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Friday Roundup Nov 20, Confucius Institute staff return to the home office

Sanya, Hainan Island, China

Welcome to this week's Friday Roundup, coming to you from the home office's of Confucius Institute staff. You may have seen, from Tuesday the 17th of November, we took preemptive measures and began working from home. We hope you can keep yourselves occupied during this time of new restrictions with our amazing worksheets, online workshop videos and language learning videos, which we provided earlier in the year. Links to these can be found inside. Keep an eye on our facebook page for updates on when we will be reopening our office...

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November 13 Friday Roundup, 2nd to last Chinese Conversation Corner for the year

Sanqing Mountain, Shangrao, China

Welcome to this week's Friday Roundup. A reminder, if you haven't already, be sure to register for our public lecture, presented together with ACYA - Adelaide. China educated strategist Leonie McKeon will be discussing with Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Dr Gerry Groot, opportunities to enter the China market post-COVID... 

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Public Talk announced for December

Lugu Lake Yunan

We are excited to announce this year's public talk with China Educated Strategist Leonie McKeon in conversation with Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Adelaide, Dr Gerry Groot. The topic of conversation will be on the opportunities to enter the China market post-COVID...

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The last Friday Roundup for October and the beginning of the Lucky Dumpling Markets!

Hunan's Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town,

Welcome to the last Friday Roundup of October. The year is drawing to a close, but we still have a few more activities and events coming up, be sure to keep an eye out in the coming weeks. Although we greatly missed the OzAsia festival this year, it's exciting the see the Lucky Dumpling Markets are still on and will be opening tonight! 

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Mid-Autumn Festival activities wrap up for another year

YADING LAKE SICHUAN

Today officially wraps up a busy Mid-Autumn Festival period for us here at the Confucius Institute. Just released this morning was a Lantern Making Workshop in partnership with OzAsia Festival. More information can be found below, along with information about an exciting talk coming up as part of their 'OzAsia Talks' series this year. It is fantastic to see so much still happening despite the festival not being held in the same capacity. We can't wait to see what 2021 looks like for OzAsia Festival!

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Online Lantern Making Workshop for OzAsia Festival

moon lantern parade dragon

Presented together with OzAsia Festival, join us from home or your classroom for a digital lantern making workshop by artist Paula Gallagher.

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We held another Mid-Autumn Festival event this time with International Student Services

Mid-Autumn Festival ISS image

Last Friday we held another Mid-Autumn Festival event this time with International Student Services, which is where the above image was taken from! Students were able to enjoy moon cakes, live music, play traditional Chinese games and have their names translated into Chinese. We still have one more activity planned to help celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival this year, an online lantern making workshop with OzAsia Festival...

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New 'OzAsia Talks' link artists from across Australia and Asia discussing the future of creativity and cultural engagement

OzAsia talks banner

This time of year would usually be buzzing with activity thanks to OzAsia Festival. This year they are running a series of conversations titled 'OzAsia Talks' chaired by incoming Artistic Director, Annette Shun Wah. Artists from across Australia and Asia will connect across borders to discuss the role of arts and culture – and the future of creativity and cultural engagement. 

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HSK Course Early Bird Extended

hsk course flyer

We have extended our Early Bird Special. Register by October 9th for 10 weeks worth of comprehensive HSK lessons for $220. 

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Who was Confucius? New Nihao Mate episode out now

To celebrate Confucius Day, we asked several students what they know about him. The students gave us some insightful and interesting answers.

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