Category Archives: Cultural Events

5th Grade Cultural Lunch


students practiced Chinese dining ettiquette

students practiced Chinese dining ettiquette

On Friday, March 7th XinXing 5th graders learned how to make Chinese dumplings and experienced a traditional Chinese meal at the second annual 5th Grade Cultural Lunch.  The lunch was organized and staffed by parent volunteers in cooperation with the XinXing 5th grade teachers.

As part of the experience, students learned about Chinese dining etiquette and traditional table roles of each family member or guest.   Each student was

hands-on dumpling class
hands-on dumpling class

assigned a role to play during the dining experience.  

Students also attended a dumpling cooking class where they got to make their own dumplings to be served along with the lunch.

Funding for the event was provided by Bei Dou Xing.

Qin Xuanfu Arts Exhibition

Qin Xuanfu Arts Exhibition — An Embrace of Plain Nature

Zhining Chin, Hopkins’ Chinese Expert and District Coordinator of Assessment, Evaluation and Research, will be traveling to Beijing later this month to attend an art exhibition commemorating the life works of her father, Qin Xuanfu (1906-1998).   More than 200 works fully representing every creation period of Qin Xuanfu will be on exhibition at the National Art Museum of China from April 20-26, 2013.  Zhining will be joining her family at the museum for the opening ceremony in honor of her father.

About the Museum: The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is a national museum located in Beijing. It’s dedicated to the collection, research and exhibitions of modern and contemporary artistic works in China. Over the past four decades, the museum has held thousands of influential exhibitions of different kinds featuring renowned artists from home and abroad.

Passage to China April 13-14

A Passage to China Returns to Mall of America  and our 2nd Graders will be performing!  The arrival of spring marks the return of the 6th annual “A Passage to China” that will be held at Mall of America on April 13 and 14.  This free event is devoted exclusively to Chinese culture, history and entertainment with over 50 participating organizations that will provide fun, informative interactive activities for young and old …… The 2-day event will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will take place simultaneously at the Rotunda and the Sears Court at the Mall of America …… To read the complete article about last year’s event written by Greg Hugh, go to China Insight.

XinXing 3rd Grade to Perform with Minhua Chorus

On October 20, 2012, XinXing Grade 3 students will peform with the Minhua Chorus, a local Chinese Chorus for 20 years. 

  • Time:  7:30 pm, Oct 20, 2012
  • Location:  Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Drive, Arden Hills, MN  55112
  • Additional Information: See the Minhua Postcard (pdf) 

Tickets:  $10 per adults, $8 per Child, please purchases it before Oct. 7, 2012 through the classroom teachers and make the check payable to Minhua Chorus.   Click here for a printable form to purchase tickets.

Martial Arts Performance August 12th

Martial Arts Performance and Demonstration

Sun, Aug 12 from 2:30 to 5:00pm.

Jingmei Fen, the National Martial Arts Champion ( the same level as Jet Li) is the teacher of Ningsheng Huang, our XinXing Gongfu Coach. Jingmei Fen will have a performance with his students in the Twin Cities, including Ningsheng Huang. Click here for schedule details.

  • Sunday August 12, 2012 2:30pm to 5:00 pm
  • Legacy Adult Day Care
  • 800 Boone Ave N Ste 150
  • Golden Valley, MN 55427
  • Adult: $5, child: free

It is a wonderful opportunity for our XinXing students to watch and even participate. Master Fen is really a special guest, I hope that you don’t miss this good event.

Ningsheng Huang