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Demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese paper ornaments, Go and Majiang gaming tables are just some attractions awaiting participants during the Chinese Day, which will take place on June 15th, at SWPS University. A day celebrating a country's culture would not be complete without the regional cuisine - dumplings. The program also includes lectures delivered by experts on Chinese culture. The event is organized by the Asian Studies Research Group and students from China.

Free admission. Lectures in English.

June 15
14.00-18.00
Warsaw

Chinese Day at SWPS University

The Asian Studies Research Group has prepared numerous attractions to bring a bit of China to SWPS University. Participants of the Chinese day will have an opportunity to listen to a vocal performance by a student from China, see how traditional Chinese paper ornaments are made, admire a Chinese calligraphy show, check how easy it is to learn Chinese with ChineseCube, a device designed to make language learning fun, try their hand at Majiang and Go games, and last but not least, taste Chinese dumplings (饺子).

Program

Lectures

Sinology, China Studies and everything in between. Different approaches to understanding China

The lecture will focus on different approaches to Chinese Studies and on opportunities these studies present for students and graduates. It is important to know that language and cultural competences are crucial for many professions related to international business, politics and culture and although we might be familiar with Chinese history, spirituality and traditions, there is still a lot to learn about modern China.

Language as a Reflection of Culture: Effective Methods of Teaching Chinese idioms (成语 Chengyu) to Polish University Students

For students of any foreign language, idioms present a challenge. Idioms are expressions whose actual meaning is far from their literal meaning. For example, "to swollow whole dates" is a Chinese idiom, which has nothing to do with dates, but means "to take in information thoughtlessly, without analyzing it". Dr. Yee Ting-yu will present various methods of teaching Chengyu (Chinese idioms) to Polish students.

Archaeolinguistics

The lecture will be delivered by Piotr Plebaniak, who is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Plebaniak has been researching the art-of-war techniques popular in ancient Greece and China and how these two different philosophical approaches have influenced the European and the Confucian cultures. The lecture will focus on archaeolinguistics - the study of the distant human past that uses a combined archaeological and linguistic evidence to reconstruct aspects of past cultures.

Speakers

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dr Marcin Jacoby

Expert on Asian culture and the region. His research interests include ancient Chinese culture (philosophy and litrature), history and theory of Chinese aestetics and art created before the 20th century as wel as classical literature, in particular philosophical writings of the pre-imperial period in Chinese history. He is also interested in various aspects of modern China including politics, culture, and society and in particular in the analysis of the political system and the social changes as well as in similarities between the Ancient and Modern China.

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dr Lee Ting-Yu

For many years she has been teaching Chinese as a native speaker in Poland. She speaks Polish and English fluently. Graduated of English studies at TamKang University, Taipei (2004). Certificated teacher of Chinese as a foreign language - qualifications gained at the renowned Chengchi University, Taipei (2003). She completed her doctoral studies at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw, In 2014, she defended her Ph.D. thesis at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Warsaw. Since 2008 she has been teaching Chinese at SWPS University.

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Piotr Plebaniak

Sociologist. Winner of the Taiwan Ministry of Education scholarship. Ph.D. candidate at the History Department of the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. Driven by his passion for learning foreign cultural codes, he moved to Taiwan, thirteen years ago. As the result, he gained traditional mandarin skills: the ability to write calligraphy, play the zither (guzheng), and read ancient poetry. He also works as busienss consultant for Polish companies doing business in China. Author of  Starożytna mądrość chińska w sentencjach (PWN 2010, Zysk i S-ka 2018) and 6 forteli. Chińska sztuka podstępu, układania planów i skutecznego działania (Zysk i S-ka 2017), and co-author of the Polityka weekly newsmagazine supplement - Historia Chińczyków (2012).

Date

June 15, 2018
14.00-18.00

Location

SWPS University
ul. Chodakowska 19/31, rooms: N216, N217, N219, N220, N221

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