Talks on Chinese Culture or Chinese History
These talks will enable students to have deeper and practical understanding of Chinese culture and history. Students will be engaged and encouraged on many levels through the use of multimedia and practical activities. Topics can be chosen from among those below:
Chinese Culture: Chinese Festivals, Life for Chinese Students, Daily Life in China, Families in China, etc. You can choose several topics to be included in one workshop. We encourage your students to prepare questions to ask.
Chinese History: Outline of the history of China, then focus on the chosen period (e.g. Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty, Six Dynasty, Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Song Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty, Republic of China, People's Republic of China.)
|Fujian Tulou is a type of Chinese rural dwellings in Southeast of Fujian Province. When and how did ancient people build these buildings on the hills? Why did they build their houses like this?|
|This painting Along the River During the Qingming Festival was created in the Song Dynasty when ancient Chinese technology and arts were highly developed. It was also a time when the whole country was threatened by invaders from the north. How was people's daily life in such a period? How did they survive after the north was taken?|
|Li Shiming was the second emperor in the Tang Dynasty. He was a hero of the whole nation as he started the strongest dynasty in Chinese history. Chinatown is named after the name of his kindom as Tang Ren Jie in Chinese. But did you know he died at 55 and many of his sons were killed after his death? What happened to him and his royal family?|
As a country with long history and a variety of different cultures, China has many stories to tell, please contact us to decide the topics you want your students to receive.