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China Week Events: Reception, Skits and Concert, April 6-10


China Week: April 6-10
Miami University’s Confucius Institute will host a series of events during “China Week” April 6-10. An opening reception, Chinese skit competition and “Night of China” concert are free and open to the public.

Events, free and open to the public, are sponsored by the Confucius Institute, department of German, Russian and East Asian languages and School of Fine Arts. Events include:

  • Monday, April 6: Opening reception, noon-2 p.m. at the Confucius Institute, 126 McGuffey Hall. Chinese paintings and calligraphy will be on display.

  • Tuesday, April 7: Chinese skit competition finals, 6 p.m. at Leonard Theater in Peabody Hall. Groups from Miami’s Chinese language classes will compete for a grand prize;
    Qing Biao Qu, president of Liaoning Normal University, will present a lecture on “World Views in Traditional Chinese Culture” at 4 p.m. at the art museum.

  • Wednesday, April 8: “Night of China” concert, 7 p.m. at Leonard Theater in Peabody Hall. Featured will be performances of Chinese martial arts and traditional Chinese instruments by guests from Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China. Also performing will be Miami’s Glee Club and Miami sophomores, brothers Arvin and Anthony Ting, national wushu (Chinese martial art) champions for the Philippines.

  • Friday, April 10: Chinese Handicraft Workshop, 2-4 p.m. at the Confucius Institute, 126 McGuffey; and Martial Arts and Tai Chi demonstration and lecture at 2 p.m. in the Shriver Center multipurpose room.

A showcase of traditional Chinese martial arts and crafts, will be held at Miami Hamilton 3 p.m. April 7, at Schwarm Hall patio and a presentation and dinner at Wilks Conference Center starting at 6 p.m.; and at Miami Middletown 2-4 p.m. April 9, at the Campus Community Center.

Miami was the first university in Ohio to be awarded a Confucius Institute, designed to help promote the study of Chinese language and culture, by HanBan, the Chinese International Language Council. Miami’s Confucius Institute was formed in conjunction with Liaoning Normal University.

For more information, contact Quanyu Huang, director of the Confucius Institute, at or call 529-1849.


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