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Confucius Institute Offered Chinese Summer Camps

"Bringing China to Memphis"

Did you know that Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and the third most widely spoken language in the United States? Or that more people speak English in China than speak English in the United States? And that one-fifth of the world's population lives in China?

To assist in building bridges between the United States and China, and to promote Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) partnered with area schools to offer its fourth annual Chinese summer immersion camps.

 summer bridge camp 2008

Campers learned Chinese martial arts, participated in Chinese art classes, and learned more about the Chinese language and culture. Each summer camp included activities such as Tai Chi, dancing, calligraphy, sculpting, paper cutting, cooking demonstrations, and special performances.

The mission of the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis is to promote the Chinese language and culture in Memphis, the Mid-South, and across the nation.

For more information about the CIUM or Chinese language and cultural programs please contact Riki Jackson, CIUM assistant director, at 901-678-3166 or visit www.memphis.edu/cium.

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"风从东方来"
——孟菲斯大学孔子学院举办2014年马年
春节文艺表演

王泽凤 撰稿 姚钰 摄影

马年伊始,美国田纳西州密西西比河畔美丽的孟菲斯就迎来了兆丰年的瑞雪,也迎来了"风从东方来"马年春节巡演。美国中部时间2月9日晚,在Christian Brothers University(基督教兄弟大学)的大学表演中心里,2014年"风从东方来"马年春节巡演在全场观众经久不息的掌声中落下了帷幕,代表理解、友谊和互爱的掌声让喜庆在会场久久回荡。由孔子学院总部/国家汉办主办,孟菲斯大学孔子学院和中国杭州师范大学联合承办的2014年"风从东方来"马年春节第五站巡演精彩纷呈,欢声笑语不断,取得了圆满成功。

当天晚上,CBU大学表演中心里喜气洋洋,宾朋满座,来自孟菲斯及其周边地区的各界人士欢聚一堂,共同分享着来自东方的文化春风。巡演帷幕徐徐拉开,孟菲斯大学孔子学院院长孔祥德教授,孟菲斯大学副教务长兼文理学院院长Thomas J Nenon教授和CBU大学校长特别助理Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut先生先后致欢迎辞,中国杭州师范大学副校长张志军教授向现场观众送上了来自太平洋彼岸的新年祝福。随后,一个个精彩节目相继登台,令在场的观众目不暇接。

本次巡演的器乐节目,别具匠心。古筝独奏独舞《纤红》里,演奏者如泣如诉的琴声伴着舞者如醉如痴的舞蹈,给观众演绎了一段动人心弦的生命之爱。民乐三重奏《喜洋洋》通过二胡、古筝和唢呐三种民族乐器的巧妙合奏,将中国传统节日的欢庆气氛渲染得淋漓尽致,令观众喜不自胜。二胡独奏《万马奔腾》不仅激起了观众对中国蒙古草原上万马齐奔腾景象的想象,也让他们领略到了二胡这种民族乐器出神入化的、独特的音乐表现力。创意唢呐独奏《打枣》由杭州师范大学音乐学院杜竹松教授改编并演奏,他将中国传统的口技表演与民族乐器唢呐巧妙地融合在一起,生动地再现了北方人民乡村生活中打枣子的欢快场景,带给观众耳目一新的视听效果,在表演过程中赢得了一次又一次热烈的掌声,将巡演现场的喜庆气氛推向了新的高潮。

本次巡演的歌舞节目更是形式多样,精彩迭出。中国民歌《望月》与美国经典英文歌曲《Country Road》(乡间小路)都是表现思乡情怀的歌曲,由同一位演唱者分别用中文和英文深情演绎了相同的情感,不仅增添了在座华人的思乡情,更激起了中美观众的文化认同感,热烈的掌声是那一刻表现共鸣的唯一方式。藏族群舞《姑娘》和傣族三人舞蹈《邵多丽》分别展现了中国西部藏族和西南部傣族的民俗风情,武术表演《武韵》再现了中国武术的博大精深,它们都令观众惊叹不已。在《顶碗舞》和《掀起了你的盖头来》两个舞蹈表演的过程中,现场观众还积极参与了文化互动,有幸体验了蒙古舞的顶碗难度以及新疆舞晃头和耸肩的乐趣。其中,一位年龄5岁左右的小男孩参与了新疆舞晃头和耸肩的互动,他在练习过程中的真诚和可爱赢得了观众喜爱的掌声。互动之后,18名舞者用诙谐的表情和灵动的舞蹈语言,给观众呈现了新疆维吾尔族青年男女表达爱情的幸福场景。观众一阵高过一阵的热烈掌声表达了他们对爱情这个永恒主题的理解,同时,也表达了对舞蹈者精彩表演的最佳赞许。

晚上8点30分,"风从东方来"马年春节巡演在观众意犹未尽的掌声中结束了,但远未结束的是他们对孟菲斯大学孔子学院在新的一年里带给人们更多、更丰富多彩的文化交流活动的期待......

 CIUM, U of M and CBU to Host "An Oriental Monsoon" on February 9th

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM), Hanban, Hangzhou Normal University (HNU) in Hangzhou, China, the University of Memphis (U of M), and Christian Brothers University (CBU) are proud to host "An Oriental Monsoon" on Sunday, February 9th at 7 pm on the CBU campus. Seats are limited to 500. The program is free and open to the public. The CIUM is one of less than ten location HNU will visit this year in the United States. For additional information, please call the CIUM office at 901-678-2595 or e-mail riki.jackson@memphis.edu.

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Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

The 2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students is an immersion camp sponsored by Hanban, the Confucius Institute Headquarters. This exciting two-week summer camp offers students a unique chance to experience China on a personal level.

The two-week summer camp, scheduled to take place in mid-July promises to be a wonderful opportunity for campers to expand their horizon and have a first-hand experience in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. more information

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Confucius Institute Offers Chinese Language and Culture Classes

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) is offering Chinese language and culture classes for individuals and groups of all ages. The CIUM provides courses in the afternoons, evenings and Saturdays (as needed) on the U of M campus. All classes are taught by certified teachers and professors who are native speakers with a specialty in teaching the Chinese language to non-native speakers. Ten group classes are offered for a total of $200. Private lessons are $300 for a ten (10) class session.

For additional information about classes or the CIUM, contact Riki Jackson at riki.jackson@memphis.edu or 678-3166.

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