2020 Event News

2020 Event News

Triple C: Taboos in Chinese Culture

 Mr. Li gave a lecture on taboos in Chinese culture. 
 Mr. Li used umbrella as an example to talk about the taboos of gift-giving in Chinese culture.  

At 6 pm on October 27th, 2020, Online Chinese Culture Club: Taboos in Chinese Culture was held as scheduled. This activity attracted 15 local residents. Fujun Li, a visiting scholar at Troy University, did the presentation. The lecture started with the concept of cultural taboos, the same cultural phenomenon in different cultures. Mr. Li listed the main taboos in Chinese culture: numbers, gestures, animals, gifts and meals. This lecture had greatly stimulated the audience's interest in further understanding Chinese culture, which was very helpful for understanding the differences between Chinese and Western cultural taboos.  (Chinese ver. available)

Triple C: Silk and Chinese Embroidery

 Ms. xixi mao gave the presentation about chinese embroidery 
 Ms xixi demonstrated to the audience how to do chinese embroidery 

At 6 pm on October 20th, 2020, Online Chinese Culture Club: Silk and Chinese Embroider was held as scheduled. This activity attracted 12 residents. Ms Xixi Mao at Troy University did the presentation. The lecture is divided into two parts. The first part is about the origin of Chinese silk and the characteristics of silk culture in various places in China. The second is to teach everyone online how to make a beautiful embroider pattern. The event was well received by the participants. (Chinese ver. available)

Triple C: Terracotta Warriors

Dr. Fang introduced Terracotta Warriors in Troy university  
Dr. Fang and audiences had lively discussion with Dr Fang Li about the Terracotta Warriors.  

At 6 pm on October 13th, 2020, Dr. Li Fang, a visiting scholar at Troy University, gave the presentation about Terracotta Warriors in China and Terracotta Warriors in Troy University. During the lecture, Dr. Fang and audiences had a lively discussion on the production technology of terracotta warriors and horses, the ancient Chinese pottery making skills, and the ancient Chinese army formation. (Chinese ver. available)

Triple C: Making a Chinese Shuttlecock

Xiuxiu Su showed audiences how to make a shuttlecock.  
Xiuxiu Su gave introduced Chinese shuttlecock.   

At 6 pm on October 6th, 2020, Troy locals and students were excited to participate in Triple C activities of making Chinese shuttlecock. Xiuxiu Su, a visiting scholar at Troy University, did the presentation. Ms. Su first played a wonderful video clip of "Nezha" to show the function of shuttlecock, then introduced the origin and history of the shuttlecock. After that, she shared a video of the Chinese kicking the shuttlecock, and finally showed everyone how to make a beautiful shuttlecock. (Chinese ver. available)

Triple C: Chinese Mahjong and Mid-Autumn Festival

Yunchu Zhang gave a lecture about the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese Mahjong.  
Yunchu Zhang introduced audiences how to play Chinese Mahjong. 

September 29th, 2020, Triple C: Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese Mahjong activity was held as scheduled. This activity attracted 19 local residents. Yunchu Zhang, a visiting scholar at Troy University, did the presentation. Ms Zhang first told the legend and history of Mid-Autumn Festival, and then showed how to make delicious moon cakes in the form of video. Mid-Autumn Festival is a holiday for the whole family to get together and play mahjong, which is also a kind of entertainment for Chinese people. Ms Zhang introduced the basic rules of mahjong, showed the basic elements and playing methods of mahjong, and the activity was a complete success. (Chinese ver. available)

Triple C: Paper-cutting 3D Ping An 

Zhijing Qiu gave a lecture about the history and main works of Chinese Paper cutting.  
The audiences were making papercutting under the guidance of Zhijing Qiu.   

At 6 pm on September 22nd, 2020, the online Chinese cultural club: Paper-cutting was held as scheduled. This activity attracted 17 local people. Zhijing Qiu, a visiting scholar at Troy University, did the presentation. The participants got a better understanding of Chinese paper-cutting with her detailed explanation of the symbolic meanings from contents, image expression, geographic style, and color aspects. She also illustrated the tools and skills of how to make a paper-cutting work. Under the guidance of Ms Qiu, the participants made a 3D Ping An, which means safe in Chinese paper-cutting decoration, to express their best wishes for a beautiful life. (Chinese ver. available)

Triple C (Chinese Culture Club) Kickstart Online Tai Chi Class For Troy Community

The recorded video of Tai Chi lesson one was played. It demonstrated the basic movements of Tai Chi. 
The students practiced Taichi under the guidance of Tai Chi Master Guo.  

On September 9, 2020, at 6: 00 pm, 2020 fall Tai Chi class kicked off. 23 people from local communities participated in the 10-week online Tai Chi class. Visiting Scholar Yan He introduced the basic knowledge of Tai Chi, and then the students learned the basic movements of Tai Chi with Tai Chi teacher online. The activity was a complete success.  (Chinese ver. available)

Chinese Cultural Club: Making Paper Roses Tutorial

 Rose making steps from 1 to 8 were displayed.   
Rose making steps from 9 to 14 were displayed.  

At 6pm on September 8th, 26 people from local community participated in Online Chinese Cultural Club: Making Paper Roses. Visiting Scholar Yan He gave the lecture. She first carefully explained the steps of making roses, and then instructed the teachers to make beautiful roses.  (Chinese ver. available)

Chinese Cultural Club: Chinese Tea Culture and The Peacefulness of Tea Ceremony

Ms Jing He gave a detailed introduction to the discovery, categories and the origin of Chinese tea. She also introduced the spread of Chinese tea culture and its development. 
The audiences exchanged tea art related knowledge with each othe 

On September 1st, 2020, 27 participants attended 2020 fall online Chinese Cultural Club: Chinese Tea Culture and Tea Ceremony. Ms. Jing He, a Visiting Scholar at Troy University, presented the activity. First, she gave a detailed introduction to the discovery, categories and the origin of Chinese tea, as well as the spread of Chinese tea culture and its development. Then, she presented a recorded video of her brewing Oolong tea, which illustrated each step of brewing Oolong tea. The detailed introduction to Chinese tea and tea culture as well as the discussion with participants deepened their understanding Chinese tea culture. (Chinese ver. available)