October 8 – Confucius Institute 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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October 7 – Confucius Institute Annual Lecture

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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Xie Tao presents enlightening briefing on Chinese perceptions of Donald Trump’s America

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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OzAsia 2017 Program Launch!

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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The 2017 Annual School Leader’s Tour of China a great success!

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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Hanyu Qiao for university students a great success!

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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Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide – Celebrating 10 years

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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May 4, China Briefing: China’s Demographic Challenge

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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Win a trip to China with this years ‘Hanyu Qiao’ Chinese speaking competitions!

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.
University Competition
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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Big turnout for first China Briefing of the year

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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