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Community Education

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    Yinyangbaguaquan Workshop at WRL  Student Intern Mengnan Feng skillfully wields a broadsword while audience members look on at the Yinyangbaguaquan workshop.  
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    Chinese Tea Ceremony  Williamsburg community members participate in a Chinese Tea Ceremony hosted by Yunhan Zhang, owner of Valley Brook Tea Company  
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    Chinese Cooking Class  The cooking class poses for a picture with the finished Mongolian Lamb on October 27th.  
  • Hulusi  WMCI student intern Feng Wang explains to her student how to play a song in her Hulusi class.  
  • Calligraphy Class
    Calligraphy Class  Xiaojing Zou instructs members of the community in how to write the vertical, horizontal, and left-falling strokes in her Chinese calligraphy class.  
  • Chinese Paper Cutting Class  Xuewei Hou shows her students where to cut during the Chinese paper cutting class.  
  • Delicious Chinese Cuisine  During the Chinese Cooking Class, students watch as Chef Peter Chang plates the spicy dumplings!  
  • Chinese Painting Class
    Chinese Painting Class  During her Chinese painting class, Yujing Luan teaches students how to paint plum blossoms.  
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The WMCI provides a variety of Chinese language, culture and music classes to members of the university and local community throughout the year. Students of all ages are welcome at WMCI language classes, which include Beginner Chinese in four levels. Culture and music workshops such as Taiji, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese cooking, and Erhu are also hosted throughout the year. One-on-one instruction in individually designed courses on Chinese language and culture are also available according to student needs. Course tuition is charged at $10/hr for community students, and $5/hr for W&M faculty, staff and students. Unless otherwise stated, community classes take place at the WCMI located in Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA, 23187. 

The WMCI also collaborates with local businesses and institutions to provide {{, Chinese cultural demonstrations}} to their clientele. Please contact us if you would like to host such an event at your organization!

In addition, the WMCI sponsors a variety of cultural programs. Past events have included martial arts performances, dragon dances, and traditional music concerts, and festival celebrations.