Notice: Beijing Chinese Orchestra concert has been cancelled

Beijing Chinese Orchestra concert which will be held on this coming Saturday, November 18 has been cancelled.
Please accept our sincere apology for this short notice and any inconvenience it may have caused.
CIWA will continue to work to bring more high quality culture performances to the State of Washington.

Lecture: An introduction to Early Chinese Bamboo Strip Manuscripts

This talk will introduce some of the general features of unearthed early Chinese texts on bamboo strips, including locations of excavation, materials used, writing styles, and formats, which will be illustrated and summarized according to textual and archaeological evidence.
Time: 3:30PM – 4:30 PM, Nov 17, 2017
Location: East Asian Library (Room 2M), Gowen Hall Third Floor, University of Washington
Admission: Free
Refreshments and Hot Tea Served

All About PU'ER- an evening with Jeffrey Mcintosh

An evening with Teabook founder and tea master Jeffrey Mcintosh on decoding the mystic of PU’re tea and the ever-changing premium tea market in China.
Time: November 29, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Wheelock Student center, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Admission: Free

Glamorous China: Sichuan University Ensemble

“Glamorous China”, a fascinating dance and music performance by the Ensemble of Sichuan University, attracted hundreds of people to Kane Hall at University of Washington on October 4th, 2017.
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Beauty of Hanzi

At the Beauty of Hanzi (Chinese Calligraphy) workshop held at the University of Washington on Saturday, November 4, 2017, participants learned how Hanzi (Chinese Characters) came into being.
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Featured Confucius Institute Programs


The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington is proud to host the HSK and the YCT at the University of Washington. The HSK and YCT exist to certify that non-native Chinese speakers are qualified to communicate in Chinese at the level required for school and daily interactions in China. Educational institutions and businesses often require proof of language proficiency for non-natives.

Confucius Classrooms

Confucius Classrooms are local institutions, based in U.S. schools, which stimulate and support innovative teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture. Confucius Classrooms adopt flexible teaching patterns and adapt to suit local conditions when teaching Chinese language and promoting culture in foreign primary and secondary schools. The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington serves as a liaison for Confucius Classrooms established in Washington State.

Guest Teacher Program

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington partners with the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission and Hanban to sponsor visiting teachers to teach in K-12 schools in Washington. Whenever possible, these teachers come from partner schools to CIWA-sponsored Confucius Classrooms in Washington.

About the Confucius Institute

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