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.

GW Alumna describes the impact of receiving the Shih Scholarship.

Chung-Wen Shih Scholarship - Research Presentation

In 2014 Professor Chung-Wen Shih established an endowed scholarship under the GW Confucius Institute for GW medical students who have demonstrated an interest in integrating traditional Chinese medical practices (such as acupuncture) with Western Medicine.

On Thursday, March 21, the 2018 scholarship awardees will present their research projects and discuss their expeirences, followed by a brief Q&A for the audience. This event will be a great opportunity for any faculty and students interested in learning more about the integration of traditional Chinese medical practices with Western Medicine, as well as an opportunity to learn about the Shih Scholarship.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Upcoming Events