Confucius Classroom at Mount Clear College Holds Traditional Chinese Culture Show

[Source]    Confucius Classroom at Mount Clear College, Australia [Time]    2020-01-19 18:35:18 

On January 11th, local time, Dan Liu, Lingna Shang, two Chinese teachers, and Jijun Yang, Director of the Confucius Classroom at Mount Clear College came to the Saturday Market by Wendouree Lake of Ballarat to hold a traditional Chinese culture show and experience event.

Mr. Shuren Zhang, a local Chinese calligrapher invited by the Confucius Classroom, showed his Chinese brush writing techniques to the local citizens. His artwork of Chinese Character“Fu”(happiness) received a lot of welcome, some saying they would frame the artwork and put it on the wall of their house.

Shuren Zhang is writing the name of a citizen

Mr Yongjin Zhao, a traditional Chinese painter, accompanied by his daughter, Ms Ling Zhao, Leader of Chinese language teaching at Stawell Secondary College, came from Melbourne to support the event. His style of traditional Chinese painting attracted a lot of attention of the citizens, being curious about the painting style using a brush and ink rather than more conventional paints.

Yongjin Zhao is painting with a brush and ink

Jijun Yang taught some Chinese characters such as "shan"(hill), "mu"(tree), "lin"(wood), "sen"(forest), "ri"(sun), "dan"(sunrise), "yue"(moon) using the technique of visualization. Everybody was so interested, feeling every character was a beautiful picture, and could even remember the meaning of all of them after teaching. Some picked up writing brushes and wrote down what they had learned.

Jijun Yang demonstrated Taichi, played the Hulusi (a traditional Chinese musical instrument) and the bamboo flute. After the demonstration, some citizens approached him asking about the time and venue of Taichi teaching. The soothing music of Hulusi also attracted a lot of people at the market. Some came up to Jijun Yang, asking about the musical instrument which is quite new to them.