Cel­e­brat­ing the 10th Anniver­sary of CIs

From Sep­tem­ber 20 to 27, CIP orga­nized a series of cul­tural events to cel­e­brate the CI day, includ­ing the “Amaz­ing China” show, pre­sented by North China Elec­tric Power Uni­ver­sity, with tra­di­tional dances, songs, instru­ments, cal­lig­ra­phy and kungfu. On Sept 27 Pur­due Home­com­ing Day, we hosted work­sta­tions of cul­tural expe­ri­ences for adult as well as young vis­i­tors. Activ­i­ties included cal­lig­ra­phy, panda pet­ting, hand­crafts and games. In par­tic­u­lar, vis­i­tors hand-​copied “Boiler Up” in Chi­nese “普渡雄起” to cheer up the Pur­due foot­ball team and it is a cul­tural as well an inspir­ing expe­ri­ence for the entire cam­pus. The panda ambas­sador, with his cute and social per­son­al­ity, was the STAR at the event. Enjoy some of the finest moments from those events in our photo gallery.

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

March 14, Con­fu­cius Insti­tute and Depart­ment of Agri­cul­tural Eco­nom­ics at Pur­due Uni­ver­sity pre­sented a spe­cial dance show “Amaz­ing China Dance Show — A Spe­cial Pre­sen­ta­tion to the Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence of Chi­nese Eco­nom­ics Soci­ety and Pur­due Uni­ver­sity”, ded­i­cated to the Chi­nese Econ­o­mists Soci­ety (CES)’s North Amer­ica Con­fer­ence here at Pur­due. Pro­fes­sor Wei Hong, Direc­tor of Chi­nese Lan­guage Pro­gram and Direc­tor of Con­fu­cius Insti­tute, opened the show with brief wel­come remarks. Two for­mer stu­dents in the Chi­nese lan­guage pro­gram, Chris­t­ian Wright and Chenetta Wat­son hosted tonight’s enter­tain­ment in Chi­nese which was much appre­ci­ated by the audi­ence. The dance show included a his­tor­i­cal pre­sen­ta­tion of Chi­nese dances from the early ages “Peach Blos­som Fairies”, and the more con­tem­po­rary “Spring Out­ing”, “Spring Whis­per”, and a col­lec­tion of Chi­nese minor­ity dances “Amaz­ing China”. As a true cul­tural enter­tain­ment of global diver­sity, Pro­fes­sor Joel Ebarb from the Depart­ment of The­ater, pre­sented “The Old Man and the Cricket” and our own Glee Club impressed the audi­ence with their amaz­ing voice over tal­ents. The Con­fu­cius Insti­tute is com­mit­ted to bring­ing the Chi­nese cul­tures to the Greater Lafayette com­mu­nity and pro­mot­ing the under­stand­ing of China.

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China Night

March 18, Lafayette School Con­fu­cius Class­room and Con­fu­cius Insti­tute hosted the annual cul­tural event “China Night” at Tecum­seh Junior High School. In atten­dance by about 300 stu­dents, fac­ulty, par­ents and vis­it­ing schol­ars from China, the event show­cased dumpling-​making, Chi­nese games, cal­lig­ra­phy, music instru­ments, Taichi and rid­dles. This year’s “China Night’ was hosted by two stu­dents who are cur­rently in Chi­nese lan­guage classes. High­lights include the stu­dent per­for­mances from kinder­garten and 4th graders who are all learn­ing Chinese.