Last month I was fortunate enough to experience a very special event here at Renmin University of China! For anyone who knows me, it is no secret that I love yoga. Although I am not a diligent yogi by any stretch of imagination, I do enjoy my occasional personal practice. So when I was offered the chance to join our university’s yoga club in creating … Continue reading Yogi-Yoga and the power of yoga
A couple of weeks ago, I spent a long weekend in Japan. I was so excited to go there, I didn’t for a second consider rescheduling my trip when I learned I would have to postpone a couple of my midterms! During my visit, I got the chance to visit both Kyoto and Tokyo, both of which were full of different impressions and amazing experiences! … Continue reading 72 hours in Japan
One of the lesser known, but absolute best experiences I’ve had in China was visiting the Yuntai Mountain ! Yuntai Mountain is located in the Henan province, which I was lucky enough to be invited to visit along with a group of classmates from the People’s University. The mountain is a UNESCO world heritage site, and while climbing the many steps up and down … Continue reading Henan province and China’s hidden treasures, Yuntai Mountain
This monday, six lucky Confucius Scholars and a couple of Masters students from Renmin were invited to have lunch with this years Zhi Xing Fellows, and I was one of them! The Zhi Xing fellowship is one of the Eisenhower fellowships, and is given to mid-career professionals who are interested in Chinese culture and in expanding their professional reach to China. As far as I … Continue reading Meeting the Zhi Xing fellows!
This weekend, my friend and I attended the novice cup – a debate tournament arranged by a group of debate associations from Renmin University and other universities in the Haidian district. The novice cup was designed to give novice speakers a fun and friendly introduction to the world of competitive debating. And it really was a lot of fun! In the interest of making the … Continue reading English Debate Association and the Novice Cup
I’m starting to get back into the daily rhythm of school life, after an amazing Golden Week vacation! Golden Week, is the week surrounding the national day in China. National day (guojie) falls on October 1st every year and marks the start of the Peoples Republic of China. The combination of several days of holiday is rare in China and thus this one week every … Continue reading Golden Golden Week!
Last week a group of Confucius scholars from Renmin University were invited to participate in the open day at the Confucius Institute at Hanban headquarters in Beijing! The day included a press conference, which we didn’t understand much of, traditional Chinese performances, tea service and dinner. Our view of the press conference. Not much to see, and we didn’t understand much of what was being … Continue reading Confucius day at Hanban offices!