Fulbright Lecture on Feb. 25, 2016

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

asl-logoIn 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.

UDCI Will Present Series of Events to Celebration the Lunar New Year

monkey2016logoChinese New Year, aka Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. This year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware will organize and co-organize several culture events on campus and in the community to present this traditional festival to Delawareans and celebrate the Year of the Monkey.

Please mark your calendar for the following events. More details will follow.

  1. Greater Dover Chinese Culture Festival
    Co-organized with Delaware State University
    Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016
    Time: 11:00am-2:50pm Culture Activities; 3:00-5:00pm Stage Performance
    Location: Education & Humanities Building Theater, Delaware State University, Dover
    Free Event.
  2. Delaware Chinese New Year Celebration
    Co-organized with Delaware Chinese American Association
    Date: Saturday February 13, 2016
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    Location: The Independence School Auditorium, 1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE 19711
    Free Event.
  3. UD Chinese New Year Celebration Gala
    Co-organized with UD Chinese Students and Scholars Association
    Date: Saturday February 27, 2016
    Time: 7:00-9:00pm
    Location: UD Mitchell Hall
    Ticketing information coming soon.

Stay tuned for more information on the UD gala.

Chinese Classes and Activities Schedule Spring 2016

You asked. We listened. The Confucius Institute is happy to announce a new offering of Family Chinese Classes (entry level) to the general public. This class is designed to parents who want to keep up with their children learning Chinese language at school, or any family who are interested in learning the Chinese language together. Children are not eligible to attend the class alone unless registered together with a parent or guardian. The class will meet on Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks in spring starting February and is limited to 20 people. Please register the class using the link below.

In Spring 2016, the Confucius Institute will continue offering other classes to all UD affiliated faculty, professionals, staff and their spouses as well as alumni. Non-credit classes or activities are open to the general public. Children are not eligible to participate in this program unless specified otherwise.

All classes and activities are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.
Please complete this on-line registration form.

Class size is limited to 20 people; registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. The Confucius Institute reserves the right to cancel any classes due to student shortage.

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Spring 2016

  • Chinese Corner
    Mondays from February 15 to May 23  for 14 weeks.
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    (Program does not hold on Monday March 28 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time: 5:15-6:15 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Mrs. Yan Wang
  • Chinese Level 1 for faculty/staff/alumni
     from February 16 to May 10  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 29 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Alison Hall West (ALW) 206
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu
  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff/alumni
     from February 17 to May 11  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 30 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Willard Hall (WHL) 135
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu
  • New! Family Chinese
    Open to the general public. All are welcome. 
    Tuesdays from February 16 to May 10  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 29 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Allison Hall (ALS) 227
    Instructor: Mrs. Yan Wang
  • New! Chinese Calligraphy
    Open to the general public. All are welcome. 
     from February 18 to May 12  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 31 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Memorial Hall 107
    Instructor: Ms. Yan Wang
  • Chinese Movie Club
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    Every other Thursdays from February 18 to May 19  for 7 sessions.
    (Class does not meet on March 31 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu


China Forum Features Traditional Chinese Medicine on Nov. 17, 2015

TCM Lecture Poster FINALThe Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a new “China Forum” lecture on Chinese Medicine on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 on UD campus.

Dr. Jiancheng Zhao (赵建成), Honorary General Director of the Beijing Wanguo Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Director of the Difficult-and-Rare-Case Treatment Center, is also a senior adviser and medical practitioner of the Beijing Jian’an Hospital and Beijing Xiaotangshan Chinese Medicine Hospital. Dr. Zhao services the Oncology Division of China Association of Chinese Medicine and is a Professor and Supervisor for Postdoctoral
Research at the Capital Research Institute of Chinese Medicine in Beijing. Dr. Zhao has been practicing Chinese medicine for more than forty years. He has treated and cured numerous difficult and complicated cases. He is specialized in internal medicine, dermatology,gynecology and pediatrics, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of tumors.

赵建成,北京万国中医医院名誉院长、高级顾问、疑难病科主任,北京首都医科大学附属京城名医馆中医专家,中医主任医师、教授、 博导。早年毕业于河南中医学院医疗系,曾拜段凤舞、余桂清、朱良春、赵清理等先生为师,为京城名医段家的第八代传人。擅长治疗各种肿瘤病 、老年病 、 内外妇儿 杂病、五官科 、皮科肤等疑难杂症。

Please mark your calendar for this lecture:

Date: Tuesday November 17, 2015
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Memorial Hall 108
Direction and parking info for Memorial Hall: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC32

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided after the event. The event is open to the public for FREE.