CULTURAL EVENTS AT THAT’S MANDARIN

Try your hands at various Chinese arts & crafts and meet your fellow students for an evening of fun!

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June 2017
8
Jun
June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, 273 Jiaozhou Road, Bldg 12, 3/F
Shanghai, China

Beijing opera is the quintessence of Chinese culture; it has a history of 200 years. Beijing opera contains profound cultural and intrinsic value. Chinese facial masks can be often seen in Chinese traditional operas. Different colors are used to paint Chinese facial masks, and different colors represent different personality of a certain character. Watching Chinese operas offers you an authentic experience of understanding Chinese culture. Use your imagination and paint your own Chinese facial mask! Join us at That’s Mandarin…

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tongue twister
22
Jun
June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, 273 Jiaozhou Road, Bldg 12, 3/F
Shanghai, China

Tongue twister is a traditional Chinese language game. A tongue twister contains a group of words which have similar pronunciation. A tongue twister game requires the contestants to quickly read out all the words contained in a tongue twister sentence. A two-part allegorical saying is like a riddle in a certain context, judging by the meaning of the first part of the saying, you might be able to guess the meaning of the second part of the saying. Idiom is…

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July 2017
calligraphy
6
Jul
July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, 273 Jiaozhou Road, Bldg 12, 3/F
Shanghai, China

Calligraphy is a traditional Chinese art, it reflects the history of the development of Chinese characters. Calligraphy can often be seen on art exhibitions and couplets written during the Spring Festival holiday. Pictogram originated from pictures, it is the original way to create characters. You will be able to guess the meaning of a certain Chinese character by just looking at it if you know pictogram. Poems are usually written in refined language, and reflect the poets’ emotional feelings. Are…

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August 2017
making cold dishes
10
Aug
August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, 273 Jiaozhou Road, Bldg 12, 3/F
Shanghai, China

In China, cold dishes are quite popular in summer. Every cold dish is made using different ingredients such as red oil, soy sauce, garlic, etc. Different types of condiment including sugar, sesame oil, vinegar, salt and chilly oil also play an important role in making cold dishes, because they offer every dish different flavor like sour, spicy and sweet. Don’t feel like eating on a hot summer day? Join us on August 10th, 7-9pm to try some cold dishes! Register…

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kite making
24
Aug
August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, 273 Jiaozhou Road, Bldg 12, 3/F
Shanghai, China

Flying a kite is a traditional Chinese game, and it’s a traditional activity on Qingming festival. Kites originated in China and has a history of more than 2000 years. Spring and autumn are the best time for flying kites. Kites are available in different types, you may also use your imagination to decorate your own kite. Flying kites is good for your health and vision, it can also light up your mood. Join us at That’s Mandarin on August 24th…

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September 2017
7
Sep
September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beijing That’s Mandarin, 12 Xinzhong B Street, Bldg 4, 1/F
Beijing, China

Today starts the White Dew season/白露 which means the weather is becoming cooler. Because of the night condensation, you will find in the early hours of the morning some drops of dew on the ground and leaves, this is why we call it the White Dew. Thanks to this, there will be a good harvest of rice. In the south of China, people have the habit to drink "Bailu tea" especially old people. So relax by drinking some tea, or rice wine.   So what's…

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7
Sep
September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, 273 Jiaozhou Road, Bldg 12, 3/F
Shanghai, China

Mooncake is a type of traditional food in China. Mooncakes are eaten on Mid-autumn festival and are considered to be the symbol of family reunion. Nowadays there are many kinds of fillings available for mooncakes, some are traditional, some are new. Are you interested in mooncake culture? Would you like to try some traditional mooncakes? Join us on September 7th, 7-9pm to learn how to make mooncakes. Register Deadline 4 pm, 6 September   Sign Up

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watch chinese movies
21
Sep
September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, 273 Jiaozhou Road, Bldg 12, 3/F
Shanghai, China

Chinese movies first appeared in 1905. “Ding Jun Shan” was the first movie made by Chinese people. Since “Hero”, a Chinese film directed by Zhang Yi Mou was released on December 14th, 2002, China has started its journey of producing blockbusters. China’s film industry has a big future. Have you ever watched a Chinese film before? Join us on September 21st, 7-9pm for a Chinese film session, where you will also have the chance to learn some useful Chinese words…

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23
Sep
September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beijing That’s Mandarin, 12 Xinzhong B Street, Bldg 4, 1/F
Beijing, China

The 16th of 24 solar is characterised by the Automn Equinow, or Qiūfēn/秋分, which also means that Chinese Mid Autumn Festival is approaching. When the day comes, the day-time and the  night-time are the same. Moreover, in the ancient times, chinese people were assimiliated the Moon as a God and were preparing many food and sacrifices. But do you know why we eat "Moon"cake then? Scroll through the screen to learn more!   This little cake, called Yuèbǐng/月饼 is the symbolic sugary snack that is…

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October 2017
Chinese KTV
12
Oct
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, 273 Jiaozhou Road, Bldg 12, 3/F
Shanghai, China

I’m sure you’ve already hear of Chinese karaoke. It is a very popular leisure activity in China! Many students want to learn to sing classical or popular Chinese songs. Therefore KTV is the perfect place to go for a get-together. It offers the right atmosphere for you relax and have fun with your friends. Join our The Voice Party on Oct 12th, 7-9pm to show off your talent as a hidden singer! Register Deadline 4 pm, 11 October Sign Up

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