Join the Fun!

Each week this fall, the GW Confucius Institute will host a 1 hour Chinese conversation corner meeting led by our instructors. No preparation is required for this – simply come ready to engage in fun and friendly conversation in Mandarin!

Lecture: Finding the World’s Most Interesting Dinosaur

The Gobi Desert of China has produced some of the most important dinosaur discoveries in recent years, and one of the most successful series of expeditions to this area was led by Dr. James M. Clark, along with his colleague Dr. Xu Xing of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. On September 13, The George Washington University Confucius Institute and the Department of Biology co-hosted a presentation by Dr. Clark entitled, “Finding the World’s Most Interesting Dinosaur.” Dr.

2017 DCPS World Language Festival

On May 13, 2017, the GW Confucius Institute joined the DCPS Global Education's Second Annual DCPS World Languages Festival. During the Festival, DCPS students, families, and community members joined together to celebrate World Language instruction across the district.

Teaching Chinese Paper Cutting to Columbia Heights Educational Campus Summer Program

On June 27, 2017 the GW Confucius Institute collaborated with the DC Public School system for their summer school educational program for ESL students at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus. Our very own Yang Yanyan Laoshi gave a presentation on the traditional art of paper cutting and the Chinese zodiac, teaching the students the different years, animals and meanings.

The Power of the Pen: Arabic Calligraphy from East to West

On Friday, April 21, the George Washington University hosted a lecture with 3 famous artists who discussed the art of calligraphy in their specific languages and provided a brief demonstration of Arabic, Chinese "Sini" and Spanish calligraphy.

June 29, 2017


Participants of the 2017 Summer Tour of China pose for a picture on the Great Wall of China.

2017 Summer Tour of China

China’s Ancient Capitals 

For the purpose of promoting the learning of Chinese language and culture, the George Washington University Confucius institute sponsored a group of students from the GW Confucius Institute as well as students from the university to take a tour in China from May 24 to June 7. The tour visited historically and culturally significant locations in Nanjing, Beijing and Xi'An. During the trip, participants had the opportunity to experience many aspects of culture firsthand.

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