2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students Now Is Open for Application

Look for something cool and special in summer? Visit China and explore the different but exciting language and culture!

The 2015 “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students” now is open to all 9th to 12th graders in the DE/PA/MD tri-state area for application. The summer camp is sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in cooperation with the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware for high school students to experience Chinese language and culture in China in the summer of 2015.

Camp Dates: July 16th to July 31th, 2015 (tentative)

Camp Destination Cities: Beijing and another city (your choice about either Chinese history, ethnic minorities, folk arts or martial arts)

Qualifications:

Students shall meet the following qualifications:

(1) U.S. Citizenship;
(2) Aged between 14 and 18 and enrolled in grades 9 to 12;
(3) Chinese is not the first language and has less than 3 years of Chinese learning experience;
(4) Excellent academic record, and is interested in Chinese language and culture;
(5) Physically capable of and healthy enough for international travel.

Chaperones shall meet the following qualifications:

(1) K‐12 teaching experiences, preference will be given to Chinese language teachers;
(2) A wealth of student management experience;
(3) Have a good knowledge of Chinese culture and current conditions;
(4) Love teaching; responsible and compatible;
(5) Outstanding communication skills and adaptive capacity;
(6) Physically capable of and healthy enough for international travel.

Ratio of chaperons and students is 1:10.

Costs:

Students and chaperone teachers are responsible for the costs of 1) round-trip international airfare, 2) international travel insurance and 2) Chinese visa fee. The Confucius Institute Headquarter will assume all other costs for accommodations, local transportation, and group activities and sightseeing for students and chaperone teachers during their stay in China.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants shall submit their application form (see below), a personal application letter and a recommendation letter from schools or teachers (Chaperones should also submit their resumes) to the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware via email at confucius@udel.edu or mail to: The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware, 121 E Delaware Ave, Newark, DE 19711.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2014

For more details click here:
2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Announcement – UDCI (PDF)

Forms Download:
Application Form (Chaperone)
Application Form (Student)

If you have any question, please contact us at (302)831-7190/7188 or send email to confucius@udel.edu.

APPLY TODAY!

2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students is sponsored by Hanban (Headquarters of Confucius Institute) and coordinated by the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware.

Registration Now Open for Spring 2015 Chinese Classes

UD faculty, staff or alumni now can register for the Chinese classes offered by the Confucius Institute on weekday evenings in spring 2015 through this on-line registration form. Three levels of Chinese classes will be offered from February 16 to May 14 on campus.

Class size is limited to 20 people; registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. The classes are open FREE to the UD community. The Confucius Institute reserves the right to cancel any classes due to student shortage.

Questions? Email confucius@udel.edu or call 302-831-7188/7190.

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Spring 2015

  • Chinese Level 1 for faculty/staff
    Mondays
     from February 16 to May 11 for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 30 due to spring break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Purnell Hall 327
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu

  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff
    Tuesdays
     from February 17 to May 12 for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 31 due to spring break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Purnell Hall 327
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu

  • Chinese Level 3 for faculty/staff
    Thursdays
     from February 19 to May 14 for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on April 2 due to spring break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Purnell Hall 236
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu

Information of other classes are to be announced soon. Please check back later. Thank you for learning Chinese language and culture with us.

Call for Application: Confucius China Study Plan (Fellowships for PhD Programs) 2015 at Xiamen University

Xiamen University (China) is now accepting applications through January 31st, 2015 for the 2015 Confucius China Study Plan Ph.D. Program Fellowships. The Fellowships include: 1) Joint Research Ph. D Fellowship to support doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities to come to China for study, research and writing of their doctoral dissertations; and 2) Ph. D. in China Fellowship to support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities. Fellows of the Fellowship will study in Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.

The “Confucius China Study Plan” was launched by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Headquarters) in 2012. Xiamen University is one of the 14 Chinese host universities designated by the Headquarters to implement this Ph.D. Fellowship program.  In December 2014, the first fellowship recipient Irene Masdeu Torruella from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona has completed her Ph.D. in Public Affairs from Xiamen University.

I. Content

  1. Joint Research Ph. D Fellowship: to support doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities to come to China for study, research and writing of their doctoral dissertations. Students who meet the requirements of degree conferment will receive their PhD degree either from the foreign university or from both Chinese and foreign universities simultaneously. The duration of the program ranges from 6 months to 2 years.
  2. Ph. D in China Fellowship: to support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities. The duration of the program is generally 3 to 4 years.

The majority of financial support is provided through support for specific research and other projects in designated academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences. Applicants may choose their specific research topics and Chinese supervisors (lists attached) at Xiamen University that is designated by the Headquarters.

II. Funding

①Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB (appx. USD$12,800) per year;
②Research fund: 20,000 RMB (appx. USD$3,200) per year;
③Round-trip international airfare;
④Tuition;
⑤Other support provided by the host Chinese university;
⑥Expenses for life and medical insurances in China;
⑦Group activities and cultural experience.

Expenses for conducting research in China by foreign supervisors of the students participating in the Joint Research Ph.D. subprogram

III. Eligibility

  • The applicant should be a citizen of non-Chinese nationality in good health;
  • Requirements of Chinese language proficiency:

Applicants for the Joint Research Ph.D Fellowship should have a Chinese proficiency certificate of new HSK Band 3 or above. Preference will be given, other qualifications being equal, to candidates with high levels of Chinese proficiency.

Applicants for the Ph.D in China Fellowship should have a Chinese proficiency certificate of new HSK Band 5 or above. Preference will be given, other qualifications being equal, to candidates with high levels of Chinese proficiency.

  • Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Plan.
  1. Application Documents

Joint Research Ph.D Fellowship: Applicants shall submit their Joint Research Ph.D Fellowship Application Form, Ph.D study certificate, two recommendation letters from experts in the relevant field, HSK transcript, abstract of the Master’s thesis or other academic publications, abstract of doctoral dissertation; a research plan for the study in China and a copy of passport. Applicants with a recommendation letter from the Confucius Institute will be given priority over competitors of similar qualifications.

Ph.D in China Fellowship: Applicants shall submit their Ph.D in China Fellowship Application Form, one copy of notarized academic transcripts of undergraduate and postgraduate studies, degree certificate and their Chinese versions respectively, two recommendation letters from relevant experts, HSK transcript, abstract of Master’s thesis or other academic publications, a doctoral research statement and a copy of passport.Applicants with a recommendation letter from the Confucius Institute will be given priority over competitors of similar qualifications.

Note: Xiamen University currently hosts 15 Confucius Institutes around the world (contact information attached). Applicants can contact them to get recommendation letters or other Confucius Institutes in their host countries.

  1. Application Time: through January 31st, 2015
  2. Application Procedure

Applicants are required to log on to http://ccsp.chinese.cn/article/2014-10/21/content_558172.htm to fill in the Application Form and upload the required documents. Xiamen University should be chosen as the host university. After the online application, a complete set of all required application documents should be mailed to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

Mailing Address:

  • Confucius Institute Headquarters: 129 Deshengmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China. Tel: 86-10-58595756

VII. Selection and Notification

Candidates’ qualifications will be examined by Xiamen University. Documents of shortlisted candidates will be forwarded to Confucius China Studies Program Expert Committee for appraisal and video interview in February 2015. Letter of Admission will be mailed by XMU to the recipients of the Fellowship. They will start their programs in the autumn of 2015.

More program and application information please check: http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/en/show/58.html

Upcoming Lecture on Chinese Painting on Friday Nov. 21.

Interested in learning about the history and development of traditional Chinese Painting? Do you know about the major contributing artists and their artworks in the early 20th century? What are the popular trend in today’s Chinese painting industry? The Confucius Institute is honor to present a lecture on Chinese Painting in celebration of the International Education Week.

Ying He, an associate professor from the School of Business Administration at the Southwest University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China will present “Chinese Painting, an aged but vibrant Art Form” at 4:00pm on this Friday November 21, 2014 at Gore Hall 204.

Professor He is an artist, designer, and educator working in design and art practice. A member of Sichuan Artist Association, Professor He has won many won local and national prizes. He art works are currently collected by private owners and art organizations. She also applies her talent to benefit local communities by designing the school gate and campus cultural construction for Zi Gong Jie Fang Road Middle School, the VI system for bars and teahouses, the emblem and flag for the ‘Statistics Institute of the Southwest University of Finance and Economics’.

Mark your calendar for this lecture:

Date: Friday November 21, 2014
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Gore Hall 204
Direction and parking info for Gore Hall: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC36

The event is open to the public for FREE.

Upcoming: China Forum Lecture on Environmental Issues on Dec. 3.

The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a new “China Forum” lecture on Wednesday December 3, 2014 on UD campus.

Professor McKay Jenkins, Tilghman Professor of English, journalism and environmental humanities at the University of Delaware will talk about “Yin-Yang: China and the United States as a Complementary Pair of Environmental Polluters“.

Please mark your calendar for this lecture:

Date: Wednesday December 3, 2014
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Location: Gore Hall 102
Direction and parking info for Gore Hall: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC36

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided after the event. The event is open to the public for FREE.

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.

Call for Entries: 2014 “My Chinese Story” Photo Contest

The Confucius Institute at University of Delaware is now calling for entries to the “2014 My Chinese Story Photo Contest”. The contest is open to public.

Each Entry consists of a single image and a caption. To enter, please submit the required information, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, and photo caption along with your photograph to the UDCI.

All entries must be submitted and received by September 21, 2014 at 11:59:00 p.m. ET. 

The Photograph should be related to any aspect of China. There is a limit of 5 entries per person. Photographs must be in digital format.  All digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).

All entries will be shown on “Confucius Institute Day” (“CI Day”) Cultural Fair on North Green at University of Delaware (“UD”) on September 27, 2014 at 10:00:00 a.m. ET and 16:00:00 p.m. ET.

Official contest rules click HERE.

Coming Up: China Forum Lecture on Buddhist Studies on Sept. 23, 2014

The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a new “China Forum” lecture from Dr. Peter Hershock, internationally renowned scholar in Buddhist Studies.

Dr. Peter Hershock, Director of Asian Studies Development Program, East-West Center from the University of Hawaii will present a topic on “China, Climate and Compassion: Buddhist Contribution to an Ethics of Intergenerational Justice.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: Kirkbride Hall 206
Direction and parking info for Kirkbride Hall: ttp://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW65

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided after the event.

The event is open to the public for FREE.

The event is co-sponsored by Asian Studies Center.