Confucius Institute

Legends of China: Culture and Poetry Event

Legends of China: Culture and Poetry Event Co-hosted by LPL and CSU-CI

By Shunqin Li, visiting professor from Yunnan Agricultural University in Confucius Institute at CSU.

Legends of China: Culture and Poetry which was hosted by Lakewood Public Library (LPL) attracted about 20 visitors in Cleveland Area in March of 2019.  The four-week Chinese Poem Culture course was offered in collaboration with LPL and Confucius Institute at CSU (CSU-CI). The course was presented by Shunqin Li, a visiting professor of CSU-CI. 

Concentrating on poetry from the Tang Dynasty, this poetry series opened a window to Chinese culture. The professor incorporated multiple traditional art forms such as music, calligraphy and blow ink painting.

The participants enjoyed reading the Tang poems in Chinese, singing a poem, writing Chinese calligraphy, and “painting” a plum blossom by blowing ink. They are happy in the great event.

Group photo after sing a Chinese poemGroup photo after sing a Chinese poem

 

Chinese Poem and Calligraphy classChinese Poem and Calligraphy class

 

Show calligraphy workShow calligraphy work of “” ("Love")

 

Blow ink painingBlow ink painting

 

Show our blow ink painting Plum blossomShow our blow ink painting Plum blossom