On April 13, our annual cultural event, “China Night” was successfully held at Sunnyside Intermediate School, Lafayette, Indiana. Attracting more than 500 people, this event was a collaborative effort of Purdue University Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Lafayette School Corporation and the Confucius Institute. Cultural tables were set up for calligraphy, paper cutting, peach knots, dumpling making and lantern riddles. The talent show was a highlight and has been always expected by the crowd. Songs and dances were performed by our very skilled students. “China Night” has become an important platform for local community to learn about Chinese language and culture.
On November 5, at the invitation from Binghamton University, Professor Wei Hong gave a talk entitled “Communicating with the Chinese — from linguistic and cultural perspectives”. From Confucian traditions, concepts of politeness and face, and her own perspectives on the conflicts from cross-cultural communication between English and Chinese, Professor Hong discussed the ways Chinese prefer to communicate: indirectness and contrary-fact-value. With interactive participation from the audiences, this talk was attended by more than 50 students in Chinese language program, faculty and graduate students at Binghamton and received very positive feedback from the students and faculty. News coverage under Hanban below.
Confucius Institute is pleased to partner with CONVOCATIONS on Huang Yi and Kula, a poetic dance of a man and a machine that combines dance, multimedia and mechanical engineering.
During the weeklong residency at Purdue, students and faculty will have opportunities to meet the artist and engage in the discussions on how humans work with machines in the future.
For performance and ticket information, please click here.
Show Time: Oct 8, 7:30pm, Loeb Playhouse.
Anyone interested in “brushing” up their skills in Chinese calligraphy or simply to practice, please join us every Tuesday, starting Sept 1. See flyer below.
Students of Chineese course are able to apply for argumentative essay topics