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Urban Folk Music in China

The rising Chinese folk musician Huangyu Li, who is also the UW Jackson School’s senior student will give us a talk on brief Chinese urban folk music history. He released his new album on a number of well-known music platforms in China and is favored by the young generation. His single Rhinoceros in Love has more […]

“Cause – Effect”–Chinese Contemporary Dance Workshop and Discussion

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington is thrilled to partner with Ping Pong Productions and UW Dance Program in bringing China’s rising star female choreographer Gu Jiani to the UW campus on June 6, 2017.  This will be Gu Jiani’s only public appearance outside of her performance at the Seattle International Dance Festival; don’t miss this opportunity to meet […]

CIWA Director Receives Award

At the December 2016 Global Confucius Institute Conference in Kunming, China, CIWA’s Chinese Director supporting K-12 education, Wenqiu Wang, received the 2016 Confucius Institute/Confucius Classroom Individual Performance Excellence Award.  Here are a few of Wenqiu’s accomplishments since she arrived in Seattle in April 2014: Over the past two years, the number of schools offering Chinese […]

Horizontal Information Flows in an Authoritarian Organization

  WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 4:30 – 6:00 PM WHERE: 2M Seminar Room, (inside) East Asia Library Third Floor, Gowen Hall ABSTRACT: Authoritarian regimes consist of three major actors, the ruler, the ruler’s agents, and the masses. Extant studies have focused extensively on how the ruler devises various institutions to facilitate vertical information flows, […]