Analects and memorial ceremonies of Confucius Past Review

By (Marketing., Jilin University) - abroad from 10/02/2013 to 10/02/2013 with

ChuShan Institute: Classical Chinese Language & Traditional Culture

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Something about Analects We together had a really fantastic time. Analects seems familiar to us, but its spirit deep inside simple words is hard. Besides, what is the true meaning, what we thought is credible or incredible, a large amount of questions piled up in our young minds. Holding a paperback Analects , Mr. Wang slowly and severely interpret the Analects line by line, word by word. Through the convention, Mr. Wang set up several examples using affairs in his live, to interpret the Confucius’minds and concepts in the Analects. Comment:Thousands of years ago, Confucius left some words which are still worth to learn by modern people. Family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children should also be advocated today. Something about supper We youngs did some preparations for the supper. I actually make things even worse. ((__)Why do cutting potatoes is so hard for me) But thanks everything, we finally get something to eat. Comment:Eating things done by ourself is tasty. Something about memorial ceremonies of Confucius August 27, Chinese Calendar. After folding paper sycees, drawing Kylins, writing down everyone’s wishes, we dressed up in Hanfu, Hanfu is difficult to wear, for we youngs it is too long and limited. We sat down, cross our legs, Then, we bend down our knees before the portrait of Confucius, holding incense in our hands, appreciating the Confucius. Comment:Smell of incense, sounds of chanting, reflecting deeply in our hearts. In a trance, Confucius slowly wandering from the ancient times, whispering his disciples just by our side.

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How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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* Overall educational experience

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* Host Country Program Administration

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* Housing:

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

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* Health Care:

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* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

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* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Traditional customs
  • Sayings about Analects
  • Charming leaders
* What could be improved?
  • Get more people in
  • Broadcast by media
  • More liberate discussions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? A lot more about traditional Chinese customs and spirits behind the words of Confucius.