Happy Chinese New Year!

The Confucius Institute wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! As we welcome the arrival of a new spring, we hope this year will bring joy and prosperity.

In observance of the holiday, there will be no classes on January 28th through February 1st. Classes will resume according to the normal scheduel on February 2nd.


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Class Cancellation

Class Cancellation

Due to inclement weather, there will be no Confucius Institute Chinese classes today, January 17, 2017. Chinese 101 and 102 will resume as normal next week and will be made up if necissary at the end of the semester.

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Documentary: My Life in China

Documentary on the American dream and identity for Chinese immigrants to the United States showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center at 7 PM. Admission: $9.50

*Note: This event is not sponored by the Confucius Institute

My father fled the Cultural Revolution in 1966.  After risking his life to get to America, he started our family in Boston.  But when his restaurant went bankrupt and my mom got sick, he began to feel like he’d failed at the American Dream.  

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Sounds of China

Featuring an eight-member group of outstanding Chinese contemporary folk musicians, this performance melds traditional Chinese music with western compositions. Led by Composer/Artistic Director Jiuyue Ma (Beijing Olympics Gala, Xinjiang International Dance Festival), Sounds of China comes to Lincoln fresh off engagements in Vancouver, Denver and with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

September 28, 2016 7:30 PM at the Lied Center for Performing Arts

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HSK Exam

Deadline to Register: February 25, 2018

Examination Date: March 24, 2018

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Application for Chinese Bridge Summer Camp still Open

Applications for the 2018 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp are still open!

Omaha Information Session February 7th, 2017

Applications close February 16, 2018!

Summer Camp dates July 6- 20, 2018. 

Apply Here

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Chinese Cooking Class Registration

For our last class of the semester, we will be demonstrating two dishes: Chicken & Pork Fried Noodles and Walnut Shrimp. The class will demonstrate step-by-step instructions and students will have the opportunity to give it a try.


UNL East Campus. Leverton Hall 206


May 7, 2018  6:00-7:30 PM

Registration Fee:


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China Cuts - Who was Confucius?

You might have heard of the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, but who exactly was he?

Watch our first episode of China Cuts where we answer this question.

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China Cuts

The Confucius Institute is proud to launch our new Youtube Channel China Cuts, where we talk about Chinese history, culture, society, and language.

Come watch us and give us a like!

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Confucius Cooking Class

Monday, April 2nd, 6:00-7:30 pm

206 Leverton Hall on UNL East Campus

The Confucius Chinese Cooking Class will be featuring Walnut Shrimp and Chicken/Pork Fried Noodles.  In class we will give instruction and demonstrations following step-by-step recipes.  You are welcome to participate and get hands-on experience cooking authentic Chinese food and trying the new taste cooked in class.  Registration starts now. 

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