Happy Lantern Festival!
Happy Lantern Festival to all our subscribers. Today is the 15th day on the Lunar calendar and it holds a special meaning for Chinese families. On this day, Chinese people will often eat rice dumpling soup. The reason for this is in the name, which in Mandarin is tāngyuán 汤圆, and sounds similar to tuányuán 团圆, which means family reunion. Chinese people believe that the round shape of the rice ball and their round bowls symbolises wholeness and togetherness. If you get a chance, head to your local Asian Grocer and pick up some of these rice dumplings to try for yourself! They are made of glutinous rice flour and are stuffed with sweet fillings such as peanuts, red bean paste or sesame seeds.
Last Saturday The Chinatown Lunar New Year Street party was a huge success. The atmosphere truly resembled a huge, lively celebration and showcased the best of multicultural Adelaide. We had a great time running our quiz and handing out prizes, as well as doing Chinese name translation calligraphy.
Chinese Conversation Corner will resume from next week with new days and new locations. The classes will now run 4-5 pm, Wednesday's in Napier 209, and 4-5 pm Friday's in Hughes 323. If you would still like to attend this class via Zoom, please email us and we can try to facilitate this.
A reminder also our Children's Chinese Poetry Classes start from Thursday next week. There is still time left to register, further information on this program can be found below.
We would also like to mention that the Friday Roundup will now be a Fortnightly Roundup. We look forward to updating you again in two weeks.
Chinese Conversation Corner
Wednesday's, Napier 209, 4-5 pm and Friday's, Hughes 323, 4-5 pm
This program will be resuming on March 3rd, and will be back on campus!
Wednesday's lesson will be an opportunity for language learners to seek personalised help with their language study. Friday's class topic will be announced the week prior to our Facebook and Instagram pages and is a great way to extend your knowledge.
Children's Chinese Poetry Sing-Along
4 March - 8 April, Thursday's, 4-5 pm
In this online program, children will sing along to Chinese poems with our experienced instructors and live acoustic music. This program aims to assist children to develop a sense of musicality while also learning traditional Chinese poems. For further information and to register, click here.
Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition
12 Feb - 13 March, QBE Galleries, Sydney
This year we are sponsoring the Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition. To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year and the year of the Ox in 2021, this exhibition showcases Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage from the north western Chinese province of Shaanxi. More information can be found here.
Chinese Speaking Community
The University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and our response is being shaped by the latest advice from Australian health and foreign affairs authorities. For further information visit the University's designated page here.