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May Events of Confucius Institute

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The month of Chinese culture started with presentations of traditional Chinese art of tea drinking, which took place every Tuesday and Thursday morning. The month was continued with several interesting cultural events.

Chinese tea drinking culture

Presentations of the Chinese tea drinking culture took place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 11am from May 7th until May 30th in the Confucius Classroom in the Atrium of The School of Business and Economics. Main Chinese teacher at Confucius Institute Ljubljana, Xing Ma and sinology student Hana Meško, who were trained in the area of Chinese tea ceremony presentation at Confucius Institute Novi Sad in Serbia, introduced the participants to Chinese tea and Chinese tea art. A demonstration of the tea ceremony was followed by a relaxed conversation accompanied with tea and dried fruit, a popular snack, which goes well with tea.

Dialogues on the Wings of the Wind: Chansons on Chinese and Western culture

In the frame of the month of Chinese culture, we organized a concert on Friday May 10th at Kavarna Slamič in Ljubljana. The performers, Jana S. Rošker, Marjan Farič and Dejan Berden took the audience on a magical musical journey, which started in the trio’s homeland Prekmurje, continuing to the traditional China and back to our contemporary globalized culture. And so, clasical Chinese poetry, translated into Slovene by Jana Rošker, came to life again that evening, in the new guise of well known jazz melodies. The event was attended by around 100 people.

Tears in Bloom and the Evening of traditional Chinese poetry: Two evenings of poetry in month May

Confucius institute Ljubljana, Department of Asian Studies (Sinology) of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and Yuan Student Sinological Society have cooperated together to organize two evenings of Chinese poetry. The first event was held on May 16th 2019 at 7 pm in the Confucius Classroom in the Atirum of the School of Busineess and Economics. Students of sinology Mina Grčar, Severin Lorenčič, Aljaž Novak and Hana Meško have  prepared a recitation of their translations of contemporary Chinese poetry under the menthorship of Tea Sernelj, professor of sinology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. The recitation was accompanied by musician Jurij Čendak, playing the guitar. The students chose poets of the youngest generation, born in the late 80s and 90s and searched for similarities between the way of thinking of their Chinese peers. The event was attended by around 50 people.

The second evening of poetry was dedicated to traditional Chinese poetry. The event was held on May 30th at 7 pm in the Confucius Classroom in the Atrium of the School of Business and Economics. Students of sinology Mina Grčar, Severin Lorenčič, Aljaž Novak and Hana Meško have prepared a recitation of their translations of some of the most beautiful Chinese poetry written by famous poets from the Tang dinasty (618 – 907) such as Li Bai, Du Fu, Wang Wei and others. Musician Jurij Čendak has accompaned the recitation with musical accompaniment.

Exhibiton: Actuality and challenges of small sculpture today

In the week from May 20th to May 24th 2019  CI Ljubljana organized workshops for students of Art Education of Faculty of Education and guest students from School of Art, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. The workshops lasted three days and took place at Mr. Mirko Bratuša’s studio. On Friday students prepared an exhibition of their work.


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