Confucius News

The Return of Confucianism in Contemporary China

On Friday, April 15, Professor Anna Sun, Kenyon College, lectures on the ritual and the ethical revival of Confucianism in everyday practice, based on extensive field research in Confucius temples

Border-Crossing in the East Asian Cultural Sphere

On Saturday, April 30, GWU will host a one-day interdisciplinary symposium which explores how the language systems and art forms of East Asia reflect multiple and intertwined paths of cultural flow

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FALL HSK DATES

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Smithsonian Chinese New Year Family Festival

On January 30th, the DC community rang in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Chinese New Year Family Day Activities at the Kennedy Center

On February 6th, a number of free activities highlighting Chinese culture will be offered for kids of all ages--including Beijing Opera stage makeup demonstration and costume dress-up with photos,

CCTV Interviews

CCTV interviews GWCI Student Ambassador & GW Students about Chinese New Year Gala.

Wilson High School Cultural Presentation

On September 10, 2015, the GW Confucius Institute was invited by Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC to presented a lively showcase of Chinese culture for a ninth grade World History Class

Kungfu Performance

On October 1, 2015, The George Washington University Confucius Institute co-sponsored a Chinese Kung-Fu Show together with Tianjin University of Technology, Alice Deal Middle School, and the Confuc

2015 Jiangsu Cup

On November 1, 2015, the 5th annual Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech competition was held at the George Washington University.

Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship

GW's own Marguerite Wedeman, 2014 Jiangsu Cup Award Winner, bests more than 3,000 applicants for the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship.

The GW Confucius Institute

The GW Confucius Institute was established in 2013 to promote the study of Chinese language and culture, support Chinese teaching through instructional training and certification, and encourage increased research in China studies. Named for the famed Chinese philosopher (551-479 B.C.), GW's Confucius Institute is one of 465 across the world and the first in Washington, D.C. GW President Steven Knapp serves on the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, the governing body of institutes worldwide.

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We teach Mandarin to students of all levels and are conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC. Studying Chinese language and culture has many practical applications, including professional, travel and personal goals. We also develop customized classes for organizations and groups across a variety of fields.

Attend an Event 

GW's Confucius Institute holds numerous cultural celebrations and events throughout the year, including Chinese holidays and language competitions. Often, our activities are free and open to public. We offer unique opportunities for the local community to gain insight into Chinese practices like tea service, Eastern medicine and more. 

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Events

September
07
Wednesday
5:00pm—6:30pm
September
08
Thursday
5:00pm—6:30pm
September
12
Monday
7:45pm—9:30pm
September
15
Thursday
5:00pm—7:00pm
September
27
Tuesday
7:45pm—9:30pm

Institute Goals

  • Expand the teaching of Chinese language and culture to the professional and government communities of D.C.
  • Provide a platform for research on China and Asia in a joint effort with Nanjing University
  • Strengthen GW’s relationship with China through collaborative and diplomatic endeavors