2018 Principals' Tour

During the recent school holidays the Confucius Institute ran a China study tour for school leaders and principals. This was the 12th time (in 11 years) that our institute has run this tour, and its successes have continued in 2018.
Taking school leaders from 5 schools in SA as well as staff from the Catholic Education office of […]

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VIPs included Nancy Cromar, Jennie Shaw, Susan Oakley, Jing Lee and the CI Pandas! (amongst others)

Roughly corresponding with April 20, ‘Guyu’ is the sixth solar term according to the traditional Chinese calendar, it is also the time of year that Chinese people would traditionally venerate the mythical figure of Cangjie. According to Chinese legend Cangjie is the creator of the Chinese language and accordingly the time of year for his […]

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On November 22, the Confucius Institute will present our final China Briefing for 2018, tackling Chinese Tourism for the first time with three renowned tourism experts.
Chaired by Professor Sam Huang from Edith Cowan University, the evening will see Dr Qiuju Luo from Sun Yat-Sen University present on the implications of social media and political conflict on […]

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Family Day

This is going to be our biggest and most ambitious event of the year!
As part of OzAsia 2017 we’re going to open entire front of the University of Adelaide for a full Sunday of family fun and activity!
Come and taste authentic Chinese food, participate in free Tai Chi classes, calligraphy and painting workshops and drawing […]

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Join us on October 7 for our Annual Lecture with special guest Frances Adamson.

Former Australian Ambassador to China and current Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Frances Adamson will discuss her perspectives on Australia and China as both countries move forward in the 21st century.
Held in the Historic Elder Hall on North Terrace […]

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China Briefing

On August 17 the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide was delighted to present an enlightening talk from Beijing based US politics expert Xie Tao on Donald Trump’s America, and its relationship with China.
Xie Tao, of Beijing Foreign Studies University is a professor of political science and an associate dean at the School of […]

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The program for this year’s OzAsia festival was released last week and it’s going to be huge, especially the Confucius Institute’s involvement.
In this our 10th anniversary year the Confucius Institute has gone big, and is involved in (an auspicious) 8 events, on a scale far beyond our previous years!
As with every year we’ll be there […]

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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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