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Last Saturday, Chinese Academy went to Chinese pottery making. Chinese ceramics show a continuous development since pre-dynastic times and are one of the most significant forms of Chinese art and ceramics globally. Increasingly over their long history, Chinese ceramics can be classified between those made for the imperial court, either to use or distribute, those […]

In this time culture class, we talked about Chinese Traditional instrument and different types of music. Peking Opera is the first thing that comes into mind when people talks about Chinese traditional music. In China, the art form has been known by many other names in different times and places. . As it increased in popularity, […]

Han Fu 汉服 This Wednesday, we had a culture class about Han Fu,  according to “Dictionary of Old Chinese Clothing” , the term “hanfu” means “dress of the Han people.” It is a concept to distinguish Han people’s dress from minority clothing.The term/concept of “hanfu” which is not commonly used in ancient times can be […]

Chinese Calligraphy This Wednesday’s culture class was Calligraphy!书法! Calligraphy is an important component of Chinese art. Its presentation format is an art that hinges on Chinese characters. And Chinese characters are ideographic in nature. Combinations of strokes of characters are open to many possibilities. In comparison with other ethnicities’ phonographic writing system, Chinese characters are […]

China’s Mandarin language is about as vast as the country is big: tens of thousands of characters, intonation, and a grammar fundamentally different from latin-based languages. Studying Chinese can be extremely rewarding, but the road toward fluency can be a bit a bumpy at times. When embarking upon learning such a daunting language, is there […]

Last Saturday, Chinese Academy organized an activity to do Rock Climbing in Swiss Cheese. Swiss Cheese Wall is nice little crag that as of mid 2011 comprises two sectors offering single pitch climbs over a wide grade range. Bamboo stands located at the base of the crag offer all day shade for belaying and relaxing […]

Last Saturday,  the Chinese Academy took a trip to the Longsheng Rice Terraces (Dragon’s Backbone) (simplified Chinese: 龙胜梯田; pinyin: lóngshèng tītián) Longji (Dragon’s Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon’s scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of a dragon. In early June, […]

This Wednesday at 5pm, Chinese academy organized an interesting activity to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival, Duānwǔ Jié, Double Fifth, Tuen Ng Jit) is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan). The festival occurs on the fifth day of the […]

I like the still and quiet. I enjoy being left to my own thoughts for a time. I even like trekking somewhere new by myself and having a pioneer-hero feeling send shivers up my spine. But, for me, these special moments never seem to last too long before I begin wishing there was someone at […]

Last Saturday, students in Chinese academy went to XingPing cruising. XingPing, 25 kilometers northeast of YangShuo, is located on the eastern bank of Li River. It is the one of the most beautiful ancient towns along the river. With a history of more than 1300 years, the historical and cultural relics in the town remain […]