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.
Rotunda Gallery Opens Chinese Landscape Photography Exhibit
September 22, 2014
A Chinese photography exhibition was opened in the Nebraska Union Rotunda Gallery. The exhibit focuses on landscape photography from Wang Dajun, a renowned contemporary Chinese photographer. It will run until Sept. 26, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
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.
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
April 2015 HSK Test Results
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.