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Apply Today! 2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students

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Look for something cool and special in summer? Visit China and explore different language and culture!

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is calling for application to the 2014 “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students”.

Camp Dates: July 17 – August 1

Camp Destination Cities: Beijing and another city (TBA)

Qualifications:

Students shall be:

-American citizens;

-less than 3 years of Chinese learning experience

-in good health

-aged between 14 and 18 and enrolled in grades 9 to 12.

Chaperones shall be:

-experienced in K-12 teaching and student management;

-responsible and compatible;

-in good health;

-aged below 50 in post.

Costs:

China visa fees

Round-trip international airfare

International travel insurance

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants need to submit their application form, personal application letter and a recommendation letter from schools or teachers (Chaperones should also submit their resumes) to the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware via:

Email: confucius@udel.edu

Mail: 121 E Delaware Ave, Newark, DE 19711

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

For more details, please see:

2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Announcement – UDCI (PDF)

Forms Download:

Application Form (Chaperone)

Application Form (Student)

If you have any question, please contact us at (302)831-7190/7188 or send email to confucius@udel.edu.

APPLY TODAY!

2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students is sponsored by Hanban (Headquarters of Confucius Institute) and coordinated by the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware.

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CI Hosts Events for UD’s Int’l Education Week

In collaboration with the Office of Residence Life, the English Learning Institute and the Institute for Global Studies, the Confucius Institute is organizing series of events for the International Education Week next week from Nov. 12 to 16. We will have a week-long photo gallery of China in the CI building and series of lectures. We welcome all students and friends to join our programs.

See details below.

Mon. Nov. 12th

  • Gallery of China: Tradition and Transformation: Confucius Institute at 121 E Delaware Ave. (9:00 am to 5:00pm)
  • Lecture: Buddhism and the Modern World
    Speaker: Dr. Maria Tu, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
    3:30-4:30pm, Elliott Hall Conference Room

Tues. Nov. 13th

  • Gallery of China: Tradition and Transformation: Confucius Institute at 121 E Delaware Ave. (9:00 am to 5:00pm)
  • Lecture: Nobel Laureate Mo Yan and China’s Magic Realism
    Speaker: Dr. Jianguo Chen, Director of the Confucius Institute
    3:30-4:30PM, Elliott Hall Conference Room

Wed. Nov. 14th

  • Gallery of China: Tradition and Transformation: Confucius Institute at 121 E Delaware Ave. (9:00 am to 5:00pm)
  • China Movie Evening: Aftershock (2010) directed by Feng Xiaogang; 4:30-6:30pm, Elliott Hall Conference Room

Thurs. Nov. 15th

  • Gallery of China: Tradition and Transformation: Confucius Institute at 121 E Delaware Ave. (9:00 am to 5:00pm)
  • Lecture: “Hard Landing? Soft Landing? A Country of Two Tales” —– China’s Economic Growth and Its Impact on the World
    Speaker: Dr. Jianguo Chen; Director of the Confucius Institute
    3:30-4:30PM, Jastak-Burgess Hall 105 – Rollins Conference Center

Fri. Nov. 16th

  • Gallery of China: Tradition and Transformation: Confucius Institute at 121 E Delaware Ave. (9:00 am to 5:00pm)

IEW website: http://sites.udel.edu/iew
IEW Schedule: http://sites.udel.edu/iew/files/2012/10/IEW1.jpg
UDaily article: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2013/nov/international-education-110712.html

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UDCI Kicks Off “China Forum” Series of Lectures This Week

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is presenting its “China Forum” series of lectures on UD campus in coming weeks.

特拉华大学孔子学院将于本周内开始“中国论坛”系列讲座。

The inaugural lecture “Internet Development in China: Its Impact on Public Opinion” by Professor Yan Sanjiu, Dean of the College of Communication from East China Normal University will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 at 4:00-5:30 pm in Gore Hall 116.

第一讲将由华东师范大学传播学院院长严三九教授讲述“中国网络发展对公共决策的影响”。时间:本周五10月26日下午4点至5:30于UD Gore Hall 116进行。

The Third Annual University of Delaware-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 5:00-6:30 pm in Sharp Lab 100. Professor An Pingqiu, General Director of the National Commission on Classics Editing & Research from Peking University will talk about “Wine Culture of China: An Important Aesthetic Tradition”.

第二讲将由北京大学中国古文献研究中心主任安平秋教授讲述“中国酒文化”。时间:下周二10月30日下午5点至6:30于UD Sharp Lab 100进行。

Both events are open to the public.

以上两场讲座均向公众开放。

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Dance with the Moon

Mid-Autumn Festival is Around the Corner

Important Notice: Because of (highly) possible thunderstorm on Friday evening Sept. 28, the celebration will be moved to Gore Hall 102. 

The Mid-Autumn Festival (a.k.a the Moon Festival) has been celebrated on the 15th day of the lunar August every year by Chinese people since 3,000 years ago.  This year, UDCI is hosting a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration in Gore Hall 102 the lawn outside the building on 121 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19716, where the UDCI’s new home will be.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, a day to celebrate harvest and family reunion – a very similar counterpart of the western Thanksgiving holiday. Come join us for a traditional Chinese celebration with the moon cakes, story of the moon goddess Chang’e, her Jade Rabbit and the sweet olive flowers. Enjoy traditional Chinese folk dance, sword dance, calligraphy, handcrafts, games and music.

Celebration starts at 5:00PM on Friday September 28, 2012. Light refreshments, including the famous “moon cakes“, and beverages will be served.

The event is FREE to the public.