Recent Events and Highlights

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.

The George Washington University Lunar New Year Celebration 2020

Faculty, staff, students, and the wider community of the George Washington University were invited to gather at the Science and Engineering Hall to celebrate the 2020 Lunar New Year: The Year of the Rat. The George Washington University has made it a university tradition to join with the rich East Asian history of Lunar New Year celebrations. This year's celebration was a wonderful opportunity to network with students, faculty, and community members with an interest in East Asia. Delicious Hors d’Oeuvres, Student Performances, and Networking Opportunities were available.

Lunar New Year Celebration at the Kennedy Center 2020

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. This was part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Lunar New Year festivities, which these year was a week-long series of events celebrating Lunar New Year traditions in China and Korea.

Hardy Middle School Lunar New Year Celebration 2020

The George Washington University Confucius Institute was pleased to be invited to Hardy Middle School in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Students from various grades-levels warmly welcomed staff and enjoyed a fun cultural activity. This year's cultural activity was paper-cutting, which attracted many students. Everyone learned about Lunar New Year traditions and the history of Chinese paper-cutting.

Chinese Conversation Corner - March 4th

This Chinese corner was hosted in association with Fuyao Hanfu Association 扶摇汉服社! Participants learned about the history of Chinese traditional dress - Hanfu - and got the chance to try on outfits with the guidance of Hanfu experts! This Hanfu Workshop was be the first of GWCI's new special series of Chinese Conversation Corners, where workshops on Chinese culture will be hosted in addition to Chinese language speaking practice.

GCC Dumpling Night 2020

On Friday February 7th, The George Washington Confucius Institute was proud to partner with Global China Connection once again for this fun-filled Dumpling Night event. The GW Confucius Institute was packed with students who came to celebrate the Lantern Festival (元宵节) with delicious food and fun activities. The focus of Dumpling Night and the mission of the Global China Connection is to share and promote Chinese culture amongst the George Washington University community.

 

COVID-19 Office Announcement

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Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the GW Confucius Institute and the George Washington University have decided to take proactive steps to protect the health of the GW community by discontinuing in-person activities and events. 

 

Consequently, our staff will be working remotely starting Monday, March 16th, and will continue working remotely pending further notice.

Our office hours are 9am - 5pm EST.

 

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or need to get in contact, please feel free to email us at [email protected] 

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

Virtual Lecture by Dr. Ting Zhang (张婷博士)
Chinese painting exhibited at Freer | Sackler Galleries
Chinese painting exhibited at Freer | Sackler Galleries

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.

This free virtual event will be held in English and is open to the public.

 

 

  Circulating the Great Qing Code book cover    Dr. Ting Zhang profile

 

Speaker Biography

Dr. Ting Zhang is the Assistant Professor of Chinese History at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her BA and MA from Peking University and PhD from Johns Hopkins University. She is a cultural and legal historian of late imperial China, with a particular research interest in print culture and the circulation of legal knowledge. Her book, Circulating the Code: Print Media and Legal Knowledge in Qing China 《律例的传播:清代中国的印刷媒介与法律知识》,explores the production and reception of legal knowledge, and the role of legal information in the formation of early modern Chinese legal culture. She has received fellowships or grants from the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies, the Doris G. Quinn Foundation, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, the China Scholarship Council, and the Association for Asian Studies. Before joining the University of Maryland, she has taught courses at Peking University, the University of Delaware, and UC San Diego. Her publications, in English and Chinese, include a book, four journal articles, six book chapters, and two translations.

 

Instructions for Zoom lecture access

Click below to join the Zoom lecture (Meeting ID: 998 0937 0051) on Thursday, July 16th, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT), using password: qingcode

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience, since registration is limited and spots are not guaranteed otherwise. 

We kindly ask attendees to please mute their audio and turn off their video upon meeting entry until the Q&A period of the lecture. Thank you for your cooperation.

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