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7th Global Confucius Institute Conference

The 7th Global Confucius Institute Conference was held in Beijing, China from December 16-18, 2012.  Dr. Donald McCloud, director of the Confucius Institute at WMU, and Dr. Bassam Harik, associate provost of the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, attended the conference along with Confucius Institute representatives from around the world. 


International Education Week 2012

The Confucius Institute welcomes the community to participate in two cultural activities it is hosting as part of WMU's celebration of International Education Week 2012.

1. China Quiz Bowl—6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Room 157 of the Bernhard Center.

2. Window to China—2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Room 210 of the Bernhard Center.


WMU at Inland Lake School Asia Festival

Staff of the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University and its Soga Japan Center participated in an Asia Festival on October 18, 2012 hosted by the Inland Lake School in Indian River, Mich.
About 60 seventh and eighth graders participated in the festival, where they learned about Asian culture, crafts and cooking. WMU staff included, Jun Zeng, Yin Long and Linjia Jiang from the Confucius Institute and Michiko Yoshimoto, outreach coordinator for the Soga Japan Center.