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Haikou calligrapher Mr Chuanfang Li held calligraphy exhibition in Darwin 17-18 November
Tourism Professor Dr Zibin Song from Hainan University visited Darwin 07-12 November
Chinese Corner - The wonderful Xinjiang - 16 November 2016
Chinese Corner - Beautiful Mount Huang Shan - 14 October 2016
2016 “Confucius Institute Day” Celebration - 25 September 2016
Chinese Corner - 2016 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration - 16 September 2016
Confucius Institute and Kormilda College Jointly Celebrate 2016 Mid-Autumn Festival - 12 September 2016
Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University showcased colourful Chinese cultural activities at the 2016 CDU Open Day - 21 August 2016
Chinese Corner - Beautiful Hainan International Tourism Island - 12 August 2016
"Discover China" - Chinese language program introduction at CDU - 11 August 2016
“Chinese Dream Belongs to Both China and the World” –talk by Professor Yang Yunsheng from Hainan University
The talk discussed the background and connotations of the Chinese Dream, the international reactions of Chinese Dream and how China could contribute to build a community of common destiny for mankind.
The Chinese Dream was put forward by Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China on 29 November 2012 when he visited the National Museum of China . The connotations of Chinese Dream are: the country becoming rich and strong, the nation becoming revival and the people becoming happy. The specific goals of Chinese Dream are to achieve the “Two 100s”: China will become a moderately prosperous society in all respects by the year 2021, the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. China will become a moderately developed country by about 2049, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Chinese delegates join Confucius Institute talks
By katie Weiss
A group of Chinese university delegates have travelled to Darwin to strengthen ties with their academic counterparts at Charles Darwin University.
CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks welcomed the nine delegates from Anhui Normal University and Hainan University, who also attended the 7th Confucius Institute Board Meeting at Casuarina campus.
Professor Maddocks was the Chair of the Board during the meeting, and both vice presidents of the two Chinese universities were among the visiting delegates.
During the two-day trip, delegates also met with staff from various areas at CDU, including Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment Professor Sue Carthew, Head of the School of Creative Arts and Humanities Professor Brian Mooney, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Academic Professor Martin Carroll and education lecturer Dr Jon Mason.
Delegates also travelled to the CDU Waterfront campus and met with Deputy Head of the Business School Dr Aggie Wegner.
The two Chinese universities are partner universities with CDU and its Confucius Institute.
Chinese Corner -10 June 2016
Dragon Boat Festival Celebrations at Confucius Institute -09 June 2016
Visit strengthens relations
By Leanne Miles
Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks recently welcomed the Minister Counsellor for Education at the Chinese Embassy in Australia, Mr Xu Xiao, during his visit to the university’s Confucius Institute.
Confucius Institute Chinese Director Wang Hua said the visit by Mr Xu aimed to strengthen relations with the Northern Territory Government and expand linkages across the education sector.
While in Darwin, Mr Xu also visited Woodroffe Primary School to discuss the school’s participation in the Confucius Classroom Program.
“The CDU Confucius Institute currently has three off-campus Chinese language teaching points with a total of about 600 students at Larrakeyah Primary School, Leanyer Primary School and Nakara Primary School,” Mr Wang said.
“The Confucius Classroom Program is very popular all over the world, with more than 1000 Confucius Classrooms established in about 134 countries. We are hoping to establish the program in the Northern Territory.”
The Minister Counsellor also met with representatives from the Department of Education to discuss partnership and collaboration opportunities including the teaching of Chinese language in NT schools, development of the CDU Confucius Institute and avenues for school participation in the Confucius Classroom program.
The Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University was established in 2011 as a partnership between CDU, Hainan University and Anhui Normal University.
Primary and middle schools interested in language programs at the CDU Confucius Institute should contact Joey Zhou on T: 8946 7677 or E: Joey.Zhou@cdu.edu.au.
Monthly Chinese Corner - 06 May 2016
The theme for this month is “Chinese traditional musical instruments”.
Flute Recital by Maggie Wu Jing, visiting scholar from Anhui Normal University on 30 April 2016
-Jointly present by the School of Creative Arts & Humanities and Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University with associate artists Chen Hui (Piano) and Janusz Kwasny (Flute)
Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University launched 2016 Chinese Corner
Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University jointly held the first Chinese Corner with School of Creative Arts and Humanities on Friday 01 April, which marked the Chinese Corner activities of this year has been launched successfully.
In the first, the new Chinese Director of Confucius Institute Mr Hua Wang expressed the warmest welcome to all attendees. After that, he introduced Confucius Institute Scholarships programs and he encouraged students to work hard to study Chinese and to apply the Scholarships in future. He pointed out that the monthly Chinese Corner is a very important platform for students to practice Chinese and exchange experiences during the Chinese study. He hoped students make good use of the platform and constantly improve their level of Chinese.
Chinese Lecturers from the School of Creative Arts and Humanities Ms Aihong Yu and Ms Jialiang Dong were invited to be the host of this Chinese Corner. Total about 30 students have attended this event including some university students who selected Chinese as their credit unit. In a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, students shared their interesting experience in learning Chinese and their understanding of Chinese culture.
Monthly Chinese Corner - 01 April 2016
The theme for this month is “Meet new friends”.
Date: Friday 01 April 2016, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Location: Confucius Institute meeting room, level 4, orange 2, Casuarina Campus.
You are welcome to bring your family and friend with you.
For RSVP, please reply by Wednesday 30th, March
Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University fully launch Chinese language teaching at Leanyer Primary School
Confucius Institute Directors, Professor Martin Jarvis and Associate Professor Hua Wang visited Leanyer Primary School on 23rd March, 2016. During the meeting, Confucius Institute agreed to fully support Chinese language teaching in Leanyer Primary school in April 2016.
Leanyer Primary school is the third Chinese language teaching point of Confucius Institute after Nakara Primary school and Larrakeyah Primary school, with more than 500 students in 21 classes. The Principal Anne Tonkin said the Chinese language teaching has welcomed by students and teachers, and she hoped to open different levels of Chinese teaching to students in different grades.
Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University held 2016 Chinese staff and students welcome party
On March 18, Confucius Institute of Charles Darwin University held a Chinese staff and students welcome party on campus, about 60 attendants participated in the event, including representatives from the Office of International Services of the University.
At first, Hua Wang, Chinese Director of Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University made a cordial greeting to welcome all the teachers and students. Then, Jan Mo, the Deputy Director of International Services gave an introduction of the Darwin city and the development of Charles Darwin University. He also expressed gratitude towards the new Chinese Director for holding this event on behalf of the school. After that, Audrey Ko, the board member of Confucius Institute, made a wonderful speech which vividly depicted how Confucius Institute was set up at Charles Darwin University and how Confucius Institute was developed in the global scope as well as showed a sincere supportive attitude to the new Chinese Director.
At the welcome party, as a Hainanese, Chinese Director Hua Wang, has proudly introduced the Hainan International Tourism Island as well as Hainan University. In addition, he provided dedicated introduction about Confucius Institute projects, such as Chinese language teaching, cultural activities, R&D and scholarship projects. He invited all Chinese teachers and students to take part in and jointly promote the development of the Confucius Institute.
In the end, Wu Jing, a visiting scholar from Anhui Normal University, offered all attendants a classic flute playing – singing the night among fishing boats. Along with the melodious and pleasant music, this welcome party ended smoothly.
Welcome event to Chinese students and teaching staff
Date: Friday 18th, Mar 2016, 4pm-5pm
Location: Confucius Institute conference room, level 4, orange 2, Casuarina Campus.
For RSVP, please reply Joey.Zhou@cdu.edu.au by Wednesday 16th, Mar 2016.
Accounting MOOC launch shows who’s counting
Chinese and Australian delegates recently gathered in Canberra to celebrate the launch of Charles Darwin University’s first bilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
The accounting MOOC, entitled “Who’s Counting: An interactive introduction to everyday accounting”, is offered in full English and partly in Chinese (Mandarin) and is free to access online until mid-May.
CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks cut the ribbon during the event with special guests, Australia’s Federal Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, and Chinese Embassy Minister-Counsellor for Education Xu Xiao.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Martin Carroll said the course was developed by the CDU Business School in collaboration with Anhui Normal University’s Economics and Business School in China. He said this demonstrated CDU’s growing partnership with its close neighbour.
Associate Professor in Accounting Wendy James said the course was structured to give people a taste of accounting in a fun and innovative way with the flexibility to complete it when and where they wanted.
“The course is an introduction to accounting and includes films, music and interactive exercises covering the three modules of basic accounting, financial accounting and management accounting,” Dr James said.
The course was built by the CDU Innovative Media Production Studio and people who successfully complete two of its three modules will receive a certificate of completion.
To enrol in the CDU Accounting MOOC “Who’s Counting?” visit W: cdu.edu.au/moocs/accounting
New Year brings new Confucius Institute Co-Director
By Leanne Miles
The new Chinese Co-Director of Charles Darwin University's Confucius Institute has arrived from Hainan University, bringing well wishes for the Year of the Monkey.
Mr Wang Hua will work with CDU Confucius Institute Co-Director Professor Martin Jarvis to head the institute, which is a partnership between CDU and the Anhui Normal and Hainan universities in China that is designed to build cultural ties within the community.
Named after the Chinese educator and philosopher, the institute was opened in 2012, with a focus on teaching Chinese language and culture through innovative new media and creative arts technologies.
Mr Wang arrived this month with his family from Haikou in Hainan Province to take up residence for three years in Darwin, replacing former Chinese Co-Director Mr Donghe Liu, from Anhui Normal University.
He said he was excited to join the institute in Darwin and hoped to provide further opportunities for the NT community to learn about Chinese language and culture, and promote academic and cross-cultural exchanges for CDU staff and students with Chinese partner universities.
“The world is getting smaller; it is easier to travel and people want to learn and experience different cultures,” Mr Wang said. “The aim of the Confucius Institute is to enhance friendship and understanding within our universities and communities by offering opportunities to engage and share through cultural exchange.”
He said the institute would hold a range of programs and cultural activities throughout the year including Chinese traditional art, music, film, language programs and Tai Chi to engage with the community.
Mr Wang said he also hoped to engage the business community by offering courses in Chinese language and culture.
“We hope to talk to local companies to find out what their requirements are, so we can provide them with more training opportunities and services,” he said.
Mr Wang also said he hoped to establish a Confucius Institute Alumni Association and invited all alumni or anyone interested in the Confucius Institute to become involved in the range of programs on offer throughout the year.