Some Differences Between Chinese Culture and American Culture

An Assortment of Delicious Food for Chinese New Year

  Nowadays, more and more students choose to be international students. They want to get a better education or to get a different mode of thinking, to look at some different culture and environment. Many Chinese students choose to get education in the United States. The first big challenge for them is the culture impact. Different countries have different cultures, even between the West and the East. Continue reading “Some Differences Between Chinese Culture and American Culture”

It’s Not About the Party

     Although this may sound like a new way of socializing, it was actually a presentation by Monica Hewitt, one of Dr. J’s students. First she talked with us about what she has learned from her PCJ classes and what she has gained from them.  She has worked with the community, done real-world projects and prepared products, practiced outreach and built relationships.  Second, she discovered her passions through these classes. She learned what she wants to do with her degree, tried different things and found her niche and her talents. Continue reading “It’s Not About the Party”

South of the Clouds

Picture From Yunan Province, Kingdom of the Cloud

     April 11 was University Day at UMPI.  It is a celebration for UMPI students. There are many students who like to do presentations to introduce themselves or their clubs.

     Four students from China–Huiting Yang, Tong Liu, Yuhe Tian and Shucan Wang—gave a presentation to introduce a Chinese province named Yun Nan. “Yunnan” means “South of Clouds.”  It sounds beautiful and it really is. Yunnan, located in southwest China, has a vast territory, magnificent mountains and rivers and abundant natural resources. With an area of 390,000 square kilometers, Yunnan is the eighth largest province in China. Continue reading “South of the Clouds”

The Case of the Reversible Classes

     April Fool’s Day is traditionally a day to play practical jokes on others, send people on fool’s errands and fool the unsuspecting. No one knows how this holiday began, but it was thought to have originated in France. In the 16th century, people celebrated New Year’s Day from March 25 to April 1. On this day people will often see some strange but interesting things and some strange and fake scientific results that always are put there to mislead the public every year. Continue reading “The Case of the Reversible Classes”

Chinese New Year

Spring Festival Party

    Chinese New Year is the most important festival for all Chinese. Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival. It is celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. Continue reading “Chinese New Year”