2017 Events



A table containing bowls of Chinese medicinal herbs.

Chung-Wen Shih Scholarship - Research Presentation

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In 2014 Professor Chung-Wen Shih established an endowed scholarship under the GW Confucius Institute for GW medical students who have demonstrated an interest in integrating traditional Chinese medical practices (such as acupuncture) with Western Medicine.

The 2018 scholarship awardees will present their research projects and discuss their expeirences, followed by a brief Q&A for the audience. This event will be a great opportunity for any faculty and students interested in learning more about the integration of traditional Chinese medical practices with Western Medicine, as well as an opportunity to learn about the Shih Scholarship.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Chinese Conversation Corner - March 20

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based on skill-level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Students get seated in a theater as a movie begins to play.

Film Screening at the Freer | Sackler Galleries

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:30pm to Friday, March 15, 2019 - 3:30pm

On March 14 and March 15, the GW Confucius sponsored local DMV area students from DC’s Chinese language immersion schools to watch the 3-D adventure Monster Hunt. at the Meyer auditorium in the Freer | Sackler Galleries. Students got a chance to practice their Mandarin and enjoy the box office hit about a time when humans battled monsters.

Chinese Conversation Corner - March 6

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based on skill-level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Young man drawing Chinese calligraphy characters at a table with others

GCC Dumpling Night

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

On Friday, March 1, The George Washington Confucius Institute was proud to partner with Global China Connection once again for this fun-filled Dumpling Night event. The GW Confucius Institute was packed with students who came to celebrate the Lantern Festival (元宵节) with delicious food and fun activities. The focus of Dumpling Night and the mission of the Global China Connection is to share and promote Chinese culture amongst the George Washington University community. Although food is a major part of Chinese culture, especially during the Lunar New Year festivities, we also created a learning experience for those in attendance with traditional musical performances and calligraphy.

Chinese Conversation Corner - February 20

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based on skill-level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

School children hold up paper lanterns which they've just created.

Hardy Middle School - School Outreach

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

The George Washington University Confucius Institute was pleased to be invited to Hardy Middle School in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Students from various grades-levels warmly welcomed staff and enjoyed a fun cultural activity. This year's cultural activity was a lantern-making event, which attracted many students. Everyone learned about Chinese lanterns and the Chinese zodiac signs. Students could paste their own zodiac at the corners of the lanterns.

Two young boys watching a calligrapher's work

Chinese New Year Family Day at the Kennedy Center 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The GW CI hosted a table featuring calligraphy demonstrations, which was one of a number of free activities highlighting Chinese culture at the Kennedy Center. Family Day was part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Lunar New Year festivities, with three days of special events showcasing the arts and culture of Guangdong.

Teacher tells students about Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

School Without Walls - Chinese New Year Lunch

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm

The GW Confucius Institute sponosored a Lunar New Year lunch for the School Without Walls, in celebration of the Year of the Pig. GW CI Instructor XIE Qing gave opening remarks. GW CI Student Ambassador Natalia Simmons-Thomas introduced programming opportunities at the GW Confucius Institute and the George Washington University. After remarks, the students could enjoy a catered meal with Chinese menu.

Chinese Conversation Corner - February 6

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based on skill-level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Young dancing female in blue and pink costume on a stage with a black background

DCPS Chinese New Year Celebration

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The GW Confucius Institute joined DCPS in celebrating the Year of the Pig at their Annual DCPS Chinese New Year Celebration. GW CI Instructors ZHANG Hongcheng & XIE Qing were in attendance for the student performances. The GW CI was happy to lend costumes to Roosevelt High School for their fashion show.

Woman in Chinese dancing costume performing for an audience

The George Washington University Lunar New Year Celebration 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The George Washington University community celebrated the Year of the Pig with welcome remarks from sponsors, a student dance performance and a lucky raffle drawing. This program was a wonderful opportunity for guests to socialize and network with students, faculty, and community members with an interest in East Asia.

Up close view of part of a Christmas tree with out-of-focus golden lights behind it

Chinese Conversation Corner - December 18

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based on skill-level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

2018 December HSK & HSKK Testing

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The GW Confucius Institute offers paper & pencil HSK and HSKK testing during the fall and spring semesters.

Small pumpkins and lit candles decoratively arranged on a table

Chinese Conversation Corner - November 28

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based on skill-level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!