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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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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OLLI Trip to China 2014
OLLI Tour to China 2014

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UNL Closed Tuesday, February 2nd

Tuesday, February 2nd - All UNL Offices and Classes are closed due to weather.  Confucius Institute Classes will resume on Wednesday, February 3rd.

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The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln will hold the HSK Examination levels 1 - 6 on November 16, 2019.

Deadline to register is October 19, 2019 11:00 AM.


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CANCELLED: Chinese Cooking Class

Due to low enrollment, our office has decided to cancel the April 8th Chinese Cooking Class. Please contact our office if you have already paid the registration fee for the CANCELLED Chinese Cooking Class scheduled to take place on April 8th from 6:00-7:30pm. You can either apply this fee towards a future class or we will happily issue you a refund. Thank you and we hope to see you at our next event!

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A Night of Chinese Arts

Come see

A Night of Chinese Arts

showing at Kimball Hall

Saturday October 12, 7:30 PM

Click here for Tickets and Information

Free special guest lecture on Chinese Opera by Prof. Chenfu Zhu

Friday October 11th 4:00 - 5:30 PM

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Fall 2016 HSK Exam

Register by October 13th!

HSK is the official test administered by the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters to assess learners’ proficiency in Chinese language and to select participants for Conficius Institute Scholarships. The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a test center for HSK and will hold the test twice every year. Anyone in Nebraska is welcome to register and participate in the test. Click here for more information.

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Chinese Cooking Class Registration

For our last class of the semester, we will be demonstrating two dishes: Chicken & Pork Fried Noodles and Walnut Shrimp. The class will demonstrate step-by-step instructions and students will have the opportunity to give it a try.


UNL East Campus. Leverton Hall 206


May 7, 2018  6:00-7:30 PM

Registration Fee:


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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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