Dis­tance Chi­nese lan­guage courses to receive award

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Pro­fes­sor Wei Hong has received the 2015 Award for Excel­lence in Dis­tance Learn­ing, for her online courses Chi­nese 101 and 102. As the first lan­guage courses to be offered online, Dr. Hong has expanded the learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for Pur­due stu­dents to take credit-​granting lan­guage courses. Pro­fes­sor Hong’s team that worked on the courses included teach­ing assis­tants Bailu Li and Sijia Yao. Pro­fes­sor Hong’s award will be rec­og­nized at the Provost’s Fac­ulty Awards Con­vo­ca­tion on May 5.

Annual Spring Fest with a fla­vor of Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy

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The Pur­due Cal­lig­ra­phy Club, sup­ported by the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute, par­tic­i­pated at the annual Spring Fest on April 18. With its grace­ful and ele­gant styles, the Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy attracted vis­i­tors of all ages who got away with Chi­nese names in this ancient Chi­nese art form. Con­fu­cius Insti­tute is pleased to be the spon­sor of this fun event.

Sum­mer Chi­nese Lan­guage Classes

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For the upcom­ing sum­mer school, there will be three basic Chi­nese lan­guage classes avail­able on Pur­due West Lafayette cam­pus, spon­sored by the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute. CHNS 101 reg­u­lar class­room course, CHNS 101 and 102 dis­tance courses will start on June 15 and end on August 7. We look for­ward to see­ing you in our classes. For reg­is­tra­tion ques­tions, non-​Purdue stu­dents or cit­i­zens can email Prof. Wei Hong at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wel­come to the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute at Pur­due

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CIP Mis­sion

In part­ner­ship with Pur­due Uni­ver­sity China Cen­ter and Shang­hai Jiao Tong Uni­ver­sity, the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute at Pur­due (CIP) pro­motes Chi­nese pro­grams and stud­ies on China, ini­ti­ates and fos­ters Chi­nese lan­guage and cul­tural pro­grams to serve Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, the Greater Lafayette com­mu­nity and the State of Indi­ana by pro­vid­ing value-​added infor­ma­tion and exper­tise on Chi­nese cul­ture and lan­guage edu­ca­tion in busi­ness, global engi­neer­ing and tourism for aca­d­e­mic pro­grams, research project teams, com­mu­nity out­reach and K-​12 schools.

Watch Online: Video Intro­duc­tion

[Cour­tesy and pro­duced by Xue Dong, stu­dent of Brian Lamb School of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, Decem­ber 7, 2012.]

CIP Bio

Col­lab­o­ra­tion with Shang­hai Jiao Tong University

Agree­ment Signed by Han­ban and Pur­due in Octo­ber 2006

Open­ing Cer­e­mony on May 14, 2007

First CI in the State of Indi­ana /​First CI to Tar­get the Culture/​Language of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness and Global Engineering

Col­lab­o­ra­tions with Kran­nert School of Man­age­ment, Col­lege of Engi­neer­ing, Col­lege of Lib­eral Arts, Col­lege of Human and Health Sci­ences, and local K-​12 schools.