NSLI-Y Buddy Activity: Coming of Age Ceremony

Students in Chinese class 3 had the chance to see the¬†traditional Confucian “Coming of Age” ceremony during buddy activity on July 19th. The ceremony has been the “Guan Li” for men and the “Ji Li” for women. The age is usually around 20 and during the ceremony, the person obtains a style name. Students and their Chinese “buddies” put on traditional Chinese costumes to practice for the ceremony.

Students get ready for the ceremony

Student "buddy" demonstrates costume from Han dynasty.

Students practice for the ceremony.