On April 4, International students from GEC Chinese language programs participated in the colorful Chinese cultural activities. They have experienced Painting Kites, Chinese Knots & Papercutting, Mahjong, Calligraphy, Chinese Martial Art and Sweet Green Rice Ball Wrapping.
As Qingming Festival came, we offered the Painting Kites Class for the international students to experience the traditional customs. Students created their own kites by painting a various of patterns.
Sweet Green Rice Ball Wrapping
I can make dumplings. But today I learnt how to wrap the local snack called ‘sweet green rice balls’ too.
Practice Chinese Martial Art
Some students practiced basic Chinese Kungfu and mastered some Martial art actions.
Practice Chinese Calligraphy
By practicing the basic strokes and some Chinese characters such as love and fortune, students had a better understanding of the spirit and connotation of calligraphy.
Chinese Knot & Paper Cutting
Some students did the folk arts of Chinese knots and paper-cutting and made wonderful art works.
As a kind of famous recreational activity, Mahjong is not only loved by Chinese people, also by foreigners. Some students could not wait to sit and win a round at the moment seeing Mahjong. Every enjoyed it so much and had a lot of fun.
This cultural activity has ended, but learning should never stop. Experience more outside the classroom in such a beautiful weather. Let’s look forward to the next activity!
Room 253 International Students Office, Physics Building,
East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai, China
Global Education Center
International Student Office