Confucius Institute Image Gallery 2011
The University of Sydney Confucius Institute and Martin Browne Contemporary Gallery held a talk by one of Australia's premier contemporary artists - Guan Wei.
Professor Daniel Bell delivered the Annual Confucius Lecture at the University of Sydney on the 5th October 2011. Daniel Bell is Zhiyuan Chair Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Jiaotong University (Shanghai) and Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Tsinghua University (Beijing).
The University of Sydney Confucius Institute and The Sydney Conservatorium of Music co-presented a Guqin Concert by Chinese musician Jin Wei on the 6th of August 2011. The workshop and concert were fully booked out. 116 people attended the Guqin concert and 35 people attended the Guqin workshop.
Guqin players and students had the opportunity to meet Jin Wei at a pre-concert Guqin Workshop. Jin Wei is internationally recognised as a world authority and master of the guqin.
Australian Chinese Artist Shen Mo delivered a talk and demonstrated Chinese ink painting at Kerrie Lowe Gallery in conjunction with his exhibition Ink Flows on Rice Paper. Shen Mo is a landscape artist and has exhibited internationally. He graduated from the Artistic School of Nanjing, majoring in traditional Chinese painting in 1980 and is ranked as a 1st Class National Artist in China.
Director Chen Kaige is one of China's most respected filmmakers. Chen was interview by Vancouver Film Festival Programmer Shelly Kraicer to talk about his latest film, the historical drama Sacrifice, which screened at this year's Sydney Film Festival.
On the 20th June, Chinese film festival curator Shelly Kraicer and Professor Stephanie Donald joined in a free public conversation on Chinese film. Since 2007, Shelly has been Programmer of East Asian films for the Vancouver International Film Festival. Stephanie Donald is Dean of the School of Media and Communication at RMIT, Melbourne and Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney.
From the 15th-18th of May 2011, The University of Sydney hosted the international academic conference Contemporary Overseas Chinese Literature: Theory and Practice. Leading academics from China, the United States, Germany, Japan and Malaysia gathered to discuss New Chinese Immigrant Literature in both Chinese and English in the context of global Chinese literature.
On the Saturday before Mothers' Day the Confucius Institute hosted a Tea Appreciation Lunch at Zensation Tea House. The event was booked out and those lucky to attend were treated to five different teas and a delicious assortment of dumplings, noodles and sweets. Raymond Leung, the owner and tea master at Zensation Tea House, also demonstrated a traditional tea preparation and traditional Chinese calligraphy.
The Confucius Institute hosted a seminar with internationally renowned Tai Ji Master Li Deyin on the 18th of April. Over 100 people attended and the level of participation & enthusiasm was outstanding. Many guests stayed after the workshop to take photos with Master Li and ask him questions.
The 2011 Sydney University Chinese Students Association 'Chinese Cultural Day' was proudly supported by the Confucius Institute. Audiences were treated to a wonderful display of Chinese culture - including dragon dances, kung fu, tai ji and various musical performances.
This year's opera troupe was from the internationally renowned Tianjin Youth Opera Company and performed scenes from the Legend of White Snake.
Renowned Chinese author Yan Lianke discussed contemporary Chinese literature at a free public talk on the 11th of March.