Events

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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Chinese Film Festival

Join us for the 2016 Chinese Film Festival. Free and open to the public!  Between September 30 and October 5, we will be showing three Chinese films at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center (313 N. 13th St. Lincoln, NE). The three films are Cold WarThe Great Magician, and Beijing, New York.

Friday, September 30: BEIJING, NEW YORK @ 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 1: COLD WAR @ 7 p.m.

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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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Great Wall of China
SCC Chinese Class

The Humanities Program at Southeast Community College in collaboration with the Confucius Institute at UNL will be offering Beginning Chinese classes at the SCC downtown site. Dr. Xiaoning Zhang, a visiting scholar from Xi’an Polytechnic University, will be teaching these classes. Registration is now open for CHIN-1010-ES31 (Beginning Chinese I). For additional information contact abaron@southeast.edu or call Dr. Barón at 402.323.3451

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Admission is free
Chinese Movie Festival

A selection of Chinese films will be shown at The Ross during the 2015 Chinese Culture Festival. FREE ADMISSION. Complimentary popcorn will be provided for the October 2, 3, & 4 screenings. Sponsored by The Confucius Institute at The University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

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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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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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HSK Test Information

2015 December HSK Test at UNL-CI

The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a test center for HSK, the standardized Chinese proficiency test.  HSK measures the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily life, academic, and work settings. 
Any person is welcome to register and participate in the test which will be administered on December 5, 2015.


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Guangzhou at dusk
Confucius Institute Lecture Series

Dr. Chuming Wang, President of Chinese Society of Second Language Research and Professor of English at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, will be our guest lecturer on Thursday, November 5th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in Othmer Hall Rm 105.   The presentation will be on Context and Language Transfer.   Please join us for a reception following the lecture.  All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by UNL Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education Sociology and UNL Confucius Institute.

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