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7/29/2016 9:30:49 PM

cgonzalez
cgonzalez
Posts: 59
Subject: KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER
What a great day! I think a field trip here for students would really enhance the point of view of what South Korea is all about and actually know where S. Korea is on a map and what their culture is all about. I personally enjoyed the alphabet and making words with it. I think students would find it really amazing that korean is one of the most scientific languages out there.
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7/30/2016 11:02:47 AM

mmadruga
mmadruga
Posts: 23
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The Korean Language needs world exposure. I believe it supersedes Esperanto is simplicity, and is equal to or better than sign language. Linguistically the Korean Language is cutting edge.
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7/30/2016 1:06:22 PM

cgonzalez
cgonzalez
Posts: 59
Subject: Getty Center
Cave Temples of Dunhuang was a great exhibition. I had never heard of these caves and I found them very interesting. Just the fact that the artist were doing "perspective" tactics to show 3-D space a lot earlier than the europeans reallly makes me happy. This world is so europe based that it just makes me happy every time some one discovers that the europeans didnt actually do it first. I think it would be great idea to compare and contrast this type of style of painting with students in the classroom.
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7/30/2016 1:46:25 PM

nminassian
nminassian
Posts: 23
Subject: Korean Cultural Center
I will absolutely take my students on a field trip to the Korean Cultural Center. It was an amazing experience. I really enjoyed our speaker's presentation and the video. It was fascinating to hear that the first thing you ask about a someone you meet is their age and the blood type. I also learned that you address people differently even if they are slightly older than you. What comes to a marriage, I felt a slight relief learning that it isn't only in my culture that parents( mainly mothers and grandmothers) pressure someone into starting family. I am sure that my students will benefit from our speaker's presentation.
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7/30/2016 2:02:07 PM

nminassian
nminassian
Posts: 23
Subject: Korean Cultural Center
The artifacts were amazing. I enjoyed playing on the Korean alphabet machine. It was challenging to translate our names in Korean, because the lack of the sound e. I loved the story that people were wearing those special hats in order to hide their long hair. Even though I always was wondering why in paintings and films Korean people were wearing sort of tall hats, it newer would come to my mind that they were avoiding the possible forced haircut. I loved seeing the two rooms, the ceremonial wedding gowns, and the room that was explaining the origin and how to use the Korean alphabet Hongul. I believe my students will have fun trying to spell their names on the machine, and for sure it will be challenge for me to take them out of the karaoke booth.
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7/30/2016 2:29:02 PM

nminassian
nminassian
Posts: 23
Subject: Restourant experience/ lesson plan discussion
I enjoyed every second of our restourant experience. The food was great! The best part however was being able to share it with people that you met only a few days ago, but grew to greatly respect them, love them and be able to call them your friends. I had a chance to experience different dishes, and although didn't care for the tofu dish, will for sure order the shrimp and egg dish (sorry, can't remember it's name). Sharing our lesson plans was interesting but difficult to follow through, due to the noise level.
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7/30/2016 2:43:16 PM

nminassian
nminassian
Posts: 23
Subject: Getty center
What an amazing experience! Thank you! Although Marsha was great and extremely knowledgeable, no words can explain or describe what those artifacts made me feel. I loved the banners, scrolls, paintings, but most of all the statues. It was interesting to learn that they wrote behind the scrolls. I will let my students to write some hint words and sentences behind their presentations. If it was ok for the ancient Chinese, it will be fine for them. I learned a lot about Buddhism, but now I have many questions and want to know more.
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7/30/2016 2:52:11 PM

nminassian
nminassian
Posts: 23
Subject: Cave Temples of Dunhuang
It was extremely exciting to watch the 3-D movie. I really enjoyed the close ups to the guardian statues and at one point it seemed if I extend my hand I would be able to touch them. It was sad learning that salt could cause so much damage to those precious paintings. The color combinations and the intricate detail was simply breathtaking. I will defiantly take my students there.
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7/30/2016 3:07:27 PM

nminassian
nminassian
Posts: 23
Subject: Cave Temples
After viewing the 3-d movie, I thought nothing could make me feel so close to those caves as that little dark room, and some 3-d glasses. Wow! Was I wrong! It was a dream come true for someone that loves ancient history and art as much as I do. All three chambers were unique in their own mystery. Being able to walk in those chambers, compare their proportions to my own, and being surrounded by thousands of colorful religious images simply took my breath away. I just hope that I can distribute and collect field trip forms before they take the exhibition away.
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7/30/2016 4:34:48 PM

aschleicher
aschleicher
Posts: 44
Subject: Korean Cultural Center
The Korean Cultural Center is a building that markets Korean cultural activities, and is funded by the Korean government. Located on Wilshire Boulevard, the field trip was to better understand the purpose of the organization, and to further learn about South Korea. We saw a promotional video about Korea, and we toured the museum that had historical artifacts and a timeline of Korean history. Next door to the Cultural Center is the Korea Center that housed the creative and more contemporary parts of Korean heritage. Entertainment sections give visitors a taste of Korean music and film. There is an area for anime and karaoke. Titled "Hallyu," the Korean Wave has spread throughout the world, from food and fashion to film. Hallyu has become the soft power of South Korean diplomacy and a major billion-dollar-export.
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7/31/2016 1:09:18 PM

Clay Dube
Clay Dube
Administrator
Posts: 1921
Subject: Taiwan Culture Center
The Taiwanese government has exhibitions at thEirik El Monte culture office:
http://www.ocac.gov.tw/OCAC/SubSites/Home.aspx?site=1756a8a3-884e-45eb-bd26-47cdb8b9d197
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7/31/2016 3:31:10 PM

aschleicher
aschleicher
Posts: 44
Subject: Getty Museum - Cave Temples of Dunhuang
A tour of a special exhibition of Buddhist art that was found along the Silk Road in the area of Dunhuang. The exhibit will only be at the Getty until September, so it was an excellent opportunity to view artifacts and art found in caves that date back to the 5th century. The artifacts stored by travelers along the Silk Road were predominately Buddhist with rugs, paintings, scrolls, and written text. The texts found were in multiple languages, and are a treasure to view. We also viewed replica caves that were designed to the exact specifications and wall art. The tour group also saw a virtual experience of one of the caves through 3-D imagery. This style of art would be interesting analysis piece to bring into the classroom as part of a Buddhism study unit.
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8/1/2016 5:09:54 PM

juanae
juanae
Posts: 57
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The field trip to the Korean Cultural Center, was really interesting, Joy was very interesting to listen to. The short videos about Korea, can be very useful when introducing Korea to students. The field trip to the Getty Museum, the Cave Temples, were beautiful, filled with amazing Buddhist's art that reflects the impact and the spread of Buddhism. I believe that students will be fascinated by the cave temples.
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8/1/2016 8:40:31 PM

gmora
gmora
Posts: 23
Subject: Getty Museum
I was so enthralled by the Buddhism exhibition at the Getty. For many years I have taught my students about Buddhism but it adds another dimension when you can be so close in proximity to the artifacts created during the timeframe of its diffusion.

I think a field trip to th Getty would highlight any lesson plan. I am considering arranging a field trip to the Getty within the next month (if possible). As a lesson plan, I would have student attempt an artistic rendering of an artifact and write a short summary of its significance or meaning.
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8/1/2016 9:38:07 PM

gmora
gmora
Posts: 23
Subject: Korean Cultural Center
I liked visiting the Korean cultural center. My favorite part of the visit was Joyce sharing personal insight into her culture and showing us a video of her hometown (home city would be more appropriate).
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8/2/2016 1:59:47 AM

ysun
ysun
Posts: 21
Subject: Taiwan Culture Center
The Taiwan Culture Center is not like the Korean Culture Center. It is more like a culture center for the new immigrant from Taiwan. It has a few meeting rooms for the organization to borrow, a performance room for some event, and a small library for books.
Usually there are many retired Taiwanese immigrant in there to watch free movies or participate events.
I wish one day, there will a place like Korean Culture Center where promote Chinese/Taiwanese cultural related stuff.
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8/2/2016 2:13:48 AM

ysun
ysun
Posts: 21
Subject: Korean Culture Center
It is a warm and present experience in Korean Culture center. Enjoyed the K-pop K-drama rooms, all those popular actors, actress, and pop-groups were displayed in real person size. I have watched some of TV dramas, so enjoyed the actor and actress around me.
The short video about Korean also very useful information for us to learn about Korean, and the girl who introduces Korean also represent a warm feeling to us. Her soft voice and a nice smile let the audience feel so comfortable while we learning the Korean from her.
Since Korean Culture Center is close to our school, I will encourage students to visit there.
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8/2/2016 2:33:24 AM

ysun
ysun
Posts: 21
Subject: Cave Temples of Dunhuang
Many of my friends were talking about the exhibition of “Cave Temples of Dunhuang “ in Getty Museum lately. I am so lucky going there in a nice bus with our seminar group.
The way Getty museum show the Silk Road was so nice and it was much more interesting than the books or magazines. The lady explained the history of the Cave Temples and the arts from those caves are so clear and easy to remember.
The experience in the small dark room of 3-D imaging was so real. We can feel so close to those arts. It was amazing how those arts were created in 5th century.
In the classroom with my lesson, I may able to use the information from website for students, but it will not as good as to watch in the museum in person.
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8/4/2016 2:39:09 PM

nramon
nramon
Posts: 90
Subject: Getty Center Visit
  • Last year I was lucky enough to participate in the Summer Institute by the UCLA Confucius Institute and I visited the Mogao caves in person. I got to meet the artists who created the replica caves and through a pre-trip visit to the Getty, I got a chance to hear about the plans they had for the exhibition. Attending the exhibition today brought back a lot of memories, and it was great to see ideas discussed last year brought to life. One of the things that always boils my blood a bit about museum exhibitions is the remnants of imperialism that come with museum artifacts. This is of course something that comes up not just with this particular exhibit but with many exhibits I have seen in Europe. As one of the Getty representatives explained that a lot of the items were borrowed from British and French collections, I always feel this sense of indignation as to why these items cannot be given back to their rightful countries.

edited by nramon on 8/4/2016
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8/4/2016 9:38:38 PM

gmora
gmora
Posts: 23
Subject: Getty Buddhism Curator
I was so impressed with our presenter at the Getty. She was so knowledgeable and made each artifitact she talked about significant. Wish we could have spend more time with her.
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