China Night held at Sun­ny­side Inter­me­di­ate School

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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.

Pro­fes­sor Wei Hong invited to speak at Bing­ham­ton

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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.


Huang Yi and Kula Dance Res­i­dency at Pur­due

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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.