Celebrate the Year of Rooster with the UDCI

Celebrate the Chinese New Year, aka Spring Festival, with the Confucius Institute (UDCI) this year! The UDCI is collaborating with several local institution and organizations to present several events to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Mark the calendar:

  • The Greater Dover Chinese Cultural Festival
    Date: Sunday Jan. 29, 2017
    Time: 1:00-3:00pm Culture Activities; 3:00-5:00pm Stage Performances
    Location: Education and Humanities Building Theatre on Delaware State University campus
    Free event, open to public.
  • Delaware Chinese New Year Celebration
    Date: Saturday Feb. 4, 2017
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    Location: John Dickinson High School Auditorium, 1801 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808
    Free event, open to public.
  • Chinese New Year at Osher
    Date: Thursday Feb. 9, 2017
    Time: 11:50am-12:20pm
    Location: UD Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lobby, 2700 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
    Free event, open to public.
  • UD Spring Festival Gala
    Date: Saturday Feb. 18, 2017
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Mitchell Hall on UD campus
    Open to public. Tickets are now available online at https://udcssa.ticketleap.com/newyear/. Prices vary from $5.99 to $12.99 per person. An online booking processing fee may apply. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

UDCI will Host “China Town Hall 2016” Featuring Dr. Henry Kissinger and Senior Diplomat Neighbors on Oct. 18

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is in partnership with the National Committee on United-States-China Relations to present the 2016 China Town Hall program. The theme title of the talk is “The Sino-American Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities.

The program speakers include:

Nationwide Webcast Keynote: Dr. Henry A. Kissinger 

Henry A Kissinger was the 56th Secretary of State (1973-1977) and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1975). He has also taught at Harvard University and is currently chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. While national security advisor, Dr. Kissinger played a crucial role in arranging President Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, which opened the door to the re-establishment of U.S.-China relations. He is respected for his many decades of efforts to strengthen the Sino-American relationship during the past half-century.

lbsLocal Keynote: Mr. Lloyd Neighbors

Lloyd Neighbors served as a diplomat for 30 years with the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State. He retired in 2005 from the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. Most of his career was dedicated to work in greater China. As a junior officer Mr. Neighbors served in Taiwan (both Taipei and Kaohsiung) from 1975 to 1979. He was a public affairs officer (PAO) at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai from 1983 to 1987. He filled the same role in Hong Kong from 1989 to 1993 and once again in Taipei (this time at the American Institute in Taiwan) from 1997 to 1999. From 2000 to 2003, his last long-term assignment abroad, he served as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Webcast Moderator: Stephen A. Orlins
President of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

To help Americans better understand the complexity of U.S.-China relations and its impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is conducting the tenth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at more than 70 locations nationwide, featuring a live webcast and Q&A with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former National Security Advisor and Former Secretary of State. This national day of programming is designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

Please mark your calendar:

Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Location:  Kirkbride Hall 205 at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Lecture Subject Title: “the Sino-American Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Direction and parking instructions see here: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW65

Light refreshments will be served after the event. The event is FREE to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute, Institute of Global Studies,  the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Center for Global and Area Studies.

Congratulations to Chinese Speech Contest Winners

On Thursday, April 21, the Confucius Institute and the University of Delaware’s Chinese Program co-sponsored a Chinese Speech Contest for students taking Chinese at all levels. Participants showed off their skills and creativity by performing skits, singing songs, and reciting poetry. Congratulations to the winners in each category!

Beginner Level
First Place: Nick Rogers and Nina Davila
Second Place: Dante Pavan and Norma Cruz
Third Place: Kaelyn Zusi and T.J. Gibbons

Intermediate Level
First Place: Megan Mannino
Second Place: Adam Sallade, Desmond Stanback, Dunia Tonob, Reed Bidgood, Sara Suarez, and Wesley Yang
Third Place: Tim Schroeder

Advanced Level
First Place: Evangelista Barylski
Second Place: Davis Pfund, Fernando Rodriguez, and Gabriel Menoscal
Third Place: Amin Lo and Maricanna Green

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