Traditional calligraphy – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 23:31:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://logprotect.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-29T151759.208-150x150.png Traditional calligraphy – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ 32 32 Memoirs of Ibrahim El-Salahi | Apollo Review https://logprotect.net/memoirs-of-ibrahim-el-salahi-apollo-review/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 12:10:33 +0000 https://logprotect.net/memoirs-of-ibrahim-el-salahi-apollo-review/ Excerpt from the October 2022 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. Born in Sudan in 1930, Ibrahim El-Salahi is one of the most important modernist artists of the 20th century. He is best known for his paintings and drawings, which incorporate the refined strokes of Arabic calligraphy with African motifs and a mastery of […]]]>

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Born in Sudan in 1930, Ibrahim El-Salahi is one of the most important modernist artists of the 20th century. He is best known for his paintings and drawings, which incorporate the refined strokes of Arabic calligraphy with African motifs and a mastery of European artistic traditions. He is a founding member of the Khartoum School, one of the most important modern art centers in Africa.

At home in the world presents the artist’s own account of his life for the English-speaking world. His memoirs in Arabic have already been published in Sudan to coincide with his traveling retrospective, “Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist” in 2012-2013. It begins with El-Salahi’s childhood in colonial Sudan and goes through different periods: in London, the Americas, Sudan, Qatar and Oxford (where he currently lives). El-Salahi focuses on moments and experiences “that stuck in my mind and learned a lot from.”

A multitude of extraordinary people and interactions have shaped his opinions. Among the most telling are the encounters he describes while traveling in the Americas in the 1960s (as a recipient of a UNESCO fine arts fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation residency ). His memories of encounters with artists like Jacob Lawrence are interspersed with encounters with ordinary people. He encounters struggling Puerto Rican immigrants and spends an evening with a nervous young man about to join the paratroopers, anticipating a deployment to Vietnam. Race and religion are also key themes. There is a vivid account of a conversation with Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, in Chicago. They discuss Sudan (where Muhammad had been), Islam and the United States. He reflects on the struggles and contradictions of the American civil rights movement and on being an African observer of these transformations.

El-Salahi also reflects on the pivotal moments of his development as an artist. He describes, for example, his return to Sudan in 1957 (after studying at the Slade School of Art in London) and his bewilderment that all the works he produced were bought by Western expatriates. With an ethnographic eye, he investigates the images consumed and appreciated by the Sudanese. He finds them in Arabic calligraphy and the African motifs of everyday life. This research led him to create some of his most important works, such as Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I (1961–65; Fig. 1), which integrate the “Arab” and “African” forms. Reborn Sounds sums up this way of working – with its strong lines and negative spaces inspired by calligraphy and the ghostly imagery of African masks. It is painted in oil and enamel on Sudanese cotton called dammouriya, further invoking the past, tradition and place. El-Salahi recalls how his hands moved across the canvas “as if I had no will of my own and had been totally overpowered by this unknown spirit working within me.” Despite its importance, El-Salahi notes that Alfred Barr Jr, in his role as Director of Collections, had been on the verge of acquiring this piece for MoMA in the 1960s, but had declined due to the quality of the fabric. traditional.

Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I, (1961–65), Ibrahim El-Salahi

Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I , (1961-1965), Ibrahim El-Salahi. Tate, London

While El-Salahi is “at home in the world”, his life (and his works) have been shaped by the cultural history, landscapes and political upheavals of his native country. But this relationship was not easy. A turning point came when he returned to Sudan in 1972 (after working as a Sudanese cultural attaché in London) to take up a position in the Ministry of Culture. Sudanese friends in London warned him against returning due to the tense political situation. After a failed coup, El-Salahi (wrongly accused of being involved in anti-government activities) was imprisoned for six months in 1975. Writing and drawing were banned, but he did drawings on tiny pieces of paper and buried them in the sand on the prison floor. He left the drawings in the sand, but took with him the ideas he developed in prison and the practice of dealing with pain and trauma through art. El-Salahi describes the production of a collection of abstract line drawings and poems (prison notebook, 1976) after his release from prison but still under house arrest. He notes, “I had to try through abstraction to figure out why things were happening to me unexpectedly and bring some order back…”

El-Salahi has not lived in Sudan since 1977, although he was a prominent figure in the country’s cultural and diaspora life. He worked in Qatar (a role facilitated by his friend, Sudanese author Tayeb Salih), but found it unsatisfying. He returned to England in 1982 to be with his family and work more on his art. The artist describes having no money and going to the job center in Hackney. The only vacant position was that of a poorly paid sausage packer. He tried to apply, but was turned down on the grounds that he was overqualified, too old (he was 52 at the time), and lacked sausage wrapping experience. He still practices from his home in Oxford and remains engaged with the world around him; his most recent works are a series of mask against coronavirus drawings. All of these keepsakes are delivered with a light and thoughtful touch. El-Salahi does not tell us what to think of his life, but spreads the pieces before us, inviting us to see the many links.

At Home in the World: A Memoir by Ibrahim El-Salahi is published by Skira/The Africa Institute.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Gorgeous Crown and Handwritten Note to the Royal Family https://logprotect.net/meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-gorgeous-crown-and-handwritten-note-to-the-royal-family/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 08:42:19 +0000 https://logprotect.net/meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-gorgeous-crown-and-handwritten-note-to-the-royal-family/ 24 September 2022 – 09:42 BST Ainhoa ​​Barcelona Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, paid an incredibly special tribute to members of the royal family during a very difficult time. See the details. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as well as members of the Royal Family mourn the loss of Her Majesty […]]]>





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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as well as members of the Royal Family mourn the loss of Her Majesty the Queen ending with his funeral on Monday.

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During the special service, there was a notable similarity between the special tributes surrounding the coffin of the late monarch and those at her husband’s funeral, Prince Philipas family members presented beautiful wreaths alongside handwritten notes.

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Although it was not revealed which of the crowns that were on display belonged to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they would no doubt have chosen a beautiful one made of special flowers – just like they did for the prince Philip.

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Kate and William left handwritten notes

Meghan was unable to attend the Duke’s funeral earlier last year as she was in the final stages of her pregnancy with Lilibet, but she made sure to pay a very personal tribute to the QueenThe Duchess’s husband with the note card on his funeral wreath which featured the Duchess’ beautiful calligraphy skills.

Although the content of the message remained private, HELLO! revealed at the time that the wreath consisted of a variety of local flowers.

Harry and Meghan’s note card for Prince Philip was written by the Duchess

Prince Harry and Meghan specifically requested that the crown include the acanthus mollis (bear breeches), the national flower of Greece to represent Prince Philip’s heritage and the eryngium (sea holly) to represent the Royals Marines. The wreath also featured a bellflower to represent gratitude and undying love, rosemary to signify remembrance, lavender for devotion and roses in honor of June being Philip’s birth month.

Harry and Meghan commissioned one of their favorite florists to make and design the wreath – Willow Crossley, who also made the floral arrangements for the couple’s wedding reception at Frogmore Gardens in 2018, their son Archie’s christening in 2019 and the launch event for the Hubb Community Cookbook at Kensington Palace.

The couple’s colorful wreath was laid at the service

The colorful crown certainly stood out among the others filed, which consisted of several stunning white arrangements. White is a traditional color used for flowers at funerals; the queen’s own bouquetwhich was laid on her husband’s coffin, included white lilies, small white roses, white freesia, white wax flower, white sweet peas and jasmine.

The Queen’s poignant selection has been the subject of much thought, each with a special meaning as a tribute to her husband, Prince Philip, and their 73-year marriage.

The service was held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor

White lilies are often seen at weddings and funerals as they represent rebirth, while the white rose is a sign of respect or remembrance. Jasmine, on the other hand, is a symbol of purity, and sweet peas represent a departure or a thank you. White waxflowers symbolize lasting love or love that stands the test of time and hardship.

The The Prince and Princess of Wales’ final special message to the Queen could be seen adorned with their personal monograms on both crowns and made up of some of Her Majesty’s favorite flowers, and they were nestled close to where the Imperial Crown was before it was removed from the coffin.

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Ink Reimagined, a major exhibition of contemporary Korean ink painting, is coming to Dartmouth College https://logprotect.net/ink-reimagined-a-major-exhibition-of-contemporary-korean-ink-painting-is-coming-to-dartmouth-college/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 19:00:31 +0000 https://logprotect.net/ink-reimagined-a-major-exhibition-of-contemporary-korean-ink-painting-is-coming-to-dartmouth-college/ Published: 09/20/2022 14:58:35 Modified: 09/20/2022 14:57:55 The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College presents Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined, a major exhibition of contemporary Korean ink painting featuring 23 works, many of which are on view for the first time in the United States. Park Dae Sung (b. 1945) transforms meditative observation into monumental […]]]>

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The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College presents Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined, a major exhibition of contemporary Korean ink painting featuring 23 works, many of which are on view for the first time in the United States.

Park Dae Sung (b. 1945) transforms meditative observation into monumental works of art that revitalize traditional Korean brush and ink techniques for modern audiences. His paintings combine large format (several works in the exhibition are over 25 feet long) and technical finesse, reinterpreting old landscapes and objects.

This is the largest solo exhibition of Park’s work to be presented in the United States, and only the third time the artist will have a solo exhibition in the United States.

“Park Dae Sung’s audacity lies in his ability to fully absorb and embrace traditional East Asian brush and ink painting,” notes John Stomberg, Hood Museum’s Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961 director, “while creating works of absolute contemporaneity. The paintings are impressive in the truest sense of the word.

Sunglim Kim, associate professor of art history at Dartmouth, curator of the exhibition, adds: “[Ink Reimagined] is a great opportunity for the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities to meet this world-class artist in person and see his beautiful works firsthand. Park is very humble and deliberate in his personality, yet passionate and exuberant when engaged in painting. Visitors will see two contrasting figures in his sentient birds and still lifes; long handwritten calligraphy; and bold, energetic, gigantic landscapes.

“We hope the exhibition will deepen Western understanding of Park’s modern style and spark interest in the long tradition of East Asian ink painting, as well as Korean art and culture. contemporaries,” adds Kim.

Featuring works that rethink landscape, still life, modernity and tradition, Ink Reimagined captures the essence of Park Dae Sung’s practice. It is organized into four sections: Landscapes, Birds and Animals, Still Life and Calligraphy. It inspires a deeper contemplation of traditional East Asian art and the diversity of styles – meditative, dramatic, tranquil and powerful – that exist within the medium of ink.

Viewers will leave Park’s work with a new understanding of what it means to find beauty in what is ancient and with a new perspective on humanity’s contemporary relationship with nature, identity and homeland. Its scenes present an imaginative reinterpretation of history which in turn encourages a more progressive and moving vision of the future.

Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined is on view from September 24 to March 19, 2023 at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Church of England: The late monarch’s religious beliefs https://logprotect.net/queen-elizabeth-ii-and-the-church-of-england-the-late-monarchs-religious-beliefs/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 12:17:23 +0000 https://logprotect.net/queen-elizabeth-ii-and-the-church-of-england-the-late-monarchs-religious-beliefs/ NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Queen Elizabeth II will be buried at a state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday September 19, 2022. The Queen died on September 8, 2022, aged 96, at her Scottish castle, Balmoral. Queen Elizabeth II was a member of the Church of England. Sometimes called […]]]>

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Queen Elizabeth II will be buried at a state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday September 19, 2022.

The Queen died on September 8, 2022, aged 96, at her Scottish castle, Balmoral.

Queen Elizabeth II was a member of the Church of England.

Sometimes called the Anglican Church, the Church of England is part of the Anglican Communion, which itself contains different branches of Christianity, such as the Protestant Episcopal Church, according to History.com.

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The Church of England is the “principal state church” in England and claims to be both Catholic and Reformed, the same source notes.

The church “supports the teachings found in early Christian doctrines, such as the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed”, and “also venerates the ideas of the 16th century Protestant Reformation described in texts, such as the Thirty- Nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer”. it notes too.

Queen Elizabeth II was a member of the Church of England, also known as the Anglican Church.
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Jonathan Neil-Smith, former secretary of the Commission on Dioceses and the House of Clergy, as well as secretary of the House of Bishops, told Fox News Digital via email that all monarchs must “either be a member of the Church of England” or “of a Church in communion with her”.

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Neil-Smith, who is from Surrey, England, also said: “We have been richly blessed to have had a monarch in the person of the late Queen Elizabeth who shared in the life of the Church of England and exposition of the teachings of Jesus Christ, referring to them regularly in his annual Christmas broadcasts.”

“The Christian belief meant a lot to the Queen”

The Queen’s passing is “the end of an era, a major shift,” Professor Murray Pittock, a Scottish historian and Bradley Professor of Literature at the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland, told Fox News Digital during from a recent telephone interview.

“The Queen has led a long life” and she has “spent herself very well”, he said.

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Bishop of Derby Right Rev. Libby Lane (right, foreground) sings during a celebratory service to mark the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women into the Church of England, at Lambeth Palace, London.
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“She had this general sense of duty at the expense of personal pleasure, which is not very common these days,” he added.

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“Christian belief meant a lot to the Queen,” Pittock said.

“And it seems to me that means a lot to King Charles as well.”

In 1977, as part of her Silver Jubilee, “Her late Majesty visited Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral,” Neil-Smith said.

“This was the first visit to a Roman Catholic cathedral by an English monarch since the Reformation.”

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Passers-by and traffic are seen in front of Westminster Abbey. On September 19, the Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey.
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He continued: “In 1961, Her late Majesty met Pope John XXIII in Rome. She also received Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI during their visits to the UK, in 1982 and 2010, respectively. .”

He added: “Through these highly symbolic actions, Her Majesty has played her part in healing the historic rift between the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church.”

“[The Queen] had this all-encompassing, overriding sense of duty at the expense of personal enjoyment; something that is not very common these days.”

Neil-Smith said “the new king is also known to take his faith seriously, and we pray that he will be strengthened in his new role.”

“Creation of the English Monarchy”

The Church of England is itself “a creation of the English monarchy”, Pittock said, due to “the requirement that bishops of the Catholic Church of England observe royal supremacy”.

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This creation began with Henry VIII, in 1534, because he “essentially wanted the right to divorce Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn”, notes Pittock.

Queen Elizabeth II receives Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle.  He presented her with a special gift

Queen Elizabeth II receives Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle. He presented her with a special “Canterbury Cross” for her service to the Church of England and a Citation for the Cross, which was presented as a framed calligraphy on June 21, 2022.
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(His marriage to Catherine has been annulled.)

“There is a struggle and then the king becomes the head of the Church of England – which is really the idea that the monarch is supreme over the pope in matters of church appointments and governance” , explained Pittock.

“And in 1558, when Elizabeth [Queen Elizabeth I] ascends the throne, she adopts the title of supreme governor. This is the title the Crown still holds to the Church of England,” he continued.

“Interestingly, King Charles is also a member of the Church of Scotland while in Scotland, as is the Queen.”

As Supreme Governor, the monarch “formally appoints high-ranking members of the church on the advice of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom”, who is, in turn, “advised by church leaders, such as the Spiritual Lords”. Notes .com.

“It’s a role that doesn’t quite make sense – a detached role,” Pittock said.

“This means that the appointment of bishops, who are effectively the Crown nominees, are in effect a bit like parliamentary legislators, now effectively signed off by the parliamentary executive and accepted by the monarch.”

On September 17, 2022, members of the public walk past Westminster Abbey, where Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will take place in London on Monday.

On September 17, 2022, members of the public walk past Westminster Abbey, where Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place in London on Monday.
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Neil-Smith explained the coronation of monarchs as it relates to the church.

“English monarchs have been crowned at a church service which an English bishop – normally the Archbishop of Canterbury – has presided over since [King] Edgar’s coronation in 973,” he said.

“In this deeply religious service,” he continued, “which bears many similarities to the ordination of a priest or bishop, the monarch is both crowned and anointed. As part of the anointing ceremony, prayers are recited asking the Holy Spirit to sanctify the monarch.”

“The new king is also known to take his faith seriously, and we pray that he will be strengthened in his new role.”

Church bishops play a legislative role in Britain, according to History.com.

Twenty-six bishops sit in the House of Lords, they note, and are called “Lords Spiritual”.

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“Interestingly, King Charles is also a member of the Church of Scotland while in Scotland, as is the Queen,” Pittock added.

“They are both Anglican and Presbyterian when in Scotland,” he said.

The guard is changed as members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial Crown of State and the Sovereign's Orb and Scepter, lying in state on the catafalque of Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London, September 17, 2022.

The guard is changed as members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial Crown of State and the Sovereign’s Orb and Scepter, lying in state on the catafalque of Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London, September 17, 2022.
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“Interestingly, the American Episcopal Church, which of course is part of the Anglican Communion, was actually not founded by the Church of England but by the Episcopal Church of Scotland – because this church did not at that time [in history] recognize the monarchy,” he said.

Church of England beliefs

The church upholds many Roman Catholic customs, but it also embraces fundamental ideas adopted during the Protestant Reformation, according to History.com.

Other facts the site conveys about the Church of England:

The Church of England maintains a traditional Catholic order system which includes ordained bishops, priests and deacons.

The church follows an episcopal form of government, divided into two provinces: Canterbury and York. The provinces are separated into dioceses, which are headed by bishops and include parishes.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury is believed to be the most senior cleric in the church.

Each year around 9.4 million people visit a Church of England cathedral.

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September 2022 – This is Shanghai https://logprotect.net/september-2022-this-is-shanghai/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 03:01:49 +0000 https://logprotect.net/september-2022-this-is-shanghai/ Dulwich Pudong launches new parent academy Dulwich Pudong has officially launched its new Parent Academy, further strengthening the partnership between the College and the parent community. Research shows very clearly that optimal academic outcomes occur when parents are actively involved in their child’s education. The Parent Academy brings together a series of seminars and workshops […]]]>

Dulwich Pudong launches new parent academy

Dulwich Pudong has officially launched its new Parent Academy, further strengthening the partnership between the College and the parent community. Research shows very clearly that optimal academic outcomes occur when parents are actively involved in their child’s education.

The Parent Academy brings together a series of seminars and workshops into a program that enables parents to support their child’s learning journey from DUCKS through high school and beyond.

The Parent Academy was launched by College Principal Garry Russell at the Welcome Back Coffee Morning on September 3 under the theme “Unlocking Learning Together”.

Britannica offers over 140 extracurricular activities

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Extra-curricular activities at Britannica International School Shanghai have started strong again – they offer over 140 ASAs, with each child able to choose four from a multitude of choices.

From robotics to radio and podcasting, cooking club to calligraphy, graphic novel writing to Gaelic football, they ensure your child will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of extracurricular activities outside of the classroom.

Britannica recognizes that encouraging, respecting and nurturing each student’s areas of interest outside of the curriculum plays an important role in their academic development.

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SSIS celebrates 26 years of excellence

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Every year on September 3, this day marks an important milestone in the history of SSIS and its remarkable community. With the gathering of all students and staff, they celebrated the 26th anniversary of SSIS.

During the celebration, teachers and student representatives shared their special memories of SSIS. It was a special day to honor the excellence that SSIS has fostered and the spirit of the school that strives for excellence every day.

DSS launches a new DaF program

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With the final touch of eye painting, the lions danced in good spirits, as the principals of the two campuses of the German School Shanghai (DSS) in Hongqiao and Yangpu announced the start of the new school year.

Finally back to school, it was great to see all the children and students again!

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Starting this school year, the German School in Shanghai (DSS) has launched a new program called “German as a Foreign Language (DaF)” to enable children with little or no knowledge of German to integrate into the German basic education system.

The program is available for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations at BISS

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The September Full Moon brought a special touch of magic to BISS Early Years this year. The school’s Baby Cubs gathered to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Students and teachers greeted each other dressed in brightly colored Han Fu clothes.

Each year group celebrated a little differently: Pre-K experienced and tasted traditional mooncakes with a mooncake tea party; Kindergarten students created moon-themed artwork and discovered the legend of the Moon Festival; and front desk students filled the halls with colorful lanterns.

Happy BISS Mid-Autumn Festival families!

Dulwich Puxi takes the curiosity approach

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Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi is proud to announce that it is the first school in China to embark on establishing an accredited “Curiosity Approach”. With supportive environments, highly skilled and dedicated practitioners, curricula and learning programs, they can confidently say that our early years offering is truly world class.

However, they want to go even further. This accreditation will give the school the recognition it deserves for providing the highest quality care for all children, while nurturing early childhood wonder and wonder; stimulate the creativity of children and our educators. Join an upcoming Open House to learn more.

Wellington Shanghai celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival

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At Wellington College International Shanghai, the Mid-Autumn Festival was a fun day of learning. The music department held guzheng performances. Original Mid-Autumn themed artwork adorned the walls. Students learned about the phases of the moon in the college’s portable planetarium and participated in a “moon relay” on the soccer field.

And, of course, many mooncakes were tasted.


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AMU will celebrate Sir Syed Day on October 17 https://logprotect.net/amu-will-celebrate-sir-syed-day-on-october-17/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:50:46 +0000 https://logprotect.net/amu-will-celebrate-sir-syed-day-on-october-17/ Aligarh Aligarh Muslim University will celebrate Sir Syed’s Day with traditional fervor and gaiety on October 17th. The celebrations will take place after a hiatus of nearly two years. For the past two years, due to the pandemic, Founder’s Day celebrations have been cut short and held in online mode. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor, […]]]>

Aligarh Aligarh Muslim University will celebrate Sir Syed’s Day with traditional fervor and gaiety on October 17th. The celebrations will take place after a hiatus of nearly two years. For the past two years, due to the pandemic, Founder’s Day celebrations have been cut short and held in online mode.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor, held a meeting with university officials to finalize preparations for Sir Syed Day.

“Sir Syed Day will be celebrated with all long-established customary events. We are preparing for the large-scale event because for the past two years the celebrations have been interrupted due to the pandemic,” Professor Mansoor told the meeting.

After preliminary discussion, it was decided that the main event would be held at Pandal Athletics. Live streaming of the event via webcast would also be done. Other major events include the exhibition of writings, books, portraits, personal effects, calligraphy, etc. from Sir Syed to Sir Syed House, while various prizes will be awarded to individuals and organisations.

The main buildings, including Sir Syed’s House and the Centenary Gate, will be decorated and illuminated. The traditional dinner will also be organized for the students in their respective residences.

The meeting was also attended by Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mohammad Gulrez, Registrar Mohammad Imran, IPS and several academic officials and faculty members.

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Chinese calligraphy and painting exhibition in New York on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival_Xinhua https://logprotect.net/chinese-calligraphy-and-painting-exhibition-in-new-york-on-the-occasion-of-the-mid-autumn-festival_xinhua/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 20:36:15 +0000 https://logprotect.net/chinese-calligraphy-and-painting-exhibition-in-new-york-on-the-occasion-of-the-mid-autumn-festival_xinhua/ Artists write Chinese calligraphy during a themed exhibition in New York, the United States, Sept. 9, 2022. (Xinhua/Liu Yanan) It is hoped that the exhibition will attract artists from different racial backgrounds, strengthen Sino-American cultural exchanges and improve acceptance of traditional Chinese culture. NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — A themed exhibition of traditional Chinese […]]]>

Artists write Chinese calligraphy during a themed exhibition in New York, the United States, Sept. 9, 2022. (Xinhua/Liu Yanan)

It is hoped that the exhibition will attract artists from different racial backgrounds, strengthen Sino-American cultural exchanges and improve acceptance of traditional Chinese culture.

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — A themed exhibition of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting works kicked off Friday in New York’s Flushing Chinatown to coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Saturday. This year.

The four-day exhibition features more than 90 works, including a dozen created by Western artists, said David Zhu, one of the organizers of the event and secretary general of the American Chinese United Association.

Some of the works feature full moon scenes or denote the artists’ homesickness.

Zhu said the works came from artists themselves or from collectors, and some were exhibited for the first time.

Artists also performed calligraphy on site.

In addition, a round table on artistic creation and Chinese culture was held on Friday afternoon.

It is hoped that the exhibition will attract artists from different racial backgrounds, strengthen China-US cultural exchanges and improve acceptance of traditional Chinese culture, Zhu said.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is generally considered one of China’s most important traditional festivals and is marked on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. Traditionally, the Chinese believe that the full moon is the symbol of family reunion.

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TV shows explore Beijing’s museums https://logprotect.net/tv-shows-explore-beijings-museums/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 09:17:48 +0000 https://logprotect.net/tv-shows-explore-beijings-museums/ Visitors look at exhibits at the Chinese Capital Museum in Beijing on May 1, 2020. [Photo by Zou Hong/chinadaily.com.cn] Beijing had 204 museums, including 18 first-class, as of the end of 2021, ranking first in China and one of the richest cities in museum resources in the world. Recently, the Beijing Radio and Television Station […]]]>

Visitors look at exhibits at the Chinese Capital Museum in Beijing on May 1, 2020. [Photo by Zou Hong/chinadaily.com.cn]

Beijing had 204 museums, including 18 first-class, as of the end of 2021, ranking first in China and one of the richest cities in museum resources in the world.

Recently, the Beijing Radio and Television Station launched a cultural program titled “The City of Museums”, which deeply explores the unique value of Chinese civilization, interprets the national spirit, and highlights the profound cultural connotation of the capital and the charm of the time.

So far, six episodes of the program have been aired while the number of discussions on the topic online has exceeded one billion, providing a cultural feast for the audience.

The show explores the beauty of culture from a whole new perspective. The hosts visited eight museums with different characteristics in Beijing and introduced an area yet to be explored in each museum for the first time, such as the cultural relics storehouse of the Capital Museum, the specimen storehouse of the National Zoological Museum of China . , and the former Beijing Art Museum buildings restoration site.

Many “treasures” of these museums appeared for the first time, such as the painting of Emperor Qianlong (1711-99) in Wanshou Temple, the original paintings in the Xu Beihong Memorial and cultural relics returned to the Museum of Prince Gong. Castle.

Through exploration and exhibition, the public would enter the “hidden world” of these museums following in the footsteps of the hosts, deeply learning the breadth and depth of Chinese civilization.

A museum is a great school. We all become students by opening the door to a museum. “The City of Museums” has set up an experience component, inviting an exploration group led by Shan Jixiang, former director of the Palace Museum, to learn about museum fieldwork. In the program, Shan experienced working as a cultural relics restorer, museum guide, or heritage watch officer in a museum of ancient ruins. By showcasing their process of learning these professional skills, the program showed the extraordinary ingenuity of protecting cultural relics.

Museums are not only treasures to protect and exhibit Chinese civilization, but also a place to inherit and transmit the spirit of the Chinese nation. By telling the stories behind the cultural relics, the program promotes the tireless spiritual pursuit of Chinese cultural workers.

For example, via a visit to the Biological Research Laboratory of the Cultural Relics Protection Department, the exhibit reveals how the proprietary calligraphy and painting exhibit technology was developed; Through the process of excavating ancient sites, it shows the spirit of study of archaeologists for several generations at the Liulihe site; By questioning a couple in the mountains on the outskirts of Beijing, he expresses the adherence of four generations to the Stone Buddha.

The audience can deeply understand the philosophy, wisdom and humanistic spirit contained in the show while watching the visible cultural heritages.
The show showed the beauty of emotion via detailed storytelling. A good museum does not only lie in its large space and rich collections, but also depends on one’s thoughts and feelings.

For example, “The City of Museums” shows the touching love between a mother and a son a hundred years ago by telling the story of a fragmentary elegiac speech at the Beijing Art Museum. In the Xu Beihong Memorial Hall, the show illustrated the love between a naval officer and his daughter via a story behind a painting. The love between a panda and its breeder for 13 years has been told at the National Zoological Museum of China via a panda specimen.

These warm details have reduced the distance between the museums and the public, revealing the powerful emotion of history.

As a well-known ancient capital in the world, Beijing’s rich historical and cultural heritage is its “golden card”. The capital has unique assets to establish itself as a true “city of museums”.

The program comprehensively showed the breadth and depth of the capital’s cultural construction and vividly narrated the relationship between a city and its museums, which enables more people to understand, love and appreciate. enter Beijing’s museums and appreciate its culture.

Museums are moving from the traditional space into a bigger and bigger world. The program will continue to deepen the historical and cultural resources of Beijing, visit more kinds of museums, and more vividly present the rich historical, cultural, aesthetic, scientific and technological values, as well as the contemporary values ​​of the cultural heritage of Beijing. capital city. It is thus helping to build a city of museums that highlights the style and charms of Beijing.

The author is the chairman of Beijing Radio and Television Station.

The opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of China Daily and the China Daily website.

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Telling a story of generations: Cynthia Lam’s first play https://logprotect.net/telling-a-story-of-generations-cynthia-lams-first-play/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 20:25:47 +0000 https://logprotect.net/telling-a-story-of-generations-cynthia-lams-first-play/ If you start trying to unravel your family history, you never know where you’ll end up or what you’ll end up discovering. Hong Kong-born playwright and PhD student Cynthia Lam knows this all too well – she spent much of her PhD in creative writing working on her first play, a solo female memoir titled […]]]>

If you start trying to unravel your family history, you never know where you’ll end up or what you’ll end up discovering.

Hong Kong-born playwright and PhD student Cynthia Lam knows this all too well – she spent much of her PhD in creative writing working on her first play, a solo female memoir titled 愛媽媽 (Love, mom), premiering at the Auckland Fringe on September 16.

愛媽媽 (Love, mom) tells the story of three generations of Lam’s family – from his two grandmothers (Ah Mah and Por Por) who lived in Hong Kong, to her mother and family’s trip to New Zealand in the 1990s, and finally to Lam, whose own journey took her between Hong Kong and back.

Hong Kong-born playwright and creative writing PhD student Cynthia Lam performs her autobiographical play on stage for Auckland Fringe. Picture: provided

The story behind the writing 愛媽媽 (Love, mom) started when she returned to New Zealand seven years ago and started writing. Since she was a child in the 1990s, she has traveled back and forth between New Zealand and Hong Kong, but this was her last stay in Hong Kong where she reached a turning point in her life.

She had a decent job and was married but she was not happy. She left her life and her husband and returned to New Zealand for what she considered her “second chance at life”.

“When I write it’s because I’m trying to understand things or make sense of things that happened like my personal experiences,” Lam says, “Why did I feel so unhappy Why did I feel depressed?

She pursued her passion for writing – first by taking writing and literature courses, before starting a PhD in creative writing at Massey University and throughout it all, she was always drawn through autobiographical writing. She started writing about herself, about her mother, her grandmothers.

This helped form the basis of his doctorate: hOur doctoral research focuses on matrilineal narratives and female autoethnography, where, through self-reflection and writing, “you place yourself in certain social and cultural frameworks”.

Lam wrote the piece in short, sharp bursts, building a collection of different vignettes. She took them and arranged them to create a non-linear piece that doesn’t conform to more traditional storytelling methods.

“In place [it] honors the process and the interweaving of memories, feelings and relationships and all the disparate pieces that make up our lives,” she says.

This story is told over 70 minutes and incorporates many different media – including 2D and 3D animations by artist Celine Chan – alongside tai chi and Chinese martial arts, and Cantonese songs.

Following the story of her mother and that of her two grandmothers, Lam weaves her family history, alongside her personal journey with depression and the cultural and societal pressures she felt while living in Hong Kong.

“As I was writing about the experiences of both my grandmothers and my mother, I realized that we are a product of our times and I think that’s what sometimes creates tension. Growing up, there were tensions between me and my mother, but writing the play helped me understand where it came from.

“What was interesting was [this play] brought me and my mother closer.

Her creative process also caught the attention of her extended family, as Lam attempted to uncover the truth behind various family tales and piece together her narrative: She spent time following the threads – ranging from her father to an aunt , to an uncle – to find someone who will recall how the events really happened.

Lam says the process of writing the play brought her closer to her family. Picture: provided

It didn’t stop there: His mother helped record a Cantonese pop song for his performance, while Lam’s aunt wrote Chinese calligraphy to use on set. Lam’s brother even came on board partly to help with marketing and partly to help build a board.

Ultimately, Lam wants people who see her perform to go on a journey similar to the one she’s been on – “I want the public [to] start thinking about their mother figures – their mothers, their grandmothers and their family history, and then it actually starts a dialogue between people.

愛媽媽 (Love, Mum), performed by Cynthia Lam and directed by Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, will be presented at the Herald Theater in Auckland on September 16 and 17. The September 17 performance is also streaming online at vidzing.tv

– Asia Media Center

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Where we are going today: Dwar Bahia – beautiful Egyptian cuisine https://logprotect.net/where-we-are-going-today-dwar-bahia-beautiful-egyptian-cuisine/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 19:52:37 +0000 https://logprotect.net/where-we-are-going-today-dwar-bahia-beautiful-egyptian-cuisine/ Recipes for success: the Michelin-starred chef of the Trèsind Studio in Dubai talks about simplicity and harmony DUBAI: Things could have turned out very differently for celebrity Indian chef Himanshu Saini, who runs the kitchen at the Trèsind Studio in Palm Jumeirah’s Nakheel Mall. Right now, it’s one of the hottest properties on Dubai’s culinary […]]]>

Recipes for success: the Michelin-starred chef of the Trèsind Studio in Dubai talks about simplicity and harmony

DUBAI: Things could have turned out very differently for celebrity Indian chef Himanshu Saini, who runs the kitchen at the Trèsind Studio in Palm Jumeirah’s Nakheel Mall. Right now, it’s one of the hottest properties on Dubai’s culinary scene: Saini essentially has carte blanche to create his own tasting menus for the 18-seat Indian fine-dining restaurant (he changes the menu every the four months) and established it as one of the must-see places in the city. Tresind Studio was awarded a Michelin star in the first edition of the prestigious Dubai Food Guide earlier this year.

But he almost didn’t come to the Middle East at all. In 2014, the Delhi native was working as an executive chef in Mumbai when he was offered what seemed like a dream job in New York.

“I was looking forward to it. I had this offer from Dubai to open Trèsind, but New York is New York, so I decided to go,” says Saini. “But I was really struggling. in America: I wasn’t happy with the team, I wasn’t happy with the concept of the restaurant, I didn’t have my hands free to work as I wanted, so in a month I decided to come to Dubai and take the opportunity to launch Trèsind.

He hasn’t really looked back since. Which is maybe just as well, because as Saini says, there was never a plan B for him.

“Cooking is something I’ve always loved. I grew up in a big family, living in my grandparents’ house with about 50 people — the extended family. “a family kitchen, it was run like a professional kitchen where everyone had an assigned job. Growing up in these surroundings and in Delhi – which is a big food hub with lots of unique street food – I have always been surrounded by food .

“In India, being a chef – 10 or 20 years ago – wasn’t really a career your parents wanted you to pursue,” he continues. “Everyone in India wanted their children to become doctors, engineers or lawyers. But I was good for nothing else. This career was not so much a choice as a necessity.

Here, Saini discusses flavors, drama, and the importance of simplicity.

Q: What’s your best advice for home chefs?

A: When I cook, I try to maintain a harmony of flavors. I don’t hesitate to use salt in desserts or sweetness in savory preparations. These are all mental blocks cooks can have. A recipe is useful as a reference, but it’s always best to use your own palate. I always tell young chefs that you should cook something you would eat yourself a hundred times over. If it’s good for you, then others will like it.

Is there a single ingredient that can instantly improve most dishes?

The generic answer would be salt. As I said, I don’t hesitate to use it in my desserts. But cooking is not just about one ingredient. And, for me, the humble ingredients of the kitchen are more important than any luxury ingredients: I don’t use expensive meat, I don’t use foie gras, or caviar – I will only use it if I can make better use of it than just serving it on a plate. The tomato is more important in my kitchen than the truffle. The umami in tomatoes is probably as good as the umami in truffles; you just have to know how to respect that.

What is your favorite cuisine?

I always look forward to Indian or Thai food. They are two very tasty cuisines full of aromas.

What is your favorite dish to cook?

My menu will sometimes include three or four broth preparations. It’s something I always look forward to. I find peace when I cook broths. It’s so harmonious: you can have so many flavors. It’s delicate and requires a skilled hand, but at the same time it’s full of aromas and flavors. This is something a lot of people get wrong, but a good hearty soup or broth is something that is one of my strengths. I get all the flavors in the liquid, but it’s still delicate and flavorful. I find peace in simple things: a few spoonfuls of broth can brighten my eyes.

When you go out, do you ever criticize the food?

It depends. Sometimes I go out to eat because I want to see what other restaurants are doing. In this case, I try to choose restaurants that I admire and my professional side comes into play. But it totally depends on my intentions. If the intention is just to relax with friends, then I don’t judge – I don’t think about how the sauce is seasoned or how the pasta is cooked. My brain won’t work the same way as if I go to, say, Ossiano, when I want to know what thought process went into the dish, why certain combinations were used, where the ingredients were sourced from.

So you’re capable of turning off your boss’s brain sometimes?

Yeah. When I’m having a good time with my friends, I shut up.

What customer demand or behavior frustrates you the most?

As we are a tasting menu restaurant, the experience can take up to two hours. We do it this way because, for each preparation, the temperature is important, the way of eating it is important… So I get frustrated when people say to me: “Can you put everything together? If everything is served together, that’s not the experience we want to offer. We want to be sure to serve the dishes at the right temperature, with the right texture. These little details make a big difference to your palate. A dish that has remained on the table for more than two or three minutes, for me, is not as it should be.

At home, if you need to cook quickly, what is your favorite dish?

I would probably make spaghetti al olio. This is my kind of dish: super easy, super fast. My house is purely vegetarian – no meat, no eggs. My wife is a pure vegetarian so I don’t cook eggs at home, otherwise I would have said an omelet.

As a chef, are you disciplinary?

No, I’m the opposite. At Trèsind Studio, we have a maximum of 18 guests at a time, and we rotate around two seats each evening. All the guests face the open kitchen. For me, it’s like a theatre. I really like working like that, I can see every guest and know if they like it or not. In the kitchen, everyone is doing their job and having fun. It’s very peaceful. It’s not a busy kitchen with lots of noise. For me, it’s like meditation. You get that kind of vibe; everyone is calm. Everyone knows what is expected of them and I trust my team and I’m super proud of them.

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