Amaz­ing China Dance Show — A Spe­cial Pre­sen­ta­tion to the Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence of Chi­nese Eco­nom­ics Soci­ety and Pur­due Uni­ver­sity

A spe­cial ded­i­ca­tion to the annual inter­na­tional con­fer­ence of Chi­nese Eco­nom­ics Con­fer­ence, the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute Per­form­ing Arts Troupe will be pre­sent­ing “Amaz­ing China” Dance Show. Please join us at the entertainment.

Date: Fri­day, March 14

Time: 7:30 to 8:45pm

Venue: Fowler Hall, STEW

Pre­sented by: Con­fu­cius Insti­tute Per­form­ing Arts Troupe at Purdue

Admis­sion: free. Tick­ets will be dis­trib­uted at the door with first-​come-​first-​serve capacity.

2014 Maymester in China

From May 9 to 22, 2013, the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute co-​sponsored and taught por­tion of the Maymester course to China with 13 Pur­due stu­dents and 8 stu­dents from Copen­hagen Busi­ness School in Den­mark. A true cross-​cultural com­mu­ni­ca­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tive learn­ing, Amer­i­can and Euro­pean stu­dents stud­ied in China about mul­ti­cul­tural orga­ni­za­tions in China, learned basic Chi­nese and cal­lig­ra­phy, enjoyed the tremen­dous foods and tea, and of course, toured the cities exten­sively. The pro­gram has attracted great media atten­tion in Bei­jing when the stu­dents vis­ited Zhang Yiyuan Tea House and prac­ticed tea cer­e­mony as well. The “China in my eyes” photo con­test marks the end of the course. This video pro­duc­tion is a col­lec­tion of the course high­lights and shows the essence of col­lab­o­ra­tive Study Abroad expe­ri­ences between Amer­i­can and Euro­pean stu­dents in China.

The 2014 Maymester course will be once again co-​sponsored by the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute and we look for­ward to Pur­due stu­dents apply­ing for the course. For infor­ma­tion and appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als, please con­tact Pro­fes­sor Stacey Con­naughton at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Pro­fes­sor Wei Hong at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

https://www.dropbox.com/s/in3jd18tf5lqj6q/Maymester%20in%20China%20revised%20%28for%20online%20update%29.mp4

The Mid­west Chi­nese Speech and Tal­ent Con­test to be held at Pur­due Uni­ver­sity on April 23

The Con­fu­cius Insti­tute will be host­ing the Mid­west Chi­nese Speech and Tal­ent Con­test in West Lafayette, Indi­ana, on Sat­ur­day, April 23. For more infor­ma­tion, please click here. All col­lege stu­dents who are cur­rently enrolled in Chi­nese lan­guage courses at Mid­west uni­ver­si­ties are encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate. Please reg­is­ter here by March 11. We look for­ward to see­ing you all at Purdue!

Con­fu­cius Insti­tute Noon Cross-​cultural Lec­ture Series

The Con­fu­cius Insti­tute is to host the panel dis­cus­sions on “Work­ing with the Chi­nese Stu­dents” on March 20 at Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, 121, in Stew­art Cen­ter Room 218A/​B

A pre­sen­ta­tion of suc­cess­ful expe­ri­ences of Pur­due fac­ulty and advi­sors work­ing with the Chi­nese stu­dents in the class­room, advis­ing and research; audi­ence is encour­aged to inter­act with the pan­elists, Ben Law­ton, Beth Bur­nett, Stephen Mar­tin and Joe Potts on how to effi­ciently and suc­cess­fully engage the inter­na­tional stu­dents in the aca­d­e­mic life at Purdue.

Con­fu­cius Insti­tute Noon Cross-​cultural Lec­ture Series

Spring 2013
Spon­sored by Con­fu­cius Insti­tute at Pur­due (CIP)

Co-​sponsored by Inter­na­tional Pro­grams, Pur­due Uni­ver­sity Chi­nese Stu­dents and Schol­ars Asso­ci­a­tion (PUC­SSA) and Asian Pacific Amer­i­can Cau­cus (APAC)


This Cross-​cultural Lec­ture Series intends to spark inter­est of Pur­due com­mu­nity on under­stand­ing US and China, includ­ing the peo­ple, cul­tures, soci­ety, lan­guages and cross-​cultural com­mu­ni­ca­tion; to pro­vide a forum of dia­logues between Chi­nese and non-​Chinese com­mu­ni­ties on suc­cess­ful com­mu­ni­ca­tion in aca­d­e­mic, social and research set­tings. Lec­ture Series will invite Pur­due experts to share their knowl­edge and expe­ri­ences on top­ics rel­e­vant to their spe­cialty and expe­ri­ences. All lec­tures in Eng­lish, and open to the pub­lic free of charge. Light lunch will be pro­vided. To pro­vide more visual and inter­ac­tive effects of the dis­cus­sions on diver­sity issues, the Pur­due Uni­ver­sity Inter­ac­tive The­ater Troupe will per­form diver­sity related acts to make the audi­ence fully engaged in the event. All ques­tions can be directed to Pro­fes­sor Wei Hong at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For a full pro­gram, please click here.

As part of the sym­po­sium, the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute is host­ing the “Amaz­ing China-​A cul­tural pro­gram”, to be pre­sented by the Institute’s Per­form­ing Arts Troupe”. The event is open to all sym­po­sium atten­dees and the rest of the cam­pus. For the entire pro­gram, please click here (insert pro­gram). We look for­ward to see­ing you at the show.

Indi­ana May­oral Round­table on China

Con­fu­cius Insti­tute, along with China Cen­ter, Inter­na­tional Pro­grams, Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Busi­ness Research and Edu­ca­tion, and Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, is orga­niz­ing an Ina­di­ana May­oral Round­table on China on Feb­ru­ary 25 at Pur­due Uni­ver­sity. Read more.…