Live Now: the CI Documentary

In celebration of the Confucius Institute’s 10th anniversary worldwide, and the 4th anniversary of the CI at the University of Delaware, this production features various programs, events, activities and many people that have contributed to the CIUD since its establishment in 2010. Thank you – our American friends, for your interests and efforts in learning Chinese language and culture! Thank you – our Chinese teachers and staff, for making it a wonderful place to work!


Coverage on CI in UD Publications

Check out those recent coverage on the Confucius Institute in UD’s publications:

UD Messenger (Vol. 21 #1): ‘Ni hao’ from Delaware

UD Global (2013 Vol. 3): Delaware preschoolers learn Chinese: Confucius Institute helps state launch language initiative

Inside Delaware Newsletter (Issue 6 – Spring 2013) : Citizen University

Have a wonderful summer!


Call for Application for the 2013 Confucius Institute Scholarship

Now it is the time to submit your application for the 2013 Confucius Institute Scholarship offered through the Confucius Institute at UD. The categories of the 2013 scholarship include:

1)      Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of  Other Languages (MTCSOL
2)      Scholarship for One-Academic-Year
3)      Scholarship for One-Semester

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35 (Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45.)

Recipients of the scholarship will be studying in Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

Details about the Scholarship
Application Form

All applicants are encouraged to take HSK tests. The Confucius Institute at UD will offer HSK tests on March 24 and April 20. Please contact Dr. Ming Wu (email ) for details no later than March 12 for March tests and April 5 for April tests.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2013

Great benefits. Wonderful opportunity. Apply today!


Job Posting: Xiamen University is Looking for Candidates of Chinese Directors for its Confucius Institutes in Europe

Xiamen University is looking for candidates to fill 4-5 positions as the Chinese Directors for its Confucius Institutes in Europe. Details see below (in Chinese).

Job Posting

Application Form


Spring 2013 Classes Information

The CIUD will continue to offer several classes in Chinese language and culture to the UD community in the Spring 2013 semester. As we are finalizing the schedule for other culture classes, any student, faculty, staff, alumni who are interested in all the classes may register online by complete this online registration form. More information about the classes please click HERE.

Please note that if you are interested in taking classes with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington, please contact OLLI directly.

Questions? Email

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Spring 2013

  • Chinese Level 1 for faculty/staff
     from February 4 to May 6 for 13 weeks.
    Class on March 25 is cancelled due to spring break.
    Time:  5:30 – 6:45 PM
    Classroom: GORE 308
    Instructor: Dr. Ming Wu

  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff
     from February 6 to May 8 for 13 weeks.
    Class on March 27 is cancelled due to spring break.
    Time:  5:30 – 6:45 PM
    Classroom: GORE 308
    Instructor: Dr. Ming Wu
  • Chinese Calligraphy for faculty/staff
     from February 7 to May 9 for 13 weeks.
    Class on March 28 is cancelled due to spring break.
    Time:  5:30 – 6:45 PM
    Classroom: Memorial 109
    Instructor: Prof. Jianjun Huang

Information for other culture classes are to be announced in a couple of weeks. Please check back later.


Happy Holidays!

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware wish all our friends

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Handmade Craft by Yizhu Tang


CI Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary with Open House

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware will celebrate its 2nd anniversary with an open house at its new location — 121 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711 — on Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Programs for the day include:

  • Featured photo gallery of the CI for the past two years.
  • Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and artworks.
  • Exhibition of students’ writing and crafts.
  • Chinese music
  • Chinese Tea Ceremony
  • and many more.

ALL ARE WELCOME. Light refreshments will be served.


We’ve Moved

The Confucius Institute has moved to a new location. Now we reside at 121 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711 on UD campus. Now we are planning on our Open House and 2-Year Anniversary event in a few weeks. Stay tuned.


Confucius Said

The Analects, or Lunyu (论语), also known as the Analects of Confucius, is the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius’ followers. The Analects has been one of the most widely read and studied books in China for the last 2000 years, and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today (Excerpt from Wikipedia).

We will keep updating the excerpts from Lunyu on a weekly basis to reflect the essence of Confucius’ philosophy. Please look to the right sidebar for the context of “Confucius Said (子曰)”.



Welcome to the CI’s new website.

Want to learn more about China? Ever heard about Confucius? The Confucius Institute is here to build friendship between China and Delaware – we are helping to contribute to enhancing the global and multicultural climate at UD and throughout the State of Delaware.

We will keep updating our new events, classes and activities.

Learning Chinese is cool!