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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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Condoleezza Rice video conferences in for CHINA Town Hall

Confucius Institute Hosts China Town Hall featuring Condoleezza Rice

October 11, 2018

On the evening of Oct. 9, the Confucius Institute at Webster University and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis co-hosted the nationwide CHINA Town Hall event, which featured a webcast with former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.

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Elanah Uretsky

Highlights: 'Doing Business in China: What They Don't Teach You in Business School'

September 28, 2018

The Confucius Institute at Webster University hosted an event yesterday, “Doing Business in China: What They Don’t Teach You in Business School”. Students, staff, and faculty listened to anthropologist Elanah Uretsky, as she shed light on the intricacies of how business culture has affected public health in China. Uretsky focused her talk on the HIV epidemic, examining how cultural concepts and practices in China compel the intersection of business and risky behavior in relation to the spread of the disease.

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Condoleeza Rice

CHINA Town Hall: A videoconference featuring Condoleezza Rice

September 06, 2018

China Town Hall is a national conversation on China taking place in scores of communities throughout the United States and in Greater China. This year's event includes a national videoconference featuring former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. Hosted in St. Louis by the Confucius Institute, locally the videoconference will be followed by an in-person lecture by Joan Kaufman, speaking on “China’s Current Health and Demographic Challenges.”

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Elsa Fan (right) will moderate the talk by Elanah Uretsky (left).

Confucius Institute Event: Doing Business in China

September 05, 2018

The Confucius Institute at Webster University will host an event, "What They Don't Teach You about Doing Business in China in Business School," on Wednesday, Sept. 26, on the main campus in Webster Groves. Hear from Elanah Uretsky, an anthropologist at Brandeis University whose research includes medical anthropology, HIV/AIDS, gender roles and disease transmission. A reception follows her talk, which is moderated by Elsa Fan, assistant professor of anthropology at Webster University.

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Webster's Dragon Boat team

Snapshots: Webster Team Races in Gateway Dragon Boat Festival

June 27, 2018

On Saturday, June 23, under the organization of the Confucius Institute at Webster University, Webster fielded a team of students, staff, and faculty at the 12th Annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival at Creve Coeur Lake. Team members made new friends from throughout the Webster community and across the world, and had fun while showing off their Gorlok pride!

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Levine speaks with Nancy Hellerud, vice provost, and Patty Li, Confucius Institute director.

Trade War? Webster Hosts U.S.-China Economic Relations Expert

April 16, 2018

Are the United States and China headed for a trade war? That was the theme for a talk by Chinese affairs expert Hank Levine to an audience of over 80 Webster University students, faculty and community members. With the recent announcements of tariff hikes by both countries, Levine provided timely insights during an engagement moderated by Webster professor Allan MacNeill as part of the Contemporary China speaker series hosted by the Confucius Institute at Webster.

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Bristol Elementary Students Celebrate Chinese New Year at Confucius Institute

March 14, 2018

As part of its ongoing celebration of Chinese New Year, the Confucius Institute at Webster University recently partnered with teachers at Bristol Elementary School in Webster Groves to give students a taste of this holiday’s major customs and over all significance to the over one billion people who celebrate it worldwide.

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