Lectures on Monday 31 March 2014

27. MAR, 2014

On Monday 21 March, CI, Beijing Normal University and Aalborg University have arranged three interesting lectures.

For more information, see the pictures below:




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Traditional Chinese Ensemble at HUSET

25. FEB, 2014

Saturday 21 February, Confucius Institute was co-arranger to a traditional Chinese ensemble.
The concert was held at HUSET in Hasseris, Aalborg. 5 Chinese musicians from Copenhagen Music Confucius Institute played a beautiful concert – a mixture of traditional Chinese music and other styles such as a Hungarian inspired number played on Chinese music instruments. The evening was a great success with a packed house.






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Traditional Chinese Ensemble

06. FEB, 2014

Traditional Chinese Ensemble

Saturday 22 February at 20.00 Confucius Institute is a co-arranger to a traditional Chinese concert at HUSET Aalborg, Hasserisgade 10, 9000 Aalborg.

5 Chinese musicians, who are working as musicians and teachers in Copenhagen, are visiting us this evening. 5 different instruments will be played: the two-stringed bowed musical instrument “erhu”, the four-stringed Chinese musical instrument “pipa”, the Chinese Dulcimer or Yangqi, the twenty-one-stringed Chinese plucked zither “Guzheng” and the plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument “guqin”.

Tickets:
Advance booking; 110 DKK (Students 60 DKK)
On the day; 130 DKK (Students 80 DKK)

Read more about the concert here

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CI's Chinese New Year

06. FEB, 2014

Chinese New Year celebrations

Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February CI invited everybody to Chinese New Year at CI’s Learning Centre.

On Friday three different classes from Støvring Gymnasium visited the event where they practiced Chinese Calligraphy, enjoyed Chinese snacks and tea and tried out Tai Chi.
Besides the classes from Støvring Gymnasium, a lot of people, from old to young, visited the event both on Friday and Saturday.

Aalborg’s local newspaper, Nordjyske, also came and covered the event, which hit the front page Saturday.

All in all, the event was a great success with many participants and everybody enjoyed the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

We wish you all the best for the year of the horse!










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Article about Chinese New Year in Nordjyske

04. FEB, 2014

Chinese New Year celebrations

Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February CI invited everybody to Chinese New Year at CI’s Learning Centre.

Aalborg's local newspaper, Nordjyske, was there to cover the event. You can read a scanned copy (it is in Danish) of the article by clicking here

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Chinese New Year!

17. JAN, 2014

31 January 12:00-16:00 and 1 February 10:00-16:00, Confucius Institute invites to Chinese New Year. It will be held at CI's læringscenter, borgmesterforvaltningen, Boulevarden 13, 9000 Aalborg. There will be different and fun events such as Tai Chi-course, calligraphy workshop, Chinese Tea Ceremony and much more! Free admission and everybody is welcome!

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Drink the water, but remember the source - a talk by Henrietta Maria Jensen 11 December

06. DEC, 2013

Drink the water, but remember the source - this is a Chinese saying, which pretty much sums up the themes in Kurt Tong's exhibtion "THE QUEEN, THE CHAIRMAN & I”.

In connection with the exhibition of “THE QUEEN, THE CHAIRMAN & I" in Aarhus, Henrietta Maria Jensen will give a lecture 11 December at 7 pm – 9 pm.

Henrietta Maria Jensen is a postgraduate student in Chinese Studies at Aarhus University. The talk is a part of the exhibition “THE QUEEN, THE CHAIRMAN & I” by Kurt Tong, and it will feature issues such as family relations, migration, colonialism and multiculturalism and how these themes manifest in the exhibition. It will also include relevant artists who have addressed the same themes as mentioned above.

The event will take place at Galleri Image, Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, 11 December at 7 pm – 9 pm - feel free to come!

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Movie night and debate – December 4.

05. DEC, 2013

Movie night and debate – December 4.

In connection with the exhibition ” THE QUEEN, THE CHAIRMAN & I” by Kurt Tong, Gallery Image showed the movie “Lost in Beijing”. The movie was presented by Thorsten Budde Haensel from Confucius Institute, Aalborg University.

The movie “Lost in Beijing” is a tragi-comic story, which sets the scene for discussion. A lot of talk and discussions by the participants filled the night, and the event was a success.

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Opening of The Queen, The Chairman & I

15. OCT, 2013

The opening of the exhibition "The Queen, The Chairman & I" by Kurt Tong was a great success.

Check out some of the pictures from the exhibition below:






You can still visit the exhibition until 22 December 2013

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THE QUEEN, THE CHAIRMAN & I

01. OCT, 2013

THE QUEEN, THE CHAIRMAN & I is a photo exhibition by Kurt Tong. Kurt Tong’s family is originally from China, but his family decided to send Kurt to England to study.
His whole life he has felt like an outsider – caught between two cultures, his Chinese background and his English upbringing. Given this, Tong has written a book.

This book can now be experienced in Aarhus (Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark). The exhibition is an installation staged as a Chinese Tea House where you can see some of Tong’s old family photos, different documents and letters and read the book while enjoying a cup of tea.

Confucius Institute supports this exhibition and Thorsten Budde Haensel will open the exhibition Friday 11 October from 16:00-18:00.

Everybody is welcome and the exhibition is free. It will be open from 12 October to 22 December 2013.

For more information (in Danish) click here.

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