In collaboration with the Institute of Global Studies, Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao, Co-Director of the Confucius Institute will present a lecture about her research on Chinese sign language and the Deaf community in China.
To Sign in Our Times: A Discussion of progress & problems for Deaf people in China
Thursday, February 25, 7 p.m.
Roselle Center for the Arts
In this talk, Dr. Xiao, an expert in interpretation from Xiamen University, will share how her passion for language led her to research the status of the more than 20 million Deaf people in China. She’ll put into context the history of signed languages and will brief the audience on family life, education, and career opportunities for the Chinese Deaf community today. She will also discuss how her Fulbright residency at Gallaudet University led her to understand current problems, prospects, and the path forward for the largest Deaf community in the world.
Sign language interpreting provided for this lecture.
More information about the Fulbright Lecture Series can be found –> HERE.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a Chinese Opera Concert at Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Fine Arts on UD campus on Saturday October 24, 2015. The celebration will start at 7:30pm with an exhibition highlighting the Institute’s programs and events in the past five years and an hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a one-hour performance at 8:00pm. The concert features world class professional Chinese opera artists bringing performances of classic excerpts from Peking Opera, Kunqu Opera, Sichuan Opera and other art forms.
Direction and parking instruction for Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts are here: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW94 Parking is available at the Center for the Arts Garage for a fee.
We remind all the audience that Gore Recital Hall sits only 200 people. For best selection of seats, PLEASE RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
You may reserve your tickets below or on this website: http://
Thank you for your support to the UDCI. We look forward to seeing you at the concert. Stay tuned for more information.