School of Chinese Studies
Chinese Classics for Children
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Dates: Thursdays, starting Sep. 23
Tuition: Class is held once a week, $985 per semester, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.
Location: In person at 40 Rector Street, 2nd FL, New York, NY 10006
Contact: Zeyu Feng [email protected]
In sixteen sessions, students will enjoy texts from Chinese classics designed for children, such as San Zi Jing （《三字经》）, as well as poems from the Tang and Song dynasties from the 7th to 14th Century. These carefully selected texts and poems are highly relevant today as they convey age-appropriate ancient wisdom of universal values such as the importance of the nature and societal relations; cultivating kindness, diligence and virtues; and appreciation of poetic and artistic expressions as basic human needs. Students will be guided to read aloud the classics to explore the musical aspect of Chinese language. In addition, students will experience calligraphy and brush painting as they practice writing characters and visualizing meanings.
Students ages between 6 to 13 years old are invited to enroll. Previous Chinese language learning experience will be helpful, but not required.
The course will be led by Dr. Weini Zhao (赵维妮), former professor of Chinese history at Sichuan University, visiting scholar at Harvard-Yenching Institute of Harvard University, and the Center for East Asian Study at Stanford University. In addition to her academic researches concerning history, rituals and religion in pre-modern China, Dr. Zhao has life-long passion of practicing Chinese brush painting and calligraphy.