Confucius Institute News
Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:22:00 -0700
Chinese calligraphy is an ancient and beautiful art. Come practice water and ink calligraphy! The University of Idaho Confucius Institute in Boise is offering a three-week Chinese Calligraphy Workshop from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time Tuesdays, May 1, May 8, and May 15, at the U of I Boise Center, 322 E. Front St., Room 348A. Cost is $30 for the three-week workshop. Questions or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:53:00 -0700
Chinese calligraphy is an ancient and beautiful art. Come practice water and ink calligraphy! The University of Idaho Confucius Institute in Boise is offering a three-week Chinese Calligraphy Workshop from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time Tuesdays, April 10, April 17, and April 24, at the U of I Boise Center, 322 E. Front St., Room 348A. Cost is $30 for the three-week workshop. Questions or RSVP to email@example.com
Posted Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:40:00 -0700
The University of Idaho Confucius Institute is offering beginner Chinese QiGong classes in Boise this spring, beginning today. The course is designed for students who want to learn more about the form of Chinese martial arts called "Baduan jin" or the "eight silken movements." This practice is a form of Chinese QiGong that is used as both physical exercise and to open the energy pathways of the body. Practicing QiGong can be beneficial for mental and physical health. Over the course of the semester the instructor will teach about each of the eight silken movements and help students to master the movements. The course is nine weeks long. Read more
Posted Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:20:00 -0700
The University of Idaho Confucius Institute in Boise is sponsoring free Chinese Craft Nights every Thursday in April! Kids age 5-12 are welcome to join to learn about Chinese culture and create a fun craft they can take home! Join us for one or all of the following craft nights:
Thursday, April 5: Chinese Paper Cutting
Thursday, April 12: Beijing Opera Masks
Thursday, April 19: Chinese Porcelain Painting
Thursday, April 26: Chinese Paper Lanterns and Pinwheels
All craft nights are from 6-7 p.m. Mountain Time at the U of I Boise Center, 322 E. Front St., Room 156. Get more information and RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-364-4054. Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:08:00 -0700
The next Chinese Food Club, brought to you by the Confucius Institute, is 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 6. in the 1912 Center. Come and eat some delicious traditional Chinese food. All food is prepared in-house by our instructors. Seats limited to 25 and cost is $10. RSVP to email@example.com. Read more
Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:48:00 -0800
The search for solitude has been at the core of Chinese civilization ever since it began 5,000 years ago. Spending time alone, usually in the mountains, has been an essential part of all three major spiritual traditions in China: Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, and it continues to be so today. China scholar Bill Porter will give a slide presentation and talk about this tradition that has played such an important part in Chinese culture and in the teachings of Laozi, Confucius, and Bodhidharma. His talk is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room. Read more
Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:53:00 -0800
Join us at February's Chinese Food Club! This month we will meet at the 1912 Center in Moscow at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Participants will be fed delicious authentic Chinese food prepared that day, by our wonderful instructors. After everyone is full, you will learn how to make the dish you ate and maybe even learn some Chinese at the same time. Cost is $10 per person and everyone is welcome to attend! RSVP at 208-885-7110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0700
Hexian 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 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:17:00 -0700
Registration 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 -0700
If 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.