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.

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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Upcoming: 2014 Washington Taiji (Tai Chi) Festival and Taiji Forum (5/3 & 5/11)

Joining several local organizations and fan clubs in the Washington metropolitan area, the CIUD presents the 3rd (2014) Washington Taiji (Tai Chi) Festival (太极节) and the 2nd (2014) Washington Taiji Forum (太极论坛). Join us if you are Tai Chi practitioner or enthusiast. The event is open free to the public.

Taiji Festival 太极节: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
Location: Tai Chi Court and the nearby Shelters I and J,
Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Ln, Rockville, MD 20852

Program: 
• 9:00-12:00: Find a spot and do your Taiji.自由太极习练。
• 12:00-1:30: Potluck-style Picnic. 野餐。各家带菜,全体共享。
• 1:30-2:00: Let’s all Taiji together 四海一家太极表演。
• 2:00-2:30: Official festival ceremony – VIP introduction and speeches. 太极节典礼,要人讲话。
• 2:30-7:30: Taiji performances. 太极表演。
(Professional Taiji Performers include Mr. Wenxiang Bai, Martial Arts Master (中国著名武术家白文祥); Mr. Ruibin Lin, National Tai Chi Champion (中国太极冠军林瑞彬); Yang-style Taiji International Competition Gold medalist Qian Luo(杨氏太极拳国际太极拳大赛金牌得主罗倩); Mr. Qinyuan Tian, Gold Medalist in China’s Traditional Wushu Championships (全国太极拳锦标赛冠军田钦元).

Taiji Forum 太极论坛: Sunday 5/11/2014, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: St. Mary’s Hall, Room 0105, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742

Program:
• 8:30-9:00: Registration and setup. 签到、会场准备。
• 9:00-9:30: Business meeting – Financial report, summary comments on this year and brain-storming for next year. All Taiji lovers may participate. 事务会:财务报告,本年总结,下年设想。所有拳友均可参加。
• 9:30-12:00: paper presentation. 学术报告。
• 12:00-1:00: Lunch break. 午餐。
• 1:00-5:00: paper presentation. 学术报告。

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Apply Today! 2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students

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

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is calling for application to the 2014 “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students”.

Camp Dates: July 17 – August 1

Camp Destination Cities: Beijing and another city (TBA)

Qualifications:

Students shall be:

-American citizens;

-less than 3 years of Chinese learning experience

-in good health

-aged between 14 and 18 and enrolled in grades 9 to 12.

Chaperones shall be:

-experienced in K-12 teaching and student management;

-responsible and compatible;

-in good health;

-aged below 50 in post.

Costs:

China visa fees

Round-trip international airfare

International travel insurance

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants need to submit their application form, 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: confucius@udel.edu

Mail: 121 E Delaware Ave, Newark, DE 19711

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

For more details, please see:

2014 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.

Celebrating the Year of Horse with Us on Feb. 15th at Mitchell Hall


The Confucius Institute and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association invite the University of Delaware campus community and the public to a special celebration of the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Horse — on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Mitchell Hall on UD’s Newark campus.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, starting at 7 p.m., an evening of traditional and modern Chinese New Year festivities will be presented in Mitchell Hall.

The celebration will feature various art performances including traditional Chinese singing, folk dances, musical instruments, talk show, Martial Arts and Peking Opera performances.

Admission is $5 per person and $3 per person if purchased in a group of more than 3 people.  Tickets are available at the door.

The Confucius Institute is also co-organizing another Chinese Spring Festival Gala with the Delaware Chinese American Association on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 2-4 p.m., at John Dickinson High School. The event is free.

For more information, contact the Confucius Institute at UD at 302-831-7188/7190.

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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.

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International Education Week Nov. 18-22, 2013

The Confucius Institute proudly announces its participation and sponsorship of the coming International Education Week (IEW) at the University of Delaware during the week of November 18-22, 2013.

The CI will participate in the following events:

Wednesday, November 20
2-4pm | Going Global: Exploring International Opportunities | Perkins Student Center Concourse
Information on the Confucius Institute Scholarship to study in Xiamen University, China

7:30pm | Food & Game Night | Warner Hall Lounge
Chinese Food and Games

Friday, November 21
5-9pm | The Festival of Nations | Trabant Multipurpose
Performances, exhibits, prizes and more.

Full schedule of the IEW events can be found at: http://sites.udel.edu/iew/schedule/

IEW is a collaborative efforts of the Confucius Institute and Residence Life & Housing, English Language Institute, Institute for Global Studies and the Office for International Students & Scholars.

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.

EVERY CULTURE BEGINS WITH A SOUND!