Confucius Institute News
Posted Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0700Hexian Xue, a professor of Chinese at the University of Idaho, believes learning Chinese really isn't as hard as Americans might think. "When students attend the first few classes, to be honest, they do not have the confidence to learn the Chinese language well," Xue said. "But step by step, day by day, for at least some of the students, they become comfortable to say, 'Chinese is not as hard as I assumed.' " Xue, who teaches multiple levels of Chinese as well as a cultural course on Chinese cinema, is a co-director of the UI's Confucius Institute. Read more
Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:02:00 -0800Performers from the Shaolin School in Henan Province, China, will present a free martial arts and musical show in Coeur d’Alene at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the North Idaho College Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 Garden Ave. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.
Posted Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0800Performers from the Shaolin School in Henan Province, China, will present a martial arts and musical show in Boise at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Centennial High School Performing Arts Center (12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise). Read more
Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:17:00 -0700Registration for spring semester starts next week. Did you know that students who study Chinese at University of Idaho for can qualify to study abroad in China for free?
Posted Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700If you are looking to give your Chinese business partner a gift this holiday season, don’t make it a clock. The pronunciation of the word “clock” in Mandarin is similar to the word “dying,” and is considered unlucky.
Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700College of Idaho professors Jeff Snyder-Reinke, history, and Rob Dayley, political economy and Asian studies, will be the speakers at the China in the Treasure Valley series presented by the University of Idaho Confucius Institute. Read more
Posted Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0700Held at the University of Idaho, China on the Palouse provides UI students and community members with an opportunity to learn more about China in a comfortable, informal setting. Read more
Posted Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0700As part of the 12th anniversary celebrations occurring around the globe for the Confucius Institute program, come join the University of Idaho Confucius Institute at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center for a three-day film festival on the fine flavors and fun of Chinese food traditions, Sept. 23-25.
Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0700Riverfront Park will shine brightly with nearly 40 illuminated displays and thousands of lights as the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Spokane this week. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:30:00 -0700You Qiang, professor of physics and nuclear engineering at the University of Idaho, will talk about I-Ching, an ancient Chinese philosophy, and its relationship to modern science. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Idaho Water Center Legacy Pointe room. Read more