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Crouching Tigers & Hidden Dragons - Historical Image of Nanjing

Nanjing, a historical city located to the south of Yangtze River, had been chosen as the capital city by ten dynasties in ancient China. It was reported that Zhuge Liang, the most famous strategist in the third century, had remarked, “the Bell Mountain in the east is like a coiling dragon, while the Stone City in the west is like a crouching tiger. Therefore the city is destined to be a capital city.” Since then, dragon and tiger has been a image of this city.

Three Waves of Jewish Migration to Shanghai: 1845-1941

In partnership with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, GW Judaic Studies Program and the GW History Department, we are proud to have Dr. Liliane Willens lead a special lecture and Q&A on Three Waves of Jewish Migration to Shanghai: 1845-1941. A retired professor from Boston College and MIT, Dr. Liliane Willens is a current Washington, D.C. resident with a vibrant history growing up in Shanghai, China. Dr. Willens was born of Russian parentage in the former French Concession of Shanghai.

Fourth Symposium on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

On Sunday, May 6, 2018 The George Washington University in collaboration with the Nanjing University Institute for International Students will host our Fourth Annual Symposium on Teaching Chinese Language. Guest speakers from around the world will come to the symposium to speak about "Meeting the Diverse Demands of Research on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in International Communities".

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 is honored to announce that the program will 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, will be hosting the tour. The tour will visit historically and culturally significant locations in Nanjing, Xi'an and Chengdu.

Chinese Arena–Chinese Debate Competition

Chinese Arena华语擂台–Chinese Debate Competition was held by GW Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and GW Confucius Institute. This competition was exclusively open to all non-native Chinese speakers. Five teams competed on the stage; each team had two contestants and one Chinese mentor. The competition provided a stage not only for students to show their talents, but also for two cultures to exchange and combine.

Going Global: The China Factor

U.S.-China commerce will be the most important business story of the next decade. On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia held a panel discussion with industry-leading Chinese and U.S company executives, legal and business policy experts 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 President LeBlanc Meets with NJU & Ministry of Education Delegations

The GW Confucius Institute hosted a meeting between the George Washington University President LeBlanc and Minister Counselor of Education, CEN Jianjun, an official of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, and Chancellor Zhu Qingbao, of Nanjing University. President LeBlanc thanked Chancellor Zhu for NJU’s continuous support towards GW Confucius Institute and other educational programs such as the annual Chinese Language Speech contest. President LeBlanc also received a delegation from the Chinese embassy led by Minister Counselor of Education, CEN Jianjun.

Private Reception: Honoring Donation by Dr. Liliane Willens

The GW Confucius Institute has received a generous donation of antique furniture dating from early & mid 20th century China from Dr. Liliane Willens. In her youth, Dr. Willens lived in Shanghai, China during the 1930s and 1940s. We are honored to accept such historical and special furniture, which will be placed in the GW Confucius Institute building. This reception will mark the formal introduction of the furniture into our offices, common spaces, and classrooms.

2017 Jiangsu Cup Speech Contest Winners & Recap

The 7th Annual Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest for the greater Washington Metropolitan area was held at George Washington University on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Professor Wang Peng speaks during a panel.

On Sunday, May 6, 2018 The George Washington University in collaboration with the Nanjing University Institute for International Students will host our Fourth Annual Symposium on Teaching Chinese Language. Guest speakers from around the world will come to the symposium to speak about "Meeting the Diverse Demands of Research on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in International Communities".

自2015年第一届GWU-NJU国际汉语教学研讨会召开以来,该研讨会得到同道学者的热情关注和积极参与,迄今已成功举办了三届。乔治·华盛顿大学孔子学院和南京大学海外教育学院将于2018年5月6日在乔治·华盛顿大学Foggy Bottom校区共同举办第四届GWU-NJU国际汉语教学研讨会。会议邀请到美国汉语国际教育领域知名学者唐力行教授、沈禾玲教授、陈东东教授等作为演讲嘉宾。2018第四届GWU-NJU国际汉语研讨会除了继续关注中国语言文化教学与研究相关议题之外,将引进新媒体与汉语教学研究、国际汉语教学中的文化教学、研究生教学等议题,旨在进一步推进大华府地区的汉语教学,促进中美文化的交流和互动。

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