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China Nights

  • Bridging the Gap: Understanding Today's China- April 19, 2017
    Bridging the Gap: Understanding Today's China- April 19, 2017  Panelists discuss how China has changed and what it is becoming with members of Project Pengyou and students at the College.  
  • China Night: Experiences as an Asian-American- March 17, 2017
    China Night: Experiences as an Asian-American- March 17, 2017  Sara Wang, a junior at the College, discusses how her attachment to both the United States and China gives her a unique perspective and challenges.  
  • April 20, 2016
    April 20, 2016  Chinese and American work together on translating mental health materials at Translate-a-thon in Sadler.  
  • China Night: Southwest China: Chengdu and Chongqing
    China Night: Southwest China: Chengdu and Chongqing  Gillie Cuda describes to visitors the famous and beloved Hongyadong, 'stilt houses' on Red Cliff Cave scenic spot in Chongqing for China Night: Southwest China:Chengdu and Chongqing on Friday, March 18th.  
  • China Night: Chinese Poetry Reading
    China Night: Chinese Poetry Reading  Audience members attentively listen to the recitation of Chinese poems.  
  • China Night: Chinese Poetry Reading
    China Night: Chinese Poetry Reading  Elaine Yap, a student of Prof. Yanfang Tang's Chinese Poetry class, recites Li Bai's poem Looking Toward Heaven's Gate.  
  • China Night: Impressions of Beijing, March 2015
    China Night: Impressions of Beijing, March 2015  Attendees pass around Beijing snacks while Xuewei Hou introduces the food of Beijing.  
  • Show & Tell: My Chinese Collection, Nov. 2014
    Show & Tell: My Chinese Collection, Nov. 2014  Everyone watches as Mrs. Gillian Dawson recounts the first time she saw the porcelain horses and men that she spent a lifetime growing up with.  
  • Show & Tell: My Chinese Collection, Nov. 2014
    Show & Tell: My Chinese Collection, Nov. 2014  Mr. Roy Snyder and Mrs. Gillian Dawson reminisce about times they spent in China while looking at his collection of objects.  
  • Karaoke Night, Nov. 2014
    Karaoke Night, Nov. 2014  Yujing Luan holds the microphone closer to Si Chen as the time for him to show off comes near while students sitting nearby listen.  
  • Karaoke Night, Nov. 2014
    Karaoke Night, Nov. 2014  Two students sing songs at WMCI's Karaoke Night to get some extra practice with the language through singing songs.  
  • Dumpling Night, Sept. 2014
    Dumpling Night, Sept. 2014  Chinese House Tutor Si Chen demonstrates to Italian House Tutor Veronica and others how to fold and pinch the dumplings during dumpling night.  
  • Chinese Zodiac, Apr. 2014
    Chinese Zodiac, Apr. 2014  Dandan Jin reviews the order and significance of the Zodiac animals for China Night attendees.  
  • Tea Ceremony, Nov. 2013
    Tea Ceremony, Nov. 2013  Guest speaker Yunhan Zhang shares with the audience Chinese traditional tea culture.  
  • Mahjong Night, Oct. 2013
    Mahjong Night, Oct. 2013  Professor Hua Ma describes the rules of the popular and age old game of mahjong to Chinese Studies students.  
  • Mahjong Night, Oct. 2013
    Mahjong Night, Oct. 2013  One student smiles as he shows his winning hand to the camera. What beginners' luck!  
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China Nights are themed events that give WM students, faculty, staff, and community members alike a chance to enjoy a special facet of Chinese culture and tradition. These events, such as dumpling night, karaoke, mahjong, and tea ceremony, emphasize interaction between participants.

2017

  • Experiences as an Asian-American, March
  • Chinese Karaoke, April
  • Bridging the Gap: Understanding Today's China, April

2016

  • Lantern Festival Celebration, February 
  • Southwest China: Chengdu and Chongqing, March
  • Translate-a-thon, April

2015

  • Chinese Poetry Reading, April
  • Impressions of Beijing, March

2014

  • Show & Tell: My Chinese Collections, November
  • Chinese Karaoke, November
  • Dumpling Night, September
  • Chinese Zodiac,  April

2013

  • Mahjong, November
  • Tea Ceremony, October