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  • Winner of the ‘Chinese Bridge’ Chinese proficiency competition, taught through the UCD Confucius Institute, will go to China to represent Ireland in the World Finals!
    42 contestants including eight students taught by the UCD Confucius Institute took part in the competition The competition consists of a Chinese speech Chinese talent show and a Chinese cultural knowledge test Eight contestants taught by the UCD CII talked about their own experience of learning Chinese they broadened their horizons made many friends through learning Chinese fell in love with Chinese culture and much more The audience was impressed with their fluent Chinese humorous performances and accurate pronunciation In the talent show the students wonderful performances earned waves of applause There were students playing Chinese songs using western musical instruments singing Chinese songs performing Chinese traditional dances and reading Chinese poetry 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 The five students come from Blackrock College Belvedere College and Loreto Secondary School Bray three Confucius Classrooms set by the UCD CII The winner will represent Irish Secondary School Students and participate in the World Chinese Bridge Contest in China The UCD CII organises Chinese courses in more than 60 secondary schools in Ireland with about 5200 secondary students studying in the classes every year The excellent results in the 7th Chinese Bridge Competition for Irish Secondary School Students reflects the dedication of the students in their study of Chinese and Chinese culture and the achievements of the UCD CII in the promotion of Chinese language and culture in Irish secondary schools 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/149-winner-of-the-chinese-bridge-chinese-proficiency-competition-taught-through-the-ucd-confucius-institute-will-go-to-china-to-represent-ireland-in-the-world-finals (2016-02-09)
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  • 2014 Chinese Food and Health Workshop for Evening Course Students
    CII organised a Chinese food and health workshop for the evening course students Prof Yongqiang Cai deputy director of the UCD CII attended the event During the event the CII teachers briefly introduced Chinese dining etiquette and helped the students to learn about Chinese food culture A teacher from the institute also demonstrated the five mimic animal exercise a classical physical exercise which imitates the motions of the five animals tigers deer bears monkeys and birds All the students who joined the workshop enjoyed the Chinese food and learnt more about Chinese people s methods of building up their health A student is cooking Chinese food under the teacher s instruction Since 2006 more than 1700 students have benefited from the evening courses offered by the UCD Confucius Institute Besides the Chinese language courses the UCD CII has been promoting its Chinese culture courses including Chinese calligraphy Chinese painting Taichi and the new Chinese cookery course Students practising the Five Animal Exercise together The cookery course started from January 2014 and has received a great welcome from its students During the 10 classes the teachers from the UCD CII taught the students how to cook Chinese traditional dishes like Kungpao Chicken steamed bass sweet and sour spare ribs etc Starting from next semester in April the UCD CII will also organise the Five Mimic Animal Exercise Class showing the students the methods Chinese people use to build up health and to prolong life since the ancient times 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 Confucius Institute for Ireland

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/124-chinese-food-and-health-workshop-for-evening-course-students (2016-02-09)
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  • Prof. Liming Wang Invited to Attend China’s “Two Meetings”
    Xu Lin Director general of the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Prof Liming Wang Director of the UCD CII In the group discussion Prof Liming Wang made two proposals First to enhance the education in Chinese language and culture overseas the government administrative structure needs to be reformed The current structure which has three parallel institutions involved in promoting Chinese language and culture overseas Hanban the Confucius Institute Headquarters the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Ministry of Culture should be abandoned A new office The Office of Chinese Language and Culture Council International based on Hanban should be established and merged with the functions of Chinese language education for overseas Chinese under the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Chinese Culture Centres under the Ministry of Culture The new Office would be responsible for promoting coordinating and planning Chinese language and culture education overseas Thus optimized resource allocation and resource sharing can be achieved Prof Liming Wang interviewed by People cn about the promotion of Chinese education overseas Second the innovation of educational ideals is the core of all innovations A nation cannot develop without innovation and innovation will not happen unless we have innovative talents Innovation in our educational ideals is the prerequisite for all of these The new educational ideal should be able to draw on the essence of both eastern and western culture It should tackle challenges from the rapidly developing world of information communication technology masses of on line information and the era of big data Students educated under this new ideal should have the 3 CHA i e Critical thinking Creative thinking Challenging thinking Holistic view Harmonious view Historical view Analytical skill Accessing skill and Applied skill These two proposals were both published in Bulletin 51 of

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/54-prof-liming-wang-china-s-two-meetings (2016-02-09)
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  • Ni Hao, China! Business Culture Lecture Series
    Institute Staff Members Contact Category Events Written by Super User Mar 7 2014 Ni Hao China Business Culture Lecture Series Dates Wednesday 5th March I 19th March I 26th March Wednesday 16th April 2014 Time 6 30pm 8pm Venue 54 Merrion Square Dublin 2 Cost 100 for aII 4 lectures or 30 per individual lecture To register Please contact the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland directly if you have queries or to register by phone on 01 716 3000 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Lecture Schedule 5th Mar Doing Business in China Meeting theInter cultural Challenges Speaker Prof Cathal Brugha 19th Mar Reflections on 30 Years of Doing Business in China Speaker Mr Tom Brosnan 26th Mar Chinese Culture and Commerce The Legal Perspective Speaker Dr Guanhong Tang 16th Apr Understanding theIn depthInter cultural Challenges and Secrets to Succeed in Doing Businessin China Speaker Prof Liming Wang Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles The Irish Final of the 13th International Chinese Bridge Competition for College Students HSKK Test 24th May 2014 YCT Test Contact Us UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland University

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/events/30-ni-hao-china-business-culture-lecture-series (2016-02-09)
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  • The 3rd Confucius Cup Table Tennis Tournament organised in Dublin
    Table Tennis Tournament was held at the Dundrum Table Tennis Club on 23rd February The tournament was contested by around 40 players from 8 countries including China the Czech Republic Estonia France Hungary Ireland Poland and the United Kingdom The tournament was divided into men s and women s groups In the women s group the 1st and 2nd prize went to Ms Amanda Mogey from the United Kingdom and Ms Marta Iareba from Poland In the men s group Chinese table tennis player Mr Na Ning won the first prize Mr Csaba Szollosi from Hungary Mr Luke Dempsey from Ireland and Mr Tom David from Ireland claimed 2nd 3rd and 4th places respectively Prof Liming Wang director of the UCD Confucius Institute attended the event and presented the prizes to the winners The contestants demonstrated their strength and skills with countless tricky angles carefully crafted fine arcs and amazing lightening smashes The sports arena was filled with continuous cheers applause and support from the excited crowd The Confucius Cup Table Tennis Tournament was set up with the purpose of enhancing relationships and friendship through exercise Mr Roman Pszonka the organiser of this year s tournament said Table tennis is getting very popular worldwide and is close to being the most played sport It s also getting more popular in Ireland I hope the table tennis tournament will interest more people in Chinese culture as many players in Ireland already know the names of top Chinese players and follow their matches 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/2-the-3rd-confucius-cup-table-tennis-tournament-organised-in-dublin (2016-02-09)
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  • Fulfilling the China Dream:The 7th Annual ACSI Conference in Conjunction with the Confucius PhD Students Forum
    theme Fulfilling the China dream history in the making The conference consisted of three sessions with each session composed of the presentation of the paper and a round of open discussion Professor Liming Wang Chairman of the Association for Chinese Studies in Ireland and director of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland kicked off the proceedings with his welcome address In the first session the Economic Reality Prof Louis Brennan from Trinity College Dublin gave a presentation entitled Assessing China s Outward Foreign Direct Investment Dr Yuanyuan Ma from University College Dublin discussed Do we need more public investment in education Estimating the external returns to education in China In the second session The Role of Business Prof Cathal Brugha from University College Dublin analysed the mutual understanding business success and conflict resolution between different countries Mr William Wu from Huawei Tech Ireland also gave an introduction about Huawei and the World In the last session the Cultural Reality Dr Henry Leperlier from Dublin Institute of Technology discussed the distortion of history and linguistic identities while Mr Huayu Cao a PhD candidate gave a presentation about the Chinese dream and our responsibility During the one day conference all the speakers presented their own viewpoints and answered questions from other experts and scholars Their discussions and exchanges on these fundamental and critical themes created a very passionate atmosphere Founded in 2006 the Association for Chinese Studies in Ireland ACSI is devoted to academic communication and cooperation between China and Ireland on diverse fields such as politics economics and culture The UCD Confucius PhD Forum has been running for 5 years and has gone from strength to strength over the years The conference and the forum have both made a very valuable contribution to the development of the bilateral relationship and are

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  • The 3rd Confucius Cup Go Tournament Celebrates 25 Years of Go in Ireland
    including Austria China Czech Republic France Germany Hungary Ireland Korea Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Slovakia Thailand and the United Kingdom After two days of intense competition Fan Hui a professional Chinese Go player from France won the first prize Hungarian Go player Csaba Mero winner of the 2012 and 2013 Go tournaments and French Go player Fenech Antoine claimed 2nd and 3rd places respectively Prof Liming Wang director of the UCD Confucius Institute played in the tournament and was delighted to present the prizes to the winners As one of the four traditional Chinese arts Go has won the favour of many westerners There has been a strong momentum of development in the Irish Go Association In recent years the Go club hosted by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland has attracted people from all walks of life including college professors software engineers and college students Mr Rory Wales President of the Irish Go Association spoke of the partnership the UCD Confucius Institute has been very supportive over the years and the cooperation between the Irish Go Association and the Institute has been very successful The tournament is not simply a competition It s a friendly social event where people who enjoy playing Go can talk to each other and share experiences Go helps the westerners gain a great understanding of Chinese culture and we should work together to keep this tradition As a big fan of the Go game who also played in the Irish Open Tournament in 1989 Prof Liming Wang said Zither Guzheng chess calligraphy and painting are the four Ancient Chinese Arts with a long standing history Among those Chess refers to Chinese Go Go is a treasure in Chinese traditional culture and reflects Chinese people s pursuit of wisdom Nothing can fully embody the meaning

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  • Launch of "China Week" and the Chinese Examination Hub at the Galway Education Centre
    Ms Zhang Shujing Economic Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy Ireland and Prof Liming Wang Director of the UCD CII After the speech the teachers from the UCD CII sang the Irish song Trasna na dTonnta and impressed the audience with their beautiful Irish This was followed by a performance of traditional Chinese instruments Pipa Chinese lute by Ms Peng Ji Guzheng by Ms Jiarong Cui and Hulusi by Ms Ziyi Yu Next the Chen Tai Chi Irish martial arts group from Galway performed Chen style TaijiQuan and expressed their fondness for Chinese culture Irish Students exhibition of Chinese paper cutting for the China Week In the afternoon in the absorbing workshops on Chinese Culture and Folk Arts the participants practised traditional Chinese art forms such as Chinese knots Chinese tea making paper cutting Chinese calligraphy Chinese dancing and various Chinese musical instruments under the demonstration and instruction of Chinese teachers from the CII Teachers from the UCD CII singing the Irish song Trasna na dTonnta Following the inception of the UCD CII Regional Centre at the Galway Education Centre in October 2012 a 10 week Irish teachers training programme was organised with 30 Irish teachers enrolled in the first session Since then the training programme has run for four terms with more than 50 Irish teachers participating A participant learning Chinese knots under the instruction of a teacher from the UCD CII Bernard Kirk director of the Galway Education Centre spoke of his hopes for the future of the partnership It is our plan to work closely with the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland to help develop Chinese Studies in the region and secure Confucius Classroom status for the Galway Education Centre We hope to develop the Galway Education Centre as a hub for training and learning in Chinese

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/14-launch-of-china-week-and-the-chinese-examination-hub-at-the-galway-education-centre (2016-02-09)
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