UDCI Celebrates the Chinese New Year of the Golden Pig

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware (UDCI) and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) presented a spectacular Chinese New Year Gala to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Pig at Mitchell Hall on the evening of Sunday, February 24th. 

Among the distinguished guests were Honorable US Senator Chris Coons, UD President Assanis and Mrs. Assanis, New Castle County Executive Matthew S. Meyer, Dean Atekwana, Deputy Dean of Learner College of Business Rick Andrews, Governor John Carney’s Communication Liaison Larry Morris, Assistant Vice President Kristian Graves, and Director of the Institute for Global Studies Trevor Nelson.

The Gala attracted a wonderful audience of more than 500 people from across the campus and beyond. It received many warm congratulations and was highly praised as another successful cross-cultural event that has helped foster the understanding of Chinese culture and strengthen the friendship between the great peoples of the two great countries, America and China.



The day after the gala, US Senator Coons posted a congratulation message on his Facebook page, thanking UD for a wonderful cultural program and expressing his best wishes for the Chinese New Year.


For more media coverage of the program, click the links below. Happy New Year!




2019 Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival

The Confucius Institute (UDCI) and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) cordially invite all students, faculty, and the public to celebrate 2019 Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival at the campus of University of Delaware. Please mark your calendar and join us for a spectacular celebration gala. Happy 2019 Lunar New Year!

Date: Sunday February 24, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Mitchell Hall
Address: The Green, Newark, DE 19716

Tickets are available to purchase here.

Parking: Ample parking is available for attendees at the pay-to-park lots and garages on-campus. The two recommended parking lots are the Trabant Parking Garage on Main Street or the Center for the Arts Parking Garage on Amstel Avenue. For more information, please view campus map.

新春快乐! 诸事如意!

UD-PKU Scholar Series Featuring History of Shanghai

The Confucius Institute cordially invites campus and community audience to the annual UD-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series on Tuesday November 13, 2018..

Professor Guanghong Chen (陈广宏教授) will give a talk on the An International Metropolis: Shanghai in Perspective (上海的历史与今天).

Dr. Guanghong Chen is Professor and Director of the Chinese Classics Research Institute at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. A renowned Chinese literary historian, Dr. Chen has published hundreds of scholarly works on Chinese classical literature in the 13th to 18th centuries. Dr. Chen was a recipient of the prestigious New Century Excellent Talents Fund from the Ministry of Education in China. He is also a visiting professor at many institutions of higher education including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.

English interpretation will be provided for this talk.

Date: Tuesday November 13, 2018
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: Sharp Lab 120

Direction and parking info for Sharp Labl: http://css-rdms1.win.udel.edu/maps/?find=NC03

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

This event is co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Confucius Institute.

China Town Hall 2018 on Tue. Oct. 9

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is in partnership with the National Committee on United-States-China Relations as one of the co-sponsors to present the 2018 China Town Hall program.

This year’s program will present:

Nationwide Webcast Keynote: Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor

Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. From January 2005 to 2009, Secretary Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position. Read Secretary Rice’s full bio.

The CHINA Town Hall webcast will be organized by the National Committee and livestreamed at https://www.ncuscr.org/CTH at 6:00pm on Oct. 9. 

Local Keynote: Dr. Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

Dr. Cunningham is a writer and historian of modern China. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine (PhD, 2014), her work has appeared at the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. She is the co-author (with Jeffrey Wasserstrom) of the third edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, published by Oxford University Press in spring 2018. Read about Dr. Cunningham.

The theme title of Dr. Cunningham’s talk is “Connections Made and Lost: Twenty Years of Social Media on the Chinese Internet”.

Webcast Moderator: Stephen A. Orlins
President of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

“The National Committee is proud to partner with a wide range of institutions and community groups, including colleges and universities, world affairs councils, and trade and business associations to implement this program. The Committee would also like to thank its media partner SupChina for its help in promoting this year’s webcast. And of course, we thank our national webcast speaker, the Honorable Condoleezza Rice,” as well as our partners across the country, for sharing their insights.

Please mark your calendar:

Time: 5:00–7:00pm
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Location:  Gore Hall 104, 114 The Green,
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Direction and parking instructions see here: http://css-rdms1.win.udel.edu/maps/?find=NC36 

Light refreshments will be served after the event. The event is FREE to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Confucius Institute , co-sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures & Culture, the Center for Global and Area Studies and the Asian Studies program.