Barbara Leonhard, 60, is an instructor in the Intensive English Program and English-language Support Program at MU. In fall of 2008, she met her Chinese student Brandon Du, who practices Tai Chi. Because of their common interests in Tai Chi, they spent a lot of time together. In 2009, Leonhard visited China after being invited by Du’s family.
Here, she described that experience:
Brandon Du’s father is now teaching Tai Chi in Columbia. Click here to see his story.
This story is part of The China Connection a multimedia project exploring various economic, educational and cultural links between Missouri and China.