2017 Events

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Chinese Arena–Chinese Debate Competition

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Chinese Arena华语擂台–Chinese Debate Competition is 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.

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The Fund for Education Abroad Annual Gala

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Each year, the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invites scholars from across the country to come to Washington, DC for the FEA Gala.

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Conversation Corner - Nov 15

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Going Global: The China Factor

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

U.S.-China commerce will be the most important business story of the next decade.  For unique insights into “Going Global – The China Factor”, we invite you to join the Women’s Bar Association of t

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Conversation Corner - Nov 9

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Two, smiling jack-o-lanterns sit on a shelf, below the GW CI logo.

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Conversation Corner - Oct 31

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

This Halloween, the GW Confucius Institute invited local Chinese language learners to a very special Chinese Conversation Corner, filled with candy, ghost-stories and fun language practice. Instructor ZHANG Hongcheng introduced the traditional Chinese legend, Madame White Snake, which was made into a popular film in 2011, featuring Jet Li.

The donor, Dr. Liliane Willens, poses with GW Leadership.

Private Reception: Honoring Donation by Dr. Liliane Willens

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

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.

GW President and NJU Leadership pose together.

GW President LeBlanc Meets with NJU & Ministry of Education Delegations

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am

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.

Two gold award winners pose with Nanjing University  Chancellor.

2017 Jiangsu Cup

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

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. The 15 participants who competed in the final round came form 9 universities in DC, Maryland and Virginia. All participants in the final round of competition earned a scholarship for study or traveling to Jiangsu Province, China. Gold Award winners received scholarship to study full-time at Nanjing University. Silver Award winners will go on an all expenses-paid trip to Jiangsu Province. Bronze Award winners receive a partial scholarship to study Chinese at Nanjing University.

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Conversation Corner - Oct 23

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

GW Confucius Institute Open House

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The George Washington Confucius Institute would like to invite all new students, continuing students, GW alumni and their families to join us for an Open House.

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Conversation Corner - Oct 17

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children pose with GW CI instructors, enthusiastically holding up their red, Chinese paper-cuts.

Papercutting Demonstrations at Seaton Elementary

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The GW CI Instructors LIU Zhi and ZHANG Hongcheng went to Seaton Elementary to teach local children about the beautiful art of Chinese Paper-cutting. They instructed over 110 students from K4 to 6th grade. Everyone had a great time and the students loved their designs!

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Conversation Corner - Oct 11

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

For any Chinese language learners looking for some extra practice this fall, the GW Confucius I


The 10th Annual Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations And China’s Economic Development

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 8:45am to 3:30pm

The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) hosted it's 10th annual Conference on China's Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic & Political Relations. The US - China relationship is now second to none in importance for international economic relations and policy and accordingly is a major focus of the IIEP. The centerpiece of this initiative is their annual conference, which has become one of the premier events of its type. The GW Confucius Institute is happy to co-sponsor such an initiative by the Institute for International Economic Policy.