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.

News on the 13th China Bridge Speech Con­test

On April 19, the 13th Mid­west “China Bridge” Speech Con­test was held at Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, spon­sored by the Chi­nese Con­sulate in Chicago, CIP and the Chi­nese Lan­guage Pro­gram. 71 con­tes­tants from 15 insti­tu­tions par­tic­i­pated in the con­test with speeches and tal­ent shows. Con­tes­tants are Chi­nese learn­ing stu­dents from the first year to the fourth year of Chi­nese lan­guage pro­grams. Their lan­guage pro­fi­ciency, cre­ative per­for­mances, and most impor­tantly, their moti­va­tion in learn­ing Chi­nese truly rep­re­sent the pos­i­tive atti­tudes of Amer­i­can stu­dents want­ing to know more about China. One stu­dent from Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Madi­son and one from North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity were selected to par­tic­i­pate in the inter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion to be held in Chang­sha, China. The 14th Mid­west “China Bridge” Speech Con­test will be held at Uni­ver­sity of Notre Dame, and we look for­ward to your participation.


2015 Con­test Pro­mo­tion Video


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The Con­fu­cius Insti­tute at Pur­due is pleased to host the 13th US Mid­west Regional “China Bridge” Speech Con­test on April 19 with 80 con­tes­tants and 30+ fac­ulty from 15 insti­tu­tions. It is an annual major event in this region, with Pur­due host­ing in 2011 and again this year. The win­ners will be sent to the World Chi­nese Speech Con­test in China this sum­mer. We look for­ward to your atten­dance and cheer­ing for the contestants.

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.