CA Event: Thursday Night Calligraphy Crash Course

On May 18th at 7pm, international students gathered in H-214 to learn about the traditional art of Chinese calligraphy. This event is held each semester by the Campus Advisor program to provide both full-time and exchange students an opportunity to try their hand at brush calligraphy. This wonderful cultural experience is prepared and sponsored by … More CA Event: Thursday Night Calligraphy Crash Course

Nanyan On The Road: China’s Yunnan Province

From the bright lights of Shenzhen to the tranquility and rich heritage offered by Yunnan, it is no wonder it is on the World Heritage List. It is always a pity that the camera is unable to capture what the naked eye is able to see. Pictures do this region no justice; the word breathtaking is not adequate to describe the province of Yunnan. An attempt has been made to guide an adventurous traveler to some of the amazing spots in Yunnan…and so let the trip begin. … More Nanyan On The Road: China’s Yunnan Province

Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective

In February, I went to “Dialogue in the Dark” in Shenzhen with my friends. One of my friends told us about the social entrepreneur, Andreas Heinecke, the founder of “Dialogue in the Dark”. Originally he worked at a radio station in his hometown Baden-Baden, Germany. One day he was asked to develop a work training for a young journalist who had lost his eyesight in a car accident. This working opportunity made Andreas and the young journalist good friends. … More Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective

STL Holds 2017 PILF Public Interest Auction

A Hong Kong Victoria Harbour dinner cruise for up to 15 students, classic Chinese calligraphy written by Chancellor Wu Yundong, a home-cooked American southern-style dinner with Dean Yandle, private plane from Geneva to Cannes, Korean barbecue accompanied by Professor Kang’s piano performance at a Korean barbecue restaurant. These were just a few of the items up for auction during “Bid for a Change”, the 3rd PILF Public Interest Auction held at the new building of School of Transnational Law on April 15. … More STL Holds 2017 PILF Public Interest Auction

Student Profile: Eduardo Meythaler

Eduardo Meythaler was studying business and finance at the Universidad de Los Hemisferios in Quito, Ecuador when he realized he wanted to move to China. While in school, he also worked in the finance department of a construction company whose main client was Huawei—a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment manufacturer, which is now the world’s largest. As a result of their dealings, he decided to study Mandarin and pursue a master’s degree here in China. … More Student Profile: Eduardo Meythaler

Tomb-sweeping Day: The story behind Qingming Festival

Tomb-sweeping Day, which is also called Qingming Festival, is one of the most important festivals in China. It is around April 4th every calendar year, the fifteenth day after vernal equinox. Its history can be dated back to more than two thousand years ago, around the Spring and Autumn Era. Tomb-sweeping Day is very influential in … More Tomb-sweeping Day: The story behind Qingming Festival

New Campus Advisors: Yammy & Daniel

The Campus Advisor (CA) Program consists of eight Chinese student leaders that push for cultural integration here at Beida by planning events for international students, assisting with daily things like language barrier issues at the bank, and  just being overall friendly go-to people for any questions about China or Chinese culture. Given the nature of the program, … More New Campus Advisors: Yammy & Daniel