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.

Confucius Institute Day Series of Events – Grand Performance from Xiamen University on Sept.26, 2014

In celebration of the “Global Confucius Institute Day” & the 4th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware (UDCI), the UDCI will present a series of events to the general public.

Event #1: Grand Performance from Xiamen University Art Troupe
7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014
Pearson Hall Auditorium on UD campus.

Jointly presented by UDCI and Xiamen University (XMU), the Grand Performance features award-winning artists and musicians from China’s renowned Xiamen University, who will be performing classical Chinese music works, dance suite of different dancing styles, ethnic vocal music, Chinese painting and calligraphy in the accompaniment music of traditional Chinese instruments, as well as other theatrical pieces like you’ve never seen them before. The event will dazzle audiences with a unique signature performance, enthralling them with an exciting and theatrical experience of fascinating Chinese culture.

The performance is open to public and admission is free. Please call 302-831.7188/7190 for more information.

More information about other events are to follow soon.

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Registration Now Open for Fall 2014 Chinese Classes

In Fall 2014, the Confucius Institute will continue to offer three levels of Chinese language classes to UD faculty/staff/alumni on weekday evenings.

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

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.

Please complete this on-line registration form.

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

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Fall 2014

  • Chinese Level 1 for faculty/staff
    Mondays
     from September 8 to November 17 for 12 weeks.
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Sharp Lab 103
    Instructor: Mr. Ji Wu

  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff
    Tuesdays from September 2 to November 25 for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on November 4 due to Election Day)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Sharp Lab 103
    Instructor: Mr. Ji Wu

  • Chinese Level 3 for faculty/staff
    Thursdays from September 4 to November 20 for 12 weeks.
    Time: 5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Sharp Lab 107
    Instructor: Mr. Ji Wu

  • Employee Taiji
    Wednesdays from September 10 to December 10
    Time: 5:10-6:00 PM
    Classroom: CSB Gym 3
    Instructor: Mr. Qinyuan Tian
    Please contact Employee Wellness (302-831-8388) or HealthyU to register for this class. Taiji class offered through Employee Wellness cost $25 Wellness Dollars per person.