Second Annual USF K-16 Chinese Conference a Great Success
March 2, 2012

On February 24th, about 160 teachers of Chinese and 40 school administrators gathered at the Patel Center of the University of South Florida for the second annual conference on K-16 Chinese. (Read More…)

Master’s Degree-Seeking Scholarship at Nanjing University, China
March 1, 2012

Nanjing University is one of the top universities in China. Recently it offered a full scholarship for the USF Confucius Institute to select a student who (Read More…)

Taking Off to An Eventful 2012
February 14, 2012

The USF Confucius Institute has kicked off 2012 with celebration, performance and community outreach. Hosting one of the largest New year celebrations USF has ever seen, the CI also invited the Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra from China to perform for a USF audience. Working with numerous organizations and K-12 schools, the institute is taking every measure to promote the study of Chinese language and culture, and to implement cross-cultural exchange. In addition (Read More…)

Report of Significant Outreach to K-12 Schools
February 6, 2012

All Saints Academy (Winter Haven): On January 23rd, more than 200 lower school students and their parents gathered in the afternoon to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Invited by the school’s Chinese language teacher (Liming McGuire) and led by the CI director, (Read More…)

Enlightening Music from the Nanjing University Orchestra
February 5, 2012

Nanjing University (NJU) in central China is well known for its academic excellence, US-China studies (Hopkins-Nanjing Center) center, and performing arts.  Sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and hosted by the USF-CI, NJU Traditional Instruments Orchestra showcased a wonderful concert for about 500 attendants in the Oval Theater (Read More…)

The Largest New Year Event on the USF Campus
January 25, 2012

This year, the USF Confucius Institute and Chinese Student and Scholars Association partnered to host the Chinese New Year Celebration on January 24th at USF.  The event was held in a large tent adjacent to the MLK Plaza with over 500 people in attendance to experience Chinese culture and dumplings.  Performances included song, dance, musical instruments, Chinese (Read More…)