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Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

The 2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students is an immersion camp sponsored by Hanban, the Confucius Institute Headquarters. This exciting two-week summer camp offers students a unique chance to experience China on a personal level.

The two-week summer camp, scheduled to take place in mid-July promises to be a wonderful opportunity for campers to expand their horizon and have a first-hand experience in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. more information


Confucius Institute at U of M Offers Classes in Chinese Language and Culture

For release: October 18, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) is offering Chinese language and culture classes for individuals and groups of all ages. The CIUM provides courses in the afternoons, evenings and Saturdays (as needed) on the U of M campus. All classes are taught by certified teachers and professors who are native speakers with a specialty in teaching the Chinese language to non-native speakers. Press Release


The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis is Proud to Host Dr. Weng Minhua as Guest Lecturer on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Memphis, Tennessee ‐‐‐ The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) is pleased to host Professor Weng Minhau to Memphis to share her expertise regarding Chinese festivals and the long-standing history and culture associated with festivals in China. Dr. Weng arrived in Memphis last week from mainland China to give two lectures on the Chinese culture. Her second lecture is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th at 4:00 p.m. in the Confucius Institute office on the 11th floor of Wilder Tower on the University of Memphis campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. View Flyer

U of M Confucius Institute Will Offer High School Students the Opportunity to Visit China This Summer

For release: February 6, 2013
For press information, contact Riki Jackson, 901-678-3166

For the sixth summer in a row, the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) will offer high school students the chance to visit China with the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp. The two-week camp, sponsored by Hanban, the world headquarters of the Confucius Institute project, will immerse students in virtually every aspect of China and Chinese life. They will study such subjects as the country's language and history, music and arts such as calligraphy, brush-painting and paper-cutting. They will enjoy sports and social activities, and they will travel to cultural landmarks and historic sites around the city of Beijing. Press Release


The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) Is Selected as One of the Top Confucius Institutes in the World

For release: December 9, 2010
For press information, contact Riki Jackson, Assistant Director, Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis and Asian Studies and International Trade, U of M 901-678-2595

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) has been named one of the top six Confucius Institutes in the United States and one of the top 30 Confucius Institutes in the world. The honor was announced by the National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (Hanban) in China. Hanban is the corporate headquarters for 322 Confucius Institutes and 369 Confucius Classrooms in 96 countries in the world. Hanban serves as the hub for all activity surrounding the promotion and teaching of Chinese language and culture for Confucius Institutes across the globe. Press Release

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