HAIHUA ZHANG and BAKER GEOFF in their book Think Like Chinese say “the three most important Chinese philosophies are Confucianism Taoism, and Buddhism. Confucianism is related to country; Daoism for the body and Buddhism for the soul.” Our Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting courses are designed for people who are interested in Chinese culture. You can enroll in a basic Chinese Culture experiential introduction course, or in a long-term curriculum.
CHINESE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Learn the basic strokes of Chinese characters and practice writing Chinese scripts.
Traditional Chinese painting
Learn basic Chinese painting techniques and appreciate the beauty of the Chinese paintings which are the perfect illustration of harmony among diversity.
Learn to play Mahjong with locals, a game of skill, strategy and luck.
Chinese Taichi Class
Feel the movement of Yin and Yang, two energies inside your body and regain peace of mind by practicing Taichi.
Chinese Tea Art Class
Enjoy the demonstration of 功夫茶 gōngfūchá to learn how to make Chinese tea and taste different types of high quality Chinese tea.
Chinese Cooking Class
Buy fresh ingredients from a Chinese open market and learn how to cook a few Chinese dishes from a local .
Try out local Youcha, a special kind of Chinese tea and many local snacks.
Dumpling Cooking Class
From making the dough to the filing, experience the art of dumpling making. Vegetarian Dinner at a Chinese Monastery Visit a local monastery and taste Chinese vegetarian dishes .
OUTDOOR TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES
Visit to a Chinese Fabric Market
If you want to get your some clothes tailor made, we can take you to a local fabric market where many choices of fabrics could be found. After your selection, we will visit a local Chinese tailor Qin. He does the best suits in town.
Visit to Wayao Wholesale Market
If you have a great appreciation for Chinese painting and calligraphy, you should join us on this trip to visit many talented Chinese artists to watch them create different artworks.
Biking Tour in the Countryside
Hiking fromYangdi to Xingping
Enjoy the beautiful scenery along Li river, especially the background of 20 kuai RMB and nine horses mountain.
JOIN Chinese culture lesson at MarcoPolo Mandarin