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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


Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:00am - Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Centennial Elementary Campus in Higley Unified School District

A Healthy Self, A Healthy World! The ASU Confucius Institute is collaborating with Coronado Elementary School to offer a Dual Language Immersion Mandarin Chinese Science Camp from June 5 - June 15.  Students will continue to practice their Mandarin through the summer while enjoying camp games, hands-on science experiments, and Chinese cultural activities. There are two levels designed for students with different language experience:

1) 1st-4th Grade with prior language experience or
2) 4th-6th Grade with no language experience

For more information or to sign up for the program, please visit husd.org/communityeducation Enrichment Programs. Click here for flyer.

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.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 9:30am - 11:30am
ASU Tempe Campus - MU 224 & 226

ASU Confucius Institute presented the Elementary and Secondary winning model teaching videos of the “Innovation in Teaching” Competition. The program discussed the video content, lesson plans, and teaching PowerPoints of winning videos while sharing resources for planning instruction and professional development. It was a great opportunity to interact and share ideas with other Chinese teachers across the valley. The Elementary Video Discussion was “Song and Rhymes by Janice Light from Horseshoe Trails Elementary School and "Activities to Engage Students" by Ying Shao from Tarwater Elementary School. The Secondary Video Discussion was “Making Learning Meaningful” by Jingsheng Yang from Mesa Academy. For more information and RSVP, please click here.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 (All day)

In an effort to promote literacy and life-long reading, the ASU Confucius Institute hosted the first Mandarin Reading Bowl to encourage students to develop interests in reading. This competition was open to students enrolled in the online reading program. Individual category awards included Best Poster Design, Best Story Teller and Best Skit.

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, invited students to participate in Chinese games and calligraphy, explore Chinese course offerings, scholarships, study aboard opportunities and more. 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, presented 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.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (All day)

The ASU Confucius Institute’s Mandarin Reading Bowl encourages students to advance Chinese reading skills to promote literacy and life-long reading. Students in Grade 1-6 were encouraged to participate in this competition. Individual category awards included Online Reading Hero, Best Story Book, Best Story Teller and Best Skit.

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.