“Chinese Corner” of Confucius Institute at University of Bahrain appears at Women’s Day celebrations in Bahrain

[Source]    the Confucius Institute at University of Bahrain [Time]    2015-04-29 18:56:28 

On April 5th, 2015, the “Chinese Corner” organized by the Confucius Institute at University of Bahrain appeared at the “Ladies Getaway” at the University of Bahrain and joined local women who were all dressed up in celebrating the Women’s Day in Bahrain. This event attracted around 1000 participants from the Gulf region.

Some local women practicing using chopsticks

With “Chinese Beauty” as its theme, the booth of “Chinese Corner”, which was decorated with various “Chinese red” paper-cuts, consisted of three sections, costumes and etiquettes for Chinese women, Chinese tea art and delicious food, and women’s health and health care.

Two local women taking a photo in Hanfu

During this event, volunteer Chinese teachers from the Confucius Institute displayed various Chinese costumes, like Hanfu, costumes of Republic of China, cheongsams, and Chinese folk style long dresses. They also explained to the visitors the coming-of-age ceremony and greeting etiquettes for women in ancient China. In addition, Chinese food and drinks were all well liked by the participants, such as the slightly bitter but fragrant Chinese tea, sweet, crispy and delicious Chinese spring rolls, and dumplings full of sauce and fragrance. An acupuncture masseur was also invited to demonstrate the use of some equipment in moxibustion therapy in traditional Chinese medicine, like wormwoods, needles and vacuum cups, and explained the efficacies of some Chinese herbs like pseudo-ginseng. The masseur offered free neck and back massage for some of the female participants, through which they experienced the magic of Chinese medicine. In addition, some other activities organized by the volunteer teachers, like Chinese calligraphy demonstration, chopsticks contest and Chinese knot making, attracted active participation from many local residents.

A volunteer Chinese teacher from the Confucius Institute writing the Chinese name for the Dean of Student Affairs of the University of Bahrain

Many of the local female participants expressed that they all liked China a lot and hoped to learn Chinese at the Confucius Institute and visit China to experience the profound Chinese culture.


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