ICCI Summer School | Discover Chinese Culture Through Creative Drama

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Program Overview

This summer school program aims to cultivate participants’aesthetic taste and knowledge of classical Chinese art, develop their multi-cultural perspective, and inspire their creativity and ego through an initiative project. The project-oriented courses are a mixture of theoretical classes, hands-on workshops, on-site visits, and are run by professors and experts from universities and the cultural and creative industry.

The program is designed to introduce participants to the best Chinese cultural practices by providing a precious opportunity for participants to perform Chinese creative drama, and to develop network of cultural and creative industry contacts in China.


participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore creative drama, and their own inspiration, using Chinese storytelling, music, dance, theater, and some elements of classical Chinese culture.
  • Develop the new perspectives on values, life, and the world offered by several courses on progressive Chinese culture.
  • Acquire a deep, useful familiarity with Chinese culture and drama by participating in hands-on workshops and rich experimental activities.
  • Receive meaningful feedbacks from renown academics and professionals on a goal-driven dramatic performance.


Professor ZHOU Bin ( Academic Director )

He is currently professor and doctoral advisor of USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry, and director at the Institute of International Communication of Chinese Calligraphy Culture.

Since 1993, Professor Zhou has received many awards including the Outstanding Contribution Award for International Communication of Chinese Language and Culture as well as the Calligraphy Art Award. His thesis on calligraphy have won awards in the Global Calligraphy Forum. Professor Zhou is chief editor of the Dictionary of Contemporary and Modern Calligraphers and Calligraphy Evaluation & Appreciation. He is also a co-author of “Calligraphy – A Self-taught Course”, “College Calligraphy Course Book and A Brief History of Calligraphy.”

As a renowned professor and artist, Professor Zhou Bin is dedicated to international exchange of calligraphy culture and cross-cultural communication, with a mission to break down cultural and language barriers and connect people from different backgrounds around the world through calligraphy, one of the world’s long and great artistic traditions. He initiated a calligraphy class in the United Nations Headquarters and was praised by the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a “Master of Calligraphy” and an “Ambassador for Calligraphy”.

As an important envoy in international calligraphy education and cross-cultural communication, Professor Zhou has created a great impact with his academic activities to build a bridge of mutual understanding and mutual appreciation.

Ms. LU Wanjun (Drama Director)

She’s The Art director of “First Drama” drama studio; the executive producer of Chinese version of world classic musical “Mamma Mia” and “Cats”; the professor of MBA course in French Academy of Art and Culture Management; the tutor of Educational drama of the Beijing Normal University Gaocanxiao project;

She has long-term focused on the field of theater management, art festival management, the project management of live performances (musical, symphony, opera, dance, drama, concerts, etc.).

GODWIN Kwame Tamakloe

Godwin Kwame Tamakloe has his bachelor’s degree in the school of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon and master’s degree in the directing Department, the Central Academy of Drama. He is currently a full-time drama teacher at Beijing New Talent Academy, free-lance theater and film director and a part-time actor for steps drama. He is also Youth Ambassador for ACTIONAID GHANA. In September 2014, he was a performer and also a facilitator for the Morgan Stanley Workshop, responsible for facilitating the workshop.

PROF. MU Yilin (Art Director)

Prof. MU Yilin (born 1944 in Shanghai), a member of the Chinese Art Association, is the representative inheritor of intangible Cultural heritage like traditional Chinese painting ( Bo Painting ) , as well as the executive director of the Shanghai Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Association. His inheritance and research, since 1983, into ancient Chinese Bo Painting created a unique modern Bo Painting art and has made a signifcant contribution to the renaissance of Chinese painting in the world. His artworks are collected by world-famous dignitaries. Professor Mu also won the first prize of the international Chinese Exhibition held by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, the first prize of the Shanghai Art Exhibition and more.

PROF. SU Jincheng

Prof. SU is a member of the China National Academy of Sculpture, China Literature and Art Critics Association and the Shanghai Artist Association. He is a master of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, as well as a postgraduate supervisor at the College of Fine Arts at the Shanghai University. His artworks are exhibited and collected by foreign dignitaries and institutions from China, Japan, Italy and so on. Prof. Su is the dean of Shanghai Huixin Mercy Painting and Calligraphy College. For many years he engaged in public welfareundertakings, and was awarded a placement amongst the ‘Shanghai Top 10 volunteers’ and a nomination for ‘The 100 most beautiful volunteers of China”.

Associate Prof. LI Yan

Prof. LI is a national second grade actress. She is also an opera fgure teacher (opera fgure is a fundamental course containing over 300 diferent types of traditional Chinese opera. It optimizes an actor’s coordination and beauty with the rhythm.) for the Shanghai Theater Academy’s Traditional (Chinese) Opera School. Ms. LI is the leader of the opera fgure subject, and she has won the National Art Awards several times. She is also the opera fgure lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and many European and merican training programs.


Dr. Amarantidou is a young Confucian scholar. She has a Ph.D in Chinese philosophy from the East China Normal University. She was invited to attend the “Gasifcation • feel through time: Zhuangzi and Confucianism – ancient and modern change forum second workshop”, the frst International Youth Confucian Forum and other meetings. Her translation work inculdes “Chinese philosophy wenty stresses”, “contemporary Chinese philosophy research: 1949-2009” etc.