Chinese Tea Ceremony Workshop
AUM Confucius Institute and Diversity & Multicultural Affairs jointly sponsored an introduction to Confucius Institute on April 23, 2013. After Chief Diversity Officer Mr. Timothy Spraggins made a brief introductory remark, Deputy Dean Hong Wang of AUM’s Confucius Institute gave a presentation about the Confucius Institute, which included the history, vision and mission. Interim Dean, Dr. Qiang Zhai, made a speech about the importance of the establishment of Confucius Institute and introduced the office staff. After that, an exquisite tea ceremony was given by visiting scholar Yingdong Li. The audience went up to the stage and watched carefully about each step of tea making. They were able to sample the green tea and woolong tea. Some of them were so impressed that they wanted to have private tutoring from Ms. Li of how to make tea! “Well, this will not be free for me to tutor! Confucius Institute charges no money.” joked Ms. Li.