2018 Spring Festival Celebration and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Health & Fitness Lecture Held at San Francisco State University

[Source]    Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University,USA [Time]    2018-03-12 13:19:43 

On February 15th, the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University (SF State) held the CI Lecture Series on Traditional Chinese Medicine for Health and Fitness to kick off 2018 Spring Festival Celebrations at the library. This event was co-hosted with the Office of International Programs and the Chinese Program at SF State. Dr. Yenbo Wu, Associate Vice President of SF State, and Education Counselor Yang Jun from,Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco made New Year greetings to celebrate New Year of the Dog with nearly 50 guests from campus and San Francisco Bay Area communities.

Dr.Lin Jiang's Speech

Dr. Lin Jiang, the former president of the American Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (AACMA), gave a presentation on how traditional Chinese medicine affected people’s health and fitness through the theory of Yinyang, demonstrating some practical methods in doing exercises, dieting and having acupuncture to keep healthy. Dr. Nancy Zhang, member of the AACMA, gave a speech on how to prevent the flu and cold through traditional Chinese medicine. In her opinion, according to the specific weather and environment, traditional Chinese medicine theory can provide different solutions to help prevent flu and cold.


After the lecture session, the New Year luncheon started. With lively Chinese music and delicious food, all the participants had a good time and wished a happy Chinese new year to each other. At last, the celebration came to closure with a group photo to pass on our New Year Greetings and wishes to all faculty/staff/students and our friends on campus and beyond.

Group photo of the Confucius Institute members

In order to promote Chinese culture, the Confucius Institute will co-host several other cultural events with Chinese Program and Chinese Student and Scholar Association as well.


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