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Events


Chinese Corner - Happy Year of the Rooster and Lantern Festival - 10 Feb 2017 

Professional Teacher Tina Ma instroduce Chinese New Year and Lantern festival  Visiting scholar Ms Gong Ping gave a talk about World Heritage in China

Audience  Chinese Director Hua Wang presented gift to Ms Gong Ping      


Confucius Institute heralds the year of the rooster

By Leanne Miles

Friends of Charles Darwin University gathered this month to sing, dance and play games as part of Chinese New Year celebrations to signify the beginning of the year of the rooster.

The Darwin community joined the celebrations at Casuarina campus, which were co-hosted by the Confucius Institute at CDU and the Australia China Friendship Society.

The event included dance performances, traditional Chinese food, games and cultural activities such as paper cutting and calligraphy.

Confucius Institute co-Director Professor Martin Jarvis said the event was a great opportunity for the community to celebrate and learn about Chinese language and culture.

“The Confucius Institute at CDU has become an important hub for engagement with Chinese culture over the past four years,” Professor Jarvis said. “CDU’s recognition of the cultural importance of the Chinese New Year festival has become very significant as we develop a closer relationship with our Chinese partner universities.”

The Chinese co-Director of the Confucius Institute, Associate Professor Hua Wang, said the rooster was one of 12 zodiac signs on the Chinese lunar calendar.

“The pronunciation is similar to Chinese words representing opportunity and being energetic,” Mr Wang said.

“It is also well known that the rooster helps people to know that the morning has arrived and to make the most of each day.”

He said celebrations were held by Chinese people in the hope of a prosperous year ahead.

“Through the Confucius Institute we hope to develop closer relationships and understanding with the community and local business,” he said.

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.

For more information about upcoming events visit W: cdu.edu.au/confucius-institute.


Haikou calligrapher Mr Chuanfang Li held calligraphy exhibition in Darwin 17-18 November

Welcome speech by CI Director Martin Jarvis 

  Mr Li wrote a antithetical couplet to the Confucius Institute

Mr Li presented his works to guest 

 

Mr Li presented his works to the Lord Mayor 


Tourism Professor Dr Zibin Song from Hainan University visited Darwin 07-12 November

CDU PVC Professor Peter Kell met with Dr Song  Dr Song gave presentation at the Tourism NT

Dr Song met with Mr Jeff Stewart at NTG Business Department  Dr Song met with Dr Aggie Wegner at CDU Business school

Dr Song visited CDU Palmerston campus   Dr Song visited Confucius Institute and met with Dr Pascal Tremblay


Chinese Corner - The wonderful Xinjiang - 16 November 2016

Welcome speech by CI Director Martin Jarvis  Presentation by visiting professor Dr Zibin Song from Hainan University

Group photo  CI Chinese lecturer Ruby Li introduced the beautiful Xinjiang


Chinese Corner - Beautiful Mount Huang Shan - 14 October 2016

Chinese Lecturer Ping Zhang introduce Mount Huang Shan  Children dress traditional costume of Huangmei opera

Audience read Chinese Poetry  Speech by Chinese Director Hua Wang

Audience communication


2016 “Confucius Institute Day” Celebration - 25 September 2016

Welcome speech by the VC Professor Simon Maddocks  Chinese Director Hua Wang presented Chinese Calligraphy to the Lord Mayor

Dance performance : Prairie Girl  Chinese traditional costumes show - Year 3 students from Larrarkeyah primary school  

Children’s play: Chinese Zodiac- Year 6 students from Leanyer primary school  Classical Chinese Poetry Reading - Students from Chinese language 2 and 4 at CDU

Lion Dance by Chung Wah Society  Group photo

The theatre  Students experienced Chinese Traditional papercutting

Audience experienced Chinese Calligraphy  Chopsticks Play

Visitors practice Chinese musical instruments  Students experienced Chinese Opera Mask Painting


Chinese Corner - 2016 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration - 16 September 2016

Welcome speech by Chinese Director Hua Wang  Professional Teacher Tina Ma introduced Chinese traditional mid-autumn festival

Classical Chinese Poetry Reading by CI friend Terry Mcdonnald  PVC Professor Peter Kell praised the event was successfully held

Interact with attendees  Group photo


Confucius Institute and Kormilda College Jointly Celebrate 2016 Mid-Autumn Festival - 12 September 2016

Openning speech by CI Chinese Director Hua Wang  Presentation “Chinese Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival” by Ms Tina Ma

Solo Dance by Chinese lecturer Ruby Li  Chen style Tai Chi Quan performance by Mr Hua Wang

Students experienced Chinese Traditional Costume   Students experienced Chinese Calligraphy

Students tasted mooncake  Students experienced Chinese Traditional papercutting

Students experienced Chinese Opera Mask Painting  Students experienced Chinese knot making


Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University showcased colourful Chinese cultural activities at the 2016 CDU Open Day - 21 August 2016

Dance performance : Love my China  Chinese traditional costume show

Chinese Kong-fu Chant performance  A chorus by the students, the name is “Jasmine Flower”

Chen style Tai Chi Quan performance   Student tried on Chinese traditional costume

Volunteer introduce Chinese cultrual books  Visitors practice Chinese calligraphy

Visitors practice Chinese musical instrument  Visitors practice Chinese paper cutting

Visitors taste dumplings   Chinese Director Hua Wang introduce CI program to visitors


Chinese Corner - Beautiful Hainan International Tourism Island - 12 August 2016

Welcome speech by Chinese Director Hua Wang  Ruby Li introduced the geography of China

Share experience from the audience  Audience communication

Audience communication  Group photo 


"Discover China" - Chinese language program introduction at CDU - 11 August 2016

Professor Brian Mooney gave the welcome speech  Chinese lecturers of School of Creative Arts and Humanities Ms Aihong Yu introduced the Chinese program at CDU

Steven Morris from OIS introduced the Chinese program  Chinese traditional costume show


“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.

question from the audience  Group photo


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.

The 7th Confucius Institute Board Meeting  Exchange gift

Exchange gift  Group photo


Chinese Corner -10 June 2016

Welcome speech by CI Director Martin Jarvis  Introduce the Dragon Boat Festvial by Tina Ma

Interact with attendee  Activity scene

Jingru Li recited a poem at the scene  Group photo


Dragon Boat Festival Celebrations at Confucius Institute -09 June 2016

Welcome speech by Chinese Director Hua Wang  Professor Brian Mooney tasted Zongzi

Activity scene1  Activity scene2

Local Chinese and overseas Chinese shared insights on life  Speech by Audrey Ko, board member of CI


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.

Morning tea at Confucius Institute  

Mr Wang Hua accepts a gift from Mr Xu Xiao to the Confucius Institute  Group photo


Monthly Chinese Corner - 06 May 2016

The theme for this month is “Chinese traditional musical instruments”.

Welcome speech by Chinese Director Hua Wang   Chinese Lecturer Tina Ma introduced Chinese traditional musical instruments

Flute play by Maggie Wu  Attendees tried to play Yangqin, a Chinese traditional musical instrument 

Professor Peter Shaw played cello in the Chinese Corner  Attendees are happy to join the Chinese Corner


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)

Flute Recital by Maggie Wu  CI Director Martin Jarvis hosted the Recital

Flute Recital by Maggie Wu with Associate artists Chen Hui and Janusz Kwasny  Flower presented to Maggie by CI Chinese Director Hua Wang

Maggie Wu with Associate artists Chen Hui and Janusz Kwasny  Group photo after the Recital


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.

Chinese lecturers of School of Creative Arts and Humanities Ms Aihong Yu hosted the Chinese Corner  Chinese Director Hua Wang welcome students

Chinese lecturers of School of Creative Arts and Humanities Ms Jialiang Dong introduce group activities  Group discussion

Group discussion  Group discussion


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

Invitation- Chinese Corner-01 Apr-Meet new friends


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.

Chinese Director Hua Wang gave gift to the Principal Anne Tonkin  Introduce the campus

Meet teachers  Meet students

Introduce the master plan of the school   Chinese teaching


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 speech by Jan Mo from Office of International service  Audrey Ko, board member of CI

Flute play by Maggie Wu  CI Chinese Director-Hua Wang introduce CI projects

                                       Chinese students in the party


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.

Invitation-Welcome event for Chinese students and staff


MOOC

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



Associate Professor Hua Wang

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.