2019 Chinese Speech Competition and Character-bee

April 27, 2019 1:00 PM at the Omaha South Magnet High School room 148

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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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Fall 2016 HSK Exam

Register by October 13th!

HSK is the official test administered by the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters to assess learners’ proficiency in Chinese language and to select participants for Conficius Institute Scholarships. The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a test center for HSK and will hold the test twice every year. Anyone in Nebraska is welcome to register and participate in the test. Click here for more information.

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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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2015 Speech Competition

2015 Chinese Speech Competition
In order to stimulate enthusiasm and interest for learning Chinese and to provide the learners of Chinese an opportunity to use the language, and to enhance understanding of the Chinese language and culture among students and others in Nebraska, a Chinese Speech Competition will be held by the Confucius Institute at UNL.  The competition will beld on Sunday, October 4th from 9am - 12pm in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center on the UNL City Campus.

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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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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 LIFE IN CHINA
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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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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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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