Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

CISFSU Hosted Multiple Events to Celebrate Spring Festival

To celebrate 2017 Chinese Spring Festival, Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University hosted 3 great events in and out of SF State campus in the last week of January.

Jan. 25, 2017
Chinese Spring Festival Celebration was co-hosted by Confucius Institute at SF State and Office of International Programs at Faculty Commons (Library 286, SF State), featuring Confucius Institute Series Lecture - Traditional Chinese Medicine Benefits toward Optimal Health – by Ms. Yulin Xu, President and CEO of Olixus Inc., Dr. Hongji Zhong and Dr. Liling Gao from American Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Tony Little, Chief of Staff of Office of Vice President Luoluo Hong, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Hildy Heath, Director of OIP, and David Wong, Assistant Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District attended this grand celebration and joined the Confucius Institute to welcome participants from across campus and community, delivering best wishes for a happy Chinese New Year. This lecture aroused all the participants’ curiosity to learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese culture. All participating faculty, staff and students appreciated Confucius Institute for organizing such a meaningful event to celebrate the Year of Rooster. OIP and CI at SF State would like to continue cooperation in co-hosting more activities for better serving campus community.

Jan. 27, 2017
The Confucius Institute at SF State jointly hosted a marvelous “Wulin Hanyun” – Chinese Martial Arts and Culture Performance at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, California. This is an annual Confucius Institute Cultural Troupe sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, presented by Education Department of Henan Province and Shaolin Wushu Base for Chinese Language International. Over 700 students, parents, teachers and community friends joined us with guest performers from Henan celebrating the Spring Festival of Year of the Rooster. When interacting with MCs, local students eagerly answered questions by speaking out correct Chinese characters for the animals, showcasing their strong motivation and passion for learning Chinese language and culture and using. They all enjoyed the Kong-Fu show by the young masters from Henan Youth Art Troupe, and felt extremely excited when the professors from Henan University, Zhengzhou University, and Henan Normal University played American music with traditional Chinese musical instruments.

Jan. 28, 2017
To celebrate traditional Chinese Spring Festival on campus, all faculty, staff and assistants from Confucius Institute at SF State joined Chinese Students & Scholars Association for this co-hosted Spring Festival Celebration. Jiaxin Xie, Director of Confucius Institute expressed holiday greetings and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy Year of Rooster. Everyone was exciting tasting Chinese food after enjoying impressive performance by students from SF State, USF, CCSF and SMCC in the warm atmosphere. The whole celebration event came to an enjoyable closure when a happy FAMILY PHOTO of Chinese students and CI members was taken.




Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

喜迎新春庆佳节,中医武术传文化

2017年春节来临之际,旧金山州大孔院举办系列文化庆祝活动。
当地时间1月25日,新学期伊始,旧金山州立大学孔子学院师生同心协力联合国际部在旧金山州大图书馆286成功举办以“传统中医”为主题的新年庆祝活动。主管副校长代表、有关院系、行政办公室、学生会、学区负责人以及孔院师生、湾区中文教师等50多人参加。

图片一 中医讲座

副校长办公室、国际部和孔子学院全体师生共同给全校师生和参加活动的代表恭贺新春!孔院朋友许育琳女士协调推荐两位加州中医针灸协会的专家钟医生和高医生为大家传授中医保健基础知识,介绍保健基本要领。这场孔院系列讲座引起大家对传统中医的共同兴趣,赞许这场迎春活动特别有意义,州大国际部表示愿意继续合作,联合举办类似中国文化活动,服务全校师生员工。

图片二 中医互动问答

当地时间1月27日,正值农历大年三十,旧金山州大孔院及其孔子课堂西塞拉学校联合举办了“武林汉韵”武术巡演,700多名师生及家长社区朋友观看了演出,场面十分火爆。来自河南教育厅的“武林汉韵”演出团将中华武术和传统民乐融为一体,武术表演配上民乐伴奏给大家带来了一场场美妙绝伦的视听盛宴。当各位民乐老师用二胡、琵琶、古筝、笛子等中国传统乐器合奏出西方经典旋律时,现场的观众们瞬间都沸腾了起来,不约而同地拍掌打起拍子来。

图片三 武术与民乐

表演团“天人合一”的太极武术表演美妙至极,动作轻柔却极有气力与韵律,不禁使人沉浸其中。武术团年轻小伙子们武术功底扎实,刀、枪、剑、戟、棍等十八班武艺样样精通,高超的武术技艺和精彩的表演使得现场的观众尖叫不已。更另人激动的是演出团成员们的“动物与功夫”表演,形象逼真又有趣的蝎子拳、蛇拳、鹰拳、虎拳、猴拳和蛙拳表演将整个演出推向了高潮,现场的学生们争先恐后的举手猜动物。他们高涨的热情和标准的普通话让西塞拉学校的副校长向中文教师竖起了大拇指,赞赏不已。

图片四 中国功夫

演出结束后,现场的观众们难掩激动与兴奋,特地来到后台与演出成员们交流、合影,西塞拉学校孔子课堂的学生们还特地准备了小礼物,感谢演出团在大年三十这个合家团聚的日子不远万里来到这里为他们带来如此惊艳的演出!此次武术表演让不少不了解中国的人与中国文化亲密邂逅,推动了中国传统文化的传播,也调动并加深了当地学生学习中文的 兴趣,相信未来会有更多人学习中国武术、了解中国文化!

图片五 武林汉韵大合影

当地时间1月28日,旧金山州大孔院和学生学者联合会在学生活动中心联合举办了新春晚会,州大师生及外校朋友等50多人参加共同庆祝新春佳节。孔子学院谢家新院长在晚会上致辞并寄予新春祝福。晚会上,演出者们各显身手,相声、吉他和古筝,热歌劲舞配上红包大奖,现场好不热闹。大家纷纷表示非常感谢孔子学院和学生会举办这样的新春晚会,让大家欢聚一堂感受到不一样的温暖!

图片六 学生会四大才子说相声

旧金山州大孔院近期共举办了三场春节庆祝活动,与海内外华人及当地朋友共同恭贺新春佳节,借此机会孔院全体成员在这里给大家拜年了,祝大家新春快乐,鸡年大吉!

图片七 拜年