My teacher was in China in April!
Pictures from his show
Video from his show
I'll be practicing The Drunken Concubine over summer while getting my TEFL certification and selling on E-bay for my parents ^^;
I am very nervous, very excited, and very happy!
Here's the e-mail that's got me smiling:
I am really glad that you can make the trip. Hope you would be ready for performing 贵妃醉酒 on stage. But for some reason, if you can't get ready, I still hope you can go with us. Shenzhen Cultrural Society will host the delegation and will guide some intereting sightseeings. And you can check out this fastest growing city (3 times the LA populaiton now I think) for possible teaching opportunities. Also we will do some off-stage singing with local fans (a lot of fun). What I mean is you don't have to feel pressured for the performance. We'd like you to be a part of the delegation anyway. If your parents are interested in going, they are welcome as well.Not sure if I have told you that the trip will be during Thanksgiving week when a lot of us can get some time off. Hope it will work with you.
The Faculty Advisory Committee has received and accepted your Abstract, submitted for participation in the Fifth Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity to be held on the UCR campus, Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6, 2011. Currently we are reviewing your abstract and accompanying information; therefore if there are any specific questions related to your submission, we will e-mail you individually to inform you."
But that list seems to be growing ever longer. Now, words like "regal" and "luxury" have fallen foul of political correctness, and are being removed from billboards in the Chinese capital, Beijing.
But Beijing's attitude toward luxury is somewhat contradictory — only the ads, not the products themselves, are being restricted.
Read more here
More About the Symposium
My Selected Paper
Wish me luck!
Whoa - Star Wars goes to Mongolia for costume ideas :D