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Touring Chinese Art Troupe to perform at concert in Stellenbosch

An Art Troupe from Zhejiang Normal University, a University located in Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province in China is touring through Africa and will perform at Stellenbosch University’s Conservatory on 25 April 2013 at 19:00. The Zhejiang Art Troupe, a touring group of traditional dancers, singers and artists trained in classical and contemporary performance arts will […]

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PGIO Senior Director receives award for excellent service to Confucius Institute

Mr Robert Kotzé, Senior Director: Postgraduate and International Office of Stellenbosch University, recently returned from China as one of the recipients of the Confucius Institute’s Individual Performance Excellence Award. This award, handed over by representatives of the Confucius Institute Headquarters at the 7th Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing in December 2012, recognises his work and excellent service to […]

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Confucius Institutes are “cultural business cards of China”

The Confucius Institutes (CI) in Africa have become the cultural business cards of China. They are actively promoting Chinese culture to present a vivid and dynamic image of this country. His friends in Africa also tell him that they are looking forward to an increased number of CIs in Africa, said Tian Xuejun, the Chinese Ambassador […]

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Confucius Institute promotes Chinese culture in Africa

Chinese tourists are eager to visit South Africa, but there is a huge language gap because most tourist operators in this country cannot speak Mandarin. The Confucius Institute is willing to train local people in the Chinese language and customs to better be able to offer a comprehensive tourism package to Chinese visitors. At a […]

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Centre for Chinese Studies Guest Lecture: Socio-Economic Trends and Prospects for Economic Development in Tibet (28 August)

Topic: Socio-Economic Trends and Prospects for Economic Development in Tibet While western commentaries on Tibet tend to challenge Chinese state approaches to development in the region, little attention is given to views from within the PR China itself. This seminar will offer one of the perspectives on transformation within this contentious region. The presenters are […]

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Stellenbosch University students impress judges at international Chinese competition

After securing a joint first place at the South African preliminary round on 5 May, Lucas van Niekerk and Catherine Judith Dollman (both SU students) headed off to Changsha in Hunan Province, China to compete in the international leg of the 11th International Chinese Bridge Competition. As the name suggests, the Chinese Bridge competition aims […]

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Stellenbosch students qualify for the 11th International Chinese Bridge Competition

The South African preliminary round of the Chinese Bridge Competition was held at Boland College, in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 5 May 2012. The Chinese Bridge competition is an international Chinese culture and language promoting endeavour, where Chinese language and culture students from Higher Education Institutions worldwide compete in various categories. In order to qualify, participants […]

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Stellenbosch University celebrates the Chinese year of wealth, courage and good luck

The Chinese year of the Dragon signifies prosperity, courage and good fortune. This year, Stellenbosch University hosted its festive celebrations on Wednesday 29 February 2012 at the Academia Hall. The co-organisers of the event, the Postgraduate & International Office (PGIO) and Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University (CISU), were particularly impressed with a good turnout of more […]

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Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon with the Confucius Institute

According to the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the year of the Dragon – associated with good luck, wealth, courage and power. The year of the Dragon is celebrated every 12 years, as is all the other animals in the Chinese Calendar. This year’s celebration will include traditional Chinese activities, food, song and dance. Join the […]

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Come celebrate the full moon

中秋节 The Confucius Institute at SU, in collaboration with the Postgraduate & International Office (PGIO) will be hosting the Chinese Moon Festival on Monday, 12 September. In the Chinese lunar calendar tradition, the seventh, eighth and ninth months comprise autumn. During autumn, the skies are usually very clear and cloudless, the nights crisp and the […]

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Intensive Chinese course: September 2011

Intensive Chinese Course The CISU (Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University) will be offering an intensive Chinese course for any language and culture enthusiast in Stellenbosch during the University’s September holidays (5 – 9 September 2011). If you are interested in Chinese language and culture, contact us on 021 808 9158/9159 or email cisu@sun.ac.za  Timetable: 5th Sept […]

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Confucius Institute welcomes colleagues from China

 The Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University (CISU) has welcomed three new colleagues from China. Prof Xie Zuoxu, Prof Wang Peiwei and Ms Zhao Wei will be based in Stellenbosch for two years and will be participating in the Chinese related projects of the CISU, the Department of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and the Centre for […]

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Centre for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute to host presentations at SU

The Centre for Chinese Studies in collaboration with the Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University will be hosting two upcoming events. Please see the attached images for more information. On 30 September 2010, the CCS and CI will host a presentation by Ms Gao Qing from Harvard University in the Arts and Social Sciences building at […]

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