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Highlight: World Youth Confucius Camp

By Noah Buchan  /  Staff Reporter

Photo Courtesy of China Productivity Center

Koji pottery, calligraphy, puppetry, the history of Taipei’s Dadaocheng District (大稻埕) and the thought and philosophy of Confucius are among the courses Taipei Confucius Temple (台北市孔廟) has arranged as part of World Youth Confucius Camp (世界青年孔學營), a free, two-day workshop aimed at foreign students. It begins tomorrow morning at 8am at the temple and features an introduction to its architecture and rituals, followed by activities such as yoyo spinning. Sunday includes a visit to Lin Liu-hsin Puppet Theater Museum (林柳新紀念偶戲博物館) to learn about the art of glove puppetry, and to Dadaocheng. In the afternoon, participants will visit Longshan Temple (龍山寺) and Bopiliao (剝皮寮), a historic area in Wanhua District (萬華) made famous as the site where Monga (艋舺), a popular movie, was filmed. The workshop will end with a visit to Xinmending’s (西門町) Red House (紅樓). The workshop is open to all foreign students studying in Taiwan and includes transportation from the temple, lunch and dinner. Details are at: Taipei Confucius Temple (台北市孔廟), 275 Dalong St, Taipei City (台北市大龍街275號). Tomorrow and Sunday from 8am to 8pm.

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