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 to learn and practice Mandarin, while engaging with Chinese literature, poetry, history and more with fellow enthusiasts. Participants will enjoy live, interactive learning sessions with our language and cultural experts from home. Each session will start with a read-aloud in Mandarin of a classic poem. This session will feature a well-known Chinese poem about two friends departing from one another.
Shenzhan Liao (host): Head of School of Chinese Studies at China Institute.
Chuan Cao (guest educator), who studied studio art in the U.S. and is passionate about Bronze Inscriptions, Seal Script (金文/大篆，小篆) and Wei Style （魏碑） Calligraphy. He studies and practices calligraphy daily and has taught, presented and showcased calligraphy at China Institute and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Recordings of all programs are available on China Institute’s special YouTube playlist.