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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


Friday, January 22, 2016 (All day) - Saturday, February 6, 2016 (All day)
ASU Tempe Campus

Students learning Chinese shared "Why I Learn Chinese" through submitting their response to the Performance, Visual Art, or Writing categories of the ASU Chinese New Year Creativity Competition. ASU Confucius Institute selected the best submissions in each category. All winners were invited to perform live, display their works and receive their awards at the ASU Tempe Campus on February 6th.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
MU Alumni Lounge Room 202, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute invited people to join the Post-ACTFL Conference Workshop on Sunday, January 10, 2016 in ASU Memorial Union Alumni Lounge Room 202. Fourteen presenters who attended the ACTFL Conference in San Diego, CA shared the latest research on curriculum design, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and assessment developments in the field of Foreign Language Teaching.

Attendees at this workshop received an ASU CI certificate of five professional teacher training hours at the end of the workshop.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
MU Cochise Room 228

The ASU CI hosted a professional teacher workshop:

Keynote Speaker Sessions included "Bridging the gap from Pre-AP to AP Chinese" by Michelle Wei-Cheng from Adial E Stevenson High School, Illinois, "Integrate Technology into the Classroom" by Jeremy Chen from Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, Fang Wu from Sonoran Trails Middle School, and Xingguo Huang from Cactus Shadows High School, and "Teaching Strategies" by Ovid Peng from Lone Mountain Elementary School, Pan Liu from Gavilan Peak School, and Shengjie Liu from Diamond Canyon School.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 (All day) - Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (All day)
Main Exhibit: Culter-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, Phoenix; Additional Related Materials: Hayden Library, ASU-Tempe campus

The ASU Confucius Institute, together with the ASU Center for Jewish Studies and the Arizona Jewish Historical Society presented a travelling exhibit of the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum.  Jewish Refugees in Shanghai, 1933-1941 documents the unique story of the City of Shanghai during the Holocaust. Shanghai was an open city, with no visa requirements, although some form of documentation was required to exit Europe.  Shanghai became a modern-day “Noah’s Ark” accepting some 18,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Europe.  

The exhibit brought together photos, personal stories and artifacts from Shanghai’s Jewish Refugee Museum located in the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue in the Tilanqiao Historical Area. The exhibit opened with a formal reception on October 18 at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. For the duration of the exhibit there were lectures by specialists, films, organized tours for students, and a variety of community events involving Chinese and Jewish residents of metropolitan Phoenix. 

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Confucius Classroom at Horseshoe Trails Elementary

Xiamen University Performance: In collaboration with the Confucius Institute of Xiamen University and ASU CI’s Confucius Classroom in Horseshoe Trails Elementary, ASU CI organized “A Glimpse of China: Chinese Culture and Arts Performance” as part of the celebration of Confucius Institute Day.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Turquoise Room at ASU Tempe Campus

Students who participated the 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp in China shared their China experiences through photos, essays, and power points. There was an exhibit of China photos from the Photo Contest. Photo competition awards were announced at this event.

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Winner List

Saturday, September 26, 2015 (All day)
Turquoise Room at ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute announced its 2nd Student Video Competition in 2015. Any students (grade 7-12) enrolled in a Chinese language class in Arizona schools were allowed to enter.  A maximum of 3 students worked together to produce a video. Students had the opportunity to select any theme or topic to tell a story, play out a skit or do a performance. The language requirement was Chinese, and each video entry must have been no longer than 3 minutes.  

The submission deadline is September 10, 2015 at https://asucivideocompetition.wordpress.com/

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Winner List

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 (All day) - Thursday, November 12, 2015 (All day)
West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus


Beginning Chinese 1
Thursdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / September 10 to Novermber 12, 2015

Beginning Chinese 1b
Tuesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. /September 8 to Novermber 10, 2015

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

Thursday, July 16, 2015 (All day) - Friday, July 31, 2015 (All day)

The ASU Confucius Institute accepted registrations for the 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students! This China camp was open to all rising 9th through 12th graders, ages 14-18. The program dates were July 16 to July 31. The application deadline was Friday, March 6, 2015.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, June 21, 2015 (All day)
ASU Tempe Campus

The 15-day residential program provided students an opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured curriculum. During the program, students received Chinese language instruction and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasted a living-learning setting where participants will gain first-hand college life experience. The camp was for current 8-12th graders in Arizona, whose proficiency level of Chinese language ranges from zero to intermediate.  

The application deadline for this program was April 4.  For information about the program and the application process, visit Startalk Application 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 4:00pm
Language & Literature Building 165

The talk “Nostalgia for the West Lake: Cai Zhangsun and his Poetic Activities during the Song-Yuan Transition” is presented by Professor Bian Dongbo 卞东波 of Nanjing University. Professor Bian is a specialist on classical Chinese literature during early Medieval China and the Tan-Song period. He is currently a visiting scholar of Harvard University and the University of Chicago.

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