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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.


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!


Chinese New Year 2013 Celebration


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.