Learn & Experience Chinese Language & Culture in Heart of DC!

Fifth Symposium on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

The George Washington University Confucius Institute, in collaboration with the Nanjing University Institute for International Students, will host our Fifth Annual Symposium on Teaching Chinese Language. This event is FREE and open to local Chinese language educators. Validated parking is available in the Science & Engineering Hall; access via H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets.

Chinese New Year Family Day at the Kennedy Center 2019

The GW CI hosted a table featuring calligraphy demonstrations, which was one of a number of free activities highlighting Chinese culture at the Kennedy Center. Family Day was part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Lunar New Year festivities, with three days of special events showcasing the arts and culture of Guangdong.

The George Washington University Lunar New Year Celebration 2019

The George Washington University community celebrated the Year of the Pig with welcome remarks from sponsors, a student dance performance and a lucky raffle drawing. This program was a wonderful opportunity for guests to socialize and network with students, faculty, and community members with an interest in East Asia.

The 2018 Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest

The Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest, organized by the George Washington University Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and GW Confucius Institute, in partnership with Nanjing University of China, is the premier speech competition for the Greater Washington D.C. higher education community.

Going Global: The China Factor

US-China commerce will be the most important business story of the next decade. On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia held a panel discussion with industry-leading Chinese and US company executives, legal and business policy experts. This year's program focused on how to build successful business relationships with Chinese companies both in China and in the U.S. and to provide services and products in the U.S. which appeal to Chinese companies seeking U.S. market access.

GW CI's Summer Tour of China 2018

For the purpose of promoting the learning of Chinese language and culture, the George Washington University Confucius institute was honored to sponsor a group of students from the GW Confucius Institute as well as students from the university to take a tour in China during the summer of 2018. The dates are tentatively set for the period of May 28 - June 10*. The GW Confucius Institute’s partner institution in China, Nanjing University, hosted the tour. The tour visited historically and culturally significant locations in Nanjing, Xi'an and Chengdu.

Chinese New Year Family Day at the Kennedy Center 2019

Two young boys watching a calligrapher's work

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On Saturday, February 9, 2019, the Kennedy Center hosted a number of free activities highlighting Chinese culture for kids of all ages. Everyone was welcomed to this fun-filled day of activities and entertainment! Family Day is part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Lunar New Year festivities. This year celebrated the Year of the Pig with special events showcasing the arts and culture of China’s Guangdong Province.

Guests enjoyed a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day. Folk artists and performers from Chengdu provided a variety of activities and demonstrations including face painting, traditional costume photo booths, marionette lion puppets, and lantern making. Guest performers also gave Cantonese music demonstrations, introduced audiences to Lingnan puppets, and performed contortionist shows. There were also Cantonese traditional lion dances throughout the event.

GW volunteers provided beautiful calligraphy demonstrations for the guests. Young children eagerly observed as the calligraphers painted their names and new year’s greetings on small red lanterns. The volunteers worked hard at multiple stations to keep up with the large number of guests excited to participate. Some guests even tried their own hand at writing Chinese characters under the instruction of the calligraphers.

Admission was free and open to the public.

 

2700 F ST NW
Washington
District Of Columbia
20566
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China
The GW Confucius Institute
The Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province
Administration of Culture, Radio, Film, Television, Press and Publication of Guangzhou Municipality
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
AM Capital Star, LLC
Zigong Lantern Festival & Trade Co, LTD.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The GW Confucius Institute
The Chinese Embassy Cultural Attaché
The Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province
Administration of Culture, Radio, Film, Television, Press and Publication of Guangzhou Municipality
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
AM Capital Star, LLC
Zigong Lantern Festival & Trade Co, LTD.

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