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A Crazy Rich Culture: Confucius Institute Brings Chinese Culture to Campus

A Crazy Rich Culture: Confucius Institute Brings Chinese Culture to Campus

By Meredith Skaggs, Guest Writer

October 2, 2018

Eleanor Young approaches a door amid a row of storefronts on a Singapore street wearing oversized sunglasses. She enters a large room crowded with tables to the sound of clacking tiles echoing in the hall.  Seated groups of four at these tables are playing a fast-paced game involving these small tile...

The year of the monkey

The year of the monkey

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

February 10, 2016

Chinese New Year --or the Lunar New Year --begins with the new moon, and Feb. 8 marks year 4714. The Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. 2016 is considered to be the year of the monkey? The monkey is ninth of the 12 animals in the recurring 12-year...

Welcome to China class

Welcome to China class

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

September 30, 2015

Learning a new language doesn't always have to be expensive and time-consuming. Graduate Assistant Chao Mu is teaching free beginning-level Chinese classes for UA students and faculty. Originally started in the spring semester, Mu wanted to continue the free lessons for the fall. This semester, the cl...

Confucius Institute meets with Chinese Corner

Confucius Institute meets with Chinese Corner

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor

October 28, 2014

China Week has passed at The University of Akron, but the Confucius Institute is still working to educate students about Chinese language and culture. Every Friday, a group of students and faculty from the Confucius Institute meet in the Student Union for Chinese Corner. During this time, they work...

Annual China Week returns

Annual China Week returns

By Mary C. Barrett, Writer

September 30, 2014

The University of Akron's China Week, sponsored by The Confucius Institute, invites the UA community to come and explore the many sides of Chinese culture. The many facets of Chinese culture will be represented in several events taking place starting Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. China Week has a lot to...