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China in the Classroom

UK Confucius Institute offers culture demonstrations featuring Chinese traditional music, calligraphy, Chinese dance and martial arts.  UK faculty can schedule an in-class culture demonstration through UK Confucius Institute in order to enrich and support their teaching. 

Chinese art and culture experts can visit classes to conduct demonstrations of up to 30-minutes. 
See below areas available for this semester.

 

Place a Request

Faculty who are interested should submit their request through the button below.
  
Any request should be made at least one month before the course and will be scheduled on a “first come, first served” basis. 

For more questions and information, please contact please contact Jing Yang at jing.yang@uky.edu or call 859-257-4523.

 

 

The Traditional Arts of China

Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy is the oldest continuously used system of writing in the world. Students will learn the instruments that are used in calligraphy and also a brief history of its development.

Chinese Zither

The Chinese zither, or Guzheng, is a traditional 21 string instrument. It has wonderful tones, employs rich skills in playing and elicits strong, expressive, forceful performance. Students will see an on-site demonstration and learn the basic knowledge and skills of Guzheng playing.

Chinese Erhu

The “Chinese violin,” Erhu is one of the most popular solo instruments in the Huqin family. The instrument’s sound is elegant and expressive. Students will see an on-site demonstration and try playing the instrument themselves.

Martial Arts

Learn the 5,000 year-old Chinese art of self-defense like Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Students will learn this combat sport through strikes, punches and kicks.

Tai Chi

Improve balance, flexibility, and inner harmony with this Chinese martial art form. Students will learn meditation along with the flowing movements while improving immunity and overall health.

Chinese Tea Ceremony

Tea was and remains a central piece in the Asian cultures, especially in China where it first originated. Discover the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and find out the meaning of the art of tea preparation and drinking.