Confucius Institute Image Gallery - 2009
The Confucius Institute co-hosted its first conference in collaboration with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (NSW DET). Entitled ‘Teaching Chinese in the 21st Century’ the conference was attended by over 70 teachers from across New South Wales.
The Institute presented a Chinese opera performance by the award-winning Jingkun Theatre at the Seymour Centre. The performance captivated an audience of over 700.
The Institute hosted a discussion forum with award-winning artist Guan Wei. The discussion panel included a prominent arts critic and well-known Asian arts scholars, who discussed the Australian and Chinese cultural influences in Guan Wei’s artwork.
The Institute co-presented the Confucius Festival with the Burwood Council and the Australian Chinese Performing Artist Association at Burwood Park, Sydney, drawing a crowd of 800 to the event.
The Confucius Institute participated in St Paul’s Grammar School’s Chinese Day. Chinese Day events included Chinese painting workshops, a Chinese costume parade and a Chinese concert.
The Confucius Institute celebrated its first anniversary and marked the occasion with a special event attended by 60 representatives from government and cultural organisations, university academics and Confucius Institute students, media and the Chinese community.
In this lecture, Dr Lily Lee, specialist in Chinese women’s history from the University of Sydney, provided insight into the everyday life of women along the Silk Road depicted in artworks and archaeological findings.
In this forum, the Institute hosted a discussion involving a delegation from the Chinese Writers Association and local Chinese literature scholars. The Forum attracted an audience of 80.