On March 7, KBS 1, the premier channel of the Korean Broadcasting System, broadcast a special interview on HNU Confucius Institute Dean Zuo Quanwen (Chinese-side Dean) at its primetime show.
The program provided exhaustive coverage of the HNU Confucius Institute, which was co-built by Honam University and HNU. Dean Zou, and Chinese volunteer teachers’ work and life in South Korea were also reported. Via the program, Dean Zou introduced Chinese Spring Festival traditions and Hunan cuisine culture to South Koreans. He also told the similarities, differences and charms of related cultural customs between China and South Korea.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) has established 25 Confucius Institutes/Classrooms in South Korea since 2004. This is the first time for KBS to make an interview and a coverage on Confucius Institute and its dean over the past 14 years’ development of Confucius Institutes.
KBS is one of the biggest and oldest South Korean television networks. It plays a vital role in South Korea and is well-known internationally.