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Confluence: A Performance of Traditional and Modern Chinese Dance

The Beijing Normal University Dance Department came to William & Mary from October 4th- 7th for an unforgettable weekend of artistry and intercultural exchange. BNU led and participated in workshops with the William & Mary Dance Department, and gave an enchanting performance in Confluence: A Performance of Traditional and Modern Chinese Dance.

Beijing Normal dance students visit W&M for academic exchange

As part of William & Mary's ongoing partnership with sister university Beijing Normal, dance students and faculty from BNU participated in workshops and master classes with W&M students and faculty, and gave a performance last weekend.

Pipa Solo Concert: A Celebration of the 14th Annual Confucius Institute Day

On September 28th, 2018, the William & Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI) held a Pipa Solo Concert at Ewell Recital Hall, as part of WMCI’s celebrations for Confucius Institute Day, which honored the 14th anniversary of Confucius Institutes around the world. Tingting Mei, award-winning pipa player and WMCI volunteer teacher, was the star of the night, playing beautiful music before an enthralled audience.

WMCI’s Open House for UN Chinese Language Day Enlightens and Enchants

The William & Mary’s Confucius Institute (WMCI) held its own Chinese Language Day event April 20th, an Open House at their headquarters in Rowe House on Jamestown Road. WMCI offered an impressive sampling of their year-round offerings at its Open House – calligraphy, paper cutting, music and language – everything that could fit in just two small rooms, that is. Visitors could learn from the numerous photos and news clippings about the many large-scale events WMCI sponsors throughout Virginia, such as the Asian Festival at Williamsburg Pottery, the Spring Festival Celebration, and World Taiji and Qigong Day.

Prof. Andrew Walder speaks about China's economic boom

On April 2nd, Professor Andrew Walder, the Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, gave a lecture entitled "China's Rise: Past, Present, and Future.

Lights, Camera, Action: WMCI at the 2018 Global Film Festival

The William & Mary Confucius Institute hosted three events at the William & Mary Global Film Festival: the "Looking at China: Short Films & Discussion" workshop, a panel discussion titled "When Chinese Cinema Meets the World," and a screening of the 2017 Chinese film "Cook Up a Storm." These events were not only a smashing success, but also a wonderful time. We hope everyone who came to our events left with not only a smile on their face, but also with some more knowledge and familiarity with Chinese culture!