Fulbright Seminar “a Great Success"
AUM Confucius Institute was invited to give a Chinese culture lecture at the “Fulbright Seminar” on Feb. 28, 2014. Chinese Deputy Dean Hong Wang, Kerry Li, Rita Ye, Na Li, and Doris Willis participated in this seminar. This lecture was prepared by surveying possible topics of interest about China. The topics introduced include Chinese demographics, different ethnic groups, folk cultures, etc.
Through an annual appropriation from U.S. Congress, the Fulbright Scholar Program is a program sponsored by U.S. Department of State to increase mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relationships between U.S. and other countries. Recipients of Fulbright Scholarship are carefully selected under the management of Department of State. The Fulbright scholarship recipients invited to the seminar came from different countries with expertise in different areas. After the presentation, CI teachers showed attendees how to do Chinese paper cutting. Led by Mrs. Ye, the guests quickly learned how to cut a snow flake, double happiness, and three-dimensional Chinese character “spring”. They felt proud after their first self-made Chinese paper cutting.
After the event, many scholars expressed their appreciation for this wonderful experience which was deemed to be one of the best introductory lectures they have ever been to. Many expressed desire to have this kind of event again in the future.