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Confucius Institute: Fall 2018 (NYC)

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A history of Christianity in China; a how-to guide on Chinese names; and even a music festival. You won’t want to miss these November events at the Confucius Institute!

Established in May 2009, the Confucius Institute (Pace CI) is the first university-based Confucius Institute in NYC. Pace CI strives to be a comprehensive institution raising awareness internationally as well as building community right here on campus. There’s truly something for everyone at one of these events!

Shanghai Faithful: History and Identity in a Chinese Family
Friday, November 9 | 1:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 404
Jennifer Lin, former correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, will be speaking about her gripping new memoir. This is the culmination of Lin’s 30-year quest to uncover her family history—and, subsequently, an intimate look into Christianity in China.

How to Pronounce Chinese Names
Thursday, November 15 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | 163 William Street, 16th Floor
As Part of Pace’s International Education Week, the Professors of the Confucius Institute will guide you in how to correctly pronounce the names of your Chinese speaking colleagues, friends, and students. You might even get a Chinese name of your own!

Winter Cultural Exchange Festival
Saturday, November 17 | 1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Schimmel Center
Every year, the Confucius Institute co-sponsors the New York Chinese Opera Society’s (NYCOS) Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival at the Schimmel Center. This festival showcases traditional and contemporary Peking-style operas, which are spectacular performances involving music, mime, dance, and acrobatics. 

This year, the show is inspired by Luo Guanzhong’s novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and the Battle of Red Cliffs, which was fought at the end of the Han dynasty.