By Wanjiku Mbugua
The Chinese Club in collaboration with other USIU-Africa students currently learning Chinese hosted the Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi Prof. Guo Hong, and several of her students on Wednesday, November 29 at the auditorium.
The Cultural Exchange was aimed at sensitizing the community and invited guests on the rich Chinese culture taught in class, while exposing them to Chinese calligraphy (书法), Chinese Operas face painting (脸谱), paper cutting (剪纸), use of chopsticks (夹豆子), martial arts (太极) among others.
During the event, USIU-Africa students presented two songs “月亮代表我的心 –The moon represents my heart” and “茉莉花 – Jasmine flower, as well as two poems, presented a Chinese dance and a Taiji performance.
It is expected that such cultural exchanges will go a long way in popularizing the learning of the Chinese language at USIU-Africa.