Our workshops offer teachers in both the U.S and China opportunities to learn from each other, visit local schools, exchange ideas, and increase the visibility of their profession.
Faculty Seminar on the Development of Chinese Themed Courses:
This is an innovative program, including travel to China, whose purpose is to develop a series of cross-disciplinary courses university-wide to promote the understanding of Chinese culture.
See the full length video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKH-9yC4UQ8
Lectures and SeminarsLooking for a better grasp on the political, cultural, and economic changes that are occurring in China today? Pace CI brings together international renowned scholars and experts in a number of fields for panel discussions and lectures on a variety of topics, such as politics, economics, culture, language, history, arts, education, and science.
To foster cultural understanding between the United States and China and appreciation of different cultures, the Pace CI hosts a variety of cultural exchange programs, including artistic performances, cultural festivals, and student and teacher exchanges. In particular, since New York State and Jiangsu Province in China have built up a sister relationship, Pace CI facilitates cultural and economic exchanges between these political entities
Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival
Every December, the Confucius Institute co-sponsors the New York Chinese Opera Society’s (NYCOS) Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University. The festival showcases traditional and contemporary Peking-style operas. The festival also features a ceremony to honor the winners of the Annual NYCOS Essay Contest, co-sponsored by NYCOS, the Confucius Institute and the Center for East Asian Studies at Pace. The contest is on the subject of Chinese culture and history and is open to all Pace University students.
For more information about NYCOS visit the Opera Society’s website at www.nycosi.org.
In order to better serve our communities and update our supporters on our programming, we hold open houses twice a year in October and May.
Festival and Holiday Celebrations
Celebrating festivals and holidays can facilitate awareness and respect for cultural diversity. They provide wonderful opportunities for people to construct a positive sense of self and a respectful understanding of others. To increase cultural understanding, Pace CI holds celebrations for major traditional Chinese festivals and holidays such as the Chinese Lunar New Year, Confucius's Birthday, Teachers' Day, and the Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival. By experiencing these festivals, we hope people will gain profound knowledge about Chinese culture. We also integrate our cultural activities into American events and holidays to become part of the greater community.