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.
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.
Chinese Culture Workshop for Nebraska Educators
Confucius Institute Recognized
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
Chinese Language, Culture and Technology 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.
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.