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December 2: Gao Ping, A Chinese Musician in a World Without Walls

As part of the 39th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, the Confucius Institute will be co-sponsoring a public talk by renowned Chinese composer Gao Ping.
This free event will feature live piano performance and a fascinating talk on Gao Ping’s on musical journey.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
CO-SPONSORED BY THE ADELAIDE CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE
PROFESSOR GAO PING
Composer-Pianist at the Conservatory of […]

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2016 Confucius Institute Annual Lecture celebrates Chinese contribution to Australian society

The list of China’s gifts to humanity begins with the four great inventions: paper, gunpowder, printing and the compass. What else has there been? What else might there be?
On May 11 the University of Adelaide’s Nicholas Jose presented the 2016 Annual lecture in front of an audience of around 200 people, discussing China’s contribution to our ‘shared […]

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The ‘Networked Leadership’ – China’s fifth Generation Leaders

Professor Kerry Brown presented a very interesting, informative and amusing seminar about the seven members of the new Chinese leadership, offering insight into the profile of each member in particular and about Chinese politics in general.  
He is the Executive Director of the China Studies Centre (University of Sydney), a former diplomat and author of several books on China. Because of his profound knowledge […]

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Confucius Institute News

7 November 2012
If you haven’t already registered, please don’t forget to join us for our final events of 2012, both to be held next Thursday November 15:
What the Chinese leadership will do about China’s problems: Corruption, inequality, environmental degradation and social unrest
5.30pm – 7.00pm Thursday 15 November (registration from 5.00pm)
Venue: Theatrette, 55 Currie Street (Ground floor), […]

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Life Exchange: coming to Australia from China – a personal experience

1.00pm, 15 November. Ira Raymond Room, the University of Adelaide.

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Seminar: Economics, Empire, and Ethnicity: Three myths about China

The very knowledgeable and colourful Sydney University Professor David Goodman captivated the audience speaking about what he called the ‘three myths regarding China': the myth about the rising wealth being a general phenomenon  in China, the myth about ‘Zhong Guo’ being a term used since thousands of years and the ‘myth of origin’, i.e. the myth that 92% of Chinese people […]

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China’s emerging Middle Class: A statistical category or a real social class?

Professor Chunling Li’s seminar on the emerging Chinese Middle class, held on 27 September 2012 at the University of Adelaide, was attended by more than 30 persons. 
The presentation contained fascinating information not only on the driving factors behind, but also on the ongoing debate in China about a clear definition of this growing social group.  
The seminar was presented by […]

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Professional Development Day: National Curriculum, Contemporary Teaching Practice and Teaching Resources

9.30am – 2.45am, Saturday November 10. The Confucius Institute.

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Tea, poetry, qin, and art draw a crowd

A delightful performance of Chinese art and poetry was held by the Confucius Institute and Art & Heritage Collections at the University of Adelaide last Thursday October 4.
The large audience was captivated by music performed on the gu qin by Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr Christopher Roberts and Tang poetry read in both Chinese and English […]

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Seminar – Economics, Empire, and Ethnicity: Old perspectives on China and globalisation

1:10-2:00pm, Friday 28 September 2012, Ligertwood Building room 529

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