“Confucius Day” Photo Contest Results Announcement

Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is proud to announce the winner of the photo contest!

The photo contest on September 27, 2014 for Confucius Day at the University of Delaware was a great success!  With nearly 40 photo entries, participants found it difficult to choose a winner among the wonderful pictures!  But finally the votes were tallied, and the competition victor was decided!

Congratulations to Michael Luck! Your photos were voted number one!

Final Competition results:

1st Prize: Michael Luck

“This was a great memory.  This little boy had a few minutes to play after I asked his mother for a picture. We played hide and seek at the Summer Palace. When I jumped out from behind a pillar, he was surprised and I captured this look. Combined with the cookie crumbs on his chin, you would think he was caught being naughty. The combination of cuteness and composition makes this one of my favorite photos.”

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2nd Prize: John Polk

“Potala Palace, Lhasa, Xizang”

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Xizang

3rd Prize: David Cannon

“Shanghai at nighttime!”

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As a prize, the final contestants will receive a gift card from their teacher! The first place gift card will be a $30 value, while second and third prizes are gift cards valued in $20 and $10 respectably.

Congratulations again to the winners! And thank you for your support and participation!

China Town Hall Event on this Thursday Oct.16 @ 6-8pm Featuring former President Jimmy Carter

The 8th annual China Town Hall to be held at UD (as one of the locations) on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:00-8:00 pm in Kirkbride 004.

In partnership with the National Committee on the United States-China Relations and World Trade Center Delaware, the Confucius Institute and Institute for Global Studies will co-sponsor the 8th annual China Town Hall, a national webcast conference, featuring former President Jimmy Carter and Dr. Christian Murck, former President of American Chamber of Commerce in China, who will talk about the dynamic US-China relationship.

This year’s theme is: Local Connections, National Reflections. (see the poster) UD is one of the locations across the country. Reception will follow in the hallway of Kirkbride.

Direction and parking info for Kirkbride Hall: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW65

Please come and join us at this important event about the US-China relationship, one that is regarded by many world leaders to be the single most important bilateral relationship of the century.

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“Global Confucius Institute Day” Series Events Parking Map & Instructions

The UDCI has suggestions on parking for the

Bridge•Friendship Grand Performance (Friday, September 26):
Free parking space is reserved at Lot #53/Pearson Hall Parking Lot including gated area at 6:30PM – 10 PM. Visitors can use the entrance on Lovett Avenue.

University of Delaware Parking Map

• Chinese Cultural Fair (Saturday, September 27):
Visitors are recommended to park in following places:
o Trabant Garage
o Perkins Garage
o Meters On-Street Parking at:
 Main Street
 E Delaware Avenue (Parking behind Barnes & Noble)
 Academy Street
 South College Avenue (Behind University Morris Library)
 Amstel Avenue
Visitors need to pay for parking on September 27th.
Chinese Culture Fair is located at the North Green between Main Street and Delaware Avenue (marked with star).

Reminder: Because Chinese Cultural Fair is on the same day of University of Delaware’s Blue & Golden Day, the anticipated participants would exceed 3,000. To ensure the parking space, please arrive early and park wisely.

2014 Confucius Institute Day Celebration Series

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In celebration of the 4th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware (CIUD), Xiamen University Performing Arts Troupe and CIUD will jointly present Bridge-Friendship Grand Performance, featuring international and national award-winning instrumental artists and musicians from Xiamen University’s renowned School of Arts on Friday, September 26 at 7:30 pm in Pearson Hall Auditorium at UD. Proudly presenting the best of traditional Chinese instrumental music, folk songs, and ethnic dances, the show will dazzle audiences with a unique signature performance, enthralling them with an exciting, theatrical experience.

The Celebration Series Schedule:

1.     Friday, September 26
Bridge-Friendship Grand Performance
Featuring Xiamen University Performing Arts Troupe’s award-winning instrumental artists and musicians including Professors LI Kunli, HOU Lina, YE Feisheng, LI Xin, and HONG Huizheng.

7:30 PM in Pearson Hall Auditorium at UD (on Academy Street)
FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2.     Saturday, September 27: Chinese Culture Fair (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
North Green on UD campus (between Main Street and Delaware Avenue)

*All activities are inside big tents on North Green.

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Culture Fair:
    Peking Opera, Chinese Instruments, Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, Chinese Tea Ceremony, Dough Figurines, Chinese Paper Crafts, Folk Dances, Learn Chinese in 15 Minutes, and many many more.
  • 11:30 am-3:30 pm Episode Art Performances by Xiamen University Performing Artists:
    • Chinese folk dance
    • Chinese music
    • Erhu solo
    • Chinese songs
    • And many more . . . . . .
  •  1:30pm-1:50 pm  Chinese Costume Fashion Show:
    Dynasty Costumes of China: featuring costumes of the Han, Tang, and Qing Dynasties, as well as Chinese ethnic clothing

Please Come and Experience Chinese Culture First Hand!

 For information, call 302-831-7188 or 302-831-7190.

UPCOMING LECTURE: FROM “LOW-PROFILE” TO “HIGH-PROFILE”: CHANGES IN CHINA’S FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGY AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS

 

The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a “Tradition & Innovation around the Globe“ lecture from Dr. Jianguo Chen, renowned scholar in Chinese Literatures, Comparative Literacy Studies and Chinese Cultural and Films Studies.

Dr. Jianguo Chen, Director of Confucius Institute from the University of Delaware will present a topic on “From ‘Low-Profile’ to ‘High-Profile’: Changes in China’s Foreign Policy Strategy and Their Implications”.

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 12:20 – 1:10 pm
Location: Memorial Hall 113
Direction and parking info for Memorial Hall: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC32

Lecture is free and open to the public.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global and Area Studies.