26/06/2020 Friday Roundup
Happy Dragon Boat Festival everyone! 端午节快乐 ! Yesterday was a special day in the Chinese calendar and our team came together to eat sticky rice dumplings (粽子 Zongzi) and celebrate. We have also just released a workshop video on youtube so you can learn the history of this festival and how to make Zongzi at home! In the morning we ran an online workshop with students from the Arts Faculty. The students learnt about the festival and together we created beautiful Chinese knotted keychains using a special knot called 'pingjie' (平结).
Also new this week is a children's activity to learn the body parts in Chinese. Plus we have a new episode of 'Nihao 你好 Mate' which takes a look at a popular and funny Chinese idiom.
Cultural Workshop Video
Sticky Rice Dumplings (Zongzi 粽子)
Nihao 你好 Mate
Playing the Guqin for a cow 对牛弹琴
2020 Chinese Bridge Competition - Regional Final
The Chinese Bridge (Hanyu Qiao) Chinese Proficiency Competition is an annual worldwide Chinese Mandarin speaking and performance competition. This year the competition will be held online. If you are a University student be sure to register!
Registrations close July 3rd. For more information click here
Chinese Poetry Sing Along Program
Our full list of online programs can be found here
Chengyu 成语 of the week
Chengyu are a type of Chinese idiom which mostly consist of four characters. They were widely used in classical Chinese and are still commonly used today.
独一无二 dú yī wú èr