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NEW EVENTS

ASU Confucius Institute was honored as 2016 Confucius Institute of the Year at the 11th Global Confucius Institute Conference
ASU Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Stefanie Lindquist accepted this award, which was presented by Vice Premier Liu Yandong of the People’s Republic of China in Kunming, China. For more information, visit
https://asunow.asu.edu/20161222-asu-news-confucius-institute-education-efforts-honored-by-chinese-government or
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2016-12-13/doc-ifxypizk0402790.shtml

Highlights

Sunday, June 4, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, June 18, 2017 (All day)
ASU Tempe Campus

The 2017 ASU Startalk Chinese Language Camp will be held from June 4 to 18 on ASU Tempe Campus. The 15-day residential program provides students an opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured curriculum. During the program, students will receive Chinese language instruction and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasts a living-learning setting where participants will gain first-hand college life experience. The camp is for current 8-12th grade Arizona high school students, whose proficiency level of Chinese language ranges from zero to intermediate. Tuition, room, meals, instructional materials, and field trip are largely funded by the STARTALK grant.

If you are interested in learning or improving your Chinese, apply today! The application deadline for this program is April 2. Please click here for flyer. For information about the program and the application process, visit silc.asu.edu/content/startalk-program.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Hayden Lawn, ASU Tempe Campus

The Chinese Open House, sponsored by ASU Confucius Institute and School of International Letters and Cultures, invites students to participate in Chinese games and calligraphy, explore Chinese course offerings, scholarships, study aboard opportunities and more. Join us on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 1:30-4:00 pm on Hayden Lawn. Please click here for flyer.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (All day) - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (All day)

Beginning Chinese 1a
Tuesdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. /April 4 to May 9, 2017 / West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese Class 1a is designed for people who have completed Beginning Chinese 1 offered by the ASU Confucius Institute. 

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Register today at http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/learnchineseregform

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:30pm
LL 275, ASU Tempe Campus

In the “Rhapsody on Literature” 文賦, Lu Ji 陸機 (261– 303) always expresses his worry that his work may unwittingly be a pale copy of one of the many works he has read or will one day read. Wendy Swartz, Rutgers University, will be presenting a lecture exploring how Lu Ji traces the process of the creative act and the questions his work of meta-literature raises about reading and writing, originality and tradition, and conception and representation. Please click here for flyer.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

The ASU Confucius Institute hosted the HSK and HSKK on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Registration Deadline was March 5th. Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is an international standardized test to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers engaged in daily life and social activities. The HSK is required when applying to study in Chinese universities. 

For more information and registration, visit our HSK site at http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/hsk.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
COOR 4403, ASU Tempe Campus

Professor Hsieh Shu-wei presented a talk titled "Modernization, Religionization, and Modern Daoism." He is a Professor of Daoist Studies and the Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Religion at Cheng-chih University in Taipei, Taiwan. 

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Friday, February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hayden Library, Room C6A, ASU Tempe Campus

CI co-sponsored a talk presented by Professor Paul Vierthaler from Leiden University. Extensive digitization efforts are creating large corpora of imperial Chinese texts, a process that is opening a variety of new avenues for research. In this talk, Professor Vierthaler discussed his current research into using these large digital corpora to identify and stylistically analyze the wide variety of textual materials that are reproduced within the late Ming novel, The Plum in the Golden Vase. Professor Vierthaler also discussed some of the pitfalls inherent in digital research on imperial Chinese texts.

Please click here for flyer and more information.

Friday, February 24, 2017 (All day) - Saturday, February 25, 2017 (All day)
Social Science Building 205

"East Asian Texts in the Language" presented lectures by Scott W. Gregory, Li Mengjun, William Hedberg, Kimberly Harui, Stephen West, Patricia Sieber and Xiaoqiao Ling. The event was held on ASU Tempe Campus from Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th and was free and open to the public.

Please click here for more information.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:30am - 2:30pm
University Club, ASU Tempe Campus

CI and guest speaker Michael Bacon presented an informational workshop about "Keys to Success: Making a K-12 Mandarin Immersion Program." Michael Bacon currently works inQ Portland Public Schools (PPS) as the Assistant Director of the Department of Dual Language overseeing program, professional and curriculum development for 15 dual language immersion (DLI) programs in Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Vietnamese across 26 schools K-12. Michael is also on the advisory committee for the Asia Society's national networking effort called Chinese Early Learning Immersion Network (CELIN) and the Board of Directors for the ACTFL.

For more information about guest speaker Michael Bacon, please click here for flyer.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Boulder Creek High School Auditorium

Over the past fifteen years, Chinese immersion programs have grown tremendously throughout the nation. Many parents opt for enrolling their children into these programs; yet, they often will have numerous questions that go unanswered with their leap of faith in the programs. In this evening's program "Why a K-12 Commitment to Mandarin Immersion?", Michael Bacon will address some frequently asked questions from parents of students in the Chinese immersion programs in the United States. Michael currently works inQ Portland Public Schools (PPS) as the Assistant Director of the Department of Dual Language overseeing program, professional and curriculum development for 15 dual language immersion (DLI) programs across 26 schools K-12. Michael is also on the advisory committee for the Asia Society's national networking effort called Chinese Early Learning Immersion Network (CELIN) and the Board of Directors for the ACTFL.

For more information about the event and biography of guest speaker Michael Bacon, please click here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus

Students had the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in the target language, Chinese, by competing with other students of the same level from different high schools at the ASU World Language Fair. Levels ranged from Novice Mid to Intermediate. Judges were present for each competition, and trophy and certificates were awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Please click here for flyer with more information.