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Weekly Language and Culture Exploration

Friday, August 31, 2018

Confucius Institute at University of North Florida hosts Weekly Language and Culture Exploration for our students. UNF students meet every week to explore different language and culture, specifically in Chinese on Campus. The activity schedule for the fall semester is as follows :

 

 

Dates Title Description

August 31, 2018

Calligraphy/Writing System



Interested in learning the art of Chinese calligraphy? Come join the Confucius Institute on Friday, August 3101 from 4:00 to 5:00 in Building 10, Room 2427. In this activity we will learn about the Chinese writing system and how to write the characters for the 12 animals of the Chinese

zodiac!

 

September 7, 2018 

Tea

We learn about the origins of tea culture and try different kinds of Chinese tea.

September 14, 2018

 

 

 

Cuisine

 

Learn about different regional cuisines of China and try some food. We can discuss what sort of Chinese dishes we like best.
       

September 21, 2018 

 

Mid-Autumn Festival


 Learn about an important traditional Chinese festival: the Mid-Autumn Festival. We learn about the origin of the festival and eat mooncakes.
September 28, 2018 Poetry  We learn about some famous Chinese poems and traditional poetry, and practice reading/listening
October 5, 2018 National Day  We focus on the history of the PRC and the celebration of National Day in China. We will watch some documentaries and videos about China and discuss.
October 12, 2018 Religion/Philosophy  We learn and discuss about different aspects of Chinese philosophy and religions, including Buddhism, Daoism,etc.
October 19,  2018 Literature  This seminar will focus on Chinese literature, paying special attention to the four great classical novels of Chinese literature (Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin,
Journey to the West, and Dream of the Red Chamber
).
October 26,  2018 Art  In this activity, we learn about various forms of traditional Chinese art, including painting, sculpture, and embroidery. We will also practice making paper-cutting decorations (Jianzhi).
November 2, 2018 Traditional  Medicine  This seminar focuses on traditional Chinese medicine practices, the application and popularity in the modern world.
November 9,  2018 Travel  Focus on participants'experiences living/traveling in China. We will share some photos/videos with each other and tell stories about our experiences.
November 16, 2018 Opera  We introduce various forms of traditional Chinese opera, watch videos of opera performances and discuss opera.
November 23, 2018 N/A Thanksgiving Break
November 30, 2018 Slang/Pop Culture  This seminar focuses on modern slang and Chinese popular culture, including music, television, film, and the internet culture.