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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chinese Folk Music Mini Concert on April 26 (Cancelled)

THE EVENT IS 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.

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Transnational Encounters: Ha Jin, March 7-8

The Confucius Institute and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Delaware invite you to join Ha Jin (哈金) for the coming event of “Transnational Encounters” on March 7 and 8 on UD campus.

Ha Jin is one of the foremost and most respected Chinese-American writers. He has been the recipient of many prestigious literary awards (see below for a complete list of awards and honors of Ha Jin).

Events:
1. PUBLIC LECTURE
Thursday, March 7
Clayton Hall Auditorium
5:00 p.m.

2. READINGS
Friday, March 8
English
Trabant Theatre
10:30 a.m.

Chinese
Trabant Theatre
2:00 p.m.

All events are FREE to the public.

Awards and Honors

  • Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (1996)
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award (1997)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship (1999)
  • National Book Award (1999)
  • PEN/Faulkner Award (2000)
  • Asian Fellowship (2000–2002)
  • Townsend Prize for Fiction (2002)
  • PEN/Faulkner Award (2005)
  • Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006)
  • Dayton Literary Peace Prize, runner-up, Nanjing Requiem (2012)

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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 ticketmaster.com and at door. General admission. $10 for adult and $5 for student.

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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.