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2014 Kentucky K-12 Level Chinese Proficiency Competition is Coming

We are very excited about our upcoming Kentucky Elementary, Middle, and High School level Chinese language competitions. The events will take place Saturday May 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Auditorium of The William T. Young Library, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 40506.

1. There is no specific or required topics. The competitions are general enough that you can usually adjust your 3-minute speech to fit it, even after you've prepared your talk. Think in terms of, "Fun with Chinese Language and Culture."

Confucius Institute Lecture Focuses on Chinese-American Educational Exchange

The relationship between two of the world's largest powers, the U.S. and China, continues to expand and become increasingly multifaceted. The University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute, UK's gateway to China, presented a talk by David Adams, a former administrator of the Fulbright Scholar Program, on the importance of the countries' partnerships in education.

The Horse Capital of the World Celebrates the Year of the Horse


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Lexington, Kentucky, known as the horse capital of the world, this year celebrated the Year of the horse. The Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky brought several cultural activities to the local community and schools to mark this occasion. Starting from Jan 25th, these engaging activities have been well-received by students, teachers, and community members alike.

UK Libraries Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

As the Chinese Lunar New Year approached, University of Kentucky Libraries presented  an exhibition featuring two slide shows and a display of "Celestial Horses" in honor of the Year of the Horse. All three displays were shown  in the  William T. Young Library.

UK Arts in HealthCare Presents Chinese New Year Celebration

The UK Arts in HealthCare program teamed up with music therapists, dancers, singers and musicians to present a Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 1, in the Albert B. Chandler Hospital's Pavilion A Auditorium.

The show was free and open to the public.

The show featured several segments showcasing the work of Chinese-American artists, including a children's choir from Garth Elementary School in Scott County, pipa (Chinese lute) music from students of the Chinese Music, Dance and Arts Program, and a fashion show with traditional Chinese costumes by designer Ping Zeng.

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FEBRUARY 9, 2014 | 7:30PM | WATCH NOW!

TICKETS: $95 / $85 / $75
ON SALE THURSDAY, AUGUST 1st AT 10AM

PERFORMING WITH THE UK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | JOHN NARDOLILLO, CONDUCTOR

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UK Confucius Institute Director Wins International Award

Huajing Maske, director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky, has received a 2013 Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award. The honor recognizes UK's director as one of the top 15 leaders of 430 Confucius Institutes worldwide.

UK Confucius Institute Celebrates Three Years With Shanghai Talents

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) celebrates three years of collaborations with educational institutions in China at a free public concert on Nov. 7.

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