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Chinese corner: Beijing Opera face painting

This Spring a group of students from the Prince of Songkla University in Thailand visited Ganzhou city and lived on campus at JUST on a Chinese language programme.

As part of an initiative to promote Chinese culture, the Faculty of Foreign Studies held a special Chinese Corner* based on the masks of the Beijing Opera. More accurately translated as “types of facial makeup”, the different markings of a face, or ‘mask’, indicate the character, their role in their play and are of vital importance to Beijing Opera along with costume and gestures.

If you are interested in this article then read the review of ‘King of Masks’, a fantastic film on face-changing; a special kind of skill within Chinese theatre, unique to Sichuan.

The university invited the foreign teachers to come and learn a bit more about the different masks and facial painting. I was unsure about having the face paint applied to my own face but jumped at the chance to try it out on a student

Here’s some of the results!

What do you know about any of these masks? Can you add some information and insight? Please use the comments box below!

* English corner is a popular extra curricular activity across schools, college and universities in China. Students are encouraged to form English-speaking environments and will talk on a subject over the duration, usually in an outdoor area or place which breaks down student teacher, or eastern/western boundries.

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A Visit To The Ganzhou Shahe Wulonggou, Hakka Park/ 赣州市沙河五龙客家风情园

 

Competition: Famous Landmark

Each class was asked to pick a famous international tourist destination and to design, plan, build a miniature model of the landmark. The materials used for the actual model had to be recycled and the landmark recognisable. Bellow are pictures of the participants and event which was held at Jiangxi University of Science and Technology Located in Ganzhou City.

每个班都被要求选择一个著名的国际旅游目的地,然后设计,规划,建设一个具有里程碑意义的微缩模型。在实际的模型中所用的材料必须被回收,地标必须是可识别的。以下是在赣州江西理工大学所举行的参与者和事件的图片。

 

Wednesday Class 1:

First Place: The Brandenburg Gate in Germany

Second Place: Eiffel Tower in France

 

Wednesday Class 2:

First Place: The Parthenon in Greece

Second Place: Mount Fuji in Japan

Wednesday Class 3:

First Place: The Taj Mahal in India

Second Place: Tower Bridge

 

Thursday Class 4:

 

First Place: The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Second Place: Saint Basil's Cathedral

 

Friday Class 1:

 

 

Bellow are the pictures from all the classes that took part in this Competition.

 

Intramuros

 

The gate of Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila

On our second day in Manila we woke up early and made our way to the walled city of Intramuros (meaning: within the walls) which is one of the oldest, historical and protected parts of Manila, It was at one point home to the Spanish government during the Spanish colonial period. Outside the wall was known as extramuros (meaning: outside the walls). Arriving there one of the very first places we saw was the very impressive Manila cathedral after which we headed directly to the walled city to see the gate of Fort Santiago which had gone through a lot of reconstructed after nearly being completely destroyed in World War II. There’s a museum which was home to a Spanish governing officer, the old theatre and guard post towards the end near the river. Thought it is worth visiting, I suggest that you only go if you are really interested in colonial history, an architecture enthusiast or if you have some extra time/or a day to spare and like walking. The place is vast and tiring, you can hire a horse and carriage or go for the White Knight Electric Chariot Tours. My friend and I walked and explored both the inner and outer walled area, there are some great restaurants and museums dotted around. At one point I even ended up skating with some local kids and in a wedding inside San Agustin Church.

这是我们在马尼拉的第二天,我们早早起来,前往围墙的城市伊塔(意思是:在墙壁之内),这是马尼拉最古老的,最具历史性的以及受保护的部分之一,有一次,参观了西班牙在西班牙殖民统治时期的政府。外墙砖被称为校外(意思是:外面的墙壁)。到达那里后,我们看到的第一个地方是非常令人印象深刻的马尼拉大教堂,之后我们直接到城墙的城市去看圣地亚哥城堡的门,在第二次世界大战中几乎被彻底摧毁后,经历了大量的重建。这里有一个博物馆,有一个西班牙语的管理人员,附近的河边有老剧院和哨所。虽然这是值得一去的,但我还是建议你,除非你真的对殖民地历史感兴趣,是个建筑爱好者或你有一些额外的时间/或每天腾出一点时间,喜欢走路,不然还是别去了。这个地方非常大,很累人,你可以租马,马车或去搭乘骑士电动战车之旅。我和我朋友探索墙的里里外外,在周围有一些不错的餐馆和博物馆。有一次,我甚至在结束前和一些当地的孩子们溜冰,与此同时在圣奥古斯丁教堂内正在举行一场婚礼。

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The Young, The Old and The Fashionable

Spring is finally here and everybody is out and about. Here’s a few pictures from in and out of Ganzhou.

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A Hakka Themed Birthday

As a foreigner planning something in China is a little like putting together a scientific experiment in a lab. You never know how it’s going to turn out and just when you think everything is going well, it can all go bad.

With John’s birthday coming up I wanted everything planned to perfection not just because it was another birthday spent away from family and friends but also because I have a tendency to go nuts when things go wrong. So for both our sakes planning was essential. I had spent about a week putting everything together so that there would be a bit of traveling, sightseeing, history and of course the all important birthday surprise dinner.

作为一个外国人在中国计划一点事就好像在实验室做一个科学实验一样复杂。你永远不知道怎么回事,当你认为一切都很顺利,它也可能是错误的。

随着约翰的生日快来了,我想一切计划都完美,不只是因为它是离开家人和朋友的另一个生日​​,但也因为当事情出错时我有一种发狂的倾向。因此,规划是必不可少的。我花了大约一个星期,把一切都计划好,这样会有短暂的旅游,观光和历史,当然最重要的是生日惊喜晚餐。

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