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From page A5 | March 30, 2014 |

Chinese tea tastings, paper-cutting workshops, tai chi classes and lectures on Chinese customs will be among the savory offerings of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis this spring.

Established in 2012, the institute is the first of hundreds of Confucius Institutes around the world to focus on promoting understanding of Chinese food and beverage culture.

All of the following events are open to the public, and most are free.

* Tea and Conversation, Wednesdays, April 2 to June 11: This lecture series will feature salon-style discussions of Chinese folk customs, the Chinese family and Chinese community. Topics include how Chinese names are given and their meanings, the customs and taboos of eating, Chinese games, and wedding and marriage customs.

Institute instructors will facilitate the discussions. Registration is required. The sessions run from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in 3013 Wickson Hall.

* Tai Chi, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 8 to June 10: The reported benefits of this series of choreographed, slow, fluid and continuous movements include physical strength and vitality, balance and coordination, reduced pain and stiffness, reduced stress and enhanced sleep.

Leading classes will be Janny Wu, who was trained in China and has taught in the Sacramento area since 2007. Registration is required, and the cost is $150 for the series. It will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., outdoors on the UCD campus.

* Chinese Paper Cutting, April 11 and more: Hands-on workshops will bring to life the history, culture and folk tradition of paper cutting in China. Introductory sessions will be offered in April, May and June, but specific dates have not yet been set.

Chinese characters, a more advanced workshop, will be offered on April 11 and a May date yet to be determined.

Registration is requested. The sessions will run from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in 1017 Wickson Hall. Two workshops on zodiac animals will be scheduled in May and June.

* Tea and Beverage Workshops, April 14, May 5, June 9: Through this series of tea tastings and lectures, participants will tour the areas where China’s best tea leaves are produced, visit four kinds of tea houses and trace the voyage of tea around the world.

Dan “Danna” Cao, an institute instructor, will lead the workshops. Registration is requested.

The sessions will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the Sensory Theater at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

For more information about institute events or registration, see http://confucius.ucdavis.edu.

— UC Davis News

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