Chinese Conversation Corner returns, week 1 to run online

Nanjing, China

Fortnightly Roundup

Welcome to this week's Fortnightly Roundup. We write to you from the comfort of our home offices and hope you are all keeping safe and well. As you may be aware, all staff at the Confucius Institute and wider university are currently working from home. Next week we had planned to launch the 2nd semester of Chinese Conversation Corner with new days and locations. Unfortunately, for at least week 1, we will need to run this program online. More information can be found below.
All other workshops and programs are also currently on hold as we await the end of this lockdown. A reminder though that we have a ton of online programs to get you through the lockdown which can be found here

This week's image was taken in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, by Yu Gui. 


Chinese Conversation Corner
Thursday's 4 - 5 pm, Ligertwood 112 & Friday's 4 - 5 pm, Napier 108
UPDATE: Week 1, July 29 & July 30 will run online. Please email us for zoom details.

Chinese Conversation Corner pairs Chinese native speakers with Chinese learners to practise their Mandarin. It is organised by volunteers and supported by the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide.

Chinese Conversation Corner will run on both Thursday's and Friday's from July 29 until December 10 on campus. If you would still like to attend this class via Zoom, please email us and we can try to arrange this. 

Thursday's, 4-5 pm, in Ligertwood 112: The class topic will be announced prior on our Facebook and Instagram pages and is a great way to extend your knowledge.
Friday's 4-5 pm, in Napier 108: This lesson will be an opportunity for language learners to seek personalised help with their own language study.  

All levels, ages and both students and non-students are welcome to attend.


Leonie McKeon: 36 Chinese Strategies (The Art of War)
August 18 & 19, 9:00am-12:30pm ACST, Online

In this two-part live online workshop, Leonie will discuss the 36 Chinese Strategies (derived from Sun Tzu’s – The Art of War). These are described as the keys to understanding Chinese business culture. Most Chinese people know and unconsciously use these strategies to negotiate and communicate in their daily life. The 36 Chinese Strategies are based on ancient Chinese wisdom and are known to be some of the most effective Negotiating Strategies in the world that can be used in any business environment. To register, follow the link here

OzAsia Festival
October 21 - November 7

Returning this year is Australia's leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. There is something for everyone at OzAsia Festival, from live performances, the moon lantern parade, and lucky dumpling markets. We look forward to being involved again this year! Further program details will be announced soon. For more information, click here

Covid-19 Updates

Chinese Speaking Community

For those seeking Information on COVID-19 and the changing rules and regulation in simplified or traditional Chinese, please follow the links below:

Simplified Chinese 简体中文
Traditional Chinese 繁體中文


The University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and our response is being shaped by the latest advice from Australian health and foreign affairs authorities. For further information visit the University's designated page here.

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