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April 2018

Getting to Know Mandarin Matrix

April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Getting to know Mandarin Matrix Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Time: 4:30 - 7:30 PM Location: University of Washington, Denny Hall (Rooms 157 and 159) --- or join remotely (phone, computer, mobile application) (directions below) Admission: Free, plus 3 clock hours from WAFLT - REGISTER HERE CIWA is pleased to offer this workshop with Mandarin Matrix to familiarize teachers, administrators, families, and community members with the innovative products being developed by Mandarin Matrix, in conjunction with their partners at the Confucius Institute…

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The 17th Chinese Bridge

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 17th Chinese Bridge– Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students: 2018 Preliminary Contest in the State of Washington Organized by  Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) The UW Department of Asian Languages and Literature Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, April 28, 2018 Venue: Johnson Hall 102 University of Washington, Seattle Campus The Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students The Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students is an annual event organized by…

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May 2018

Thousand Faces Chinese Opera

May 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

"Thousand Faces” Grand Stage on May 12th and 13th, 2018 For the first time in history, the top artists of Chinese Opera are gathering in Seattle on May 12th and Tacoma on May 13th to perform the best Chinese traditional operas, including the mysterious face changing and exciting spit fire stunts from the origin of Sichuan Opera. The events will be hosted by Mr. Zhao Baole, the preeminent host of China National CCTV. Main actors Long, Yu China National Top…

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Why Speak Chinese Video Contest

May 17 @ 5:40 pm - 8:40 pm

The 2018 #WhySpeakChinese contest is here! This year, the Center for Global Education at Asia Society teamed up with Chineasy and ACTFL’s Lead with Languages to give contestants a chance to win two round-trip tickets to China and cool prizes for lucky giveaways and our Staff Pick of the Week. Contestants can enter in four easy steps: Create a short (1.5 minutes or less) #WhySpeakChinese video explaining why you're passionate about learning Chinese Post the video on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the #WhySpeakChinese Share the video…

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CIWA Chinese Culture Talk Series

May 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Chinese Buddhist Canon in Formation Fei Zhao, Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Literature Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM, Friday May 18th, 2018 Location: Hub 337, University of Washington This talk will introduce how Buddhist texts were transmitted to early Medieval China via the Silk Road and how these texts were translated into Chinese. We will discuss the pioneer translators, their works and translation methods. Their texts formed the core of the Chinese Buddhist Canon, which in turn became the foundation of…

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