We are very excited to announce that several classes in Chinese language and culture will be offered to UD community in the Fall 2012 semester. As we are finalizing the schedule, any student, faculty, staff, alumni who are interested in the classes may register online by complete this online registration form. Please note that if [...]
This is the last week in Shanghai. Besides our regular classes, we have very rich and colorful extracurricular activities. Here are some of the things we did. On August 3, we had our Kongfu class in the afternoon. We were thrilled to learn tailor sitting, horse stance strike, and five steps of ShaoLin boxing from our master coach [...]
On August 9, our group visited the American Embassy in Shanghai and met with the Consulate General, Robert Griffiths.
NSLI-Y students wrote about their experience and understanding toward China, it’s people, culture, language and many more. See a few more articles from them: Jake D.: Individuality in China and the U.S. “Compared to the West, Chinese culture places more value on unity and conformity. Chinese choose to reflect the views of their leaders and [...]
The NSLI-Y group’s China experience is approaching to the end. What did the students see? What did they hear? Did the trip inspire them to look at China from a different perspective? What culture elements do they think the most interesting? Let’s hear what they say. Rohan D: An Eye Opener: Western Misconceptions of China [...]
(Continued from part 1) After lunch it was the culture exchange program. A teacher from Zhen Hua School demonstrated Chinese painting. The teacher finished a beautiful painting of lotus and presented to NSLI-Y as a gift. In the previous day Jake just learned how to paint orchid so he volunteered to paint. His Chinese painting [...]
On August 2nd, the NSLI-Y group was invited to visit Shanghai Zhen Hua Foreign Trade Professional School (Zhen Hua School) located in Pudong District. Faculties and students from the School prepared an unique party for the students to experience lives in a Shanghai professional school. Shanghai Zhen Hua Foreign Trade Professional School was established in [...]
Students from Class 2 wrote about their trips to Beijing last week. Their Chinese have improved significantly. Click on the picture below to see their handwriting and essays in Chinese.
In the afternoon on August 1st, in the Chinese culture class, Professor Naishu Sun from Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts at Fudan University taught students how to paint orchids the Chinese way – using brush and ink. First Professor Sun introduced the differences between Chinese paintings and its Western counterparts. Besides different materials used for [...]
In collaboration with the Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence, the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware (UDCI) presented a “China Night” program for more than 120 Delaware high school students on Thursday July 19, 2012. It is the second year that UDCI organized the “China Night” program for the Governor’s School for Excellence. This year’s [...]