Recent Events and Highlights

10/02 Mid-Autumn Festival Virtual Celebration

GW presents our first Mid-Autumn Festival Virtual Celebration in partnership with DC Fuyao Hanfu Association.

08/29: GW CI Cultural Lecture Series | Bridge the Pacific Ocean with Beijing Opera

The GW Confucius Institute's partner, DC Beauty of Beijing Opera, Ltd (DCBBO) 华府“京剧之花”, is presenting a free virtual concert by eleven world renowned Beijing opera artists from across the Pacific Ocean 中美京剧名家荟萃 “京剧之花“ 公益抗疫 云中盛会 唱演京剧 畅谈京剧.

08/19: GW CI Cultural Lecture Series | Fox Spirits in Chinese Tradition

The GW Confucius Institute is pleased to present a lecture on "Fox Spirits in Chinese Tradition" (中国传统文化中的狐仙信仰) given by Dr. Xiaofei Kang as part of the GW CI Cultural Lecture Series. It focuses on the manifold meanings of the fox spirit in Chinese society, and describes various cult practices, activities of worship, and the exorcising of fox spirits to reveal how the Chinese people constructed their cultural and social values outside the gaze of official power and morality.

07/16: GW CI Cultural Lecture Series | Circulating the Great Qing Code

The GW Confucius Institute is pleased to partner with Nanjing University Library to present a virtual lecture on "Circulating the Great Qing Code(清代法律知识的传播)" given by Dr. Ting Zhang(张婷博士)as part of the GW CI Cultural Lecture Series. It focuses on the development of commercial printing in the late Ming and Qing Era, and how the commercial publishing houses replaced the imperial publishing houses in editing and publishing the Great Qing Code.


Take Chinese Classes with Us

Student and Teacher having Chinese class at GW CI

GW Confucius Insititute is proud to be the only program in DC that provides non-credit bearing professional Chinese language education to students of ALL proficiency levels and offer exclusive diverse special topics, such as Business Chinese and Chinese Calligraphy. Our Chinese Language Instructors are all native Chinese speakers and faculty members from prestigious Chinese universities with years of experience teaching Chinese language and culture abroad and are experts in their fields. 

Our evening group classes are practical, affordable, and accommodating of the DC working professional's schedule. Our private instruction classes provide even more flexibility and personal customization, so students get the attention and guidance they need to take their Chinese to the next level.

Whether you are a beginner testing the waters or an advanced Chinese speaker aiming for fluency, GW Confucius Institute has something for anyone, and everyone is welcome! For updates on course offerings, subscribe to our mailing list, follow us on Twitter or visit our Facebook page.


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Fall 2020 Office Announcement


Update as of August 6, 2020:

The George Washington University Confucius Institute will not have any in-person activities and events for the Fall 2020 semester and our townhouse is closed to visitors. During this time, we will conduct all of the activities via digital resources.
Our business hours are 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday EST. Any inquiries on our language classes and cultural events can be directed to [email protected] or 202-994-4808 and someone will assist you.

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