CI Attends Ohio Chinese Festival 2016

On Jan. 30, 2016, the Confucius Institute staff and students from the Lion Club traveled from Oxford to Columbus to partake in the Ohio Chinese Festival as a co-sponsor. Two thousand people attended this year. Specifically, Song Yazhou and Li Xing demonstrated Gongfu before an enthusiastic crowd. Both individuals are highly skilled and very accomplished at martial arts and provided a great cultural opportunity for spectators to learn about Chinese culture. Their bright costumes and sharp movements drew applause from the audience, with the audience noting that it was exciting to see Chinese martial arts, particularly of such high quality, outside of China.

As we know, Confucius Institute has four cultural clubs right now. These four clubs serve Miami University and the local community as a cultural resource. They have gained respect and credibility from the university for their hard work and dedication to educating the community about Chinese culture.