Popular courses including calligraphy, singing and painting continue to attract students from both sexes, and now a fashion modeling class is available to men for the first time.
The tomb group is believed to be the main part of an 1,500-square-meter cave site found last September in Zheka village, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao autonomous prefecture in Yunnan, according to the provincial institute of cultural relics and archaeology.
"I was an art enthusiast as a teenager, but I had little chance of realizing my dream," he said. "After retiring four years ago, I began to take different classes here, including ballroom dancing and vocal music.
It was launched by the Hangzhou Westlake Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization for higher education and advanced academic research.
Last year, President Xi Jinping announced a broad vision of China as a leading world economic power by the year 2050, which is not impossible to imagine, though it would require further major political and economic reforms to achieve ambitious goals, including the rule of law, innovative companies, clean environment, expanding the middle-income group, adequate public transportation, and reduced urban/rural income disparities.
University trustees elected Shi, also president of the Westlake Institute for Advanced Study, as president together with vice-presidents Xu Tian and Qiu Min on Monday.
"In today's world, you can look up tons of pictures on Google, but it's not the same as being in the presence of it, and I'm thrilled that people in Cincinnati have this great opportunity to see these great artworks in person," she said.