ASIAN Cross-Cultural Exploration Programme
ASIAN CROSS-CULTURAL EXPLORATION PROGRAMME
Background and Program Information:
Asian Cross-Cultural Exploration (ACCE) Programme is a project between the ASEAN University Network and Multicultural Education and Research Institute (MERI), Yeungnam University. The programme intends to promote the exchanges and mutual understanding of ASEAN-Korean youths, and establish an on-line cultural community. This programme is composed of 3 sub-programmes. The first sub-programme is what can be called the ASEAN-Korean youths’ Asian
Cross-Cultural Exploration (ACCE) Programme. This programme invites youths of ASEAN countries to the Republic of Korea (ROK), giving them an opportunity to exchange and reciprocate with youths of Korea. They will have the opportunity to explore the culture of Asia (music and food culture), to experience cultural diversity in this region, and to search for the possibility of creative harmony of Asian culture.
The second sub-programme intends to manufacture a documentary film out of these exchange activities of ASEAN-Korean youths and distribute the digitized cultural contents for the cultural education of young people and general citizens of both ASEAN member countries and the ROK.
Thirdly, the programme also includes a sub-programme which attempts to establish an on-line ASEAN-Korean cultural community by making the best use of youths who participate in the ACCE Programme.
Thus, it is expected that this programme will contribute in its own way to the creation of East Asian community, particularly the socio-cultural pillar of the community, by enhancing the mutual understanding and awareness among the young peoples of ASEAN countries and Korea of each other’s culture.
Asian Cross-Cultural Exploration (ACCE) programme
; Overall theme: “The Sound and Taste of Asia”
; Programme type: A youth camp to promote the communication and cooperation among
the participating youths of ASEAN and Korea and to encourage mutual understanding
among them of their music and food cultures
; Date: 20 February – 1 March 2011
; Venue: City of Daegu and its vicinity in Korea
; Participants: 60 persons (50 from ASEAN and 10 from Korea)
- 50 persons from 10 ASEAN countries (5 youths from each country): The
recruitment will be conducted by the AUN.
- 10 persons from Korea (8 youths and 2 guidance teachers): The recruitment
will be conducted by the MERI.
- The participating students are expected to specialize in music or food/cooking
majors. Or they should have a talent for or a special interest in either music or
- They are also expected to have a certain level of fluency in English.
; Programme components:
- Special lectures of invited professional experts (in the areas of music and food)
or visits to local professional institutions specialized in music and food
- Team activities and team workshops
- Joint teamwork projects: The results will be presented in the form of a joint
concert or instrumental performance and a food exhibition
Category The Sound of Asia The Taste of Asia
1. Beat of Asia 1. Noodle of Asia
; To design & manufacture ; Noodle is the type of food
original percussion that is spread most widely
instruments across East Asia.
Cross-Cultural ; To participate in a musical ; We will have a chance to
Communication communication by compare and experience
learning traditional beats the similarities and
and rhythms of each differences between
country diverse types of food with
noodles in East Asia.
2. Harmony of Asia 2. Colourful Food and Cocktail
; To perform an ensemble of ; The participants are
drums, traditional divided into several
instruments and invented different groupings and
instruments with a group each team is asked to
of local professional choose its own team
; To experience a harmony ; Each team will prepare a
and unity across different thematic food using
cultures through music ingredients that are in
harmony with its team
1. Team Creative Workshop
; Each team of participants are required to develop and produce a
cooperative and collaborative as well as creative team project
with music and food as the theme.
; To prepare team presentations to be held on the final day of the
Creation 2. Recreational Activities
; To participate in several recreational activities to enhance the
intimacy and communications among team members
; Eg., Kite-making (with the national symbols, traditional colours
and patterns, and personal messages drawn/written on the
kites) and a kite-flying contest
1. Thematic Tour
; Touring the city of Daegu and its vicinity to experience local
music and food—old and new
; Touring either Gyeongju city or Andong city, both of which
provide bountiful resources for Korea’s traditional music and
food Cross-Cultural 2.