BYU China Teachers' Experience
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Celebration Xi'an International Studies University
In May 2006, the name Xi'an International Studies University became official, and a wondereful celebration was held to commemorate the event.
The family of our friend and "adopted" granddaughter Heather Lin invited us to a visit to Yan An in the north of Shaanxi Province. We felt like family. We had wonderful meals, saw fascinating sights, and had time to become well acquainted with very nice people.
Xunyi County, China
Xunyi County, Shaanxi Province, China, is the apple growing capital of China. China now leads the world in apple production. The weekend of October 28 and 29, Janet and I, with several other foreign teachers, were guests of the County government there, and were treated like long-lost friends by children, young people and adults, wherever we went. It was a great experience.
Cherry Blossoms Qinglong Temple
March 31 marked the celebration of the blooming of the cherry trees. Thousands of students, lovers and families journied to the Qinglong Temple to enjoy the beautiful grounds. Wedding photographers used the day to get their "stock shots" of couples.
On April 12 we were introduced to the Daxiangshan Temple by Celia, one of Janet's students. Less than two miles from our campus apartment, and buried within one of the busiest shopping areas in the South part of the City, we came upon delight after delight, and not a few shocks.
Student Pictures- Xi'an International Studies University
Foreign Teacher's Barbecue
Our Gracious Hostess Almut, planned, cooked, played, sang, and was the model hostess for the spring Barbecue. A few images of the evening are attached.
Fuping China Ceramic Art Center
On May 19, a group of teachers were hosted by the Foreign Affairs Office to a trip to Fuping China, where we toured the Ceramic Arts Center. Representative artists from many countries have come here to create their visions of China. We were able to talk to artists from Germany, America and Australia who are preparing works of art for a soon to open exhibition.
The three umbrella pictures are my feeble attempt at art.
Xi'an International Studies University Sports Event
On April 18, 2007, the students at our school had a sports day, with an elaborate opening ceremony.
More photos of the event will be posted over the next few days.
BYU Hawaii Choir in Xi'an
The week of May 12 found sixty-two members of the BYU Hawaii Choir and supporting staff, including President Shumway, visiting Xi'an and entertaining at two schools as part of a four City China tour. A few photos of their Xi'an adventure are posted here.