Upcoming: Spring Festival Gala at UD

In celebration of the Chinese New Year (aka Spring Festival, 春节 /chūn jié/) and the year of Horse,  in collaboration with the UD Chinese Students and Scholars Association (UD CSSA) again, the Confucius Institute at UD will present another Spring Festival Gala to the UD students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and the community in the greater Delaware area.

The celebration will kick off at 7:00 PM on Saturday February  15th, 2014 at Mitchell Hall on UD campus.

Direction and parking information for Mitchell Hall can be find here.

More program information will be updated soon. Call 302-831-7188/7190 for more information.

year of horse


ECHO: Celebrating the CI’s Three Year Anniversary in Chinese Music

Come join us and celebrate the Confucius Institute’s three year anniversary with Chinese legends, music, history and sound!

Date: Wednesday November 13th, 2013
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Location: George Read North Lounge

Traditional Chinese music, instruments (Pi Pa, Gu Zheng, Hulusi, etc), legends (Butterfly Lovers), folk dance and many more.



Chinese Folk Music Mini Concert on April 26 (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.


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


2013 Chinese New Year Celebration at UD

To celebrate the 2013 Chinese New Year, the Confucius Institute, in collaboration with the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, is working to bring a celebration that you’ll always remember for the coming Year of Snake (Chinese pronunciation /shé/) on the University of Delaware campus. Please mark your calendar:

  • Time: Saturday, February 16, 2013,
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Mitchell Hall on the Universirty of Delaware Campus

More details to follow in the coming weeks. All are welcome.


CI Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary with Open House

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware will celebrate its 2nd anniversary with an open house at its new location — 121 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711 — on Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Programs for the day include:

  • Featured photo gallery of the CI for the past two years.
  • Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and artworks.
  • Exhibition of students’ writing and crafts.
  • Chinese music
  • Chinese Tea Ceremony
  • and many more.

ALL ARE WELCOME. Light refreshments will be served.


UDCI Kicks Off “China Forum” Series of Lectures This Week

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is presenting its “China Forum” series of lectures on UD campus in coming weeks.


The inaugural lecture “Internet Development in China: Its Impact on Public Opinion” by Professor Yan Sanjiu, Dean of the College of Communication from East China Normal University will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 at 4:00-5:30 pm in Gore Hall 116.

第一讲将由华东师范大学传播学院院长严三九教授讲述“中国网络发展对公共决策的影响”。时间:本周五10月26日下午4点至5:30于UD Gore Hall 116进行。

The Third Annual University of Delaware-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 5:00-6:30 pm in Sharp Lab 100. Professor An Pingqiu, General Director of the National Commission on Classics Editing & Research from Peking University will talk about “Wine Culture of China: An Important Aesthetic Tradition”.

第二讲将由北京大学中国古文献研究中心主任安平秋教授讲述“中国酒文化”。时间:下周二10月30日下午5点至6:30于UD Sharp Lab 100进行。

Both events are open to the public.



Dance with the Moon

Mid-Autumn Festival is Around the Corner

Important Notice: Because of (highly) possible thunderstorm on Friday evening Sept. 28, the celebration will be moved to Gore Hall 102. 

The Mid-Autumn Festival (a.k.a the Moon Festival) has been celebrated on the 15th day of the lunar August every year by Chinese people since 3,000 years ago.  This year, UDCI is hosting a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration in Gore Hall 102 the lawn outside the building on 121 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19716, where the UDCI’s new home will be.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, a day to celebrate harvest and family reunion – a very similar counterpart of the western Thanksgiving holiday. Come join us for a traditional Chinese celebration with the moon cakes, story of the moon goddess Chang’e, her Jade Rabbit and the sweet olive flowers. Enjoy traditional Chinese folk dance, sword dance, calligraphy, handcrafts, games and music.

Celebration starts at 5:00PM on Friday September 28, 2012. Light refreshments, including the famous “moon cakes“, and beverages will be served.

The event is FREE to the public.


Chinese Language and Culture Classes Schedule Fall 2012

We are very excited to announce that several classes in Chinese language and culture will be offered to UD community in the Fall 2012 semester. As we are finalizing the schedule, any student, faculty, staff, alumni who are interested in the classes may register online by complete this online registration form.

Please note that if you are interested in taking classes with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington, please contact OLLI directly.

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