Events

Past and current events

Spring 2018

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with the Confucius Institute

 

Chinese New Year falls on the 16 February, and to mark the Year of the Dog, we are running a variety of activities on campus.

A one-day Chinese language and culture taster session (0900-1530), where you can learn some basic Mandarin and have experience of making Chinese art and music, will kick off the celebrations on 9 February.

On 12 February, we’re also holding our popular dumpling-making workshop. You can learn the skill of making northern Chinese style dumplings (jiaozi), and enjoy them over tea.

On 14 February there will be Chinese Hour, where you can join an informal Mandarin conversation session; and the Chinese Film Club with a special screening to mark the festive period.

A special concert performed by the CI’s choir Chinese Whispers, will mark the finale of the celebrations on 12 March. Several school partners will also be participating in the performances to be held in Middleton Hall.

All events are free.

Booking is absolutely essential due to their popularity and limited places.

DateEventTimeLocation
Fri 9 FebChinese Language and Culture Day0900-1530The Courtyard Multi Function Room
Mon 12 FebChinese Dumpling-making Workshop*1200-1400The Courtyard Multi Function Room
Wed 14 FebChinese Hour1600-1700Resources Room, Dennison Centre
Wed 14 FebChinese Film Club1800-2030Conference Room, Dennison Centre
Mon 12 MarchChinese Whispers New Year Concert1700-1800Middleton Hall

 

*Meat and nut based ingredients will be used

To book or learn more about our special Chinese New Year programmes, please get in touch with us.
Email: ciuh@hull.ac.uk Telephone: +44(0)1482 462197

 

 

February Highlight – Chinese Language and Culture Day – Chinese New Year Special  – Free!
This one-day taster programme will cover some basic Chinese such as pronunciations, greetings, numbers as well as gaining an insight into Chinese culture. A complimentary lunch and class materials are included. All are welcome. Places are limited; please contact us to sign up or register your interests.

 

 

Nov 2017

  • 13 November
    Traditional Chinese Medicine Lectures

    Are you interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine? Do you find acupuncture intriguing? Come along to our special lecture event on 13 November at , which takes place at Cohen 041 at 09:30-11:00, University of Hull. Two guest speakers, Professor Wang Yanhui and Professor Qian Xiaoyan, both from Xiamen University, China, will share their knowledge on acupuncture and auricular therapy, as well as demonstrating the technique of these century-old treatments. Call 01482-462197 to book your place or contact li.wang@hull.ac.uk for more details.
  • 10 November
    Chinese Language and Culture Day –
     Free!
    We will be running our popular language and culture day throughout the year, to meet the demands. This one-day taster class will cover some basic Chinese such as pronunciations, greetings, numbers as well as gaining an insight into Chinese culture. A complimentary lunch and class materials are included. All are welcome. Please contact us to reserve a place.
  • 6-10 November
    Confucius Institute Day –
     Free!
    Following the success of the Confucius Institute Day events last month, the Institute will roll out further language and culture programmes as a contribution to the Degree Plus + Week.The Confucius Institute will be holding a series of activities at various locations throughout the campus. Each day from 6-10 November, there are programmes for those who wish to learn some Chinese through cultural activities.Staff and students can get a hands-on experience such as making Chinese dumplings in the Master-Chef style kitchen at the Courtyard. Paper cutting, Chinese games. Chinese film screenings are also on offer during the week. The popular Chinese Language and Culture Day will take place on 10 October to mark the finale of the CI Week.All the CI Week events are free for students, staff as well as the general public.Booking is needed for some of the programmes; please see attached poster for more details.For further information, email ciuh@hull.ac.uk or ring 01482-462197.

Autumn/winter 2017 special

  • 18 October/15 November/13 December   15:00-16:00
    The Analects of Confucius – a lecture series by Dr Liu Aiju

    The Analects of Confucius
     are a collection of teaching and thoughts of Confucius. They include twenty books, each generally featuring a series of chapters that encompass quotes from Confucius, which were compiled by his disciples after his passing. Dr Liu, a lecturer of Chinese Studies at University of Hull, will give an insight into the compelling story of Confucius and his philosophy. Everyone is welcome to attend. Location: G/F, Dennison Centre, Cottingham Road

June 2017

  • 9 June   
    Chinese Language and Culture Day 

March 2017

  • 10 March
    Chinese Language and Culture Day
  • 1, 15 March
    Movie nights at the Chinese Film Club  18:00-20:00
    We run a Chinese Film Club every fortnight at the Confucius Institute, offering free film-screening sessions to everyone who enjoys movies as well as Chinese culture. After every session, we give a short, informal lecture and invite participants to have a lively conversation about the film. All sessions are free, coffee and tea are included. No need to book, just turn up. Location: Ground floor, Dennison Centre   

February 2017

  • 10 February
    2017 Manchester Chinese New Year Gala

    Our Chinese Whispers Choir was invited to perform a couple of songs for the prestigious event as special guests, that took place at Manchester Central.

January 2017

  • 20 January
    Chinese Language and Culture Day
    Our language and culture day is back by popular demand, and is launched as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations ( 2017 is the Year of the Rooster). This one-day taster class will cover some basic Chinese such as pronunciations, greetings, numbers as well as gaining an insight into Chinese culture. A complimentary lunch and class materials are included. All are welcome. Please contact us to book a place.

November 2016

  • 1-30 November
    Photo Exhibition – Time and Space in China: The Urban World of Beijing
    Organised by the Confucius Institute at University of Hull, this impressive photo exhibition will be held in the newly renovated gallery at the Brynmor Jones Library. Please come and join us, and enjoy viewing an array of brilliant images of Beijing.

October 2016

  • 18-21 October
    Confucius Institute Week
    To mark the decade of the founding of the worldwide Confucius Institutes, we are offering a wide range of free activities. From 18-21 October, our programmes will cover traditional Chinese crafts and sports, as well as a film screening held on different locations around the campus.
    Feel free to contact us if you would like to take part or to have a chat.
  • 17 October
    Chinese Language and Culture Day – Free!
    This one-day taster programme will cover some basic Chinese such as pronunciations, greetings, numbers as well as gaining an insight into Chinese cultutre. A complimentary lunch and class materials are included. All are welcome. Places are limited; please contact us to sign up or register your interests.
  • 6 October
    Intermediate Chinese Course – £120
    For those who have learnt basic Chinese before but would like to enhance their language skills. Starting on 6 October, the intermediate course will also run for 10 weeks. To sign up and secure a place, please contact us.
  • 4 October
    Beginners’ Chinese Course – £120
    This evening course is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. Lessons start on 4 October, and will run for 10 weeks with two hours of tuition each week. To sign up and secure a place, please contact us.

September 2016

  • 15 September   
    The Mid-Autumn Festival Day
    To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, aka Moon Festival, the Confucius Institute will be running a variety of programmes around the campus on 15 September. There will be an exhibition showcasing the origins and meanings behind this traditional festival, and how Chinese people gather together to make the most of this special day. We will also be offering a workshop, where you can learn to make traditional Chinese knotting crafts. The programme will be finished off with a moon cake tasting session and a moon-shaped fan dance presentation.

Contact

For more information on any of these events, or to register a place, please contact us:

Emailciuh@hull.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1482 462197

Please check our website and social media platforms regularly for updated details.