Chinese Culture Courses

Chinese Cuisine

This course takes the hands-on approach of teaching Chinese cuisine, starting with different techniques including stir-frying, pan-frying, steaming, stewing, etc.

The most popular food items, such as dumplings, green onion pancakes, shaomai, steamed buns, and stir-fries will be taught. Suggestions and desired food items or dishes recommended by students will also be taken into consideration. Recipes will be provided for ingredients and preparation, techniques will be displayed with a video clip while nutritional values explained in class. Student are encouraged to share end-products with family members.

Course starts Nov. 7, 2020 for 8 weeks Meets on Sat. 10-12 noon (2-hr class) on Zoom

11/7 to 1/2/21 No class on 12/26

Boy proudly displaying chinese calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy for Children (ages 7-18)

This course integrates the practice of calligraphy into the knowledge of calligraphy related to Chinese characters. Students are not only learning how to write the character, but also understanding the evolution of Chinese characters, different styles of calligraphy, the aesthetics of Chinese characters and its relationship to the Chinese language, and the “four treasures of the study” in the context of the Chinese culture.

8-week Course from 11/9/20 to 12/18/20 Monday 3:30 to 4:30 pm on Zoom

Chinese Calligraphy for Adults (ages 18 & up)

This course integrates the practice of calligraphy into the knowledge of calligraphy related to Chinese characters. Students are not only learning how to write the character, but also understanding the evolution of Chinese characters, different styles of calligraphy, the aesthetics of Chinese characters and its relationship to the Chinese language, and the “four treasures of the study” in the context of the Chinese culture.

8-week Course from 11/9/20 to 12/28/20 Monday 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Zoom

Chinese Cinema (Spring 2021)

Through the cinema lens, “Chinese Cinema” offers an insight into the socio-economic, cultural as well as political landscape of China. Films of different genres made in Mainland China, Hong Kong as well as Taiwan with English subtitles, and even in the U.S., will be selected to help understand the history, regional differences, daily lives, gender relations, and the value system of the people and the nation.

Tai Chi (Tai Ji) (Spring 2021)

Through the cinema lens, “Chinese Cinema” offers an insight into the socio-economic, cultural as well as political landscape of China. Films of different genres made in Mainland China, Hong Kong as well as Taiwan with English subtitles, and even in the U.S., will be selected to help understand the history, regional differences, daily lives, gender relations, and the value system of the people and the nation.