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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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!
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).
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).
1. PUBLIC LECTURE
Thursday, March 7
Clayton Hall Auditorium
Friday, March 8
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)
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.
The CI is working with Employee Wellness again to offer UD Faculty/staff Taiji for Beginner classes. UD faculty/staff now can register for the class through the Employee Wellness website. Class schedule see below:
Spring Session 1
Thursdays From 02/14/2013 to March 28 (7 weeks)
11:30am – 12:15pm
CSB Room 259
Instructor: Professor Jianjun Huang
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,
- Location: Mitchell Hall on the Universirty of Delaware Campus
More details to follow in the coming weeks. All are welcome.