China Forum Lecture Revisits the Analects of Confucius on May 8

The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a second China Forum Lecture in Spring featuring Dr. Jianguo Chen, director of the UD Confucius Institute and scholar on Confucius studies to talk his perspective on the wisdom of Confucius.

Dr. Jianguo Chen is an associate professor of Chinese studies and founding director of the Chinese program at the University of Delaware as well as director of the US Department of State’s NSLIY Summer Institute in China. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Chinese and comparative literary studies from the University of California at Davis. His research interests include Chinese cultural studies, Chinese film studies, translation, contemporary Chinese society, modern Chinese literature, the 20th-century Chinese fiction, comparative literature and theory.

Please mark your calendar for the lecture:

Topic: “The Wisdom of Confucius: the Analects of Confucius Revisited”

Speaker: Dr. Jianguo Chen
Date: Tuesday May 8, 2018
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Kirkbride Hall 004
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Light refreshments and beverages will be provided before the event. The event is Free and Open to the public.

China Forum Features Peking Opera Artist Feihong Song on Apr. 11

The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to the Spring Semester China Forum Lecture SeriesThe series will begin with a lecture from Ms. Feihong Song, a renowned Peking Opera Performing Artist. She will talk about the stories on her life journey with Peking Opera.

Ms. Song is the daughter of renowned Peking Opera artist Song Baoluo. Under her father’s influence, Song started formal Peking Opera training, as well as studying calligraphy, seal-carving, and musical instruments such as pipa, from a very young age. Song immigrated to the United States in 1988 and, since then, has had a career as an accomplished entrepreneur and businesswomen. Song is the founder and owner of the famous Xinhua Bookstore in Philadelphia, the first bookstore in the nation featuring books with simplified Chinese characters, as well as Shanghai Home, a store to promote Chinese culture. Song once served as the Vice President of the Greater Philadelphia United Chinese American Chamber Of Commerce, and on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society. In recent years, Song has been actively promoting Peking Opera through a variety of exhibitions, lectures, and performances in the region and is frequently invited to perform Peking Opera across the nation.

Please mark your calendar for the lecture:

Topic: “Glamour of Peking Opera-the Stories of Me and Peking Opera”

Speaker: Ms. Feihong Song
Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Kirkbride Hall 005
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Light refreshments and beverages will be provided before the event. The event is Free and Open to the public.

2018 Confucius Institute Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The 2018 Confucius Institute (CI) Scholarship now is accepting applications through the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware.

Categories of the 2018 scholarship include:

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

Click HERE to see the specific requirement for each category, admission dates and visa category information.

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good physical and mental conditions and able to perform well both academically and behaviorally. Applicants should be between the ages of 16 and 35 on September 1st, 2018 (Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45 and undergraduate students shall not exceed the age limit of 25).

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

Admission day will fall in either September 2018 or March 2019.

Scholarship Coverage:

The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance (four-week study students are excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses. Other costs, including international travel, visa fee, textbook, sightseeing expenses may apply.

Living allowance is granted by the host institution on a monthly basis. The allowance criteria per person are:

  • The monthly allowance for undergraduates, one-academic-year study students and one-semester students is 2,500 CNY per person.
  • For MTCSOL student, the monthly allowance is 3,000 CNY per person.

Click HERE to see more details about the scholarship coverage.

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply for the scholarship through the Confucius Institute Scholarship website at Please create an account and log on. Search for recommending institutions “Xiamen University”, upload application materials and keep track of the application progress, feedback of review and admission results.

For all applicants, please provide:

  1. Scanned copy of passport photo page
  2. scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity).
  3. One recommendation letter by your academic adviser at UD or the UDCI’s Director
  4. A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript.
  5. Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL Students are required to provide two academic reference letters.
  6. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employing institution.

Please fill out the online application form and send a screen shot of the confirmation page to to proceed.

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2017.

Please be advised that you will be asked to provide more documents once you pass the first round selection.

About Credit Transfer

Scholarship Recipients are required to consult their academic advisor as well as Dr. Haihong Yang, Credit Transfer Officer of the UD Chinese Program by phone 302-831-2580 or via email about credit transfer in relation to their Chinese studies at Xiamen University before they leave for Xiamen.

Scholarship recipients must comply with UD’s credit transfer requirement. More information can be obtained from Students must complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form before they leave.

About International Travel Insurance Requirement

Scholarship recipients must register in the Institute of Global Studies database and fulfill the University’s international travel insurance requirement before they leave for Xiamen University. Contact Karen Lundin, Academic Program Coordinator at IGS by phone 302-831-4399 via email after the scholarship is confirmed.

About HSK Tests

All applicants are encouraged to take HSK tests before you apply.  The Confucius Institute at UD offers HSK and HSKK tests throughout the year. Check HERE for HSK/HSKK related guidelines. Please contact Ms. Junli Gao (email for questions.

HSK & HSKK Test Dates in 2018 (UD Newark Campus)
Mar, 24 (+HSKK)
Apr. 22
May, 27
Jun, 23
Jul, 14 (+HSKK)
Oct, 27
Nov, 10
Dec, 2  (+HSKK)

Complete Scholarship information can be accessed on Xiamen University’s website HERE.

UDCI Celebrated the Year of the Dog

The Confucius Institute (UDCI) and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) presented a spectacular Chinese New Year Gala to celebrate the Year of the Dog at Mitchell Hall on Saturday evening February 17th. Many distinguished guests joined the event despite the snowfall in the evening. Among the guests are Delaware Senator Tom Carper, Governor John Carney, UD President Assanis and Mrs. Assanis, Interim Provost Robin Morgan and her husband, special representative for Senator Chris Coons (Mr. Andrew Dinsmore), New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer.

This year’s program featured a rich variety of cultural performances. It was highly praised by the VIP guests and the audience as “the best” they have seen over the years.

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