Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

A Day at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Ah, Monday.  We met our tour guide Lynn at the bus in front of RDFZ and headed off to the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. The research university has seven affiliated hospitals, and is said to be “the best in the country”. With this in mind, we sat down for our first presentation. Many traditional Chinese beliefs were presented to us, such as Qi, a feeling of inner energy that can not be medically observed, and the Yin and Yang division of everything in nature. Yang is the bright, warm, dynamic side of nature, such as the sun, and Yin is the darker, colder, static side, such as a shadow. We also learned about the five natural elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. After this, we had a two hour break where we were encouraged to nap and recharge our Qi. Not going to lie, Sofie and I didn’t nap. Our Qi is naturally way too high. Presentations started up again at 2. We were given a brief outline of several treatments for pain: Drinking different herbs/animals/minerals in tea is a common treatment as well as Tuina (a massage) and Moxibustion (burning moxa and mugwort leaves to heal pain- pictured below). We will head back to the school tomorrow, check in with us then 🙂 – Alyssa Landry

你好黄老师!我们爱你。- 中文三在中国



A Day at Tencent

Today we visited Tencent, one of the largest companies in both China and the world. What we found was truly incredible. We were able to go behind the scenes of a basketball game broadcast and see how they use VR and AR to fulfill their number one priority of enhancing the viewer’s experience. Afterwards, we learned all about the company. Before we mostly associated Tencent with WeChat, but we quickly learned that they are responsible for much more. They have also invested in a variety of other industries including video streaming, ride sharing, mobile payment, gaming, and social media. After learning about the company, we used software developed by a young Tencent employee to design a mobile website (linked below). Overall, we really enjoyed our time at Tencent and we look forward to what the next couple of days hold.


Marisol – http://cy.qq.com/cy/CybEHJVl.html

Sophie – http://cy.qq.com/cy/XcQZBvjl.html

Katie – http://fan.cy.qq.com/page/proxypreview?name=k8P4&file=eRZPuBhU.html

Matthew – http://cy.qq.com/cy/sKxNbOvi.html

-Sophie Mohindra-Green





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