Mandarin “the sound of future”: U.S. Chinese language learners

So enchanted by the splendor of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Marsha Louis began her Mandarin classes the next day, curious to know more about the people who could create such a spectacular event.

Two and a half years later, Marsha, now a student at the Confucius Institute at the University of South Florida, wowed judges and audience members at a Chinese language contest in Houston, Texas, with a performance in clapper talk, a Chinese folk vocal art form, telling the story about the Chinese legendary figure Monkey King who escorted Buddhist Xuan Zang on a pilgrimage for the Buddhist Scriptures.

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