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  • MoA Singed Between the Headquarters and UCD in relation to the Model Confucius Institute Building at UCD
    visited the Confucius Institute Headquarters Hanban and the Demonstration Centre of Chinese Culture of the Headquarters in Beijing Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters Madam Xu Lin and Deputy Chief Executive Mr Wang Yongli extended warm welcome to and met with the delegation Pictured above Seated in front from L to R Professor Andrew Deeks President of UCD Madam Xu Lin Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China Standing from L to R Mr Wang Yongli Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China Ambassador of Ireland H E Paul Kavanagh Minister for Education and Skills Madam Jan O Sullivan Professor Yi Zhihong Vice President of Renmin University of China During the visit Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China Madam Xu Lin and President of UCD Professor Andrew J Deeks signed Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement Between the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China and University College Dublin in relation to Capital Funding for UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and the Agreement Renewal of the Confucius Institute of University College Dublin witnessed by Minister Jan O Sullivan Professor Yi Zhihong Vice President and Professor Lu Jie Deputy Director of International Office of Renmin University of China attended the signing ceremony The Supplemental Agreement is now being executed in order to confirm the up to date position with regard to the capital funding and the next steps to enable the development of the building which will house the Institute The building is expected to be constructed from next spring and will be officially opened in the autumn of 2016 It will become the first designated building specially designed for the Model Confucius Institute in the world Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/249-moa-singed-between-the-headquarters-and-ucd-in-relation-to-the-model-confucius-institute-building-at-ucd (2016-02-09)
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  • 10th Anniversary of Confucius Institutes Worldwide
    Dublin Students from 40 secondary schools and colleges exhibit their learning outcomes through 20 booths which included the Chinese Zodiac Peking Opera mask painting Guzheng Chinese calligraphy and photos and stories of their real experiences in China There were also 8 performances involving folk songs Guzheng dancing Sanjuban and Kongfu The dance entitled Little Apple brought the event to a delightful climax and collected the first prize 5 more exhibitors were awarded the second and third prizes Ambassador Xu Jianguo pointed out On the 10th anniversary of the first Confucius Institute today s Confucius Institute Day provides a platform where the students will not only have a joyful day but also learn from each other s experiences and improve their knowledge of Chinese language and culture Indeed this was not only a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute worldwide but also an exhibition of the outcomes of Chinese learning in Ireland The event attracted more than 500 Irish students and friends and was a great success Apart from the exhibition and performance the UCD CII Chinese teachers also arranged various culture workshops such as Chinese calligraphy Guzheng and Hulusi instrument demonstrations Chinese knots and Chinese paper cutting The Irish students and friends were able to experience Chinese culture highlights on the spot Many parents of students said they hoped their children would have more opportunities to experience first hand Chinese culture like these The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland established in 2006 is now working with more than 50 Irish schools in teaching Chinese language and culture Other teaching programmes include evening classes training programmes for local teachers etc The total number of registered students with the UCD CII are 5 300 each year Ambassador Xu concluded As a model Confucius Institute the UCD Confucius Institute has

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/246-10th-anniversary-of-confucius-institutes-worldwide (2016-02-09)
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  • UCD Confucius Institute organized 3rd Irish Local Teacher training in China
    2014 making the group the biggest of local teacher training from Ireland This is an intensive 2 week Chinese language and culture course in East China Normal University During their 2 weeks stay in China these teachers were given emersion Chinese classes and practical workshops including calligraphy paper cutting Chinese knotting and tea ceremony Visiting famous attractions such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower Yu Garden and Zhujiajiao also impressed the teachers with first hand experience of Chinese culture UCD Confucius Institute established training projects for Irish teachers since 2010 By the end of 2012 13 school years there were 56 teachers delivering the Chinese culture and language course independently The figure shows that among the schools that have been running Chinese culture and language course over 50 of them are relying on Irish local teachers instead of teachers from China The compatibility is making Irish teachers teaching Chinese a reality Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for CII UCD Confucius Institute organised its first Chinese Exam Winter Camp Launch of the Expert Group Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Programme by the UCD

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/231-ucd-confucius-institute-organized-3rd-irish-local-teacher-training-in-china (2016-02-09)
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  • Sino-European Research Centre for Creative Economy launched in UCD
    and in the process of changing the development mode of economy creative economy is the inevitable approach Ambassador Xu said that it is absolutely the right time for UCD Confucius Institute and China Creative Economy Research Institute to found Sino European Research Centre for Creative Economy and that the study of it is far from enough to meet the demand of practice He hoped that the Research Centre could make the best use of the industrial and resource advantages of Ireland and Europe increase the research capability of creative economy serve and cooperate with industries between China and Ireland and between China and Europe The Chinese Embassy in Ireland will provide support and assistance whenever needed Professor Liming Wang Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland welcomed the establishment of the Centre and said the European Commission has total budget of 445 million for the Culture Sub programmes from 2014 to 2020 under Creative Europe 2014 2020 and 38 million for 2015 to reinforce the cultural and creative sectors capacity to operate transnationally and internationally Therefore the establishment of the Research Centre is not only timely but also historically significant in building the bridge in creative sectors between Europe and China The keynote speaker at the Inaugural International Conference on Creative Economics is Professor Tiejun Wang from Beijing who founded China Creative Economy School According to Professor Wang Professor John Hawkins from the United Kingdom first proposed the concept of creative industry in 1997 and since then the theoretical framework for creative economics has not been completely established yet Professor Tiejun Wang proposed a theoretical framework for creative economics in 2012 and thereafter founded and set up China Creative Economy Research Institute and China Creative Economy School to promote research on creative economics especially its theoretical framework learning application and

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/230-sino-european-research-centre-for-creative-economy-launched-in-ucd (2016-02-09)
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  • 2014 Joint Conference of New Confucius Institutes in Europe Held in UCD
    ceremony of the conference and delivered the keynote speech In his speech HE Mr Liu Yunshan pointed out that the Confucius Institute is a bridge of cultural exchanges He expressed his wish that the Confucius Institutes will become a high speed railway connecting the dreams of China the dreams of every country and the dreams of the world HE Mr Liu Yunshan also stated in his speech that there were 455 Confucius Institutes and 680 Confucius Classrooms in 121 countries all over the world He emphasised that language was a carrier of culture a tool for people to communicate with each other and a bridge for different cultures to connect It is for the Confucius Institutes to fulfill this mission HE Mr Liu Yunshan gave UCD CII 1000 Chinese textbooks and invited 100 students from UCD CII to join the summer camp of the Chinese Bridge Competition in order to support UCD CII to promote Chinese language and culture in Ireland Group photo with all the delegates of the 2014 Joint Conference of New Confucius Institutes in Europe Mr Ruairi Quinn Minister for Education and Skills Madam Xu Lin Director General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters Prof Chen Yulu president of Renmin University of China and Prof Andrew Deeks president of UCD also attended the event Prof Liming Wang the director of UCD CII hosted the opening ceremony UCD CII also organised some performances at the Opening Ceremony There was folk music performed by the National Dance Company of Ireland beautiful singing by the students from the Confucius Classroom at Jesus and Mary College Goatstown and a Chinese rap by the UCD Confucius Institute Students impressing the audience with their beautiful music and perfect Chinese Mr Ruairi Quinn presented the Confucius Medal to Madam Xu

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/228-2014-joint-conference-of-new-confucius-institutes-in-europe-held-in-ucd (2016-02-09)
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  • Liu Yunshan Attends the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for the Model Confucius Building of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland
    CII Madam Xu Lin Director General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Mr Ruairi Quinn Minister for Education and Skills also attended the event The ceremony was hosted by Professor Wang Liming the director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Mr Liu Yunshan Mr Ruairi Quinn and Madam Xulin turned the sod at the Foudation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Confucius Building The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is a joint venture between the Office of Chinese Language Council International Hanban Renmin University of China and UCD It was established in September 2006 and was officially opened by Mr Zeng Peiyan then Vice Premier of the People s Republic of China In September 2010 during HE Mr Li Changchun s visit to Ireland the two Governments signed the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the capital funding for the UCD Confucius Institute In February 2012 the project was supported at the meeting between HE Mr Xi Jinping then the Vice President of PR China and An Taoiseach the Prime Minister of Ireland Mr Enda Kenny In December 2013 the governments of China and Ireland officially signed the Memorandum of Agreement in relation to the Model Confucius Building It will be around 2 000 square metres in area and will be positioned next to the lake on the Belfield campus The new UCD Model Confucius Building is expected to be completed in 2016 and become the first Confucius Institute building ever built outside China It will be the centre for Chinese language teaching and research Chinese culture promotion and professional training Mr Liu Yunshan shook hands with the students of UCD Confucius Classrooms Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/227-liu-yunshan-attends-the-foundation-stone-laying-ceremony-for-the-model-confucius-building-of-ucd-confucius-institute-for-ireland (2016-02-09)
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  • Doing Business in China
    a series of nine lectures called Ni Hao China This series of lectures was tailor made for students who wish to practise fundamental and conversational business Mandarin and to gain an in depth understanding of doing business in China The nine lectures were composed of five entry level language lectures and four culture lectures Besides the teaching of basic Chinese expressions the language lectures also covered business topics including business meeting etiquette dinning etiquette bargaining and negotiation as well as conversational business Mandarin Four renowned academics and practitioners were invited to deliver the lectures These experts were Prof Cathal Brugha from University College Dublin working on a western and eastern cultural study Mr Thomas Brosnan with his reflections on 30 years of doing business in China Dr Guanhong Tang providing an overview of China s legal settings and last but not least Prof Liming Wang director of the UCD CII elaborating on the definitive rules to succeed in China In the last lecture Mr Ken Duggan the chairman of the Ireland China Business Association also joined the lecture and congratulated the students After the lectures the students mastered the fundamental Mandarin to conduct business conversations They learnt how to say Gan Bei bottoms up cheers during the toast master bargaining tips and also understand the lucky meaning of number 8 in Chinese Many students expressed their confidence in doing business in China and wished this series of lectures could continue in the following years The next session of the Doing Business in China lecture series will be organised by the UCD CII in September 2014 Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for CII UCD Confucius Institute organised its first Chinese Exam Winter

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/223-doing-business-in-china (2016-02-09)
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  • My Chinese Dream
    Xiaochuang first secretary of the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy Prof Siobhán Ní Laoire head of Languages and Language Studies DIT Prof Liming Wang director of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland CII and Prof Yongqiang Cai deputy director of the UCD CII attended the key event The competition has two parts the preliminary round and the final round The final round is composed of a 1 minute Chinese speech and a Chinese themed talent show The contestants standard of pronunciation fluency of expression sense of humour creativity and sincerity won bursts of applause from the audience During the talent show section of the competition the contestants performed an array of Chinese themed skills Chinese painting and calligraphy Chinese traditional instrument Hulusi demonstration Chinese tongue twisters Chinese songs Chinese dance and even a table tennis game In the end one special prize three third place prizes two runner up prizes and one first prize were awarded Five out of the eight students from the UCD CII won prizes including first prize one runner up prize and two third prizes Ms May Wong from UCD got the first prize and will represent Ireland in the world final of the Chinese Bridge in Changsha China Mr Xu Jianguo the ambassador of the Chinese Embassy congratulated all the contestants and said The best way to understand a nation is to learn its language and experience its culture With the contribution of all the people present there will be an even brighter future for the cooperation and communication between China and Ireland The International Chinese Bridge competition aims to offer a platform for students learning Chinese from all over the world especially the younger learners to demonstrate their Chinese skills and Chinese talents The competition has been organised in Ireland for 5 years

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/217-my-chinese-dream-the-irish-final-of-the-13th-international-chinese-bridge-competition-for-college-students (2016-02-09)
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