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September 2019

2019 Mid-Autumn Festival Community Celebration

September 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the CIUS Center Community! TheChinese Mid-Autumn Festival is traditionally a time to celebrate the gathering of friends and family during the brightest full-moon of the year! For the CIUS Center, this is an exciting opportunity to welcome members of the CIUS Center community from near and far for an evening of food, fun, music, art and great conversation. This celebration will also kick-off our2019 Confucius Institute National Honors Gala Weekend! With Confucius Institute colleagues from across…

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2019 National Honors Gala

September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Press Club, 529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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  Come join us at the National Press Club for the 4th annual National Honors Gala to honor 10 extraordinary students from across the U.S. for their contributions to mutual understanding and people to people exchange.

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Exploring the Globalization of Beauty Standards

September 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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  Join the Confucius Institute U.S. Center for an informative and engaging discussion with three industry experts and YOU. Our panelists have spent their careers working within their communities as educators, advocates, researchers, and mental health providers. We are honored to be bringing these esteemed guests together so we can learn from their experiences and research while also exploring our audience's voices. The evening will begin with our panelists answering questions which, later on, our audience members can chime in…

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October 2019

Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine

October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Join the CIUS Center and world-renowned Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners for a lecture and demonstration. RSVP HERE  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) combines the dual properties of humanities and natural sciences manifesting wisdom and creativity gained through five thousand years of Chinese history. TCM contains elements of Chinese traditional culture and philosophies, representing Chinese perceptions of life and relationship with nature. Organized in partnership with Beijing Language and Culture University, world-renowned traditional Chinese medicine practitioners will present the culture of TCM,…

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Confucius Institute Advocacy Day 2019

October 30, 2019
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Confucius Institute students know the value of CI programs more than anyone and we are excited to premiere Push Forward with Confucius Institutes our 2019 Confucius Institue Advocacy Video. This is your chance to support, engage, and advocate for the Confucius Institute’s integral role in global education and its continued presence in the United States. The video will premiere at 12 pm EST and will be availble on all social media platforms. After learning from our students why Confucius Institutes are needed…

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November 2019

Music From Ancient China The Art of Guqin: High Mountains, Flowing Waters

November 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Founder’s Library, Howard University, 500 Howard Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20059 United States
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In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the the D.C.- Beijing sister city relationship, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center is excited to partner with the Howard University Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center in hosting a lecture and performance higlighting the ancient art of the Guqin. We look forward to welcoming Wang Peng, from Beijing, China, to lead the discussion and share insight from his years of expereince as a world-renowed Guqin performer and master craftsman.  

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Beijing Day Cultural Festival

November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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The District of Columbia and the Beijing Municipal Government invite you to celebrate 35 years of our Sister City cultural connection at Beijing Day Cultural Festival 2019! Immerse yourself in Chinese culture by experiencing traditional games, Chinese musicians, crafts, face painting, and much more!! This cultural festival is sure to be fun for the whole family!

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February 2020

Chinese Tea House Lantern Festival Celebration

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Valley Brook Tea, 2101 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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Join us for a traditional Chinese Tea House experience as we celebrate the Lantern Festival! We are excited to kick-off this year with a community celebration in partnership with Valley Brook, DuPont Circle's newest Chinese Tea Shop! Valley Brook is passionate about sharing authentic Chinese tea and tea culture with the Washington, DC community. Headquartered in Fujian and Virginia, Valley Brook specializes in oolong tea, black tea and white tea and proudly preserves the traditional tea-making techniques. Join us for…

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March 2020

When Fear Goes Viral

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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What happens when a virus not only threatens our health, but our humanity? As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to develop, the CIUS Center is dedicated to highlighting the importance of compassion, empathy, and the distribution of accurate information across our global community. Join the CIUS Center in partnership with the China Institute for a panel discussion exploring the Coronavirus outbreak and the human cost of stigma.   RSVP HERE  Speakers:  Muyi Xiao, Visual Investigations Producer, The New York Times Dr.…

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Symptoms of a Larger Virus- Community Open Forum

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Confucius Institute U.S. Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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A space for discussing the COVID-19 outbreak and compassion in our global community as we move forward together About this Event An open space for community members to share concerns and personal experiences of xenophobia, misinformation, and stigma around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Locally, globally, and personally, what is at stake in addressing these issues, and where is there collective energy to act as responsible global citizens? Part of the Health Beyond Borders discussion series, an exploration of how global citizens can…

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