Liliane Moothoo (马莉莲)

26 November 2014 - Clear and sunny

After everyone had their lunch, we had our student ID photos taken and I really like the design of the card.

Right after that, we had Kung fu and Tai Chi demonstrations. I was amazed when I saw the kung fu demonstration.

From the swift and quick actions of Kung fu to the slow and gentle moving of Tai Chi.

The instructors were very skilled and very helpful, they really helped us in how to move in Tai Chi.

And I think doing Tai Chi in front of Guanghua Towers is an amazing sight. I can't wait to try it again.


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Prof. Dai Congrong, Vice Dean, the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, FDU

衷心欢迎各位同学来复旦大学学习。首先让我代表中文系感谢张小蔚老师的努力,让大家能够来到复旦。此外也要感谢我们这里的李线宜老师,落实从上课、住宿、活动等各个细节,让这个项目能够顺利进行。

有的同学来中国前或许就已经听说了,上海是中国最大最繁荣的综合性工商业城市与经济交通中心。而且这是一个非常开放的城市,对各种不同的文化都持接受的态度,以后你们会知道,上海既有淮海路的西式酒吧,也有城隍庙的传统小吃,既有外滩的成排欧式建筑,也有新天地的上海特色建筑石库门。上海人喜欢和世界各地的人交朋友,所以我建议在接下来的日子里你们尝试去交上海朋友,至少回国后有一个上海朋友的email,你可以随时跟他(她)联系,好吗?

在上海学习的好处还有上海的交通非常便利。上海目前运营的有15条地铁线(规划的有22条),而且大多是站内换乘。我建议大家以后可以利用百度地图(http://map.baidu.com),在那里可以输入你的出发点和到达点,百度就会告诉你最方便快速的交通方式。你还可以输入你的手机号码,这条线路就会免费发到你的手机上,你只要带着手机就行了。此外,上海有两个机场、三个火车站,通向中国的各个地方。中国有句老话,行千里路,读万卷书,你们有时间也可以去中国的其他城市看看。上海周围就有古老而优美的苏州和杭州。

上海有30多所大学,最著名的当然是复旦。中国的顶尖大学向来有北大、清华、复旦之说。不过我愿意非常自豪地告诉大家,在中文系这个学科,复旦中文系在全国排名第二,仅次于北大。复旦有4个校区,每天都有班车通向各个校区,大家有兴趣也可以去转转。

中文系目前有92位教职员工,其中教授33名,副教授37名,其中有很多著名的学者。你们可能还不知道他们,不过可能你们听说过一位著名的中国作家,王安忆,她就在我们中文系。复旦的老师们非常好,大多数都不介意别人来他们的课上旁听,所以你们有时间也可以在复旦的校园里听听课,了解一下复旦老师。

祝各位同学在复旦大学度过愉快的一个月!

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Liliane Moothoo (马莉莲)

24 November 2014 - Rainy

Today was orientation day but even though the weather was dreadful, that didn't stop us from having a good day.

First, the USYD students had a warm welcome by the head of Fudan and academic staff. And were given our textbooks & timetables.

Afterwards, our group photo was taken and the orientation continued with a campus tour and was immersed by the rich history of Fudan.

Next, we were treated to a welcome banquet. The food was absolutely delicious, it's hard to say which dish was my favourite.

Finally, we were on the bus ready for a city tour which took us to The Bund, East Nanjing Road, the Shanghai museum, Cheng Wang Miao and the Shanghai financial center.

I had really enjoyed the city tour, it motivated me to explore more of Shanghai. Also learned a lot about the campus and about Shanghai from that day.

I know that there's still a lot to discover in Shanghai.


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Usyd Coordinator Xiaowei Zhang at the Opening Ceremony


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Usyd Student Rep Lily Yang at the Opening Ceremony


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Campus tour


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Visiting Fudan Museum


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City tour


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Seeing Shanghai landmarks in rain


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Walking on a busy street in Shanghai


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Shanhai Museum

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Liliane Moothoo (马莉莲)

On November 23rd, I had arrived in Shanghai. The airport pickup went smoothly, the 2nd group was welcomed by a Fudan student and escorted to the bus.

It was about an hour ride from the airport to the Tongzhou Hotel.

The room at the hotel was quite nice and comfortable.

It's really convenient as there's a convenience store and a restaurant attached to the hotel.

Also it's opposite the east gate of Fudan and Guanghua Towers, so it's less than 10 minutes to get to class.


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By Liliane Moothoo (马莉莲)

It was 10 days before we officially start the program, we had a pre-departure meeting for PKU & Fudan for the November-December 2014 program.

The 43 of us will be going to Fudan for the winter program.

There was a lot of important information to take in like how to get there, survival phrases, ways to avoid getting sick, staying safe and more.

To be honest, I am feeling nervous but also looking forward to the next 4 weeks full of adventure, memories, culture immersion and Chinese studies at Fudan University.


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