Chinese Language and Culture Tour Visits Fourteen Area Schools

Date: 11/18/2010

College Station, TX - The Confucius Institute at Texas A&M University hosted Hanban’s Chinese Langauge and Culture Tour from November 9-16 in an endeavor to promote Chinese language and culture among Texas schools. The delegation of four included Zhou Zhichang, a Hanban Program Officer, Guo Lingli, a Chinese teacher at the Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University, Wang Shuhong, a professor at Remin University in Beijing and Lu Shaojun, a Master of Martial Arts at Beijing Sports University.

The school presentations included an interactive introduction to Chinese culture, a brief language lesson and a sampling of martial arts. The performance was highly engaging and well received by the students whom were given an opportunity to learn Kung Fu from a Chinese master and how to greet and count in Chinese. During their eight-day tour, the delegation visited fourteen schools in the Houston, Bryan/College Station, Navasota and New Caney areas, presenting to more than 4,000 students collectively.
The Language and Culture Tour was also coordinated in conjunction with Texas A&M’s Annual Brazos Valley Worldfest. Master Lu, along with members from the Confucius Institute Tai Chi Community Class had two performances at Worldfest’s Heritage Stage, where they demonstrated martial arts ranging from Tai Chi to Kung Fu. The delegation also had the opportunity to interact and impact some of the more than 5,000 community participants of Worldfest at the Confucius Institute Booth.


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