Chinese Art Workshops in Hove Library Session 2 (10th March)

Theme: Chinese Characters and Chinese Calligraphy
Venue: Hove Library
Time: 10am-11am, Saturday 10 March
Contents: 1) To learn about Chinese characters (writing); 2) to practice Chinese writing with traditional brush pens (Chinese calligraphy) .
To learn: 1) Knowledge about Chinese characters-the history, the shape, the meanings, how they were formed, how many of them etc. 2) Introduction of Chinese calligraphy. 3) Ability/skill improved: observation, concentration, imagination, patience, good writing posture. 4) Chinese words: 日(sun), 月(moon), 山(hill), 川(river) etc.
Fee: £12/child, siblings £10/child. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10.  For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk  Drop-in possible if class not full.

This session is very interesting to adults too, therefore we welcome parents to join in if there is seat.

For more details of other sessions, please visit out website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are adviced to company their children in the class.

 

We are in newspaper!

We are in the Argus online news for the children programme in Hove Library! Click to read about it.

Chinese lessons help kids learn at Hove Library

11:24pm Wednesday 15th February 2012 in News By Rebecca Cooney

 

Information about the forthcoming sessions please click here.

 

荆轲刺秦王 (The Emperor and the Assassin)

In this week’s Chinese lesson, we are going to watch a Chinese film called The Emperor and the Assassin (荆轲刺秦王-jin ke ci qin wang). This film is based on a historical story during Zhan Guo (Warring States Period, 476-221 BC), before the first emperor Qin united China.  Students from our Chinese Course please read about the history background before coming to the lesson on Wednesday. We will also make and eat some Chinese dumplings before the film!

Reading:  Jing Ke        Zhan Guo (Warring States Period)

 

History of China
ANCIENT
3 Sovereigns and 5 Emperors
Xia Dynasty 2100–1600 BC
Shang Dynasty 1600–1046 BC
Zhou Dynasty 1045–256 BC
 Western Zhou
 Eastern Zhou
   Spring and Autumn Period 772-476 BC
   Warring States Period 476-221 BC
IMPERIAL
Qin Dynasty 221 BC–206 BC
Han Dynasty 206 BC–220 AD
  Western Han
  Xin Dynasty
  Eastern Han
Three Kingdoms 220–280
  Wei, Shu and Wu
Jin Dynasty 265–420
  Western Jin 16 Kingdoms
304–439
  Eastern Jin
Southern and Northern Dynasties
420–589
Sui Dynasty 581–618
Tang Dynasty 618–907
  (Second Zhou 690–705)
5 Dynasties and
10 Kingdoms

907–960
Liao Dynasty
907–1125
Song Dynasty
960–1279
 
  Northern Song   W. Xia
  Southern Song Jin  
Yuan Dynasty 1271–1368
Ming Dynasty 1368–1644
Qing Dynasty 1644–1911
MODERN
Republic of China 1912–1949
People’s Republic
of China

1949–present
Republic of
China (Taiwan)

1949–present

 

 

I Can Pick up a Chinese Sweet by Chopsticks!

Saturday 21 January, Chinese New Year workshops for children in Hove Library by the lovely volunteers of Education China. Sorry for late posting. 🙂

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Chinese Art Workshops in Hove Library Session 1

Theme: Chinese Paper Handcrafts
Venue: Hove Library
Time: 10am-11am, Saturday 11 Feb
Contents: 1) To learn about Chinese pandas; 2) Story of pandas; 3) Panda-mask making for younger children, paper panda folding/cutting for older children.
To learn: 1) Knowledge about pandas-where they live, what they eat, how they are preserved in China, what they look like when they are born. 2) Introduction of Chinese Paper Art. 3) Ability: observation skills, concentration, flexibility of hands, being precise, drawing, cutting. 4) Chinese words: panda, baby, to eat, paper.
Fee: £12/child, siblings £10/child. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10.  For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk  Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit out website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Wild about Pandas

BBC Scotland-Wild About Pandas (click to watch in iPlayer)

This film follows the story of giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang, who arrived in the UK to great fanfare in December 2011. David Tennant narrates as Edinburgh Zoo’s vet and head keeper travel to China to see how giant pandas are looked after in their homeland. Head keeper Alison also visits a remote panda reserve in Wolong to witness the efforts to reintroduce giant pandas back into the wild.

  • Broadcast on BBC One, 8:00PM Wed, 1 Feb 2012
  • Available until 8:59PM Wed, 8 Feb 2012
  • Duration 59 minutes

China Stories 中国故事

I discovered this interesting website of BBC Scotland Learning created in 2008. There are a series of videos filmed in China on the most talked about topics (single child, internet bloggers, education, farmers), information about a changing China, and snapshots of China in different aspects (Chinese street arts, food, people, night view etc.).

Interesting for people who want to have a closer look at China.

China Stories-Videos (click to watch in BBC’s website)