Events

CLEAH sponsors or co-sponsors one or more events a semester.

April 8, 2022 UHM Chinese Culture Day (co-sponsored by CLEAH)

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夏威夷时间2022年4月8日上午9点至下午3点,由夏威夷大学东亚语言文学系中文项目及中文领航项目中心主办,玛利诺学校中文沉浸式项目、夏威夷大学中国研究中心、夏威夷中文教师协会联合协办的“第十一届中国文化日”活动在夏威夷大学玛诺亚校区Biomed大楼的中心庭院举行。活动吸引了来自夏威夷大学、玛利诺学校及社区的150余名参与者。本次中国文化日的举办,旨在为夏威夷的汉语学习者及社区中文爱好者提供一个多方面了解中国文化的平台。

The 11th Annual Chinese Culture Day was held on April 8, 2022, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Hawaii time. It was hosted by the Chinese Section and Chinese Flagship Center of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Hawai‘i, the Chinese Immersion Program of Maryknoll School, the Center for Chinese Studies of the University of Hawai‘i, and Chinese Language Education Association of Hawai‘i, and was held in the central courtyard of the Biomed Building on the University of Hawai‘i’s Mānoa campus. The event attracted more than 150 participants from the University of Hawai‘i, Maryknoll School and the community. The purpose of the event was to allow Chinese language learners to experience aspects of Chinese culture in a fun setting.

文化日展示了丰富多彩的、具有中华文化特色的各种活动,如:太极拳展示与模仿、汉字书法练习、编织中国结、手工纸灯笼、品尝中国茶、倾听古琴、动手做中式发髻、抖空竹(扯铃)等等,让到场的参与者亲身体验了富含中国元素的各种趣味活动。除此之外,为了使文化日与学生们的中文课学习紧密结合,主办方还准备了汉语知识小游戏,诸如汉字部首匹配、量词游戏、中国文化知识问答等。这些融趣味性与知识性的游戏活动使得学生们在轻松愉快的气氛中学习和巩固了课堂内容,得到了参与者的热情称赞。

The Chinese Cultural Day showcased a variety of activities, including a Taijiquan lesson, practice in Chinese calligraphy, tying Chinese knots, making paper lanterns, sampling Chinese tea, enjoying the guqin (Chinese zither), tying your hair into a Chinese bun, challenging yourself at the Chinese yoyo etc. In addition, in order to closely integrate Culture Day with the students’ Chinese learning, the organizers also prepared mini-games focusing on Chinese measure words, radicals, and cultural information.These fun and knowledgeable activities enabled students to learn new skills and consolidate classroom content in a relaxed atmosphere, and were well-received by participants.

Screen Shot 2022-04-24 at 1.56.54 PM为激发活动参与者的积极性,主办方为每位参与者制作了“中国文化日护照卡”,卡片上印有每项活动的名称,参与者每尝试一项活动,就可以在卡片上盖到一个印章,参与全部活动的参与者可以获得一份精美的小礼品,如中国剪纸、中式锦绣包袋、精美钥匙圈、中国文化明信片等。

Each participant received a “passport” with a printed list of all activities. When the students participated in each activity, they received a stamp by the name of the activity; when the “passport” was filled, the students received a small gift, such as a papercut, an embroidered bag, a key ring with cultural fob, a postcard of a famous site, etc.

本次活动是疫情后的第一次谨慎尝试。相较往年的中国文化日活动,本次活动主办方付出了更多努力,各协办方也大力支持,经过精心策划和热情组织,本届中国文化日活动获得圆满成功,所有参与活动的汉语学习者及社区访客都收获满满,快乐而归。大家都盛情期待明年春天,在美丽的玛诺亚山谷,更精彩的中国文化日活动如期而至!

This event was a cautious foray back into the public sphere after the pandemic lockdown. The organizers and sponsors had to work harder than in the past to keep everyone safe, and the results were gratifying. All participants expressed satisfaction and left feeling pleased. We look forward to next spring in beautiful Mānoa valley, when even more fun and exciting activities will be scheduled!

March 19, 2022 CLEAH Membership Meeting

CLEAH March 2022 luncheon

The first face-to-face membership meeting of CLEAH since the March 23, 2020, pandemic lockdown was held at 12:30 pm at the Maple Garden Restaurant. Twenty-four people attended. Here is a photograph of attendees, and here are the minutes of the meeting that followed.

March 19, 2020 Webinar (co-sponsored by CLEAH)

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This Teacher Training Webinar was organized by the Arizona Confucius Institute of Chinese Medicine, Confucius Institute of San Diego, the Confucius Classroom at the Maryknoll School (Honolulu), and CLEAH. Here is a videorecording of the event, and an introduction of the three speakers.

February 17, 2019  CLEAH Retreat

Screen Shot 2022-03-26 at 3.58.26 PMRetreat at the Asia Pacific International School, North Shore. 2019 CLEAH retreat