China Forum: China’s First Railway on Tue. April 29, 2014

The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a new “China Forum” lecture on “China’s First Railway: A Lesson in International Relations and China’s Modernization” by  Professor David Pong of the University of Delaware.

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Location: Kirkbride Hall 204
Reception 5:45-6:30 pm

David Pong is a professor of East Asian History at the University of Delaware. Prof. Pong specializes in Late Imperial China, 1840s-1912, with a special interest in issues of tradition, reform, and modernization; public finance, and provincial politics; defence industries, transfer of technology, the modern navy, as well as labor relations.

Direction and parking info for Kirkbride Hall: http://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.

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!

China Forum: Wisdom of Lao Tzu, Coming Up Wed. March 5

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The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a new “China Forum” lecture on Wednesday March 5, 2014.

Professor Duh Bauruei, National Taiwan University (台湾大学), an internationally renowned scholar on the study of Taoism and I-Ching (Book of Changes 易经), will give a talk “Introduction to the Wisdom of Lao Tzu.”, as one of the featured lectures for the CI’s China Forum series of lectures.

特拉华大学孔子学院很荣幸地请到台湾大学哲学博士、华梵大学哲学系副教授兼杜保瑞教授,于2014年3月5日星期三莅临特拉华大学,讲述“易经”。

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: GORE HALL 205

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.

 

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! 

Lecture on China’s Imperial Examination on Oct. 29, 2013

The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Confucius Institute Cordially invite you to The Third Annual University of Delaware-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series “China’s Imperial Examination: An Important Cultural Tradition” by Professor Yang Zhong, Secretary-General, National Commission on Classics Editing & Research from Peking University, China.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in Lecture Room 319, Willard Hall Education Building.

The event is free and open to the public.

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.

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.