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As a unique weaving art in China, Chinese knot has a long history, beginning from ancient times, rising from the tang and song dynasties, and flourishing from the Ming and Qing dynasties. The love and wisdom that he has shown is a symbol of the taste of ancient Chinese civilization, a symbol of the heart of the Chinese and the Chinese.
On the afternoon of May 3, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, international students of Chinese A1 class studied Chinese knot. First of all, the teacher introduced its origin, species, characteristics, implications and application. In the process of practical operation, I introduced the tools and procedures of making Chinese knots for students. Due to the lack of a good evaluation in the early stage, problems occurred in the first step of the preparation, so the teacher had to teach the students hand in hand step by step.
Even so, students have a high enthusiasm to continue learning. Under the patient guidance of the teacher, several students finally made up a beautiful Chinese knot.In view of that lack of estimate of difficulty, in order to make up for the students, the teacher went back to make up a Chinese knot for each student and dressed them with tassels.
The Chinese knot represents the Chinese heart, the Chinese sentiment, the symbol of happiness, the metaphor of love, the call for friendship, the praise of life. With the charm of the east, Chinese knot permeates both ancient and modern civilization and conveys peace and happiness to the world. Therefore, I also hope that these international students can convey this peace and happiness to further places.
Taijiquan is not only a kind of boxing, a kind of sport, but also a symbol of Chinese culture. Taiji is a master of the wisdoms of the wise, the ancient Chinese spirit, the spirit of the world, the idea of the Yin and Yang, the Taoist system, the Confucian, and the rule of the Chinese, the people and the society, the human and the natural, the human and the natural order, has long been known as the tai chi culture. Therefore, it is necessary for students to understand and learn taiji, so that they can feel the philosophy of ancient Chinese.
On the afternoon of May 17, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, international students of Chinese A1 class studied Taiji, which is an artistic culture that embodies traditional Chinese thought.
First of all, the origin, form and function of tai chi are briefly introduced. Then to the students play taiji video, broadcast and tell them the main points of the tai chi - pay attention to " regulating vital energy, but the part of the PPT presentations and video playback mainly is to let students have a preliminary cognition about taiji, and the most important part is to take the students together for tai chi. Of course, they are not taught the movements at the beginning, but first they are allowed to move their muscles and swing their hands from side to side. Second, they are required to relax their whole body, especially to let their brain free, and finally they start to learn the movements. Due to the time, we mainly studied the first four styles of taiji in class: the rising of power, the parting of wild horses' manes, the white crane's bright wings, and the holding of the left and right knees.
As far as I am concerned, there is no standard or non-standard action, and it is more important to let go of yourself and act with “qi”. By this way, it will be of great benefit to the body.
This taiji activity deepens students' understanding of Chinese traditional culture from a philosophical perspective. As for taiji itself, it can not only improve students' physical quality, but also help them gradually form health awareness and lifelong exercise consciousness. At the same time, it also can promote the national culture to carry forward.
Paper cutting art is one of the oldest Chinese folk art, as a hollow-out art, it can give people a visual sense of space and artistic enjoyment. At the same time, there are profound meanings behind every piece of paper cutting. By learning paper cutting, we can deeply feel the meaning of people's life and experience folk art at a close distance.
On the afternoon of May 31,HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, international students of Chinese A1 class studied Paper cutting art，which is one of the oldest Chinese folk art. First of all, I would like to introduce the origin, features, application and attention in the process of paper-cutting skills. After the brief explanation, the students all devote themselves to the fun of paper-cutting art. Under the teacher's guidance, the students also have a very carefully cut, a little bit of following the teacher's steps, show high concentration and great enthusiasm, afraid to miss a little content. Everybody is addition to it.
In the end, everyone from easy to difficult, completed two paper-cut works - the double happiness and lotus. In the end, everyone proudly took photos with their works. After class, some classmates still have a good time, mix their creative ideas into what they have learned in the class, and use the waste material to paste and make a beautiful window. It is truly the recycling and creative.
This activity has strengthened the students' aesthetic interest in Chinese paper-cutting art and enhanced their aesthetic ability. At the same time, it has cultivated students' love for traditional culture and improved their cultural and artistic accomplishment. The students also took their paper-cutting works back to the dormitory and decorated the dormitory. They truly integrated the traditional paper-cutting art into their daily life and felt the charm of traditional culture and art.
The international students in A2 experienced a living Chinese culture on the afternoon of May 10th.The theme of the Chinese traditional cultural course was Chinese paper cutting. First, the teacher explained to the international students the cultural meaning and basic principles of paper cutting, and showed the students many interesting paper-cut drawings. After the students listened to the teacher’s explanation, they started to make their own paper-cut. The students who were making paper-cut looked very carefully, they were afraid of destroying their work accidently. After the end of the cultural activity, some students asked the teacher a lot of paper and drawing, they said they wanted to make paper-cut when they were free.
On the afternoon of May 16, 2018, Class A2 held the cultural activity of painting facial makeup. Firstly the teacher showed the international students the facial makeup, then teacher explained the use of facial makeup and the meaning of different colors, at the same time, the teacher combined the traditional facial makeup with globally popular movie characters (The Avengers), the students were all very interested in them. Then the teacher sent pictures of different faces to the international students and asked them to choose one of their favorite to paint or to design a facial makeup they like, they all put their heart into painting facial makeup. In the end, the students painted their own faces. The cultural activity went smoothly, students not only experienced the joy of painting their faces, abut also learned about Chinese culture.
The international students in A2 experienced a living Chinese culture on the afternoon of May 30th.The theme of the Chinese traditional cultural course was watching Chinese movie——Monkey King: Hero is back. Monkey King: Hero is back The film was adapted from one of Chinese four famous novels——Journey to the West. Firstly, the teacher introduced the story of the novel “Journey to the West” to the international students, and showed the students many of the photos of the Journey to the West. Then the teacher started to play the movie. During watching the movie, everyone talked and laughed. They enjoyed the movie very much. After the movie was over, boys said they liked Sun wukong very much, they thought Sun was Chinese super hero，he can protect people in need of help. Girls liked Jiang liur, because he was cute and brave. The international students all said they were very would like to watch the second part!
On the afternoon of May 2nd, in 412 D1, class B1 carried out the fourth cultural activity in the spring semester of 2018. The theme of this event was “Chinese traditional culture—Chinese painting”. The main purpose of this cultural event is to let everyone feel the charm of Chinese painting, and let everyone experience the creative process of Chinese traditional painting. The activity is divided into two parts, namely freehand drawing - shrimp and plum blossom.
Every classmate in class B1 is very interested in Chinese painting. Before the formal start of Chinese painting teaching, class teacher Li first explained the materials needed for the creation of Chinese painting, especially the use of brush, and gave everyone demonstrated the creative process of shrimp. In the formal teaching session, the students used their own imagination to draw a lot of different styles of shrimp, including wild, conservative, and abstract. After each student has created his own shrimp, teacher Li Li led everyone to start the second part - blowing plum blossoms. This section is very interesting. Everyone needs to use straws to blow out the different shapes of trunks on their respective papers, and then add petals. Everyone has fun and they have also created beautiful plum blossoms. At the end of the event, everyone said that through this cultural event, they learned about China's traditional painting art and are very much looking forward to the next cultural event.
On the afternoon of May 30, 2018, the international students of class B2 held an interesting cultural activity, the making of artemisia argyi sachet, on the 11th floor of the east 12th floor. The teacher to explain the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival, told the students to the story of Qu yuan is the source of the Dragon Boat Festival in China, the custom of Dragon Boat Festival, rice dumplings, rowing, hanging wormwood, drink realgar wine. Introduced after the completion of the making process of the distribution on the Dragon Boat Festival Aicao sachets, showed the students the teacher completes the finished product, the students listened carefully, in under the guidance of the teacher, the finished product is also perfect.
In the afternoon of May 8, 2018, class B2 and class D entered the Museum of Hubei province which was near by the beautiful East Lake, In there，the internal students knew more about the history of China and experienced the culture of the state of Chu，in the end，the students listened to a classical concert. First the teachers explained the location of the museum and the important historical objects which was display in the Museum of Hubei Province, the tomb of Zenghouyi, the sword of Goujian, Yunxian people's skull fossils, the bottle of Yuan dynasty, the legal instrument of the Yunmeng, in here, the international students felt the Chinese culture's great charming and broad and profound. Then, under the guidance of the teachers, international students visited various cultural relics and cultural experience areas. At three p.m, they watched the performance of the Chimes, and experienced the cultural shock of the modern harmony by the ancient musical instruments. On the day international students met many high school students who were studying in the Museum, The international students took a group photo with the Chinese students enthusiastically, which reflected the good outlook of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
On Thursday afternoon, May 3, 2018 .To help students learn more about Chinese opera culture, B3 class with the theme of "opera - facebook", the cultural activities of making facebook were held in east ninth floor A416.
On the one hand, students can display the facebook culture of Chinese opera through PPT.On the one hand, I hope to deepen their understanding of the color meaning of facebook when students begin to make it.During this activity, the students showed great enthusiasm and showed their creativity.Many students have developed their own understanding of the color of facebook, and created a new facebook image that suits their own mind.The students are more intimate in this activity because of the sharing of pigment.The teacher guides the production, It also deepens the friendship between teachers and students, and spreads the facebook culture well.
On Thursday afternoon, May17, 2018,In order to help international students learn more about the charm of Chinese tones,18 spring B3 learned two Chinese songs on the east ninth floor A416,These are the songs that B3 students pay attention to in their daily life.
On the one hand, it's a way to get students to know the voice in the Chinese language through music, and on the one hand, to prepare for the Chinese song contest next week. So the students are full of enthusiasm to participate, the contestants practice songs under the guidance of the teacher, who are not participating players are actively cooperate with ideas. This cultural class has promoted the friendship between students from different countries, enhanced the friendship between teachers and students, and spread the Chinese music culture.
On the afternoon of May 16th, in class 313 D12, class B4 carried out the fifth class cultural activity in the spring semester of 2018. The theme of this event is "Singing Chinese Songs to Learn Chinese." The Chinese song we learned in this lesson is "the most dazzling folk style", a song that is familiar, highly Sung and easy to pronounce.
B4 students are very interested in Chinese songs, each student has their own favorite Chinese songs. Before the formal teaching of songs, the teacher first explained to the students some strange words in the songs, so that students in the subsequent learning process more relaxed. After we were familiar with these strange words, the teacher led us to sing together.
At the end of the event, everyone said that through this cultural event, they learned about China’s music culture. They also realized that by singing Chinese songs, they can improve their Chinese proficiency. Everyone will also learn more about China in the process of learning music.
After that, the students of Class B4 won the second prize in the Chinese song competition for foreign students.
At 4:30 in the afternoon on May 3, 2018, international students of the class B5 learned four sets of Chinese Fitness Skills at the East playground. It includes the simplified twenty-four of tai chi, eight-section brocade, Wuqinxi and muscle-bone strengthening exercise.
Although the catkins are flying and the sun is shining, the students of the class B5 still have great enthusiasm for learning Chinese fitness. First of all, the teacher introduced China's four sets of health knowledge in detail, and then the teacher led the students to learn the simplified 24-style Tai Chi, and the students were very serious in the charm of Chinese fitness.
However, when the students learned Taijiquan, it happened to be seen by an school physical teacher. He had profoundly studied the other three sets of Chinese Fitness Skills. Therefore, he was invited to teach eight-section brocade, Wuqinxi and muscle-bone strengthening exercise. During the teaching process, students frequently gave enthusiastic applause and they always praised the teacher.
Despite sweating after the completion of the study, the students were still happily posing for a picture and showing everyone what they were learning.
On the afternoon of March 16th, 2018, under the guidance of three teachers, the class B5 international exchange students of our school conducted an cultural activity of singing Chinese songs to learn Chinese at A415, East nine building of the school.
In order to prepare the upcoming Chinese song Contest, all the students in B5 class have rehearsed, because the stage is limited, the teacher selected ten students to form the chorus team.
Firstly, the teacher played "The opposite girl looked over" songs, so that students feel the rhythm of the song. Then, the teacher explained the lyrics, so that students understand that this is a boy's confession song. The teacher then distributed the printed lyrics to the students and asked them to follow the songs. It is worth mentioning that the students ' enthusiasm is so high that only practice one time and the students can sing it completely. Finally, under the divergent thinking of the students and teachers, the teacher and the students completed the song arrangement.
At the end of the event, the students took a photo with a happy and confident, believing that they will be able to achieve a good grade for the class.
On the afternoon of May 3, 2018, class C1 held the cultural activities of painting Chinese painting. Because of the reference to the Chinese painting in the text, the students expressed great interest in it. Therefore, in this cultural class, the teacher introduced the Chinese painting to the international students more systematically.
First, through multimedia, the teacher introduced to the students some basic tools needed for Chinese painting: pen, ink, paper and ink stone, and distributed the materials to students. Then the teacher introduced the classification of Chinese painting and took the students together to enjoy some famous Chinese paintings. Finally, the teacher showed the students how to draw the longevity peach. Peaches have a very good meaning in China, and they are simple and easy to painting.
The students began to draw their own peaches, and the students challenged the more difficult clubs. The teacher is there to help them mix paints, and instruct them to finish the painting. Finally, each student has completed a work of his own, and everyone feels that this time is full of achievements and a sense of achievement!
On the afternoon of May 17, 2018, the Chinese class C1 class carried out the cultural activity class of taijiquan. We have invited Ms. Du zhiyi from class A1 and Ms. Xu qian from class F to show you taijiquan. Due to weather conditions, can only in the classroom teaching, the teacher first introduces the origin of tai chi, and bring the students watched the documentary of the journal here is China, wudang tai chi, let international students have a preliminary knowledge of tai chi. Then Ms. Du showed the students the style of taijiquan, and the students were eager to see it. The two teachers, One in front, one in the back, taught students about the key of taijiquan. Under the guidance of the teacher, students can play the first four types of taijiquan in a more consistent manner. Despite the limited space in the classroom, there is nothing to stop the students from learning!
On the afternoon of May 31, 2018, Class C1 held the theme of "entering the crown of Hanfu and displaying the charm of Chinese costume". Chinese clothing（Hanfu） experience activities. The student fromYushan Guoxue Club was invited to explain the origin and evolution of hanfu to international students. Through a lot of pictures to show the students different types of Hanfu clothes. The students were very interested and listened carefully. After the lecture, the students tried on the Chinese clothes with the help of the teacher. In accordance with the teacher's instructions on the etiquette of Chinese costume, students learned from the ancient Chinese posture and took various photos. They walk in the east nine teaching downstairs, attracted many people's amazing eyes. Still have a classmate to tell a teacher, he also wants to buy a suit of hanfu to bring back his country, introduce han fu to more friends!
Tea art is a culture. On the basis of China's excellent culture, tea art has been widely absorbed and borrowed from other art forms and extended to literature, art and other fields, forming a Chinese tea culture with strong national characteristics.
On May 17, class C2 held a Chinese tea art and culture activity in No.1037 tea house .Aiming to let them know some Chinese tea culture. At the beginning of the activity, the teacher first introduces the six categories of tea, and prepared a kind of each type of tea, let everybody through tea, smell of tea, tea and other ways to find the differences between different tea, and the teacher can speak this kind of tea in different tea making method, such as the water temperature, how many times, etc. During the activity, the students also tried to make tea by themselves.
This tea art cultural activity not only strengthens the friendship between teachers and students, but also enables students to have a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and arouse their greater interests. Students all agree that this cultural activity makes them very happy.
Hanfu is traditional costume for Chinese people. It is known as the quintessence of Chinese culture and the representative of Chinese costume. It is the precious wealth created by the Chinese nation and the human society.
On May 31st, C2 class held a Chinese clothing experience activities. The activities invited teacher Zhou to explain some basic common ideas of hanfu to the students, in order that everybody could understand the basic idea of the classification of hanfu, this outfit style represented a new fashion innovation upon the "upper and lower garment" design. And all kinds of closes were be ready for them to try on.
During the activity, there are two students brought their own tang-style clothes and qipao to share with us. After this activity, we can see that the students are very interested in traditional Chinese clothes. Students were all very happy with this kind of activity.