Chinese Language Week 2019

Come along to the popular Chinese culture and language events during New Zealand Chinese Language Week! Experience Chinese culture with our programme of free events below:

1. Traditional Chinese music and dance

Experience a snapshot of Chinese culture and history through artistically presented dance, music, songs, martial arts, and calligraphy performances.  A beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary elements, and a fuse of western and eastern cultures.  A wonderful show all will enjoy!
Brought to you by the China Cultural Centre in New Zealand, New Zealand Chinese Culture & Arts Association and Wellington City Libraries.

11:00am -12:00pm  Saturday 28 September

Massey University Theatrette, entrance E from Tasman Street
(The seats are limited so you are encouraged to reserve a seat to avoid disappointment. There are also limited number of free parking inside Massey University.)

2. Dance and music performance

Cleverly designed choreography that combines contemporary and traditional dance and music, while showcasing the Chinese culture and language. Enjoy the show!

Brought to you by Wellington Chinese Language School and Wellington City Libraries.

12:00-1:00pm Saturday 28 September

Massey University Theatrette, entrance E from Tasman Street
(The seats are limited so you are encouraged to reserve a seat to avoid disappointment. There are also limited number of free parking inside Massey University)

3. Dress up and take photos

After the first performance, there is a chance to dress up and take a photo while trying on the Chinese costumes. And you will also have the chance to take a photo with the performers.

Brought to you by the China Cultural Centre in New Zealand, New Zealand Chinese Culture & Arts Association  and Wellington City Libraries.

1:00pm -1:30pm  Saturday 28 September

Massey University Theatrette, entrance E from Tasman Street

 

4.Moving between tongues – translating Chinese poetry into English

Yujing Liang and Chris Tse discuss translating Chinese poetry into English and how this can lead to the creation of new meanings. Both writers include English and Chinese Language in their own work and they will discuss this process.

12:10pm -1:00pm Tuesday 24 September
Te Ahuimairangi (Ground floor), National Library

5. Teaching and learning Chinese in New Zealand Schools

Three Mandarin Language Assistants (Confucius Institute) and three secondary school students who are currently studying Chinese will participate in a panel discusion. They will discuss their language learning experiences, hopes and motives.

12:10pm -1:00pm Wednesday 25 September
Te Ahuimairangi (Ground floor), National Library

6. Chinese knot tying workshop

Wai Ching Chan will lead participants so that they can learn Chinese knotting techniques. She will develop discussions with explore the knots as symbols for connection and we will be invited to consider what this means for tauiwi co-existing with multi-cultural communities.

12:10pm -1:00pm Thursday 26 September
Public programmes Room, Te Ahumairangi, National Library

 7. Read Chinese magazines on DragonSource

Read Sanlian weekly, Readers and thousands of Chinese magazines online 24/7 with DragonSource !

 

 

8. Learn to speak Chinese

Learn Chinese with Wellington City Libraries’ eBooks and eAudiobooks as well as Mango Languages . If you are keen to share your learning, participate in New Zealand Chinese Language Week’s 5 Days 5 Phrases challenge. You can find out more information by visiting the official website.

 

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