2011 News archive

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December 2011
New Chinese Martial Arts Course for 2012!   View Summary
16 December 2011
Kung Fu classA new Chinese Martial Arts Class is starting on 8 March 2012.
Chinese New Year Events   View Summary
6 December 2011
Chinese new yearThe Confucius Institute will again be holding a number of events in cooperation with the City of Sydney to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
New Courses 2012   View Summary
6 December 2011
Chinese classBeginning from 2012, the Confucius Institute will be offering a highly structured set of Basic Chinese language courses based on our cooperation with the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE). Click above to enrol online now.
November 2011
Chinese Students Association Wins Best Event   View Summary
4 November 2011
SUCSA cultural dayCongratulations to Sydney University Chinese Student Association (SUCSA) for winning Best Major Event (Chinese Cultural Fair) at the University of Sydney Union's (USU's) annual awards night on the 13th of October.
October 2011
33 Postcards - Special Screening with Film Crew   View Summary
31 October 2011
33 postcards imageSunday 6th November special screening of new movie starring Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan, Elaine Jin and Lincoln Lewis including Q&A with Director Pauline Chan.
Study in China with our In Country Program   View Summary
17 October 2011
fudan news thumbIntensive Chinese language study at Fudan University - our partner university in Shanghai 20th Nov to 16 Dec. Enrol online now.
Play On The Beach - Artist Guan Wei   View Summary
16 October 2011
Guan Wei artworkThe University of Sydney Confucius Institute and Martin Browne Contemporary Gallery hosted a talk by one of Australia's premier contemporary artists - Guan Wei.
Political Legitimacy in China: A Confucian Perspective   View Summary
5 October 2011
Professor Daniel BellProfessor 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).
September 2011
Term 4 Course Enrolment Open   View Summary
13 September 2011
Chinese classTerm four courses will start from the week beginning 10th October 2011. Registrations are now open. Click the above heading for more information.
World Literature, Chinese Literature and Literary Translation   View Summary
7 September 2011
Bonnie McDougallProfessor McDougall spoke about her stay at the Santa Maddalena Foundation, where she took up a fellowship this year.
August 2011
Jin Wei Guqin Concert & Workshop Video   View Summary
30 August 2011
Recital Hall EastTo celebrate The Year of Chinese Culture in Australia, the Confucius Institute and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music co-presented a guqin recital and workshop by Chinese musician Jin Wei on the 6th of August.
Chinese Conversation Corner   View Summary
18 August 2011
students in classThe University of Sydney Confucius Institute invites you to practice your spoken Mandarin Chinese in a relaxed, informal setting with our free weekly Chinese Conversation Corner.
Chinese Women's Art in the Context of Contemporary Culture   View Summary
8 August 2011
Chinese artworkAt this free public lecture, Chinese art scholar Xu Hong spoke on the current state of post 1990s women's art in China.
Gu Qin Concert with the Conservatorium   View Summary
6 August 2011
Gu qin player Jin WeiThe Institute and The Sydney Conservatorium of Music co-presented a Gu Qin Concert on the 6th of August 2011.
July 2011
Artist Shen Mo talk at Kerrie Lowe Gallery    View Summary
20 July 2011
Shen Mo paintingShen Mo delivered a talk on his artwork in conjunction with his exhibition Ink Flows on Rice Paper.
Conservatorium violinist wins Strings Final of 2011 ABC Young Performer Award   View Summary
18 July 2011
Emily SunEmily Sun, a second year student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, won the Strings Final of the Symphony Australia's 2011 ABC Young Performer Award in June.
June 2011
Australia- China Chamber of Commerce Scholarship   View Summary
23 June 2011
Chinese classAustcham China Scholarship applications now open.
In Conversation: Chinese Film   View Summary
20 June 2011
oxhide coverOn the 20th June, Chinese film festival curator Shelly Kraicer and Professor Stephanie Donald joined in a free public conversation on Chinese film.
Chen Kaige Interview   View Summary
18 June 2011
Chen KaigeChen was interviewed by Shelly Kraicer to talk about his latest film, the historical drama Sacrifice, which screened at this year's Sydney Film Festival.
Our events in Hanban News   View Summary
2 June 2011
Literature conferenceTai Ji Master Li Deyin Workshop and Literature Conference in Hanban News.
May 2011
Contemporary Overseas Chinese Literature: Theory and Practice   View Summary
18 May 2011
Literature Conference photoThe Conference focused on New Chinese Immigrant Literature in both Chinese and English in the context of global Chinese literature.
Chinese Tea Appreciation for Mothers' Day   View Summary
7 May 2011
tea appreciation participantsOn the Saturday before Mothers' Day the Confucius Institute hosted a Tea Appreciation Lunch at Zensation Tea House.
April 2011
Tsinghua Commemorative Volume Launch   View Summary
21 April 2011
Dr Simon ZhaoTsighua Almnus and University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Laboratory of Sustainable Energy Dr Simon Zhao launched a Commemorative Volume for the 100th Anniversary of Tsinghua University.
Contemporary Chinese Arts Blog Launch   View Summary
21 April 2011
Christen CornellChristen Cornell, currently undertaking a PhD on contemporary arts districts in China, launched the Artspace China Contemporary Arts Blog with a live presentation of the blog and its accompanying Facebook page.
Professor Anthony Welch Book Launch   View Summary
21 April 2011
anthony welchProfessor Anthony Welch launched his book ASEAN Industries and the Challenge from Chinaat the Confucius Institute Special Launch Event on the 18th of April.
Contemporary Overseas Chinese Literature: Theory and Practice   View Summary
18 April 2011
Chen Sihe profile photoThe Conference will bring together scholars from mainland China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, Germany, Sweden and North America to analyse the latest developments in Contemporary Overseas Chinese Literature.
Tribute to the late Professor Song Shuhua   View Summary
18 April 2011
Song Shuhua tributeDr Rosita Holenbergh gave a tribute to the late Professor Song Shuhua 宋蜀华, Alumnus of the University of Sydney and Minzu University.
Tai Ji Master Wows Local Students   View Summary
18 April 2011
Li Deyin Tai JiThe Confucius Institute hosted a seminar with internationally renowned Tai Ji Master Li Deyin on the 18th of April.
Professor Kelvin Chan: Does traditional Chinese medicine have a role in chemotherapy of cancer?   View Summary
12 April 2011
kelvin chan imageProfessor Kelvin Chan presented a lecture on Chinese Traditional Medicine on the 12th April.
Sydney University First Chinese Cultural Fair   View Summary
8 April 2011
sydney uni dragon gateSydney University First Chinese Cultural Fair was proudly supported by the Confucius Institute.
March 2011
Tai Ji Public Seminar with Master Li Deyin   View Summary
31 March 2011
Tai Ji poseOn the 18th of April, The Confucius Institute and Tai Ji Australia will be hosting a free public seminar with Master Li Deyin, the primary designer and the author of Tai Ji Simplified 24 Forms
Chinese Tea Appreciation For Mothers' Day   View Summary
30 March 2011
tea pouringFollowing our popular Tea Appreciation Lunch at Zensation Tea House last November, we are holding another tea appreciation event this Saturday 7th May.
'China Model' Forum   View Summary
29 March 2011
Suizheng ZhaoOn the 28th of March, the Confucius Institute and the China Studies centre hosted a Sydney Ideas public lecture by Professor Suisheng Zhao.
Tai Ji for Free   View Summary
17 March 2011
tai ji thumbIn April the Confucius Institute will be offering a free Tai Ji class.
A Night of Enchanting Chinese Opera   View Summary
16 March 2011
opera news thumbOn the 16th of March, The Confucius Institute hosted a Chinese Opera performance at the State Theatre.
2011 Tianjin Opera Video   View Summary
16 March 2011
chinese operaOn the 16th of March, The Confucius Institute hosted a Chinese Opera performance at the State Theatre.
Public Talk: Chinese Novelist Yan Lianke   View Summary
11 March 2011
Yan LiankeRenowned Chinese novelist Yan Lianke spoke at the University of Sydney on Friday the 11th March.
February 2011
Murong Xuecun Talk   View Summary
16 February 2011
Image of author Murong XuecunMurong Xuecun talks about Contemporary Chinese Literature.
Professor Yu Yongda: Research into the recruitment of Chinese local cadres and enterprise leaders   View Summary
15 February 2011
CSC boardroomProfessor Yu Yongda talks on research into the recruitment of Chinese local cadres and enterprise Leaders.
The Chinese Film Discussion Forum   View Summary
13 February 2011
film forum thumbThe University of Sydney Confucius Institute Sydney Chinese Film Festival Co-present The Chinese Film Discussion Forum
New Courses 2011: Enrolment Information   View Summary
9 February 2011
New courses will start from the week beginning 7th March 2011. Registrations are now open. Click the above heading for more information.