Cooking Around the World

Wednesday, November 8th, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
UNL East Campus Recreation & Wellness Center 1717 N 35th St. (Presentation Kitchen)

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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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The Real Mulan


Dr. Heselton and Dr. Bing Cheng present a discussion of the background, cultural, and historical elements in the Mulan (2020) and Mulan (1998) films. Join us October 8th, 2020 at 3:30pm via Zoom to learn the real history of the female warrior, Hua Mulan.

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2018 Chinese Speech Competition and Character-bee

April 7, 2018 1:00 PM at the Omaha South Magnet High School auditorium

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Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band

March 14, 2018 7:30 PM at the Lied Center

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HSK Exam

Deadline to Register: February 25, 2018

Examination Date: March 24, 2018

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Chinese Film Festival

FREE and OPEN to the public

October 20 - 26

Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center

313 N. 13th St.

In celebration of the Confucius Institute's 10th year anniversary, we are holding a film festival for three Chinese film titles free and open to the public at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center from October 20th to October 26th. For tickets, just show up at the theater at the times listed below. All films are subtitled in English.

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Chinese Folk Music Concert


October 23, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Sheldon Museum of Art

12th and R st.

Join us in celebration of the 10th year anniversary of the Confucius Institute with a concert of traditional Chinese folk music - all free to the public. The concert will be performed by the Traditional Chinese Student Orchestra of Xi'an Jiaotong University - UNL's partner university.

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Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Information Session (Omaha)

In preparation for the 2018 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp, the Confucius Institute will be holding an information session for all interested students and parents on February 7th, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the University of Nebraska - Omaha (Scott Campus) Peter Kiewit Institute Rm. 157. This will be an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions and learn more about this opportunity to help them to decide if they wish to participate.

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Confucius Institute Classes

Since the UNL Confucius Institute began offering classes in Chinese Language and Culture, many students have benefited, adults as well as children, with rich 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 in our classes have learned to communicate in Chinese, even to the extent of participating in Chinese Speech Competitions.

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