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UKCI 2014 Kentucky K-12 Level Chinese Proficiency Competition


Last weekend, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) hosted a Chinese Language Contest for Lexington area K-12 students. Organized by the UKCI and participating school districts, students gathered at the University of Kentucky to demonstrate their linguistic and cultural knowledge. Students competed in recitation, brush and pen calligraphy, painting and drawing, and Chinese composition. This event showcases the students’ achievements in learning Chinese language and culture.

Winners of the 2014 Kentucky K-12 Chinese proficiency Competition are:

UK Establishes an Office of China Initiatives

The University of Kentucky is deepening its ties with China by establishing an on-campus Office of China Initiatives.


诚挚邀请您携家人参加首届上海大学“肯塔基大学周”的庆典活动。届时肯塔基大学常务副校长Christine Riordan博士, 上海大学校长罗宏杰博士,肯塔基大学外事处处长Susan Carvalho博士, 肯塔基大学孔子学院院长Huajing Maske博士, 历届来自中国的肯塔基大学校友以及2014届肯塔基大学中国毕业生将在上海大学欢聚一堂,共同庆祝上海大学“肯塔基大学周”。





UK Delegation to Visit Shanghai University to Teach and Collaborate

Fifteen UK faculty will teach students at Shanghai University (SHU) in China for a week this summer through the UK Confucius Institute’s (UKCI) “UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program,” during the week of June 16-20.

UK Week @ Shanghai University Celebration and Reception

You and your family are invited to a celebration and reception for the first inaugural UK Week @ Shanghai University.

Friday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Lehu New Building
Shanghai University Baoshan Campus

see itinerary below

Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants Available to UK Students, Faculty Interested in Travel to China

Several scholarships, fellowships and grant opportunities to study and teach in China have been made available to University of Kentucky students and faculty through the UK Confucius Institute and partner universities in China.

Students at UK interested in studying in China should consider applying for Confucius Institute Student Scholarships or the Shanghai Summer School program.

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.


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