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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Culture event – 21 September, Aalborg Øst

01. OCT, 2013

21 September Confucius Institute was a part of the culture event “Bazar Between” in Aalborg Øst. The event was all about mixing Danish culture with foreign cultures and for the participants to gain new experiences.

At the event you could experience different kind of cultural things such as live zumba music with dancing, food samples from Thailand and Vietnam and Confucius Institute had a booth where you could draw your name in Chinese characters – calligraphy.

The event was a great success !

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Article about CI teacher Youjin Ruan in local newspaper

05. SEP, 2013

NORDJYSKE, a local newspaper, has published an article about Youjin Ruan. Youjin is a teacher and a PhD student. The article is a follow-up to the previously article written about Professor Du Xiangyun. You can read the Danish article here

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Article about CI Director Du Xiangyun in local newspaper

31. JUL, 2013

During the summer holiday the largest local newspaper of northern Denmark "Nordjyske" brought a profile of CI AAU's director Professor Du Xiangyun as part of a series about Chinese living in Denmark. You can read a scanned copy of the article by clicking here

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TV news on Asian Culture Festival

27. JUN, 2013

On 23 June the local TV station TV2 Nord ran a short news in Danish on the festival. Forward to 7:40 in the embedded video below to see the clip.

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Pictures and articles from Asian Culture Festival

27. JUN, 2013

Last weekend (21 - 23 June) the first annual Asian Culture Festival in Aalborg was held at Karolinelund. No matter if you were one of the around 5000 attendees of the festival or you weren't able to attend, we give you an opportunity to revisit the event by taking a look at the great photos and articles that were produced during the weekend.

We have uploaded a few pictures at the end of this news. Furthermore, you can find more pictures and news stories here (all in Danish):

Article in Nordjyske 14 June

Article in Nordjyske 23 June

Article on TV2 Nord's website 22 June

Click here to find a great collection of photos taken by Platform 4's free lance photographer Simon.


With the kind support of Simon Hansen BrknRib Photography, we share a selection of great pictures here:



The CI information tent



Tea ceremony



Chinese street kitchen - make and eat dumplings



Chinese calligraphy - with ink on paper and with water on the pavement



The local Aalborg Taiji club gives a performance

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Asian Culture Festival in Aalborg, 21 - 23 June

03. MAY, 2013

Confucius Institute in cooperation with Sharing International and local Asian communities in Aalborg, is organising the 1st Asian Culture Festival in Aalborg at Karolinelund. For more information, chek asian-culture-festival.dk, join our Facebook group "Asiatisk Kultur Festival i Karolinelund" or read below.

A taste of Asia
You miss Asia. You miss the crowded friendly funny colorful atmosphere in Asia. You miss the authentic spicy tasty Asian street food. You want to learn more about Asian culture, cuisine, country and people. Come to our Asian Culture Festival!

We have many interesting activities for your family to play and relax the whole day. We have Asian art and daily life photo exhibition. We have Qigong, Taichi, Muay Thai and Chinese calligraphy workshop. We have 3D print for curious people to learn about this new technology. We have Explore Asia Show where you can learn more about specific Asian country, people, culture and travel.

We have Street Kitchen where Asian teach you how to cook fantastic Asian food. We have free cooking class for anyone who would like to learn how to make a proper Asian party. There are plenty of free food trial from Korean, Vietnam, China, Thailand, the Philippines, Japan, India, Bangladesh... in the Open Kitchen. And you can buy plenty of delicious food in our food shops too.

The kids can play at the playing ground, treasure hunt, having free face painting, taking free photos with their lovely pet. Parents can just relax at our Thailand wellness and enjoy Thai foot and body massage. We also have Thai massage class for couples and singles who would like to learn so that they can spoil their loved one later.

You can visit our Asian market where people sell their private treasures from Asia. In the evening we have Asian Night Show with different performances.

Come and enjoy a wonderful summer day with your family!

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Chinese Bridge Competition

11. APR, 2013

"Chinese Bridge" is a world-wide Chinese language competition, where the participants have a chance to win a trip to China to participate in the final against other non-native Chinese speakers.

This year’s local Chinese Bridge Competition was held on April 9, 2013 at Copenhagen Business School. To open the competition the director of CBCI--Mr. Verner Worm, the representative of Chinese embassy—Mr. Xu and the device country manager of the Chinese company Huawei—Jing Cui all made warm welcome speeches.

The formal competition included three rounds which are language, culture and performance. Our student Terese Aaberg from the 9th grade at Klostermarken Skolen in Aalborg participated the competition. She did a presentation about her spare time, answered two questions about Chinese culture and language and showed her skills in Chinese calligraphy. Competing against students from high school, of whom most had studied Chinese for three years, in the end Terese did not win the competition. However, she won this year’s prize of excellence.
Terese is doing a presentation
Terese is showing her calligraphy

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Chinese culture event on 8 March

31. MAR, 2013

On Friday 8 March the Confucius Institute at Aalborg University arranges and open door New Year event at the Learning Center at Boulevarden 13. Everyone is welcome and it is for free! The doors will be open between 10.00 – 15.00.

Our CI Chinese teachers have prepared an exciting programme on Chinese language and culture:

• Free Chinese language lessons
• Chinese calligraphy, painting and paper clip.
• Taichi performance
• Tea ceremony and Chinese snacks
• Exhibition of Chinese cultural items and culture quiz
• Chinese shuttle cook game outside

The event is for everyone who is interested in China and Asia and everyone else too!

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Chinese New Year Celebration

12. MAR, 2013

On Friday 8 March the Confucius Institute at Aalborg University arranged en open door New Year event at the Learning Center at Boulevarden 13.

There were more than 200 people came and enjoyed Chinese tea ceremony, Tai Chi, Calligraphy,painting and music performance.
Tea ceremony for participates to taste the Chinese tea.
Our Tai Chi master Ren Yi demonstrated the technique of Tai Chi.
Li Xuan is playing Traditional Chinese instrument – Guqin.
CI-Staff Wang Li is showing Chinese calligraphy culture.
CI-staff Ruan Youjin is giving Chinese language lessons..

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