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Lunch and Learn 午间中文

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Mandarin “Lunch and Learn 午间中文” is a free, online, monthly ‘Read-Aloud’ series for Chinese language learners of all levels.

Join us virtually to learn Chinese culture and practice Mandarin, while engaging with Chinese literature, poetry, art, history and more with fellow enthusiasts. Participants will enjoy live, interactive learning sessions with our language and cultural experts from home.

For Spring 2023, in conjunction with China Institute Gallery’s exhibition, Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower and Bird Painting, each session will start with a read-aloud in Mandarin of a carefully selected poem to explore the symbolic meanings of birds and flowers through the lens of Chinese culture. The read-aloud of poem also provides an excellent opportunity for practicing Mandarin language and pronunciation. Presentations and discussions on cultural elements including etymology, art and history will follow the read-aloud.


Session Educators:

Shenzhan Liao (host): Head of School of Chinese Studies at China Institute
Yongqiang Lin (co-host): Guest Faculty, East China Normal University
Litong Wang, Mengyun Wu (facilitators)

Speaker Bios:

Shenzhan Liao (廖申展): Hostess of the event. SVP of Education; Head of the School of Chinese Studies at China Institute. Ms. Liao oversees all educational programs and classes of Chinese language and culture at China Institute. Ms. Liao designs, moderates and produces online and onsite programs on a variety of topics including poetry read-aloud program Lunch and Learn, Music Chat, China Institute Literati Salon for the general public, as well as programs for K-12 educators on a variety of topics including mythology, history, art, and education.

Yongqiang Lin, [email protected]


May 5
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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