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China Research: Social Media, Social Distance, and Memoryscapes

Learn about geography and China at this week’s Geography Colloquium presentation by Dr. Stan Brunn,"China Research: Social Media, Social Distance, and Memoryscapes.” As a Visiting Professor at Yunnan Normal University in Kunming, China during the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Brunn collaborated on research projects with colleagues and students in China. Dr. Brunn will discuss these projects and lead a discussion about geography and China. The event takes place Friday, October 10 at 3:30 pm in 238 Whitehall Classroom Building.

UK Confucius Institute Director Wins KWLA Award

This weekend, Huajing Maske, executive director of the Office of China Initiatives and director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky, will receive the Amici Linguarum (Friend of Languages) Award given by the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA).

UKCI's Distinguished Scholar Series Explores Chinese Capital in Africa, and Female Drug Dealers in Chinese Prisons

Chinese involvement in Africa and female drug dealers in Chinese prisons are the topics of this fall’s Distinguished Scholar Series, sponsored by UK’s Confucius Institute.

Ching Kwan Lee, a sociology professor at UCLA, launches the series with “The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Zambia,” which explores China’s role in copper and construction in Zambia

Premier American Exhibition of Work by Xu Qingping

Chinese and Western traditions come together in beautiful ink paintings of horses.

Xu Qingping was a professor of Art History and a memeber of the academic committee of Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is Deputy Curator of Xu Beihong Museum, Vice Chairman of Chinese Painters ad Calligraphers Association and Dean of Xu Beihong Arts Research Academy, Renmin University of China.

October 18, 2014 through Feb. 17, 2015
Kentucky Horse Park
International Museum of the Horse

Hanfu Fashion, Dance and Ancient Music Show

HanFu Costumes through the Chinese Dynasties
A Celebration of Confucius Institute Day

7:30pm Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Singletary Center, Recital Hall

Hanfu, the traditional clothing of the Han Chinese ethnic group, has an immense history , spanning 4000 years - from the legendary Yellow Emperor all the way to the end of the Ming Dynasty. The Confucius Institute at UK, together with Mu Dan Hong proudly shares with the Bluegrass community the fashion, technology and elegance of this ancient Chinese apparel.

UKCI Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition held successfully

     In August and September of 2014, UKCI held our 4th K-12 Chinese Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition. We held the award ceremony as part of the Chinese Moon Festival evening party organized by the Chinese Association on September 6th. We received 242 artwork submissions and 16 essays from 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 5 high schools and 2 Chinese schools. Submissions were divided into three groups: elementary school, middle school and high school.

Confucius Institute Day

In celebration of the work being done at Confucius Institutes across the globe, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (colloquially known as the Hanban) and the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) present Confucius Institute Day. The events include a showcase of Han fashion, dance and ancient music, beginning 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

UK Volleyball Goes to China

The Kentucky volleyball team and staff returned from a two-week trip to China Wednesday night, where they combined competition and culture into a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Wildcats visited five cities, played seven matches against some of the elite Chinese professional teams and went on an educational journey along the way. The team visited historical sites and landmarks and took a class that began a week before they left and continued in China.

Journalism's Buck Ryan Publishes in Jilin Research Journal on Chinese Culture

University of Kentucky Associate Professor Buck Ryan, who was honored a second time for his teaching at Shanghai University, is publishing an article on journalism education in a prestigious research journal on Chinese culture published by Jilin University.

Ryan, the eighth director in the 100-year history of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, was recognized at Shanghai University in June for the second consecutive year for his course, "Storytelling: Exploring China's Art and Culture." 

Confucius Institute High School Summer Trip to China

Central Kentucky high school students traveled to China this summer to experience classes and culture on the annual Confucius Institute High School Summer Trip to China.

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