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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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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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.