As part of the State Library of South Australia’s ongoing exhibition One Mountain, One River, One Sage the Confucius Institute will be presenting a special tea seminar with renowned expert Paul Gao.
Go on a 2000 year journey as Paul traces the history of tea in the intimate surrounds of the State Library’s Circulating Library room. The […]

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In 2017 the Confucius institute as part of OzAsia festival presented the ‘Home’ installation on the University of Adelaide’s Goodman Lawns.
Developed by Hong Kong based artist Gaybird Leung, the installation consisted of a literal interpretation of the Chinese character for home (家) – a pig under a roof (or 72 to be exact), evoking Chinese […]

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative has been described as a Marshall Plan for the 21st Century, and the biggest infrastructure investment program in history. Many claim it will change the world as we know it, yet it remains controversial. New Zealand is on board having signed a MOU with China in 2017, but Australia has […]

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On July 4 the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide held our first China Briefing for the year, this time a collaboration with University Collections and the Migration Museum.
With not a single seat to spare, the evening included three guest speakers: Curator of the Sym Choon exhibition Amy Dale, former Lord Mayor of Adelaide […]

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Looking for something to do these holidays?

The school of languages is hosting two days of language fun these school holidays and the Confucius Institute will be there to help with some of the Chinese programs. Interested in Joining? check out the details below:
Discover new languages and cultures with our school holiday program for kids. Workshops are […]

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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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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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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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