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Chinese Culture at CWU | All are invited to dive into language, music, food and more!

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Immerse yourself in the culture and art of the fourth largest country in the world!

Experience Chinese culture without ever leaving campus throughout the month of November. We're diving into culture through calligraphy practice, tai chi demonstrations, authentic cuisine, live music and more.

Brushstrokes and Language in Motion

November 6, 2018 from 4 – 5:30 p.m.
SURC Ballroom | Free, Open to All

Play games to discover that Chinese is not as hard as you think, and try your hand at calligraphy! Dr. Penglin Wang will discuss language families in China, Yuanxia Liu will share Chinese pictographs through an interactive Pictionary-style game, and Mary Aho will lead a hands-on calligraphy demonstration (all materials provided).

Great Togetherness

November 13 from 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Science II Room 103 | Free, Open to All

Utopian Idealism from Confucius to Mao Zedong. Dr. Jeffrey Dippmann will dive into the Confucian ideal of datong, or great unity/togetherness. As illustrated in this talk, Mao and the CCP’s vision for, and efforts at, collectivizing Chinese society in the 1950’s reflect long held Confucian values of social wellbeing and the common good. Dr. Marilyn Levine will then share about campaigns of the CCP during the 1950s while showing clips from "Liu Hau Men."

Soaring over China
November 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
McIntyre Recital Hall | Free, Open to All

Experience the regions of China through live performances of traditional Chinese music. Traditional Chinese music will be played by Ling Li (piano) and Yan Yang (Zither), while the music of the Chinese cities and scenic places will be explained. Jin Zhang will sing, accompanied by students from Chinese courses151 and 251. 

Health and Wellbeing, the Chinese Way

November 28 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Hal Holmes Community Center | Free and Open to All

Learn the foundations of Chinese dietetics through Confucian and Daoist traditions, and chat about whether or not Confucius was a “foodie” with Dr. Jeffrey Dippman, and enjoy an authentic Chinese buffet. You’ll also learn the benefits and history of Tai Chi through videos and demonstrations with Charles Li.


For more information about the "Chinese Culture at CWU" event series, contact the Department of World Languages and Cultures at





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