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Past Events

The Confucius Institute organizes and sponsors a wide variety of events each year promoting Chinese language and cultural understanding. See below for a listing of the past events.

  • 2016 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

    September 10, 2016, Lake Lanier

    The annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Georgia’s biggest Chinese cultural event of the year, was held in Lake Lanier on Sept. 10. Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University (CIKSU) supported two teams, including CI teachers and students from Chinese Club and Korean Students Association. And this is the 8th time the CIKSU participate in this event. They witnessed cultural events during the opening ceremonies, and indulged in cuisine from around the world.

  • The Premiere of Tea Culture Documentary

    April 25, 2016, Georgia Public Broadcasting Television Station

    CIKSU and GPB partnered to produce the tea culture documentary which called “Chinese Tea: Elixir of the Orient” premiered at 7pm on April 25 in Georgia Public Broadcasting Television Station. And this new five-part documentary explores the all-important role of tea in Chinese culture.

    The premiere was divided into four parts including Tea Tasting, Chinese Refreshments, Folk Music, Documentary. After Tea Tasting, guests could take the elegant teacup as a souvenir. Many people said this was the first time to experience  tea ceremony.

  • Peking Opera Performance

    November 17, SO Atrium, KSU

    The famous artist of Peking Opera from Confucius Institute at Binghamton University, Linghui Tu, offered a wonderful performance about Peking Opera to KSU students. After the performance, CIKSU prepared various Chinese traditional activities for students to experience Chinese culture. They were quite exciting to have a chance to try on beautiful costumes and play the props by themselves. More than 300 people came to KSU to enjoy the great event.

  • "Silk Words"

    October 28, 2015, Marietta

    Invited by CIKSU, an art ensemble from Guangzhou University contributed an excellent show in KSU, Marietta campus. They performed different kinds of Chinese traditional dance such as Dai Dancing, Tibetan Dancing and Man Dancing. Viewers all spoke highly of the performance.

  • The 5th Annual Southeast Chinese Language Association Conference

    October 24, 2015, Kennesaw

    The 5th Annual Southeast Chinese Language Association Conference was hosted by the Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University in the metro-Atlanta area. This conference delved into the theme of “Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Chinese Language in the American Context.” It aims to supplement insight in curriculum development and integration and practical methods of Chinese language acquisition through presentations and forums. More than 150 experts, teachers and students participated in this conference.

  • 2015 Dragon Boat Festival

    September 12, 2015, Lake Lanier

    Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival was held in Lake Lanier on Sep 12. CIKSU supported two teams, Kennesaw 1 & Kennesaw 2, to participate in this event. Students from KSU and teachers from CI devoted a lot and spent a good weekend gathering together with each other.

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