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Over the April school holidays the Confucius Institute along with our partners in Shandong held our annual trip for school principals and school leaders.
Over a 12 day program, school leaders from South Australia visited the cities of Shanghai, Weifang, Qingdao, Qufu, Jinan and Beijing, making important connections with several Chinese schools and participating in a […]

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This year the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide hosted the ‘Hanyu Qiao’ Chinese Speaking Competition for University Students for the first time.
This competition now in its 16th year has in past years been held in Perth, while the University of Adelaide has held the equivalent competition for High School Students. Like previous year’s […]

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The Confucius Institute was officially launched in March 2007 by the then Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Alexander Downer.
2017 marks the 10th year anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide. Our 10th year anniversary will be celebrated throughout the year with many exciting events and activities, including […]

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In our second China Briefing for 2017, we look back on China’s One Child Policy, its history, implementations, outcomes and longstanding impact on China’s demographic balance. Join us as Professor Martin K Whyte tracks the policy’s ‘tortured history’, its effects on the demographic makeup of modern China, and the problems China may now face as […]

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This year’s High School and University ‘Hanyu Qiao’ Chinese Bridge Competitions are just about to kick off, with both offering a chance to score a free trip to China for the top performers.
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The University Hanyu Qiao Competition for students from SA, WA, NT, and ACT will be held in Adelaide on May 6th, with […]

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Audience at Feb 17 China Briefing

On Friday the 17th of February the Confucius Institute held our first China Briefing for 2017.
Featuring a talk from Shandong University’s Professor Yue Qiao and Professor Christopher Findlay from the University of Adelaide’s School of Professions, the briefing saw the 160 seat theatre filled almost to capacity with around 140 in attendance.
Covering the topic ‘China’s […]

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In the past four decades China experienced spectacular economic growth along with its economic reforms, transforming a socialist planning economy into a market-oriented economy. In contrast to Eastern Europe’s big
bang market reform strategy in the 1990s, China is famous for its gradualist reform philosophy. However, along with this gradualist reform, potential risks and challenges accumulated […]

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Corey ‘柯小狮’ Kirkham, a regular Confucius Institute volunteer and winner of last years preliminary final in the Chinese Bridge speaking competition was honoured this week at the Australia Day awards, presented by Governor Hieu Van Le.
Corey an Adelaide University Chinese, Engineering and Finance student, was recognised for volunteer work and his contribution to our multicultural […]

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Last week the 11th International Confucius Institute Conference was held in Kunming, China, bringing together Confucius institute directors, and university leaders from across the world.
Representing our Confucius Institute at this year’s conference was the University of Adelaide’s Pro-vice Chancellor (International) Professor Nancy Cromar, our Confucius Institute’s Deputy Director Dr. Ning Zhang, Chinese Director Professor Yixiao Xiang and […]

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——阿德莱德大学孔子学院助阵St David’s Parish School中国文化展
        中国历史文化渊源流长,是一代代中华儿女创造的辉煌,更让一代代炎黄子孙引以为骄傲。如今,中华文明远渡重洋,在南澳洲首府阿德莱德这片土地上生根发芽,开出了绚丽的花朵。
        当地时间11月17日,Saint David’s Parish School 举行了一场生动有趣的中国文化展,南澳天主教教育事务处高级教育顾问Edgar Bliss、孔子学院院长高默波和时代传媒董事长曹伟共同出席了此次活动。Saint David’s Parish School是南澳州阿德莱德的一所南澳洲天主教教育局属下的公立教会小学,此次中国文化展上展出的精美展品令来访者目不暇接:万里长城绵延起伏、汉代军营“麻雀虽小、五脏俱全”、巨龙栩栩如生、地动仪金光闪闪。据筹办此次活动的翟晓静老师介绍,这些代表中华古老文明的展品均出自七年级孩子们之手。孩子们利用课余时间查找资料,了解中国上下五千年的历史文化,根据自己的理解,创作出了一件件富有想象力的作品。
        展览伊始,阿德莱德大学孔子学院院长高默波教授受邀致辞。高院长首先对孩子们的手工作品给予了高度赞扬,随后,为了让在场的孩子们对中国有更直观的认识,高默波院长以澳大利亚作为参照,在和孩子们的一问一答中对中国悠久的历史和广袤的领土作了一一介绍。高默波院长的演讲生动幽默,会场上不时传来孩子们银铃般的欢笑声。不仅如此,阿德莱德孔子学院志愿者也为Saint David’s Parish School的学生和老师带去了极具中国特色的文化体验活动——中国书法。会场上,两位志愿者挥毫笔墨,用工整漂亮的书法将孩子们的名字一一写在宣纸上。许多孩子围在展示台旁边跃跃欲试,在志愿者的帮助下,孩子们在一撇一捺中体验中国书法的无限乐趣。
        会展当天,在大孔院的组织下许多本地的志愿者也加入进来,为大家献上了一场精彩纷呈的文艺表演。悠扬婉转的古筝表演、古韵十足的水袖舞蹈赢得了现场观众的阵阵掌声。蝉联多项武术比赛冠军的叶秉辰更是将气势恢宏的武术表演和孩子们亲手制作的中国古代兵器结合起来,现场进行教学,将活动的气氛推向了高潮。最后,在孩子们字正腔圆的《送别歌》中,此次中国文化展缓缓落下了帷幕。
        阿德莱德大学孔子学院一直致力于中国语言文化的学习和推广,不仅全力支持其下设的两所孔子课堂的汉语教学,同时也面向南澳社会开设了多种文化体验课程。不仅丰富了当地居民的生活,同时也增进了当地民众对中国文化的理解和认同。我们相信,在南澳州这片多元化的土地上,中国之花必将嫣然绽放!
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