Dr. Laifong Leung will demystify Mandarin Chinese to absolute beginners. She will introduce the most basic features of the Chinese language in a fun way.
This seminar will cover the historical development of the different scripts, character construction and composition. There will be a demonstration of the four different Chinese scripts.
An introduction to the origin and history of seal carving and appreciation of the artistic quality of this traditional form of art. Also including an artist demonstration.
In this presentation, Chinese dinner etiquette, gift giving, symbolism of colors, animals and plants will be explained. As well, there will be comparisons between Canadian and Chinese views and attitudes towards individuals and groups, directness and indirectness, interpersonal relationships, and age.
Learn what to take for chronic coughs and osteoporosis and how to select good quality Chinese herbs for soups.
Basic skills of using Chinese rush, ink and colors to paint landscape, birds and flowers.
Basic knowledge of the development, construction and composition of Chinese characters using Chinese brush and ink.
Dragon was the symbol of an emperor in the past. Today, it symbolizes deity, luck, strength and magnificence. The instructor will guide children to draw dragons in a simplified way with Chinese ink and brush.
Few cultures have developed their ancient pictographs into mature form of writing for use by common people. Chinese characters were developed from different scripts: Oracle Bone script (Pictograph), Seal script, Clerical scripts, Cursive script and Regular script. All of them have special characteristics and artistry. Children will learn to write the character dragon “龍” in different scripts with Chinese brush and ink,
Seals have been a valuable Chinese art form. They are often personalized and unique. This workshop will provide dragon stamps and greeting cards for children to create their personalized and unique dragon greeting card.
Total attendance: 225
Dr. Lu will introduce the basic knowledge of TCM: Yin Yang, Qi blood, the five organs or elements, diagnostic procedures, and causes of diseases.
The talk covers different concepts of TCM modern medicine, prevention and treating the root cause of a disease, and the different types of treatments: herbal remedy, acupuncture, moxibustion, massage and cupping therapy.
Presented by Mr. Chi-Kuan Chien from the Richmond Public Library’s Yijing Study Club. In Cantonese. This talk will cover the origin and development of the Yijing, its relationship with physics, and the philosophy behind the hexagrams.