The lotus flower is one of the most significant flowers in the Chinese culture.Chinese love lotus because the lotus flowers rises from the mud and blooms in exquisite beauty it symbolizes perfection and purity of both the heart and mind. It also represents long life and honor. The lotus flower is depicted in Chinese art,poretry and architecture. Our CIEE students not only learnt lotus culture during the Chinese language class, but also learnt traditional Chinese lotus waterpaitnting and making lotus cake. Students draw the lotus flowers on a fan. It helps students feel cool in the hot summer. We also make our lotus flowers cake.It is made of sweet red bean ,flowers and butter. Students love it!