Early Medieval China Workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Location: East Asia Library (Seminar Room 2M), UW

Note: Workshop conducted in Mandarin Chinese

Presenters: Professor Dai Yan & Professor Ge Zhaoguang (Fudan University)

The 18th Chinese Bridge Competition

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 1 – 4 PM
Location: University of Washington, Johnson Hall 102

Celebrate CIWA's 9th Anniversary

Come celebrate the 9th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington: Exploring the Seattle-China Connection

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 6 – 8 PM

Location: The Wing Luke Museum (719 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104)

2019 National Chinese Language Conference Registration

The National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) is the largest annual convening in the United States and North America that brings together leaders and practitioners in the field of Chinese language and culture education.

Dates: Thursday, May 9th – Saturday, May 11, 2019
Location: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California 92101)

Admission Fees vary – Register Here

Volunteer Opportunity at the Seattle Art Museum

Docent applications for the Seattle Asian Art Museum are now open. Docents are in the galleries, leading tours, engaging with visitors and helping SAM in our mission to connect art to life.

To apply: Please visit http://visitsam.org/careers or click here to submit an application and be prepared to upload a document with responses to the following short-answer questions. Respond to each prompt in 100-400 words.

Deadline: May 19, 2019

Culture Talk Series: Chasing the Butterfly Dream

Chasing the Butterfly Dream: Zhuangzi and Early Medieval Chinese Culture

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 4 – 5 PM

Location: East Asian Library (Gowen Hall), University of Washington
Admission: Free to public

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.

Student Exchanges

In spring 2018, Seattle was proud to send two student delegations, one from Chief Sealth International High School and one from Beacon Hill International Elementary School, to Chongqing to represent our city and school district. They represent the best of student exchange opportunities between our countries and offer us all hope for future good relations between China and the United States.

Seattle-Chongqing Sister City Partnership

The Seattle – Chongqing Sister Cities established 35 years ago as an important step in positive international relations between China and the United States. In 2010, Seattle Public Schools was invited to partner with the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission after CIWA was founded.

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