Category Archives: Events and Student Opportunites

KTAL’s Peter Goodman interviews Bill Porter AKA Red Pine

Some of you may remember when Red Pine joined us for our Confucius Institute Speakers Series last semester (Fall 2016).  It was a fascinating talk with great attendance.  For those of you that missed it, or for those of you who would like to learn more about the role of hermits in Chinese history and…
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Chinese New Year Dragon and Lion Dance

Join us on Wednesday, January 25, at 2:30 PM on the International Mall for a Chinese New Year Parade put on by Confucius Institute students and teachers!  The parade will begin at Breland’s North Plaza and head west down the International Mall. We hope to see you there!

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Join Us in Celebrating the Chinese New Year!

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Branigan Cultural Center Chinese New Year Celebration

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An Invitation to Participate in Free Tai Chi Classes

The Confucius Institute would like to invite everyone to join us for free Tai Chi classes! No matter your age or ability, you are welcome to join us every Wednesday and Friday at 5:00-6:00 PM in Breland Room 170. We hope to see you there!  

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Charles Townley on Chinese Modern Art: Save the Date!

Save the date: Former Dean of NMSU Libraries and 2-time Fulbright Fellow in Beijing, China will share his extensive collection of modern Chinese art. More details soon! This event will be free and open to the public on February 16, 2017 at 7 PM at the Health and Social Services Auditorium.

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When Old Meets New: How China’s “Double-Eleven” Day Challenges Confucianism

“Double-Eleven” Day (aka 11.11 [November 11th], Singles Day, and Bachelors Day) is an e-commerce shopping spree celebrated by millions of Chinese e-shoppers.  Since 2013, Chinese e-tailors have experienced record one-day sales on that date, totaling over $14 billion.  Come learn about this international e-commerce phenomenon. Winnie Lee, Associate Professor, Department of ECON/ASTAT/IB, NMSU Wenkai Zhou,…
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Understanding the US-China Trade Relations

Dr Lijuan Zhang, former Fulbright Scholar to the Middlebury Institute, Adjunct Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Professor, Shandong University, China The trade imbalance between the U.S. and China has complicated their bilateral relationship.  What are the major issues in U.S.-China trade and economic relations?  How scary is the U.S. trade deficit with China?  What…
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The Search for Solitude: China’s Hermit Tradition

The search for solitude has been at the core of Chinese civilization ever since it began 5000 years ago.  Spending time alone, usually in the mountains, has been an essential part of all three major spiritual traditions in China from their very beginning, and it continues to be so today.  Bill Porter will give a…
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April 26th: “夏洛特烦恼 (Goodbye Mr.Loser)”

It is a 2015 comedy film. Comedians Shen Teng and Mai Li star in this film adaptation of the very popular Mainland theater play following the story of a middle-aged loser who finds himself magically transported back to his high school years, enabling him to fix all his life’s mistakes.

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