Events

2015 Chinese Culture Festival


Confucius Institute is hosting the 2015 Chinese Culture Festival.  Most events are FREE!!  Come out and enjoy as many as you can!
September 14 10:30 - 12:00  Guest lecturer Dr. Yenbo Wu "Cross-Culture Understanding and Communication in the Chinese Context" Great Plains Room, East Campus Union, Reception to Follow
September 20  2:00 pm         OCCA Youth Chinese Talent Contest - Rules & details at www.omahachinese.net

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Fall Classes

Calligraphy lessons.  Dance classes.  Mid-autumn festival celebrations.  Lion dances.  New Year celebrations.  Language lessons.  Culture studies.  Ancient dynasties.  These are all things students who study at the Confucius Institute learn and experience at the weekly classes held on the campuses of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and Omaha.  Class flyers for Lincoln and

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Students at China summer camp
American High School Students Summer Bridge Camp in China

Confucius Institute will host up to 30 students from the Nebraska public schools on a Chinese Summer Bridge Camp to be held July 16-31, 2015.  The students will deepen their understanding of China and Chinese customs by participating in classes and other activities and visit many historical and cultural sites.  Up to 700 American students will travel to China to take part in this important summer camp.

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April 2015 HSK Test Results

If you took the HSK in April 2015, please contact our office to make arrangements to obtain your test results.  Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 am-12 pm and 1 pm-5 pm.  You can stop by to pick up your results or have Angela email the results to you.

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May 2015 Cooking Class

Hunan cuisine, originated from Hunan province in China, is quite popular in Chinese restaurants and well-known for its spicy flavor. Hunan beef is stir-fried beef strips with vegetables and chili pepper or chili sauce.

Wonton Soup is a Chinese appetizer loved by many restaurant-goers. Most restaurants serve pork wonton soup. In our class, we will make pork wonton and a home-style chicken wonton, which has a delicate flavor. Wonton can be a main course or a side dish if it is cooked differently. We will explore the different cooking methods with participants.

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Previous Confucius Institute tour photo
2015 Nebraska Officials' and Educators' China Culture Tour

UNL Confucius Institute will lead a group of Nebraska educational administrators and government representatives on a Chinese language and culture tour in China June 7-20, 2015. This tour is sponsored by a Chinese Bridge Fund from Hanban (The Office of Chinese Language Council International), a branch of Chinese Ministry of Education; Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), and UNL Confucius Institute.

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Confucius Workshop group
Chinese Culture Workshop for Nebraska Educators

In April, Confucius Institute instructors and staff will host a two-day workshop for high school administrators and social studies teachers to learn about Chinese history and culture.  Past years include lectures on Chinese history and culture and demonstrations on paper-cutting, Chinese calligraphy, and a tea ceremony.  Participants also have enjoyed the experience of sampling a wide variety of Chinese dishes.  Teachers also have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructors and staff about aspects of Chinese life.

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Rotunda Gallery Opens Chinese Landscape Photography Exhibit

 September 22, 2014
A Chinese photography exhibition was opened in the Nebraska Union Rotunda Gallery. The exhibit focuses on landscape photography from Wang Dajun, a renowned contemporary Chinese photographer. It will run until Sept. 26, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Midlands Voices: Nebraska's Connections to China Increasingly Important

August 5, 2014
By John Gale

The writer is Nebraska’s Secretary of State.

I recently returned from a two-week visit to the People’s Republic of China. It was my second visit to that country in four years.

Both trips were organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Xi’an Jiaotong University. The delegation from Nebraska, which I accompanied, traveled from Beijing to Xi’an and then to Shanghai.

Comparing both trips, I could see what has changed in four years and what has stayed the same.

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OLLI Trip to China 2014
OLLI Tour to China 2014

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