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 the past Chinese culture events, normally only one element was introduced which raised the difficulty for the audiences to understand its connection to the other elements. In this lecture, the essence of Chinese culture will be introduced and several elements will be demonstrated, such as music, calligraphy, clothing, tea, tec.
This lecture will be at 20:00 on Monday 13th May 2019 in Vouleftikon, Nafplio, and given in the form of both presentation and interactive activities.
This lecture is open to all students, teachers and the public, and supported by Municipality of Nafplio.
Presenter: Miao Bin
Miao Bin is the founder of Meet Culture, a culture company focusing on culture exchange between Greece and China. He has successfully accomplished a large amount of projects such as Meet Greece Music Journey in 2015, 2017 and 2018, Greek Cultural Heritage Winter School, first album between China and Greece "Aegean", Chinese Cultural Talks in Athens, Greek Library in Chengdu, etc. He has also founded Muse Academy, which is the first institution in China focusing on the ancient Greek musical and theatrical education.
He is a flute musician, dancer and theatre actor and educator. He is currently the Postgraduate student in Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese and has been awarded by the University as the Ambassador of this postgraduate program. He is the Representative in China of Study in Greece, and has contributed to connect Athens and Patra to be sister cities with Chengdu.
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.