Confucius Institute

Chinese Culture Corner

 


THIS Coming WEEK:

Culture Exchange Week – Travel, April 23

Facilitator: Guojian Li

Theme: Travel

 

Date: April 23, 2014

Location:  Main Classroom 101

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

As part of our cultural exchange series, this Culture Corner will be an opportunity to discuss international travel in China, the United States, and around the world.  This intercultural dialogue will focus on introducing travelers to the unique challenges and opportunities related to global travel.  Sharing our knowledge with each other, we can all learn how to make the most of our international experiences.  Are you from the East and trying to find your way around America?  Are you an American hoping to see the great megacities and cultural centers of the world?  Come meet with fellow travel aficionados and share your stories!

 

Visting a "Different CHINA"
Miao Wang
6-8 P.M. 
MC 101

When talking about traveling to China, many people think about taking a flight to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Guangzhou, or Shenzhen.
However, China has much to offer beyond its most famous metropolitan centers. Join us in the spirit of travel and exploration as we discuss the many ways
to experience all that China has to offer. Miao Wang will lead a discussion on the many unique experiences available to travelers
in China and will introduce many interesting travel locales you won’t likely find in your guidebook or by following the tour leader.

Culture Exchange Week – “Trick or be Tricked”, April 2

Facilitator: Lian Zhu

Theme: “Trick or be Tricked”, Pranks and Trickery

Date: April 2, 2014

Location:  Main Classroom 101

Time: 6:00-8:00

Following what will surely be a hilarious and fun-filled April Fool’s Day, this cultural exchange event will focus on discussions about the role of pranks and practical jokes in different cultures. Come in and discuss questions like “How was your April Fool’s?”, “Did you trick someone or were you tricked?”, and “How do you feel prank culture is different in your country from in others?” with friends from around the world.  We look forward to many funny and enlightening stories from guests of all nationalities and backgrounds!


MARCH 26  CHINESE ARTS ANDGAMES WEEK
SINGING IN CHINESE
Speaker:CHAN ZOU 
Date: March 26, 2014
Location:Main Classroom 101
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
This confucius institure Cultral Corner will present Chinese Folk and Moden Music. During this interactive discussion and workshop, our special guest learder, Chan Zou, will teach participants to sing with her in Chinese. In addition to information about and experience with traditional folk music, this Cultural Corner will also discuss recent trends in Chinese Pop Music, including information about the most popular artists, groups, and songs in China today Music is one of the great artistic and cultrual passions of the east, and this event will provide an amazing apportunity to learn more about its role in China and abroad.
 

 

MARCH 19  CHINESE ARTS ANDGAMES WEEK
CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY  SPEAKER:Wenzheng Liu 
Date: March 19, 2014
Location:Main Classroom 101
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

This Confucius Institute Cultural Corner will be a workshop for those interested in learning the process and history of Chinese calligraphy, 

Following a short lecture and introduction, our calligrapher will demonstrate the fine art of calligraphy, provide instrution to students on proper brush, ink, and paper selection and use, and help students learn the basic brush strokes that are the foundation of the art form. Attendees will be given opportunities to ask questions, work with authentic Chinese tools and materials, and learn about the cultural significance of calligraphy in China today and throughout history


Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Main Classroom 104, Cleveland State University
The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

This week's Confucius Institute Weekly Corner will focus on traditional and modern music and instruments of China.

The workshop will include listening sessions covering several forms of music, as well as opportunities to examine some of China's most revered and historic instruments.

This Weekly Corner event is free to the public; however, seating is limited, and guests must register ahead of time HERE.


LAST WEEK:

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Main Classroom 104, Cleveland State University
The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University's third Confucius Institute Weekly Corner event will be a workshop for students to learn the process and history of Chinese calligraphy.

Following a short lecture and introduction, artisan calligrapher Liú Wénzhèng will demonstrate the fine art of calligraphy, provide instruction to students on proper brush, ink, and paper selection and use, and help students learn the basic brush strokes that are the foundation of the artform.

Guests will be given opportunities to ask questions, work with authentic Chinese brushes, inks, and paper, and learn about the cultural significance of calligraphy in China today and throughout history.


LAST WEEK'S EVENT:

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Main Classroom 104, Cleveland State University
The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University's second Confucius Institute Weekly Corner event will be a combined documentary viewing and Q&A session on the topic of Chinese cuisine, cooking, and culinary history.

After a viewing of the first episode of the English-language version of the documentary miniseries "A Bite of China," by celebrated documentarian Chen Xiaoquin, event host Zhu Lian will lead a group discussion on the topic of Chinese cooking. Discussion topics will include Chinese recipes and cooking methods, advice on where to find top-quality Chinese ingredients in the Cleveland area, and information on the ethnic varieties of modern Chinese cuisine.

Guests will be given opportunities to ask questions, be educated about specific Chinese ingredients and cooking equipment, and learn about China's long, proud history at the forefront of fine cuisine.

This Weekly Corner event is free to the public; however, seating is limited, and guests must register ahead of time to assure their attendance.


PREVIOUS EVENTS:

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Main Classroom 104, Cleveland State University

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University is pleased to announce its first Confucius Institute Weekly Corner event - a combined lecture and workshop on Chinese tea culture and the traditional tea ceremony.

Join the host for the evening, Zhu Lian, as he demonstrates traditional preparation, serving, and consumption of various types of Chinese teas. Discussion topics will include the history of tea in China and around the world, the various kinds of teas and tea-drinking equipment originating in China, and the social, spiritual, and historical implications of tea in Asian culture.

Guests will be given opportunities to ask questions, inspect tea-making equipment and several types of classic Chinese teas, and participate in a traditional tea ceremony.

This Weekly Corner event is free to the public; however, seating is limited, and guests must register ahead of time to assure their attendance.

About the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

The Confucius Institute at CSU was established in August 2008 and is a partnership between Cleveland State University, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (the “Hanban”), and Beijing’s Capital University of Economics and Business.

The mission of the Confucius Institute at CSU is to enhance understanding of Chinese language, culture, and business and to promote Chinese language learning for business and commerce to the local community. The Confucius Institute at CSU also serves as a bridge connecting Cleveland State University and the local business community to Chinese institutions and organizations for academic and business purposes.