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China Forum: “China Model, Universalism, and Asian Values”

The Confucius Institute is honored to have invited Dr. Kang Liu, Director of China Research Center from Duke University to talk about “China Model, Universalism, and Asian Values”  as the third “China Forum” lecture.

The lecture is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Kirkbride 204.

The event is free to public. All are welcome. A reception will follow after the event. Direction to Kirkbride Hall click here.

Introduction of the speaker:

Liu, Kang (刘康) is Professor of Chinese Studies at Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Director of China Research Center, Duke University, U.S.A. and he is also Chair Professor and Dean of the Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He received B.A. in English in Nanjing University in 1982. In 1983, He came to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship and received Ph.D. in comparative literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He is the author of eight books, including Aesthetics and Marxism(Duke University Press, 2000), Globalization and Cultural Trend in China(University of Hawaii Press, 2003), Culture/Media/Globalization (Nanjing University Press, 2006), and Demonizing China(Chinese Social Sciences Academy Press, 1996), a bestselling book in Chinese, which analyzes the American media’s coverage of China. In addition, Liu Kang published widely in both English and Chinese on issues ranging from contemporary Chinese media and culture, globalization, to Marxism and aesthetics. His current projects include global surveys of China’s image, Chinese soft power and public diplomacy, and political and ideological changes in China.

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Hanyu Tea Program

Hanyu Tea is a Chinese language program jointly organized by the Confucius Institute and the China-America Association at the University of Delaware. It provides a bridge between Chinese native speakers and American students who are interested in learning Chinese.

The next activity will take place at 7:00pm on this Thursday April 18 at Memorial Hall 109.

Activities of the program are organized every other Thursday on UD campus. Locations TBA. Please follow the program’s Facebook page to get the most recent updates.

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Chinese Folk Music Mini Concert on April 26 (Cancelled)

THE EVENT IS CANCELLED.

The Confucius Institute is honored to have the Students Art Troupe from Renmin University of China (中国人民大学) in Beijing to perform traditional Chinese folk music on the University of Delaware campus, as one stop of the

Troupe’s Confucius Institute Performance Tour sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarter.

The event will be an interactive mini concert as (near-)professional players of traditional Chinese music instruments, including Xiao (箫), Gu Qin (古琴), Zheng (筝), Pi Pa (琵琶), Er Hu (二胡), Chinese flute (笛子) and so on, to play classic Chinese music pieces, such as “the Jasmine Flower (茉莉花)”, “Three Stanzas of Plum-blossoms (梅花三弄)”, “A Moon Night on the Spring River (春江花月夜)”.

The event is scheduled at 7:00pm on Friday April 26, 2013 in Kirkbride Hall 004 on campus. Open to the public for free. All are welcome.

Direction to Kirkbride Hall click here.