Our next few posts will be done in parts reflecting on our trip from Nanjing to Huangshan and to Hangzhou. Stay tuned for pictures and videos. In the mean time enjoy this picture of one of our students getting dressed up in traditional finery at the Great Wall.
For those following our travels in China I would like to apologize for the short interruption in updates. We left Nanjing on June 18 and were on the road until we reached Beijing this past Sunday June 21. Since we have arrived in Beijing our students have begun their language and culture courses and have … More We Apologize for the Interruption
Last week we were lucky enough to meet an Emory Alum from 2009 who has made a very successful business counseling Chinese high school students applying to American Universities and a recent graudate from 2014 who is currently studying his masters at SIPA at Columbia University in New York.
Our students are wrapping up their time in Nanjing. They have been studying hard for the last three weeks and are preparing to leave for a three-day trip this weekend. Our students have attended classes from 8am until noon Monday to Friday for the last three and a half weeks. They have been studying as … More Students in the Classroom
Last week most of our students braved the rain and went to a paper-cutting exhibit in the Nanjing University The works were exquisite and required laborious effort, a talented eye, and a steady hand as some of us found out. There was only one pair of scissors available so it was important to be supportive … More Cultural Activity: 剪纸 Paper Cutting
Fei Cheng Wu Rao (非诚勿扰) is China’s most popular dating show. See the below video to better understand the show. This past Saturday afternoon we were lucky enough to get tickets to sit front row at the filming of this show. The filming itself took over five hours and we were stuck sitting on very … More 非诚勿扰: China’s most popular dating show
This past Friday our students got the second opportunity to practice Taichi with the woman pictured in yellow. Our progress was very good for our second class and we succeeded in studying 3 of the over 80 different moves of Taiqi. Needless to say it was very fun and relaxing. We hope to do it … More Cutltural Activity: Taichi class 2
Exploring a new campus and generally getting your bearings can be a difficult task. And in a foreign country it can even be a daunting one. Over the past two weeks our students have taken full advantage of living at Nanjing University and exploring what this campus has to offer, despite getting a 404 error … More Welcome to Nanjing University
Yesterday evening our students studied calligraphy and each student wrote a series of four characters of ancient Chinese characters and signed their work with their name. Wang Laoshi led us in class and gave us a brief history of Chinese Calligraphy, noting that the earliest forms of Chinese calligraphy was not painted at all but … More Cultural Activity: Calligraphy
Last Friday our students took a Taichi class and learned the basic movements of one Taichi routine. After an hour of study the class was ready to practice basic steps on their own. Here is a short video of some of the students and Dr. Li Hong practicing Taichi. Check back next week for updates on … More Cultural Activity: Taiqi