Chung Miko: Cultural exchanges start small
2017-12-26 16:15:00

Chung Miko from South Korea just moved into her new apartment in Xianlin university town of Nanjing earlier this year. In less than a year, she has become an active member in the community. If you ask about Miko in the neighborhood, the security guards would smile, “oh, the Korean lady”.

Winter in Nanjing is very cold, so every morning when Miko goes to work, she brings a cup of hot coffee for the security guards on duty. Smiling and warm-hearted, the cute chubby lady speaks fluent Chinese, and sometimes tries her hand at Nanjing dialect.

Born in the 1970s, Miko came to study in Nanjing University in 1999, and later married a Chinese man and settled down in Nanjing. She now teaches Korean in Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology. Today her daughter Li Jiaren is in the third grade of elementary school. The longer she stays in China, the more Chinese friends she makes.

Miko was awarded as 2017 Best Cultural Ambassador by Nanjing Public Diplomacy Association on Dec. 15, the second time she won this honor. In 2009, the Nanjing Public Diplomacy Association titled her "Ambassador of Cultural Exchange in Nanjing". Miko is very modest about these honors. she said that she didn’t do anything extraordinary, except for communicating with people around, offering little helps and introducing different cultures. “I like Chinese culture, customs and its people. That’s why I married a Chinese,” she smiled. Editor:Amanda