2017 Events

James M. Clark, the Ronald B. Weintraub Associate Professor of Biology Systematics, on walking in a dessert on an expedition

Lecture: Finding the World’s Most Interesting Dinosaur

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Gobi Desert of China has produced some of the most important dinosaur discoveries in recent years, and one of the most successful series of expeditions to this area was led by Dr. James M. Clark, along with his colleague Dr. Xu Xing of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. On September 13, The George Washington University Confucius Institute and the Department of Biology co-hosted a presentation by Dr. Clark entitled, “Finding the World’s Most Interesting Dinosaur.” Dr. Clark presented how their expeditions unearthed fascinating new dinosaurs, including the bizarre Limusaurus inextricabilis that was trapped in a “death pit.” The was the GW Confucius Institute’s first time partnering with the Department of Biology.

Confucius stands in front of a golden moon on a blue background.

GW Confucius Institute Student & Alumni Networking Reception

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The George Washington Confucius Institute would like to invite all new students, continuing students and alumni to join us for our 2017 Fall Semester reception.

multi-colored flag banners run across the top of the poster, with the Washington Memorial peaking out from the background.

GW CI - Welcome Week Open House

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The George Washington Confucius Institute would like to invite all GW students to join us for our Welcome Week Open House.

multi-colored flag banners run across the top of the poster, with the Washington Memorial peaking out from the background.

GW CI - Welcome Week Open House

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The George Washington Confucius Institute would like to invite all GW students to join us for our Welcome Week Open House.

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Corner - August 21

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Corner - August 9

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Corner July 24

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Corner July 13

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Students practicing Chinese

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Corner

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Each week, the GW Confucius Institute will host a 1 hour Chinese conversation corner meeting led by one of our trained student tutors. No preparation is required for this – simply come ready to engage in fun and friendly conversation in Mandarin!

Yang Laoshi teaching students about paper cutting

Teaching Chinese Paper Cutting to Columbia Heights Educational Campus Summer Program

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

On June 27, 2017 the GW Confucius Institute collaborated with the DC Public School system for their summer school educational program for ESL students at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus. Our very own Yang Yanyan Laoshi gave a presentation on the traditional art of paper cutting and the Chinese zodiac, teaching the students the different years, animals and meanings.

Beijing Opera Gala by DC Beauty of Beijing Opera Theater Club

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Through the intricate art of Beijing opera, the mythologies and legends of Chinese folklore live on. Stories of romance, heroism, magic, and war are dramatically represented through the vibrant costumes, striking music, and precise dances and gestures of this operatic tradition.

Practicing Chinese with new friends

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Corner

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Each week, the GW Confucius Institute will host a 1 hour Chinese conversation corner meeting led by one of our trained student tutors. No preparation is required for this – simply come ready to engage in fun and friendly conversation in Mandarin!

Chinese brush writes calligraphy in running script.

Harmony and Peace in Calligraphy

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, The GW Confucius Institute will invite Professor ZHOU Bin, Director of China Calligraphy Education & Psychology Research Center, to present during this interactive lecture and workshop on Chinese calligraphy. The topic of the lecture is: Harmony and Peace in Calligraphy. This two-part event will include a 30 minute lecture, followed by 20-30 minutes for a demonstration and audience participation.

Providing transliterations of English names for attendees

Phelps High School Culture Day

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

On June 12, 2017, the GW Confucius Institute provided a Chinese calligraphy demonstration at the first annual Phelps High School Culture Day.

GW Confucius Institute Teachers demonstrating Calligraphy

Eliot Hine Middle School International Fair

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

On June 2, 2017, the GW Confucius Institute provided a Chinese calligraphy demonstration at the Eliot Hine International Fair. The GW Confucius Institute was glad for the opportunity to join this year's event.