Grand Opening Celebration

Monday, September 16, 2013
Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis

Attendees heard remarks by UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, Provost and Execuive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter, Jiangnan University President CHEN Jian, Hanban Director General Madam XU Lin, and Consul General YUAN Nansheng, and celebrity chef and UC Davis alum Martin Yan, CMC. Madam XU Lin read a congratulatory letter from the People's Republic of China President XI Jinping, an official plaque was unveiled, and award-winning Jiangnan University students performed several dances. See video footage of the ceremony (http://webcast.ucdavis.edu/llnd/7134c0f3) and the speeches and performances (http://webcast.ucdavis.edu/llnd/35b5e652).

California-China Industry Symposium

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sensory Theatre, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis

Chinese food and beverage industry representatives gathered at UC Davis and heard the following lectures:

    • Jim Lapsley: “An Introduction to California Wine”
    • WANG Zuming, Secretary-General, Wine Division of China Alcoholic Drinks Association: “The Chinese Wine and Liquor Industry”
    • Darrell Corti: “Tastings and Remarks of California and Chinese Beverages”
    • Roger Boulton: “The Applications of Today’s Technologies for Tomorrow’s Wineries

International Festival Davis

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Veterans Memorial Center, Davis, CA

International Fair @ International Education Week

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Student Community Center, UC Davis

Chinese Dumpling-Making Workshop

Friday, November 15, 2013
Food Innovation Laboratory, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis

Tea Tasting and Demonstration with Tea Master Wingchi Ip

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis

This demonstration of tea brewing and tasting, is led by Tea Master Wingchi Ip. The audience will be invited to view and ask questions as students from UC Davis’s first-ever seminar focused on tea, The Impact of Tea on Visual and Material Culture (AHI 190f/290), learn about tea tasting and sensory issues.

Workshop: Introduction to Chinese Tea

Monday, November 25, 2013
Sensory Theatre

Share the fun of Chinese tea with your friends and family. In this workshop, you will gain a general understanding of Chinese tea and the ways to entertain yourself with tea. You will also experience spiritual refreshment by viewing an elegant Chinese tea ceremony. Finally, you will practice a tea ceremony for your own future presentation.

Colloquium: The Art of Tea

Friday, November 22, 2013
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Nelson Gallery, UC Davis

Speakers: Wingchi Ip and Dr. Steven D. Owyoung

Wingchi Ip, “The Way(s) of Drinking Tea” will explain how to select, brew, and taste teas, as well as throw light on the differences between the primary types of Chinese teas on the market: green, fermented, semi-fermented, and white teas. Wingchi Ip is a Tea Master, tea scholar, artist, Director of Lock Cha Tea Shop, as well as an tea exporter, manufacturer, and retailer from Hong Kong, and the former Head of the Fujian Tea Research Institute, Fu’an, China. Dr. Steven D. Owyoung, “Drinking from the Dragon’s Well: An Introduction to the Tea Cultures of China, Korea, and Japan” offers an hour-long presentation of the historical figures and events that inspired the evolution of tea from a tonic and beverage into a philosophical and spiritual pursuit.  Dr. Owyoung reveals the influence of continental China – the major movements in tea – on peninsular Korea and the islands of Japan, highlighting the distinctive practices developed by each civilization.  His richly illustrated lecture closely examines the aesthetic of tea and its impact on literary, monastic, and material culture from poetry and meditation to utensils and architecture.

Dr. Owyoung was a curator of Asian arts at the Fogg Art Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum during a scholarly career spanning thirty-five years.  Now retired, he writes on the history of tea – East and West – and is completing an introduction and translation of the Chajing 茶經, the Book of Tea by the Tang dynasty scholar Lu Yü.  Owyoung periodically publishes essays on the websites Cha Dao and Tsiosophy.
Sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, East Asian Studies, the Davis Humanities Institute, Confucius Institute at UC Davis, Alan Templeton and Darrell Corti.

Exhibition: Wingchi Ip and the Art of Tea

November 15-December 15, 2013
Nelson Gallery, UC Davis

This exhibition features the calligraphy and materials relating to tea produced by internationally recognized artist and Tea Master, Wingchi Ip of Hong Kong.

Chinese Dumpling Making Workshop

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Food Innovation Lab in the Sensory Building, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis

Chinese Dumpling Making Workshop

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Food Innovation Lab in the Sensory Building, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis