Special Interest Classes

Summer 2023 Registration is Now Open! Classes start on July 10, 2023.

China Institute offers a variety of special interest classes that tailor to different interests and hobbies of our audiences in the areas of traditional art, literature, and more.

Check below of a list of currently available courses.

Available Courses:

A Summer Special Course by Ben Wang : Jewels of a Culture – The Magical Chinese Proverbs

Rich and colorful, the Chinese language blends music and painting: a language nonpareil in its unique visceral nature, which casts its special charm and power on the popular proverbs and idioms of China for the past nearly 3.000 years. They possess the lasting force of motto, wisdom, irony, concision, advisory, witticism, and incisiveness with only a few characters that make up the sayings, most of them quatrosyllabic lines, as Chinese is a monosyllabic language with one syllable set to every character.

Learning the etymology of the pictographic characters and their musicality through the tonal scheme renders a profoundly joyful and enlightening experience in exploring and understanding the mind and the heart of the people of China. And THAT is precisely how this new course will be given: a combination of a rounded study of these bon mots

Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
July 11 – August 8
5 sessions (10 hours)
280 member / $320 non-member
(plus a $30 non-refundable registration fee)
*This class will be taught in English.


6:30 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Ben Wang
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