On October 12, the 10thanniversary celebration of Confucius Institute jointly established by SCUN and theUniversity of Wisconsin-Platteville was held locally. A delegationof five including SCUN president Li Jinlin, as well as Shields, president ofthe University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and part of teachers and students of ConfuciusInstitute attended the activity, and Yu Peng,deputy consul-general of the Chinese Consulate inChicago, was present at the activity on invitation.
At the annual council of Confucius Institute of theUniversity of Wisconsin-Platteville, the two parties reviewed and summarizedthe development of Confucius Institute over the past decade. “We hope ConfuciusInstitute can continue to explore new areas of cooperation, deepen the level ofexchanges, build a ‘high-speed railway of souls’ between the two peoples andbuild a bridge for cultural exchange,” president Li Jinlin expressed. Afterthat, the participants visited the Charming Wuling – Exhibition of LandscapePaintings of SCUN Teachers and Students. A total of 24 works created byteachers and students of our Academy of Fine Arts were exhibited, fully presentingthe unique charm of Chinese ink painting and the beautiful scenery of Wulingmountainous area.
A group photo of theparticipants at the annual council of Confucius Institute. (Photo/InternationalAffairs Office)
After more than four months of preparation, the teachersand students of our art group presented wonderful performances to the localcommunity residents and the teachers and students of Confucius Institute. Thetheme of the performance was Colorful China. The opening dance Colorful China showed the unity andharmony of the big family of the Chinese nation; the martial arts performancecombined Tai Chi with Fanzi boxing to show the spirit, vigor and charmof Chinese martial arts; Sichuan opera face-changing amazed the audiences; thefolk song I Am Waiting for You in the TeaVillage showed the hospitality of the Tujia people; and the folk dancespresented the life scenes and delicate emotions of Chinese minorities. Thewonderful performances won warm applause from the audiences.
Our art group presentedwonderful performances to the local community residents and the teachers andstudents of Confucius Institute. (Photo/International Affairs Office)
Confucius Institute of theUniversity of Wisconsin-Platteville, established in 2008, offers diversecourses and has conducted various kinds of lectures and workshops. It is aimedat teaching Chinese and introducing Chinese culture to local students andcommunity residents.Afterten years of development, Confucius Institute has set up two independentclassrooms and one teaching school, and its scale and influence are constantlyexpanding. For six consecutive years, Confucius Institute has undertaken thecultural tour program of Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. This time,our art group will go to Kennesaw State University, North Carolina StateUniversity, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, George Washington University,Old Dominion University etc to carry out cultural exchanges and performances.