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Arrived in Xi’An – Updated

We have arrived safely in Xi’An. After only two days in Shanghai, we had to leave for Xi’An , but not before hopping on a high speed train. Can you imagine traveling at 431km per hour on a train that using magnetic forces, can hover over the tracks ? [wmv width=”320″ height=”240″]http://sjeds.org//blog/china/movies/maglev.wmv[/wmv] Once at the […]

Calligraphy

From Chinese Calligraphy Self-Study and Appreciation: Calligraphy is understood in China as the art of writing a good hand with the brush. Chinese calligraphy (Brush calligraphy) is an art unique to Asian cultures. In the history of Chinese art, calligraphy has always been held in equal importance to painting. Shu (calligraphy) and Hua (painting) are […]

Ni Hao SJEDS, Many of you have asked us about Restaurants here in China. So far we have been to several ones. You already read about our adventure at the Dim Sum restaurant in Hong Kong. Yesterday we were taken by our Tour Guide, Mr. Li, in Shanghai to a restaurant that servers food from […]

Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise and movements. You will watch a Tai Chi sequence on video today. Race coordinators will divide your team into 4 groups. All students will practice imitating a sequence that race coordinator predetermined. All members of the group have to perform the same sequence. When group feels […]