2013 News archive

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December 2013
Win Passes to the Sydney Festival Lao Qiang Concert    View Summary
3 December 2013
Sydney Festival Lao Qiang ConcertThe Institute is proud to co-present the Zhang Family Band's Lao Qiang concerts next January, in partnership with the Sydney Festival.
China Culture Study Tour   View Summary
3 December 2013
China Culture Study Tour11 lucky students from the University of Sydney will walk the Great Wall and other famous Chinese historical and cultural sites this December.
Sydney Ideas: Getting Ready for the Asian Century   View Summary
3 December 2013
China Culture Study Tour'Asian Century' has been become a buzz word in the past couple of years but not many people have discovered the winning strategies on how to stay one step ahead and put their business on the map. As part of the annual City of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival program, the Institute and Sydney Ideas will co-host 'Public Talk: Getting Ready for the Asian Century' on 11 February 2014.
September 2013
Sydney Ideas Public lecture series: In conversation with Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man   View Summary
3 September 2013
Wu ManThe Confucius Institute and Sydney Ideas will co-present Rory Jeffes, the CEO of the Sydney Symphony in conversation with Wu Man on 29 October at the Law Foyer, the Law Building. Named '2013 Musician of the Year' by Musical America, Wu Man is recognized as the world's premier Pipa virtuoso and a leading ambassador of Chinese music.
Learn Chinese in Sydney   View Summary
3 September 2013
Learn ChineseThe Confucius Institute and the Centre for continuing Education have combined their strength and resources to offer a highly structured Chinese language program.
August 2013
Jin Wei Gu Qin, Live in Sydney concert was a huge success!   View Summary
26 August 2013
Jin Wei Gu Qin250 music lovers attended the Sydney concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on July 28, 2013. On stage, Gu Qin maestro, Jin Wei was supported by Chen Yutao who played the Chinese flute and Singer Julia Li.
June 2013
The Confucius Institute is reviving traditional Chinese music   View Summary
24 June 2013
Jin Wei Gu QinSydney, get ready to be serenaded to the beautiful and melodic sounds of the Gu Qin performed by maestro Jin Wei at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on 28th July.
Self Defence Skills for Life   View Summary
24 June 2013
Kung Fu InstructionThe Confucius Institute is introducing a brand new course Kung Fu Self Defence that focuses on empowering individuals and teaching them to defend themselves against adversities.
May 2013
International Symposium: A Silk Road Saga: The sarcophagus of Yu Hong   View Summary
7 May 2013
Groom and Camels, Northern Qi dynasty low relief 550â577, Shanxi Provicial MuseumConfucius Institute will support The Art Gallery of NSW's international symposium on Saturday August 24, 2013 in conjunction with the exhibition A Silk Road Saga - the Sarcophagus of Yu Hong.
April 2013
2013 Chinese Language Course   View Summary
9 April 2013
Chinese ClassThe Confucius Institute partners with CCE to offer high quality Chinese language courses.
Confucius Institute Scholarship 2013 Opens now   View Summary
9 April 2013
Confucius Institute ScholarshipConfucius Institute Headquarters launches the "Confucius Institute Scholarship" program to provide financial aid for students, scholars and Chinese language teachers worldwide.
March 2013
NEW! Tai Ji Sword & Advanced 24 Forms Course   View Summary
12 March 2013
Tai Ji & 24 FormsNEW! Tai Ji Sword & Advanced 24 Forms Course
Chinese Tea Appreciation Lunch Back by Popular Demand   View Summary
12 March 2013
Tea AppreciationLimited places are available. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
February 2013
Chinese Calligraphy Course   View Summary
8 February 2013
Calligraphy WorkshopThis course aims to acquaint students with the techniques of how calligraphy was taught and learned over centuries in China. Studying calligraphy was a physical as much as a mental exercise, which in its initial stages aimed more at the control of breath and posture, and movement of body, shoulder, arm and hand. The written characters were the result of achieving a certain balance.
Open Tai Chi Competition 2013   View Summary
8 February 2013
Tai Ji The Confucius Institute will hold the 8th Open Tai Ji Competition at Sydney University Sports & Aquatic Centre on 9th June 2013, in association with Tai Chi Association Australia.
January 2013
The Peony Pavilion & The Jade Hairpin    View Summary
24 January 2013
Sydney Festival: The Peony Pavilion & The Jade Hairpin The Confucius Institute has presented four Chinese Kunqu performances in Sydney. We continue this effort in supporting 2013 Sydney Festival's Peony Pavilion & the Jade Hairpin.
Public lecture: Legacy of the Chinese Cultured Men   View Summary
24 January 2013
Dr Wu LecturePublic lecture: Legacy of the Chinese Cultured Men, Speaker: Dr Richard Wu
Public lecture: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Well Being   View Summary
24 January 2013
Acupuncture LectureThis free lecture will introduce you to the ancient philosophy and principles of Chinese acupuncture. In addition, Dr Zhou will have an acupuncture demonstration, and audience will also have opportunity to ask questions.
Tan Dun Martial Arts Trilogy   View Summary
9 January 2013
Tan Dun Martial Arts TrilogyTo celebrate the Chinese New Year, we invite you to the Tan Dun: Martial Arts Trilogy. Confucius Institute community special offer: Save $10 on each ticket.