Shanghai University intl student captures cultural journey in China| May 29, 2024

Nguyen Trang Thi, a social media influencer with over 200,000 followers and a master's student at Shanghai University's School of Journalism and Communication, brings China to life through her captivating storytelling and vibrant promotion of Chinese culture.

Her lens skillfully encapsulates the splendor of China's landscapes, earning her features in renowned media outlets such as People's Daily, Liberation Daily, Global Times, and China Radio International. Let's dive into her Chinese adventures!


Nguyen at the Bund in Shanghai. [Photo/WeChat account: ShangDaFaBu]

Nguyen's venture into videography traces back to 2020, during her final year as a Chinese major at a Vietnamese university. Driven by a passion for Chinese, she started documenting her Chinese language learning journey, which paved the way for subsequent creations that documented her life as an international student in China. From savoring Chinese dishes and traversing the enchanting gardens of Suzhou in Jiangsu province, to appreciating the intricate ceramics of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province and marveling at China's advancements in high-speed rail, her videos gained increasing attention and support from Chinese viewers, serving as a link that bridges China and Vietnam.

During her time at Shanghai University, Nguyen actively engaged in international exchange activities, embodying the role of a cultural ambassador. Through firsthand experiences in various cities and events like the "Hello, Silk Road" in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, she witnessed the harmonious lives of locals and grasped the essence of the "Chinese Dream" — realizing that a strong nation enables its people to thrive in peace and prosperity.

Delving deeper into her studies in China, Nguyen discovered the collaborative projects under the Belt and Road Initiative between China and Vietnam. Recognizing their significance, she integrated these narratives into her videos, aiming to foster understanding and friendly cooperation between the two nations.


Nguyen's lens captures the authentic essence of China. [Photo/WeChat account: ShangDaFaBu]


Nguyen as an international student representative at the 6th China International Import Expo. [Photo/WeChat account: ShangDaFaBu]


Source: "ShangDaFaBu" WeChat account