Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) received award as “Confucius Institute of the Year 2013”
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) was named as one of the “Confucius Institutes of the Year 2013” and received an award at the 8th Global Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing on December 7, 2013. It is a distinct honor for CIRU as the only one in the greater New York area in recent years to receive such an award. The award adds to increasing the visibility of Rutgers University in China. See more
Two Summer Programs in China for New Jersey High School and College Students
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) is pleased to announce two summer programs in China for New Jersey high school and college students. The "China Today" summer camp for college students will be held from June 27 to July 6 in Shanghai and aims at introducing college students to various aspects of contemporary China including economy, trade and finance, society, literature and popular culture. College students currently enrolled in an accredited college/university in New Jersey are eligible for the program. CIRU and its Chinese partner, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)/Confucius Institute Headquarters, cover all program costs in China, including room and board, travel within China, and study material. Participants are responsible for international airfare to Shanghai and visa/passport fees. Application deadline is March 31, 2014. This inaugural run of the "China Today" summer camp is organized in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the worldwide Confucius Institute initiative.
The 2014 CIRU "Chinese Bridge" Summer Camp for NJ High School Students, this year in its sixth iteration, will take place from July 16 to August 1 in Beijing and other major cities in China. This program is open to juniors and seniors in New Jersey high schools who are taking Mandarin Chinese courses and want to experience China firsthand for themselves. During their stay in China, students will take Mandarin lessons, participate in various cultural activities such as Chinese calligraphy and martial arts, visit historical sights, and have the opportunity to interact with local Chinese students. Participants are responsible for their own international airfare, application fee and visa/passport fees. All program costs within China are covered by CIRU's partner institution Hanban. Application deadline is March 7, 2014.
New Evening Class Open to Public!
Title: Advanced Chinese Through Chinese Media
Start Date: 02/11/2014-05/02/2014 (12 weeks)
Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM, every Tuesday and Friday
Location: Scott Hall 102
Tuition: $360. Rutgers students and faculty/staff enjoy a 50% discount. You are welcome to try out the first lesson!
Description: This evening class is for students with intermediate Chinese language skills. The instructor will introduce Chinese language in Chinese broadcasting and newspaper. Students will have the opportunity to not only practice and strengthen their listening but also their reading skills in Chinese. Students will gain a better understanding of the language structure used in Chinese media.
Announcing this year's November International Conference:
"Traditional Chinese Medicine and Contemporary Society: Theory and Practice in the Global Age"
This year the conference will be taking place in Alexander Library from November 21-22, 2013. A schedule of events for the conference is provided here, along with the conference poster for any additional information you may need.
CIRU Distinguished Lecture Series:
Professor Ezra F. Vogel will be coming from Harvard University to give a lecture on "Deng Xiaoping and His Legacy in China", on the 15th of October. It is on a Tuesday at 4:30 pm, and will be held in Room 403 Lecture Hall in Alexander Library. Please see attached flyer for details.
Please refer to our Teachers Training page (http://www.ciru.rutgers.edu/
International Conference on
"Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Contemporary Society:
Theory and Practice in the Global Age"
November 21-22, 2013
See abstract for details.
CIRU Distinguished Lecture Series 2013-2014 Beginning Soon
Upcoming lectures being made by Professors Zhang Longxi, Ezra Vogel, and Liao Ping-hui. First lecture will be September 17, 2013. See updated program for abstracts.
Students will be leaving for China in less than a week!! Students will be arriving back in America July 25th. Students from seven different schools around New Jersey have a wonderful opportunity to see what real Chinese culture is like. Congratulations to all candidates for this year's Chinese Summer Bridge Program!
Community and Religion in Rural North China: Searching for a New Paradigm
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, May 3-5, 2013. See program for details.
Sponsored by Confucius Institute at Rutgers University
Dear CIRU Friends,
We have now officially stopped receiving anymore applications for the 2013 summer camp trip to China. All applications are currently under review, and we will work as quickly as possible to let everybody know whether they got accepted or not.
Thank you for your patience!
The interdiscinplinary Program in Chinese studies at Rutgers is pleased to present:
'Sparrow on a Pine Branch': Contemporary American Poems in Traditional Chinese Forms
with: Professor Eugene Eoyang
Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature &
East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:30pm
Room A, B & C, Rutgers Brower Commons (2nd floor)
145 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
For additional information, see flyer.
Stay posted for the:
"Science and Technology in Contemporary China:
Advancements and Challenges in the Era of Globalization"
March 28, 2013. See flyer for details.
Conversational Chinese 1A
Conversational Chinese 2B
The Third Annual CIRU Chinese Language Competition will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Rutgers University.
The following schools will participate in this competition:
Bergen County Academies School
Bergen County Technical School
Hunterdon Central Regional High School
Linden High School
Ridgewood High school
Verona High School
Woodbridge High School
CIRU Distinguished Lecture Series
China At Another Crossroads: 1947 and 2012
On Tuesday, February 26 at 4:30 pm, Professor Joseph W. Esherick will talk about what we can learn about the past and the present from field work and oral histories in China today. This lecture will be held in Lecture Hall 403 in Alexander Library
See attached flyer for more details
Conversational Chinese Classes
2012 Fall Session CIRU Chinese Classes
Conversational Chinese I A
This 8-week course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese. This class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm starting on September 5, 2012, at 24 College Avenue, New Brunswick.
Conversational Chinese IB
This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese IA. Focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will
enable students to function in a Chinese environment. This class meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting on September 4, 2012, at 24 College Avenue, New Brunswick.
Prerequisite: Conversational Chinese 1A or equivalent
For details, please clickflyer.
Chinese Language Classes: Focus on Business
- Small Evening Classes
- Experienced CSL instructors
- Convenient College Avenue Location
Business Chinese I
This 8-week course is intended for business professionals with no prior knowledge of Chinese. By completing this course, students will have learned Chinese phonetics, basic Chinese grammar, over 100 commonly used sentence patterns, about 600 words and 250 Chinese characters. This course will help get the basic Chinese knowledge and skills and some communicative ability appropriate to Chinese environment.
The class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm starting on Oct. 1, 2012, at 24 College Avenue, New Brunswick.
Business Chinese II
The 8-week course is designed for business professionals who have completed Basic Chinese I or equivalent. This course aims at developing the students’ speaking and listening abilities, especially communicative ability appropriate to Chinese environment and the competence of cross-cultural communication in the context of economic and cooperative interchange. By completing this course, students will have learned Chinese phonetics, basic Chinese grammar, over 200 commonly used sentence patterns, about 1200 words and 500 Chinese characters.
The class meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm starting on Oct. 2, 2012, at 24 College Avenue, New Brunswick.
Visit http://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/search.cfm to register