Earlier this year, MKA was selected as 1 of 3 institutions in the U.S. to participate in the program, "Meeting the Terra-Cotta Army, Understanding Qin Culture,” conducted by the Xidian University and Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum in Xi’an China. This is an incredible honor for our MKA Chinese Program, the World Languages Department, and our students enrolled in Chinese!
During the past 4 months, under the direction of the Chinese teachers, River He, Fangzhou Zhang, and Tingting Chen, MKA students in Chinese classes from grades 8-12 participated in a series of online lectures given by native Chinese teachers, 5 virtual field trips led by bilingual museum educators, and 4 recorded webinar lectures devoted to disseminating information about up-to-date research in archeology and conservation.
To recognize their hard work, the program committee honored the dedication of each MKA participant who has met the learning requirements with a certificate of completion and a prize. The committee presented a certificate of outstanding achievement to our 4 exemplary teaching assistants, each with a scholarship of $500, to encourage their learning and passion for the Chinese language, history, and culture: Phoebe Williams ’22, Gianna Zou ’23, Ellis Fertig ’24, and May Cotter ’26.