CIRU News Archive

 CIRU Distinguished Lecture: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:30-8PM

Women and Rain in the Daoist Qingwei Era
Professor Poul Andersen, University of Hawai'i
Location: Lecture Hall 403, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus
All are welcome, free admission
For more information, please see here.


Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies Presents 
Inaugural Rutgers Daoist Studies Symposium: “Daoism and Local Society in Modern China”, November 15-16, 2014
Location:Room 301, Van Dyck Hall, 3rd Floor, 16 Seminary Place, College Avenue Campus
All are welcome, free admission
For more information, please see  pdf here (235 KB)

Chinese Culture and Arts Day
孔子学院日
Friday, September 26th

 10AM-12PM & 2PM-4PM: The Cove
       Chinese Arts and Crafts Workshop
       Artist demonstration and interactive workshop on dough figurines, paper cutting, Chinese knots, Calligraphy,
       Chinese Chess and Paper folding.
 12PM-1PM: Fireside Lounge
       Complimentary Chinese Lunch
 1PM-4PM: Busch Multipurpose Room
       Showcase of Chinese Performing Arts
       Professional artists of differing backgrounds join together to showcase Chinese and American performing arts. Also
       with special performances by Confucius Classroom students.
       Please see pdf program .

 

CANCELLED
Saturday, September 27th: The Splendor of Chinese Kunqu Opera
由 于北方昆曲剧院因签证问题无法如约赴美演出,罗格斯大学孔子学院特此通知:原定于9月27日在罗格斯大学尼古拉斯音乐厅的专场演出延期至2015年初,详 情另行通知。给广大观众带来诸多不便,在此深表歉意。9月26日罗格斯大学"孔子学院日"全日活动将如期在罗格斯大学Busch Student Center举行,详情请查阅罗格斯大学孔子学院网站http://www.ciru.rutgers.edu

 

We regret to inform you that the Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre has had to postpone their performing dates in North America due to visa issues. The performance by the Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre originally scheduled on September 27th at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University, is postponed until early next year. We apologize for all the inconvenience. The full-day activities scheduled on Friday, September 26, at Busch Student Center, on Rutgers University Confucius Institute Day remain unchanged. Please check back for more details.

 



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.


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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.

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Please refer to our Teachers Training page (http://www.ciru.rutgers.edu/teachers-training-mainmenu-160) for all information on our upcoming Teachers Training Workshop this Friday August 30th, 2013

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

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Conference on

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 

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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!

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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.

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Stay posted for the:

Symposium on
"Science and Technology in Contemporary China:
Advancements and Challenges in the Era of Globalization"

March 28, 2013. See flyer for details.

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 Conversational Chinese 1A

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 Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm starting on April 1, 2013, at 24 College Avenue, New Brunswick.
 

Conversational Chinese 2B

This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese 2A. 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 April 2, 2013, at 24 College Avenue, New Brunswick.
 
Prerequisite: Conversational Chinese 2A or equivalent
 
For any further information, click here. The link for class registration can also be accessed via the event flyer provided.

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 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

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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

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Conversational Chinese Classes

2012 Fall Session CIRU Chinese Classes
Register? Send Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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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

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