Culture Fun

Chinese 中國文化

Performed See You Again and other Chinese & Korean traditional songs on the Gu Zheng for Drake University’s International Night 2015.

 

Being a member of the Chinese Student Association (CSA) in Drake University, the Chinese lecturer invited me to conduct a Calligraphy Workshop on campus.
Click Click HERE for the Basic Calligraphy powerpoint I made for the class.
Here are some photos taken during the Calligraphy Workshop.
Showing the participants the right way to hold the calligraphy brush Me with a participant who is learning some basic calligraphy strokes
Left: Showing the participants the right way to hold the calligraphy brush.
Right: Me with a participant who is learning some basic calligraphy strokes.

 

During Drake’s J-Term fair, I was able to promote the Chinese culture and class alongside with Cyndi Cen, Drake’s Chinese lecturer and a few other talented students. I was able to showcase one of my talents, here – playing the traditional Chinese Instrument – Gu Zheng 古箏.
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Top Left: Making the scene alive. Creating music.
Top Right: With a Computer Science Department professor as he was really fascinated with the instrument.
Bottom Left: Having fun sharing culture & music.
Bottom Right: Me with a Drake student who is interested about the Gu Zheng.

 

Japanese 日本ぶんか

As the President of Drake’s Japanese Club, I was glad that I had a chance to share some Japanese culture, mainly about Koinobori 鯉のぼり Click HERE for the Koinobori presentation I made for the session.
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Left: A friend presenting the Koinobori while I elaborate about the banner.
Right: A group photo with the elementary school kids after the end of the session.

 

During my last year as President of Drake’s Japanese Club, my team and I were fortunate to invite Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan’ s members, who also primarily led by the advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister’s Office. Along with a fellow club member, we were honored to present    a speech about Iowa and what the city – Des Moines has to offer to its community.