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Snapshots: A Celebration of French and Chinese Cultural Exchange

December 09, 2019

On Nov. 22, the Confucius Institute at Webster University and Centre Francophone teamed up to host the event, “A Celebration of French and Chinese Cultural Exchange,” as part of International Education Week, bringing Webster students closer to two foreign cultures and celebrating the multicultural heritage of St. Louis. Participants heard from two speakers who discussed the cultural and business impacts of the two countries, and enjoyed a musical performance and buffet-style lunch of Chinese dishes and French cheese and desserts.

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CHINA Town Hall: The evolving U.S.-China relationship

December 06, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis (WACSTL) co-hosted the CHINA Town Hall on Nov. 18 at the Gateway Campus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered in the auditorium to view a live webcast discussion on US-China relations. Following the nation-wide broadcast was an in-person panel of local experts from universities around the area who dissected the webcast and provided their own commentary on issues raised.

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Confucius Institute Hosts Exhibit, Demonstration with Chinese Artist Dengbai Yuejin

September 16, 2019

From Sept. 6-9, the Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the St. Louis County Library Mid-County Branch to exhibit the work of Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin. Opening day of the exhibit Yuejin showed his process with a live demonstration and an opportunity for audience members to try their hand at Chinese ink-brush painting.

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Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin

Confucius Institute Hosts Academic Conference, Art Exhibit

September 13, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) hosted an academic conference in the East Academic Building entitled “Embracing the World: China’s Transformation in the New Era, 1979-2019” on Sept. 4. Scholars and experts from Webster University as well as universities from both the U.S. and China came together for a day of multidisciplinary academic exchange on issues pertaining to China. On the same day, the Confucius Institute held an art exhibition in the Edward Jones commons featuring the works of noted Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin.

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Jie Wang led high school students through a master class.

Chinese Dance Professor Leads Master Class

August 19, 2019

As part of the Confucius Institute at Webster University’s China Spotlight Series and the Webster Department of Dance’s Summer Intensive, the Confucius Institute and the Department of Dance jointly invited Jie Wang, associate professor from the Dance Education Department in the School of Arts and Communication at Beijing Normal University in China, to host a master class for high school students from across the country on Aug. 2. Her class showcased Tibetan folk dance.

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Confucius Institute at Webster University

Two Countries, One World: International summer camp brings children from two countries together for a week of fun

August 08, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University conducted its first ever international summer camp July 28-Aug. 2. What made this camp special was that half of the campers, aged six to 12, traveled to the U.S. from China to participate. Each American camper was matched with a Chinese partner for the week. The theme of this camp was “Two Countries, One World.”

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Confucius Institute Hosts Annual Chinese Bridge Competition

April 19, 2019

On April 14, the Confucius Institute at Webster hosted its annual "Chinese Bridge Competition" for high school and middle school students. Contestants participated in both the speaking and talent categories of the competition. Novice and seasoned competitors alike poured countless hours into preparing. Talents included calligraphy, kung fu, music, and dance.

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Emily Wilcox at the Diversity and Inclusion Conference

'Revolutionary Bodies: Eighty Years of Chinese Concert Dance' at the Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

At the Webster Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Emily Wilcox, assistant professor of Modern Chinese Studies of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, spoke to the Webster community about her research on Chinese dance. This discipline has, until now, received little attention in academia in the English-speaking world in spite of a large and growing community of amateur practitioners around America and the world.

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Lunar New Year

Snapshots: Confucius Institute Hosts Lunar New Year Celebration

February 18, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the Chinese Education and Culture Center in St. Louis (CECC) to bring a Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 11. The event, held on the Browning Mainstage at the Loretto-Hilton Center, strove for inclusivity, with a bilingual format. Performers traveled from both far and near to contribute to the celebration.

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CI weekend events

Confucius Institute Events: Chairman Ni visit; annual teacher training workshop

November 07, 2018

The Confucius Institute (CI) at Webster University recently hosted two major events. On Nov. 2, President Beth Stroble welcomed Haidong Ni, the chairman of our partner university, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), to the Webster campus. On Nov. 3, Dr. Ni delivered the opening remarks for CI’s annual Teacher Training Workshop for local Chinese teachers in the Emerson Library Conference Room.

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