On February 19, the first day in the Year of the Sheep, the George Washington University has also its university wide celebration on campus. The event was spearheaded by the GW Confucius Institute, and cosponsored with Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, as well as the Multicultural Student Services Center. One student has performed music “Spring Dawn of the Snow Mountains” using traditional Chinese instrument, zither (古筝). Students studying Japanese and Korean at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures have read poems related to spring in these two languages. About 200 guests have come to the event and listened to the greetings from the provost as well as Dean Vinson of the Columbian College. Dean Vinson has acknowledged the achievements GW Confucius Institute has made over the past 18 months, in terms of offering a wide range of cultural events to GW and broader Washington DC community, while the provost emphasized GW’s identity as a global institution. Faculty, staff, students, and guests from DC community have shared joy at this event, and GW Confucius Institute is proud to serve as the main sponsor.


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