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Confucious Institute Enriches Respite Members

Volunteer teachers from the William and Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI) engaged seniors at Williamsburg United Methodist Church's Respite program, playing musical pieces with traditional Chinese instruments and providing education on their culture. Previously, they provided a demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, allowing Respite members a hands-on opportunity to use their special brushes and paper. Future workshops are planned exploring Chinese art.
WMCI is a collaborative educational and service partnership between William and Mary and Beijing Normal University. WMCI strives to make the learning of Chinese language and culture available to anyone who is interested in the subject, to promote multiculturalism in both the campus and the local communities, and to help construct, in a global context, a friendly and harmonious platform for international dialogues and exchanges.

Pictured with Carolyn Yowell and Barbara Hamson of Respite, are WMCI Director Deliang Wang, Associate Director Ying Liu, Xiaolu Ma, Biyun Qi, Lianghao Liu.

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