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The First Chinese Film Series Presented By The Late Night Film Series

The Late Night Film Series and The Department of Modern and Classical Languages have teamed up to present to students, faculty, and families our first Chinese Film Series.  This series focuses on a variety of films that reflect contemporary Chinese culture.  It is the intention of this series to give a better understanding of how China came to be today.  By showing both films and documentaries, we hope to present multiple perspectives about China.  The films are screened on Thursdays at 7pm at Worsham Theater in the Student C

Hanfu Fashion, Dance, and Ancient Music

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Hanfu Fashion, Dance, and Ancient Music Saturday, February 7 at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.
 

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

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.

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