The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Confucius Institute is a non-profit public institute with a mission of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture in Lincoln and the state of Nebraska. The UNL Confucius Institute was established and dedicated in 2007 as the 20th Confucius Institute in the United States. More than 350 Confucius Institutes have been established world-wide by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as Hanban, a part of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Hanban aims to promote friendly relationships with other countries; enhance understanding of Chinese language and culture among world Chinese learners; and provide a good environment for learning.
Final Cooking Class of Spring Semester!
Moo Shoo Pork is a popular dish in North American Chinese restaurants. Some say that the name comes from “mu-xi”, the sweet osmanthus tree in Chinese. The blossoms of the sweet osmanthus tree resemble scrambled eggs. It was developed from a Northern China stir-fried dish. In the traditional recipe, pork, scrambled eggs, wood ear (black) mushrooms, and daylily buds are commonly used. What we have in restaurants, and what we will make in the class, are modified recipes developed in the States, with more fresh ingredients, like shredded green cabbage and carrots. The dish is served with thin pancakes instead of over rice.
Pepper Steak is a dish originated from Chinese Fujian cuisine, where it was known as green pepper with shredded meat (beef or pork). This dish consists of sliced steak, bell peppers and onions. It is easy to make and tasty. We will also make the Spicy Pepper Steak in class.
In the coming class on Monday, May 20, you will learn how to cook Moo Shoo Pork and Pepper Steak with our detailed recipes, instructions, demonstrations and hands-on experience. You will be given the opportunity to taste the food you and other participants of the class make. Instructors from the Confucius Institute will teach the class. Please contact Angela Rystrom to register for the class. A downloadable flyer is available here.
Time: May 20, 2013, 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Cooking Lab, Room 206, Leverton Hall, UNL East Campus
Fee: $30, nonrefundable (includes course materials, handouts, tasting food, and drinks)
For registration contact: Angela Rystrom
Two scholarships are available now!
The first one, the 2013 Confucius Institute Scholarship, is for students who want to get a Master's degree in teaching Chinese language to others or study Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, and Chinese philosophy. Download the information or contact Pingan Huang at email@example.com for more information.
The second scholarship is for students who want to study the Chinese language at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. Twenty scholarships are available. Download information here or contact Pingan Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 2013-2014 Chinese Government Scholarship Program has started its application process. The application information can be found via the website http://www.sino-education.org/english/studychinese.htm, and the deadline for application is April 30, 2013. If you need further information and/or have further questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Liu Jiangyi (via email@example.com).
Applications for the 12th "Chinese Bridge" World Language Competition are being accepted now. See the flyer for more information and to complete the registration form. Additional information about the competition and speeches is available.
Class Registration Fee Reduced!
If you have always wanted to take Chinese language, music, or culture classes now is the time to do it!
Since the UNL Confucius Institute started the classes of Chinese Language and Culture, it benefits many students, adults as well as children, with learning experiences. The instructors, specially trained in teaching language learners, use powerpoint presentations, activities, listening and speaking practice, and various other methods to help students build their language skills. Students of our classes have learned to communicate in Chinese, even to the extent of participating in Chinese Speech Competitions.
To carry out the mission of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture, and to better serve our community, we are pleased to announce that our registration fees for the 2013 fall classes are reduced. The $150 fee for adult language classes is lowered to $90; $120 fee for child language classes is lowered to $60; and the $100 fee for the culture classes is lowered to $50. We have always worked hard to provide quality Chinese language and culture teaching to our students and now we are reducing class fees to make our classes more affordable to everyone who is interested in learning Chinese and its culture.
Stay tuned to see the class offerings for the fall of 2013!
The Institute operates in accordance with applicable local rules and regulations.
Meet the personnel of the Confucius Institute at the
University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Confucius Institute Teachers
Learn about upcoming and past activities.