Chinese culture is a concept of the complex of various elements, such as music, calligraphy, martial arts, tea, Buddhism, Taoism, Taiji, Chinese medicine, etc. It is important to understand that any element of Chinese culture is not separated from each other, but closely connected and sharing the same essence. The essence is the key to truly understand Chinese culture, other than only learn some elements technically and superficially.
Greece and China both enjoyed a rich history of culture and it is interesting and important to understand each other from deeper level. In this lecture, the essence of Chinese culture will be introduced and several elements will be demonstrated, such as music, calligraphy, clothing, tea, tec.
Time: 16:00 Wednesday, 16th October 2019
Address: Ceremony Hall, Harokopio University, El. Venizelou 70, 17676, Athens
The lecture will be given in English.
Lecturer: Miao Bin
Theatre Actor & Educator, Flute Musician, Dancer
Co-founder of Meet Culture & Muse Academy
Chinese Adviser to Municipality of Athens for Culture and Business Cooperation / “Chief Chinese Friend of Athens”
Chinese Representative of Study in Greece
Chinese Ambassador to MA of Drama in Education for University of Peloponnese
Miao Bin is the founder of Meet Culture, a culture company focusing on culture exchange between Greece and China, and Muse Academy, th first educational institution of Greek music and theatre education in China. He has successfully accomplished a large amount of projects of Chinese and Greek culture, such as "Traveling China" Festival co-organized with Kazanzakis Museum, 2019 Greek Educational Drama Summer School, Meet Greece Music Journey in 2015, 2017 and 2018, Greek Cultural Heritage Winter School, "Aegean" the first album between China and Greece, Chinese Cultural Talks in Athens, Greek Library in Chengdu, etc.
He studies in the Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese in Greece and has been awarded by the University as the Ambassador for the MA of Drama in Education. He is the Representative in China of Study in Greece, and has been awarded by Municipality of Athens as "Chief Chinese Friend of Athens".
He is the founder of the non-profit Chinese traditional culture organization Magnolia Culture in Shanghai which has organized hundreds of events of Chinese traditional culture, and since 2014, he has organized series of Culture Talks of Chinese culture in Athens, and the concerts in Athens, Santorini, Crete, Lefkada, Zakynthos, etc.
He is a travel blogger living in Greece, and has published his book “Adventure with Greek Gods” which has received the score of 9.1/10 in douban.com by his readers. His second book is to be published in October 2019.
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