2010 News archive

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December 2010
The Confucius Institute's Popular Tai Ji 24 Forms Class Video   View Summary
8 December 2010
Confucius Institute Tai Ji Course YouTube video
Australian Society for Inner Asian Studies Conference   View Summary
8 December 2010
Australian Society for Inner Asian Studies ConferenceUniversity of Sydney Confucius Institute Presented Australian Society for Inner Asian Studies Conference
November 2010
Public lecture: A Theoretical Outline of Transformative Justice in China   View Summary
29 November 2010
Public lecture: A Theoretical Outline of Transformative Justice in China
New language and culture courses commence from 7 March 2011   View Summary
29 November 2010
New language and culture courses commence from 7 March 2011
The first Emperor's home base   View Summary
26 November 2010
Sydney Ideas LecturePublic lecture: The first Emperor's home base: Archaeological perspectives on ethnicity in ancient China.
Tea Appreciate Lunch with the Confucius Institute   View Summary
10 November 2010
Tea AppreciationThree teas tasting, a dim sum lunch, and a tea appreciation talk by a tea expert.
Book Launch: Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women   View Summary
5 November 2010
The Confucius Institute with the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Sydney University Press will hold a Book launch for Lily Xiao Hong Lee's Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women.
October 2010
Registration for Chinese Language In-Country Programs is now open   View Summary
29 October 2010
The Confucius Institute in cooperation with the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts are offering three and six-week intensive Chinese language programs to be held at partner universities in China.
September 2010
Public Film Screening: Autumn Gem   View Summary
23 September 2010
On Thursday 23 September, the Confucius Institute and the Faculty of Education and Social Work China Education Centre, will hold a public screening of documentary feature Autumn Gem.
NEW Traditional Chinese Calligraphy Classes   View Summary
23 September 2010
New Traditional Chinese Calligraphy classes start on Monday 18 October at the Confucius Institute.
Director of the Confucius Institute opens the Lowy Institute China Forum Roundtable   View Summary
17 September 2010
On Friday 17 September, Professor Hans Hendrischke, Director of the Confucius Institute was invited by the Lowy Institute for International Policy to make the opening remarks at the China Forum Roundtable. The discussion was entitled 'The Trajectory of Economic Reform in China'.
Public Seminar: Inheritance and Development of Traditional Tibetan Culture   View Summary
16 September 2010
On Thursday 23 September, the Confucius Institute will hold a public seminar on the preservation and development of traditional Tibetan culture.
Try Out Tai Ji for FREE   View Summary
16 September 2010
Put some relaxation back into your life before exams start, with the Confucius Institute's popular Tai Ji class.
NEW Chinese for Beginners classes   View Summary
16 September 2010
New Chinese classes for beginners start on Monday 11 October at the Confucius Institute.
Director of the Confucius Institute publishes article in the English Edition of the People's Daily   View Summary
13 September 2010
On Monday 13 September, Director of the Confucius Institute Professor Hans Hendrischke published an article on China's SEZ's in the English Edition of the People's Daily.
August 2010
Registration for Weaving the Silk Roads conference is now open   View Summary
19 August 2010
The Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies (ASIAS) invites staff and students to submit proposals for papers to be presented at its upcoming conference, presented by the University of Sydney's Confucius Institute and Macquarie University.
Public Seminar: Searching for Remains of Zheng He's Fleets off Oman   View Summary
18 August 2010
In this talk, Dr Phil Mulhearn, of the Ocean Technology Group and the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney and Professor Changqing Hu, of the Shanghai Acoustics Laboratory at the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences will present details of Zheng He's voyages and their expedition findings so far.
Chinese Seminar: Current Developments in the Chinese Economy and the Chinese Stock Market   View Summary
13 August 2010
At this seminar, Professor Li Shuguang, Executive Dean of the Graduate School, China University of Political Science and Mr Li Kang, Chief Economist and Vice President of Xiangcai Securities Ltd, will offer insight into current developments in the Chinese economy and the Chinese stock market.
Public Seminar: The Contemporary Shanghai Writers' Obsession with their Dialect   View Summary
9 August 2010
On 9 August 2010, Chinese Director of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute Professor Yuanbao Gao held a public seminar entitled "The Contemporary Shanghai Writers' Obsession with Their Dialect'.
Director of the Confucius Institute gives lecture on Peace and Development   View Summary
6 August 2010
On Friday 6 August, Director of the Confucius Institute, Professor Hans Hendrischke, gave a speech at Parliament House, Sydney, on the tenth Anniversary of the Australian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China (ACPPRC).
The University of Sydney Confucius Institute hosts a Student Discussion Forum   View Summary
5 August 2010
On 5 August 2010, the University of Sydney Confucius Institute hosted a discussion forum for students from the University of Sydney and a delegation of students from Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Public Film Screening: Last Train Home   View Summary
4 August 2010
The University of Sydney Confucius Institute and the Sydney Canadian Film Festival co-presented a screening of the award-winning Last Train Home.
Professor Jeffrey Riegel Opens School Principals Lecture Series   View Summary
3 August 2010
On 3 August 2010, Professor Jeffrey Riegel, Head of the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney, gave a lecture to school principals from across Sydney's Western Region.
Public Lecture: Growth Economy and Its Ecological impacts upon China   View Summary
2 August 2010
The University of Sydney Confucius Institute and the Department of Political Economy, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts co-presented a public lecture by Professor Qingzhi Huan from the Research Institute of Marxism at Peking University.
July 2010
Manager of the Confucius Institute gives a speech to the Australia China Friendship Society   View Summary
22 July 2010
Xing Jin, Business Development Manager of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute gave a speech to members of the Australia China Friendship Society.
Director of Confucius Institute Opens Wang Tiande Exhibition   View Summary
22 July 2010
On 22 July, Professor Hans Hendrischke, Director of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute gave a speech at the opening reception of a solo exhibition by Professor Wang Tiande, one of the most innovative calligraphers in China.
Confucius Institute co-presents Chinese Language Teachers Conference on 21 July   View Summary
21 July 2010
The University of Sydney Confucius Institute and the Association of Independent Schools NSW co-present a Chinese Language Teachers' Conference: New Direction for Chinese
Confucius Institute visited by Former Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister   View Summary
16 July 2010
Former Deputy Foreign Minister of China Mr Qiao Zonghuai, visited the Confucius Institute on Friday 16 July.
Chinese for Beginners   View Summary
15 July 2010
Our new Chinese for Beginners class commences on 2 August.
Improve your Health with Tai Ji   View Summary
1 July 2010
New Tai Ji classes commence on 2 August at the Confucius Institute
June 2010
Director of the Confucius Institute gives lecture about Chinese business practices   View Summary
9 June 2010
Professor Hans Hendrischke, Director of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute, is invited by the Australian Chamber of Commerce to give a lecture: The Invisible Chinese Economy - Business behind the Fa├žade, in Shanghai on Wednesday 9 June 2010.
Director of Confucius Institute visits National Day at the Shanghai World Expo   View Summary
8 June 2010
Australia celebrated its national day, in the presence of the Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC, at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 on Tuesday 8 June 2010.
May 2010
University of Sydney to Establish China Studies Centre in 2011   View Summary
18 May 2010
On 18 May 2010, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Stephen Smith MP, gave a speech at Fudan University, Shanghai, which is a partner of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute.
Public Lecture: Su Tong: China's Faulkner in Conversation    View Summary
17 May 2010
The University of Sydney Confucius Institute will hold a public lecture on Monday 17 May by award-winning contemporary Chinese novelist Su Tong, during his visit to Sydney as a guest of the Sydney Writers' Festival 2010.
Chinese Opera Performance Video   View Summary
17 May 2010
Back by popular demand, Jingkun Theatre returned for two nights of Chinese Opera at the Seymour Centre, in May 2010. An evening of Classical Chinese Opera Highlights and 'Black Dragon Residence' were performed to a total audience of 1000.
Two Nights of Enchanting Chinese Opera   View Summary
13 May 2010
Back by popular demand, Jingkun Theatre will perform two programs in May: a series of popular highlights from classical Kunqu operas and their award-winning Black Dragon Residence.
Chinese Opera Workshops   View Summary
12 May 2010
For opera enthusiasts, the Confucius Institute will present three Chinese opera workshops with Jingkun Theatre on 12 May at the University.
Test flyer   View Summary
7 May 2010
test flyer
April 2010
Chinese Language Teachers' Conference: Connected Classroom and the Teaching of Chinese   View Summary
30 April 2010
The University of Sydney Confucius Institute and the NSW Department of Education and Training are pleased to co-present 'Connected Classroom and the Teaching of Chinese', a Chinese Language Teachers' Conference for 2010.
Transform Yourself with Tai Ji   View Summary
15 April 2010
Come and experience the healing power of Tai Ji with the Confucius Institute's new Tai Ji class.
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop Video   View Summary
12 April 2010
In April 2010, the Confucius Institute co-presented a Chinese calligraphy exhibition and two Chinese calligraphy workshops with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Three hundred people attended the workshops which coincided with the opening of a solo exhibition by the award-winning Chinese-Australian calligrapher Liang Xiao Ping.
Public Event: Chinese Calligraphy Workshop   View Summary
10 April 2010
In this workshop, teachers from Academy of Chinese Calligraphy will introduce this ancient Chinese art form, its philosophy and technique. The workshop coincides with the opening of a solo exhibition by the award-winning Chinese-Australian calligrapher Liang Xiao Ping on 8 April 2010. Liang Xiao Ping will also perform a calligraphy demonstration following the workshop.
February 2010
Public lecture: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Wellbeing   View Summary
23 February 2010
At this lecture, the speakers will introduce you to the ancient culture, philosophy and principles of TCM. Covering such topics as Yin and Yang theory and important Chinese herbal remedies, you will learn about the differences between Chinese and Western medicine and some simple ways to use Chinese herbal medicine to improve your wellbeing.
2010 Courses at the Confucius Institute   View Summary
3 February 2010
Explore your creativity in our Chinese Painting class and learn to create your own landscape masterpiece. Grasp new language skills to advance your career in our Chinese for Beginners class.