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December 2016
Tan Dun brings his masterpiece to Sydney - Nu Shu: the Secret Songs of Women   View Summary
2 December 2016
Tan Dun Conducts Sydney Symphony OrchestraThe Confucius Institute is very proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's first Chinese New Year concert conducted by Oscar and Grammy Award composer Tan Dun. This concert is a highlight of City of Sydney's 2017 Chinese New Year Festival.
November 2016
Chinese New Year with the City of Sydney, Public Lecture: Fengshui, Cities and Southern Culture   View Summary
14 November 2016
Chinese New Year with the City of SydneyIn this fascinating presentation, Dr Michael Paton goes back to basics to reveal the true meanings and origins of fengshui, how it has influenced the design of cities from Shanghai to Sydney and how this philosophy provides a new way of understanding the development of Australia's own culture and history.
2016 China Study Tour Scholarships Announced   View Summary
14 November 2016
2016 China Study Tour Scholarships AnnouncedEarlier this month we were delighted to announce the recipients of this year's China Study Tour scholarships. The China Study Tour is a fixture on the Institute's annual calendar. The program is supported by Fudan University of Shanghai, our educational partner. While at Fudan we'll be attending a week of language courses and lectures while mixing with Fudan's students. The group will also travel along the Huangpu River and visit cultural institutions including the Shanghai History Museum. From there it will be on to Su Zhou and Nanjing.
August 2016
Free Chinese for Beginners and Tai Ji for Health Trial Classes    View Summary
22 August 2016
Chinese program Free Chinese for Beginners and Tai Ji for Health Trial Classes
Free Chinese for Beginners and Tai Ji for Health Trial Classes    View Summary
22 August 2016
Chinese program Free Chinese for Beginners and Tai Ji for Health Trial Classes
July 2016
WU MAN in concert: Immeasurable Light   View Summary
27 July 2016
The sell-out concert "Wu Man: Immeasurable Light - Songs of the Silk Road" on July 2 at the Art gallery of NSW was a resounding success!
Chinese Art Forum and Mooncake Tasting   View Summary
21 July 2016
Chinese Art Banner As part of this year's Confucius Day celebrations, we're proud to present a special forum with five leading artists discussing the realm of contemporary Chinese art. Join expatriate artists Guan Wei, Tianli Zu, Xiaoping Zhou and Dapeng Liu as they discuss their experience as emigrants, their changing perceptions of China, their 'idea' of Australia, and the profound effects these have on their work as artists.
May 2016
Wu Man in Concert: Songs of the Silk Road With special guest Riley Lee   View Summary
1 May 2016
Wu ManThe Confucius Institute in association with the Art Gallery of NSW is proud to present pipa virtuoso Wu Man in concert.
Career Development Seminar - Succeeding in the global marketplace   View Summary
1 May 2016
Skills SeminarIn today's global marketplace, working effectively across cultures, language barriers and time zones is a distinct advantage. International Chinese students have a unique opportunity to develop these skills. The Confucius Institute and the Sydney University Chinese Student Association have invited three panellists of Chinese heritage, who will share how they built successful careers in the finance and banking sectors.