Taiwanese tea culture, traditional Chinese music, and calligraphy arts will take the center stage at the Hunter College in New York from Oct. 7 to Nov. 3 as part of the Ministry of Culture's Spotlight Taiwan global initiative.
Taiwan's famous tea chain store, Ten Ren Tea House (天仁茗茶), will walk participants through each step of a traditional tea ceremony, sampling of different tea varieties and delicacies included, on Oct. 7.
The sounds of traditional Chinese music will ring through the Lang Recital Hall on Oct. 16. The performance will feature a dancer and a chamber group of Taiwanese musicians, who will also provide a brief introduction on their instruments made with silk (string) and bamboo (wood).
As the evolution of Chinese scripts parallel the development of Chinese civilization, the richness of traditional Chinese culture will be presented through calligraphy on Oct. 28.
Teachers can also learn how to implement calligraphy into the curricula of their institutions by attending a special workshop and live demonstration session on Nov. 3.
Find out more about Hunter College's participation in the Spotlight Taiwan project at http://chineseflagship.hunter.cuny.edu/?op=spotlight_taiwan.