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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Friday, February 10, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, February 12, 2017 (All day)
Margaret T. Hance Park East, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Confucius Institute was one of the sponsors for the 27th annual Phoenix Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival celebrated the Year of the Rooster. All visitors experienced the sights, sounds and tastes of Chinese culture through dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional music performance, and folk dances. Activities included arts and crafts at the Children's Pavilion, Chinese Culture and History Booth, and more.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
West Hall 135, ASU Tempe Campus

Dr. Baozhang He presented a talk titled "初级汉语教学中的语法教学:教多少、怎么教." Dr. He is Associate Professor of Chinese of College of the Holy Cross, Vice President of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Co-Chair of AP Chinese Language and Culture Development Committee, former director of the Chinese language program of Harvard
University, and author of numerous research articles and several Chinese textbooks.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Higley Center for the Performing Arts

The Shannxi Normal University 2017 Confucius Institutes Tour presented an artistic Chinese Performance Show: Appeal of Tang. Charm of Qin. The audience experienced a taste of beautiful Chinese dances, singing, Chinese instruments and acrobatic performance.

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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
LL105, ASU Tempe Campus

Dr. Young-Hwan Park presented a talk titled "Traveling with No In (1566-1622): 16th-Century Fujian in a Choson Literatus’s Travelogue" in Chinese. This talk explored the late sixteenth century Korean engagement with Chinese culture and places represented in a travelogue written by No In, a Korean traveler.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
LL165

The School of International Letters & Cultures, together with the ASU Confucius Institute, hosted the Chinese New Year Celebration at the Chinese Table event on Feb. 3, 2017.  Visitors celebrated Chinese New Year with mini presentations, games, and free Chinese food.

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