Meadowbrook students visit Chicago Chinatown

The Confucius Institute at WMU recently took a group of approximately 100 participants to Chicago Chinatown for a day of culture and fun!  Students from Meadowbrook Elementary School in Forest Hills Public Schools attended with their families.  The day included a historical and informational tour on Chinatown, which included stops at the Nine Dragon Wall, the Buddhist temple, the historical Pui Tak Center and more, a Chinese lunch at Cai, a popular Chinatown restaurant, a Chinese kite painting activity, and free time to explore Chinatown's many gift shops, bakeries and grocery stores.  Students were able to practice their Chinese with Confucius Institute staff, local tour guides and at a few other locations throughout the day.

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The 2nd Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop

The 2nd workshop on the ancient art form of Chinese paper cutting will be hosted by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, in Brown Hall Room 2037. The workshop includes a brief presentation about the history of paper cutting and a hands-on opportunity to create a window decoration cut from paper.
 

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Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop

A workshop on the ancient art form of Chinese paper cutting will be hosted by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Brown Hall Room 3030. The workshop includes a brief presentation about the history of paper cutting and a hands-on opportunity to create a window decoration cut from paper.

The workshop is open to the public free of charge; registration is required. To register, scan the QR code below or send an email to: wmu-confucius-cc@wmich.edu. Please include your name and the number of people in your group planning to attend. 

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Talk on Chinese and American Second Language Education Systems

A comparison between Chinese and American second language education systems is the focus of a talk by Lei Pan, a lecturer from the School of Foreign Languages in Central China Normal University planned for 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Brown Hall Room 3025.

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Lecture on Chinese Female Historians

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Chinese female historians topic of lecture by visiting scholar

The contributions of Chinese women writers in China’s historiography will be outlined in a talk by a visiting Chinese scholar at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Room 2028 of Brown Hall on Western Michigan University's main campus.

Dr. Clara Wing-chung Ho, a professor of history at Hong Kong Baptist University, will present the talk. Titled “Were Chinese Women Interested in History? Evidences from their Works in the Ming-Qing Period,” it is free and open to the public.

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Happy New Year! 新年快乐!

Happy Chinese New Year from the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University!  2013 is the year of the snake.  To learn more about Chinese New Year customs and traditions, please watch our Chinese New Year video below, starring Confucius Institute staff!

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Chinese New Year 2013 Celebration

过年啦!!!

Happy Chinese New Year 2013!!!

A campus celebration of Chinese New Year 2013 will be hosted by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Wesley Foundation.  Activities include learning Chinese card games and a video will be shown about customs and traditions related to the holiday. Honoring Chinese customs, dumplings and beverages will be served. We look forward to seeing you at our celebration.

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Chinese New Year 2013 Celebration

 

过年啦!!!

Happy Chinese New Year 2013!!!

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U.S. strategies in East Asia topic of Jan. 31 talk

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