Transnational Encounters: Ha Jin, March 7-8

The Confucius Institute and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Delaware invite you to join Ha Jin (哈金) for the coming event of “Transnational Encounters” on March 7 and 8 on UD campus.

Ha Jin is one of the foremost and most respected Chinese-American writers. He has been the recipient of many prestigious literary awards (see below for a complete list of awards and honors of Ha Jin).

Thursday, March 7
Clayton Hall Auditorium
5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 8
Trabant Theatre
10:30 a.m.

Trabant Theatre
2:00 p.m.

All events are FREE to the public.

Awards and Honors

  • Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (1996)
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award (1997)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship (1999)
  • National Book Award (1999)
  • PEN/Faulkner Award (2000)
  • Asian Fellowship (2000–2002)
  • Townsend Prize for Fiction (2002)
  • PEN/Faulkner Award (2005)
  • Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006)
  • Dayton Literary Peace Prize, runner-up, Nanjing Requiem (2012)


2013 UD Chinese New Year Celebration Tickets for Sale

Tickets for the 2013 Chinese New year Gala at UD now is for sale at the box offices in Trabant Student Center and the Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center. It is also available online at and at door. General admission. $10 for adult and $5 for student.


Taiji Class for UD Faculty/Staff

The CI is working with Employee Wellness again to offer UD Faculty/staff Taiji for Beginner classes. UD faculty/staff now can register for the class through the Employee Wellness website. Class schedule see below:

Spring Session 1
Thursdays From 02/14/2013 to March 28 (7 weeks)
11:30am – 12:15pm
CSB Room 259
Instructor: Professor Jianjun Huang