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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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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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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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OLLI Trip to China 2014
OLLI Tour to China 2014

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Confucius Institute Recognized

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong (left) presents the model institute award to UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman Dec. 6 during the 10th Confucius Institute Conference in Shanghai. The UNL Confucius Institute is one of about 10 worldwide to receive the honor.

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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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Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Academy

Chinese Academy:

The College of Education and Human Sciences at UNL is sponsoring a summer Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Academy from July 10-24, 2016. 

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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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Dr. Yanjie Bian
Confucius Institute Lecture Series

Dr. Yanjie Bian, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science at Xi'an Jiaton University and Professor of Sociology at University of Minnesota will present, "Social Functions of Drinking and Eating Networks: A Comparison of China, Japan, and Korea."

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Kung Pao Pork
FREE Chinese Cooking Class

Chinese Cooking Class 2015 #6

*Free to UNL Faculty, Staff and Students

Chicken Chow Mein & Kung Pao Pork

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