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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


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.

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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.

For more information about event and biography of Dr. Baozhang He, please click here.

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

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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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (All day)
Higley Performing Centers for the Arts

The opening ceremony of Coronado Elementary School, Cooley Middle School and Williams Field High School was filled with the exciting performances presented by talented students in these three schools. Consul Chai Haiying, the Education Consul of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of Chinese L.A., was one of the speakers and distinguished guests at this event.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:30pm - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (All day) - Thursday, March 30, 2017 (All day)
Beginning Chinese 1
 Tuesdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / January 24 to March 28, 2017 / West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese 1a
Thursdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. /January 26 to March 30, 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

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:30am - 2:30pm
MU Turquoise Ballroom, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute invited people to join the Post-ACTFL Conference Workshop on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in ASU Memorial Union. Twelve presenters who attended the ACTFL Conference in Boston shared the latest research on curriculum design, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and assessment developments.

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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Pima Room, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute co-sponsored the events related to Wu Wenguang and the Memory Project filmmakers’ visit from November 14 to 15, 2016. Founded in 2010, the Memory Project is a documentary film series curated by the independent Chinese filmmaker Wu Wenguang. As of 2016, the project features the work of more than two hundred filmmakers who return to their ancestral villages to research the Great Famine period by collecting oral interviews and documentary footage from relatives and other villagers in 22 provinces and 190 villages.

Monday, November 14th, 5-8:30pm: Film Screening of Zhang Mengqi's Self Portrait: Building the Bridge at 47 KM and the "Reading Hunger" lecture and performance (Memorial Union Pima Room)

Tuesday, November 15th, 4-6pm: Meet and Greet with the filmmakers (West Hall 135 and Secret Garden)

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about the Memory Project Events on ASU campus, please click here