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Topic: Hanami- Viewing Cherry Blossom in Japanese Art
The revered sakura, or cherry blossom, has been celebrated in landscapes, figure paintings, and prints by artists from medieval Japan to Katsushika Hokusai and beyond. In the springtime, when the cherry flowers are blooming, you are invited to embrace hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing,” in this guided tour of the museum’s Japanese art collections!
Docent: Dr. Yuan Liu
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At our East&West Dialogue, guest speakers from Different cultural backgrounds share their life experiences, insights, and have a dialogue with our audience. In this first dialogue of Season 2023, we are thrilled to have D.D. Jackson and Andy Milne, two Juno-winning jazz pianists, composers, and band leaders, to reflect on their multi-ethnic racial identities growing up in Canada and living in the United States, and how these experiences have impacted their approach to their art.
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“Becoming skillful with your interpersonal communications makes life easier.“
– Eleanor James
The way we speak to each other, especially at work, can help you or cause you harm. How fortunate to choose to be skillful and to navigate easily in new or difficult situations like:
How to approach people, asking questions?
How to make small talk, and fit into the circle?
How to deal with difficult people?
How to diffuse situations in a considerate way?
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The article I wrote, followed by comments from friends, gives some light to different concerns and perspectives around a recent hot topic in the Chinese community. Thanks a lot to my friends who have shared their thoughts frankly; their names are listed in the Acknowledgement at the end. I found the rethinking and learning process very beneficial to me.
Continue reading “On The Spring Festival, Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year: Different Perspectives Compiled”
*We are constantly recruiting native English-speaking facilitator volunteers for the English Social Conversation program! Please see the invitation message at the end of this announcement.
Have you ever wondered what to talk about in a social conversation? Or, as an immigrant, do you sometimes feel it is difficult to join your local co-workers’ conversation because you don’t know the people or things they are talking about, or you have some everyday questions that you would like to know how local people would think or deal with? Or do you just want to find a safe, relaxing and friendly environment to talk to some native English speakers, and enjoy a pleasant conversation?
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