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From the President’s Activity Report: Chinese New Year at Valley View

The Confucius Institute at NMSU celebrated three days of Chinese New Year with more than 200 students at Valley View Elementary School. A highlight for the students was reading Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” in English, Spanish, and Chinese. The students also got the chance to try their hands at games that are played by…
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From the President’s Activity Report: Mid-Autumn Festival and More

This week has been especially busy for the Confucius Institute at NMSU as we participated in the Aggie Express (talking with future Aggies and their parents about opportunities to learn Chinese language and to study in China with NMSU), did a Chinese Culture presentation for RGH students (serving Chinese tea and teaching martial arts), and…
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From the President’s Activity Report: Confucius Day with the Honors College

Honors Living Learning Community   The students who are residents of our living and learning community had a fun event in conjunction with the Confucius Institute and other Garcia Hall residents to mark Confucius Day. Students learned calligraphy, sampled Chinese tea and treats, and learned about the history of this important annual holiday. The success of…
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Contemporary Chinese Rock Suggested by NMSU-CI Speakers Series

Check it out!  On April 11, 2017, Matt Clark gave an entertaining and comprehensive talk on Chinese rock’n’roll all the way up until today’s third wave of Chinese rock.  Those who would like to learn more, or those who simply enjoy good tunes, should check out Matt Clark’s recommendations below.     First on the…
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Confucius Institute and KRUX’s Imported Beats

Our program coordinator, Tom Burnham, was on KRUX’s Imported Beats on April 1st, 2017! No Joke!  You can check out a recording of this live radio broadcast here.

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Chinese Rock’n’Roll: From Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping – This Tuesday!

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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 Greeting

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