2017 Events



GW students volunteer to demonstrate Chinese calligraphy.

Chinese New Year Family Day at the Kennedy Center

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Kennedy Center will host a number of free activities highlighting Chinese culture for kids of all ages--including Beijing Opera stage makeup demonstration and costume dress-up with photos, lessons on Chinese paper cutting and calligraphy. The Kennedy Center, the Chinese Embassy Cultural Attaché, the GW Confucius Institute and other sponsors will work together to create this event.

GW President Steven Knapps hands a scroll with Chinese calligraphy to the raffle winner.

The George Washinton University Lunar New Year Celebration

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm

On Thursday, January 30, 2017, the George Washington University hosted its annual university wide celebration, joined by the GW and the surrounding community. Attendees rung in the year of the rooster with a catered reception, welcoming remarks from GW leadership and entertaining student performances. This event is co-sponsored by the GW Confucius Institute, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, the Multicultural Student Services Center and the International Services Office.

Ambassador Cui Tiankai and the president of the Smithsonian museum dot the eye of the Chinese dancing lion.

Chinese New Year Festival at the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Highlighting the GW Confucius Institute

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Over 7,000 guests from the greater Washington area gathered in Kogod Courtyard to ring in the Chinese New Year. This year, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Chinese Embassy Cultural Attaché, the GW Confucius Institute and other sponsors once again worked together to host this successful family festival celebrating the year of the rooster.

close up of the face of a buddha statue

2017 Reading Gender in Chinese Religions

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:31pm to Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 5:31pm

On Saturday, February 4 to Sunday, February 5, 2017, The GW Department of Religion invited experts in the fields of Religious studies to present texts which revolve around "body, blood and ritual"-- broadly defined. The purpose of this workshop was to read, translate, and analyze primary texts and discuss different approaches, interpretative strategies and methodologies to further the study of gender and Chinese religions. This event was co-sponsored by the GW CI.

Profile photograph of Instructor Yang Yuling.

Dr. YANG Yuling Speaks

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

GW Confucius Institute Instructor, Dr. YANG Yuling gave a talk at Baltimore Chinese School in Maryland about Chinese linguistics.

wine and cheese plate.

GWCI Wine & Cheese Networking Happy Hour

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Come join the GW Confucius Institute for our networking happy hour.

wine and cheese plate.

GWCI Wine & Cheese Networking Happy Hour

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Come join the GW Confucius Institute for our networking happy hour.

side view of an old film projector

GW CI - Movie Screening: The Eagle Shooting Heroes

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:45pm to 9:30pm

 

GWCI Wine & Cheese Networking Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Come join the GW Confucius Institute for our networking happy hour.

GWCI Wine & Cheese Networking Happy Hour

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Come join the GW Confucius Institute for our networking happy hour.

China Onscreen Biennial

2016 China Onscreen Biennial

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:30pm

This three day event will showcase several movies from China's most talented directors. All movies will be shown at the E Street Cinema.

Kunqu Opera

GWCI Cultural Series - Kunqu Performance

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

On November 11th, the GW Confucius Institute and UMD Confucius Institute will co-host the Wintergreen Kunqu Opera Society from Shanghai, China.

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Ninth Annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The U.S.-China relationship is now second to none in importance for international economic relations and policy and accordingly is a major focus of IIEP.

Kunqu Opera

GWCI Cultural Series - Kunqu Opera Lecture

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:45pm to 5:00pm

Combining the art forms of play, opera, ballet, poetry and musical recital, Kunqu opera is one of China's oldest forms of opera, reaching it's peak in the 16th - 18th centuries.

GW CI - Movie Screening: Farewell My Concubine

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 7:45pm to 9:30pm