, hosted a lecture on the history of Armenian folk costumes and their evolution over time. The lecture was conducted by Dr. Ani Margaryan, a researcher in the field of Armenian national costume and Sino-Armenian cultural interactions, who holds a Ph.D. in Art and Humanities.
She highlighted the major sources for exploring Armenian national costume, its preservation, revival, stylization, and modernization. Chinese students were also introduced to Armenian accessories and folk garment details from Margaryan’s collection. During the lecture, Chinese students showcased their talents by performing a traditional Chinese dance dressed in traditional Chinese attire. This symbolic performance represented the strong bond of friendship between China and Armenia.
The event was attended by Dr. Sergey Avanesov, President of the Fund for Development of Chinese-Armenian Relations. The lecturer expressed gratitude to the University, Professor Qi, and Dean Wang.
The lecture was well-received by both students and professors in attendance, who appreciated the insightful presentation. The University authorities expressed their support and enthusiasm for Armenian Studies, indicating their willingness to organize the lecture twice annually.