The Great LOL of China Tour by Fullbright Scholar and Intercultural Comedian Jesse Appell is coming to Purdue. Jesse, Chinese name, 艾杰西, will bring together China and USA with laughter. What is funny in China? Find out on Saturday, November 1, at 7pm in Stanley Coulter Hall. Show free and open to the public.
Basic Mandarin Chinese meets for six weeks, September 17 — October 22, 2014 every Wednesday from 7 — 9 p.m. in Rawls 2077. This non-credit course is designed for complete adult beginners with no or very little prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Focusing on spoken Chinese, this course will train the participants’ basic conversational skills in standard Chinese with topics ranging from greeting, talking about professions to introducing family and making small talks. After this course, participants will be able to function socially in everyday situations when communicating with Chinese. While memorizing the Chinese characters is optional, we will also introduce the essentials of Chinese characters, or Hanzi, to give the learners a full picture of Mandarin Chinese. Course materials will be provided.
On September 20, from 7 to 9pm in Loeb Playhouse, CIP will be presenting a cultural entertainment of Chinese dances and songs performed by student artists of North China Electric Power University (华北电力大学). Free and open to the public, this show will bring the audience true and magnificent enjoyment of traditional Chinese art and music. More information will be forthcoming.
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of worldwide CIs, the Confucius Institute will have tents and tables set up at the University Homecoming pre-game events from 9-11am on Saturday, Sept 27 for visitors of all ages. Come and enjoy Chinese interactive games, calligraphy sampling and a few Mandarin Chinese phrases to cheer for Purdue team. Look for Confucius Institute tents.