The De Montfort University Confucius Institute holds events for a taste of Chinese culture

[Source]    the De Montfort University Confucius Institute [Time]    2015-04-24 16:52:17 

On March 25, the De Montfort University Confucius Institute in the UK held activities for the public to experience Chinese culture. A total of 50 employees at the financial department of the university were among the participants.

Director of the Confucius Institute, Peng Yi, first gave a briefing on the operation of Chinese teaching and cultural exchanges of the Confucius Institute and the issues related to HSK and YCT tests. Then the event began with a Chinese tea art performance to the accompaniment of melodious classical Chinese music. The tea art performer made fragrant tea in elegant moves. A female participant volunteered to learn the tea art on the spot, in order to get first-hand experience of the charm of Chinese tea art.

Afterwards, the participants were divided into two groups to learn Chinese water-ink painting and Chinese language in turns. The teacher of the water-ink painting group demonstrated how to paint a fish, a chicken and a swan. Then the participants gave it a try on their own and everyone ended up with their paintings. In the Chinese learning group, the participants were taught basic expressions for greetings, self-introduction and simple conversations.

The event ended on the notes of traditional Chinese musical instruments—Pipa, Hulusi (a cucurbit flute) and Xiao (a vertical bamboo flute) — played either solo or together. The participants were deeply enchanted by the melodies such as Jasmine Flower and Raindrops Falling in South China.

After the event, the participant all expressed their wishes that the Confucius Institute would hold more of this kind of lively and interesting cultural activities.


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