Before decorations for the Lunar New Year in the dining hall come down later this week, I thought some might be interested to learn more about the spring couplets (春联/chūnlián) that were hand scribed by our very own accomplished calligrapher Hanson Zhang C’19. Although they may appear to be simple five word phrases, each line […]Read more "Spring Couplets / 春联 / Chūnlián"
During this year’s fall Faculty Normal, a guest speaker from a local university was discussing the struggles of college students today. When touching upon note-taking in the modern classroom, he brought up an “ancient Chinese quote” that I enjoyed: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. “ Upon further research, […]Read more "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. / 不闻不若闻之，闻之不若见之，见之不若知之，知之不若行之，学至于行之而止矣。"