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Chinese cooking class

The cooking class on Sunday, January 22nd, in the Chinese Cultural Center promises to be an experience for all the senses. Under the guidance of a professional cook, the participants are introduced to traditional Chinese culinary art. On the menu this time are fried vegetables, baozi, steamed, filled dumplings and fried, spicy chicken. After cooking together, you can of course also try things together. It starts on January 22nd, at 3 p.m. Good Appetite!

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Haircut for brunch

According to Chinese superstition, it is bad luck to have your hair cut in the month following the Spring Festival. So let's get rid of the winter mat, ideally this week. The Beijing bar Gulu Bazz has come up with something very special. If you order a beer for lunch on Saturday, January 21, you will get a free haircut from 12 noon. There will be a team of hairdressers on site to ensure that everyone starts the new year with a fresh hairstyle and good luck. Anyone who dares to have more than the obligatory tips cut, but rather lets their hair properly, will receive a hat for free. After all, nobody should be cold. The fun starts on Saturday, January 21, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

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For a cup of tea

The Confucius Institute in Trier invites interested parties to one or two or three cups of Chinese tea on Friday, January 20. During the free tea tasting, white, green or yellow tea can be tasted. The venue is the seminar room of the Confucius Institute in Trier. It starts at 3 p.m. Registration is requested.

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Children's language courses in Duisburg

On Saturday, January 21, children's language courses will start again at the Confucius Institute in Duisburg. Children from the age of 6 and both with and without previous knowledge can learn the Chinese language here according to their age. The one and a half hour courses are divided into ages 6-10 and 8-12 years and take place either at the Konfizius Institute in Duisburg or at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Further information at www.uni-due.de

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Cinema in Leipzig

The two sisters Doris and Josie open their own café in Taipei. At the opening, they were given a large number of very useless items. Since they don't know what to do with the things, they start swapping them for items that their customers bring with them. A brisk trade begins - not only with useless things, but also with their stories. The film "Taipei Exchanges" will run on Wednesday, January 18, from 7 pm at the Confucius Institute in Leipzig.

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Chinese Corner language tandem

The Konfuzius-Institut Frankfurt offers those with previous knowledge the opportunity to take part in the "Chinese Corner Language Tandem" on Friday, January 20th. In an informal atmosphere, with the help of Chinese native speakers, one's own speaking skills can be improved and any topic can be discussed at the same time Chinese students will also improve their German language skills. Admission is free. Please register. It starts on January 20th at 5:30 pm.

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China in upheaval in world politics

A lecture initiated by the Confucius Institute in Duisburg today is about nothing less than the economic structure of the entire globalized world. After several decades of economic growth and political opening, China is facing the challenge of realigning its growth model, which will have far-reaching political and social consequences. An important resource for the stability of the political system was and is positive economic development. However, this is not the sole basis of the state's adaptability and relative stability. The development of China and its consequences for the European economy are the focus of the event "Localization and globalization, mega development and stagnation - China in upheaval in world politics". The panel discussion starts today at 5 pm in the FOM University Center in Essen.

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Exhibition opening

On January 28th, 1.3 billion Chinese celebrate the traditional spring festival, the beginning of the year of the rooster. In an exhibition of the Confucius Institute Freiburg, colorful, expressive New Year's pictures from Yangjiabu are presented thematically arranged in the premises of the Augustinum Freiburg. New Year's pictures have a long tradition in China; its roots go back to the Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). Even today in China at the turn of the year prints of woodcuts are hung on doors, walls or over the stove and are supposed to bring happiness and harmony.

The New Year's pictures from Yangjiabu in Shandong Province come from one of the four most important schools of this folk art. The exhibition of 60 unique woodcuts covers three main subject areas "The world of the gods", "The world of men" and "Hope for blessings and the pursuit of happiness". On two guided tours, the history and symbolism of the illustrations are explained to visitors Calligraphy and paper cutting workshops will be offered The exhibition will open on Wednesday 18th January The event will start at 7 pm.

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Lecture in Freiburg

Selected cultural aspects of China and their effects on working life - this is what the next lecture, initiated by the Confucius Institute in Freiburg, will be about. Speaker Frank Lenhardt deals with Chinese cultural aspects - both those that are relatively easy to understand and habits that can pose mental obstacles even after a long time in everyday company life in China. But there are also opportunities to get an impression of the everyday and corporate culture there, such as staying with a host family, language courses on site or observing in a Chinese company. To this end, the speaker will introduce four selected Chinese cities that have been regularly classified as the most liveable in China in recent years and that are intended to enable a view beyond the "Beijing / Shanghai horizon". The lecture will start on Tuesday, January 24th 6:30 p.m. in the historical department store in Freiburg, admission is free.

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Heidelberg celebrates Chunjie

The Spring Festival (春节 chunjie) is the most important and largest Chinese festival. On Sunday, January 15th, the Chinese New Year will also be celebrated in the Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg. The celebration is jointly organized by the Association of Chinese Scientists and Students in Heidelberg and the Confucius Institute in Heidelberg. Admission is from 5 p.m., the event starts at 6 p.m. The visitors can expect a colorful program with singing and shows. Tickets for the celebration are available at the box office and at selected advance booking offices. Further information at www.konfuzius-institut-heidelberg.de

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German-Chinese dialogue

How could foreign cultures meet and get to know each other better than in dialogue with one another? The Confucius Institute Hamburg offers the opportunity to do this in a relaxed setting. The bilingual German-Chinese dialogue brings together two experts from Germany and China once a month, who shed light on the situation and perspectives of the other country. The speakers are familiar with both cultures and often meet for the first time during the event. Following the expert lectures, the guests also have the opportunity to talk about the topics. The 57th German-Chinese Dialogue will take place on Friday, January 13th, in the Chinese tea house in Hamburg's Yu Garden. The discussion will be under the title "From Hamburg to Shanghai - via the marathon to culture". It will also be about a global running project from Hamburg to Shanghai, which is to start in March. Admission costs eight euros. Registration is requested.

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Happy Chinese New Year

With the support of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Germany, the Ministry of Culture of the Jiangsu Province, the Red City Hall and the Artall Culture Group, the Chinese Cultural Center Berlin will host events at numerous locations in Berlin from Thursday, January 12th to Monday, January 16th under the motto " Happy Chinese New Year "align. The center invites the art ensemble of Jiangsu Province, artisans and local Chinese artist groups to present handicrafts, a Chinese exhibition and much more on the Berlin stages. A feast for all the senses. The venue is, among other things, the shopping arcades on Potsdamer Platz. Here, artisans present their skills, filigree paper cuts, embroidery and carvings and typical jewelry. The opening event will take place there on January 12th from 7:30 p.m. The evening is celebrated with fireworks and a laser show.

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Chinese game night

Do you enjoy playing Chinese board games or would you like to get a taste of the Chinese language in a relaxed atmosphere? The Confucius Institute Frankfurt invites you to a games evening in its premises on Friday, January 13th. You can also bring your own games. Participation is free. It starts at 5 p.m.

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The last emperors

The Qing dynasty is one of the most important in Chinese history. Under the Qing, the territory of China doubled to the greatest extent in its history, under this dynasty the confrontation with the West and the Chinese modernization began. Finally, as the last dynasty, the Qing are closest to the present, and knowing their history is an essential prerequisite for understanding China today.

The lecture series "The Last Emperors" introduces the history, politics and culture of the Qing Dynasty and spans an arc from the establishment of rule in 1644 to its end with the Xinhai Revolution of 1911. On Thursday, January 12th, From 6 p.m. the 5th part of the series will be about the opening and modernization up to the Boxer Rebellion from 1899 to 1901. The venue is the Confucius Institute in Düsseldorf.

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Summer Study Tour 2017

In 2017, the Zhejiang University of Science and Technology invites you to a Summer Study Tour. In the two-week program planned for August 2017, the participants will experience Chinese history and culture up close and also get to know modern China. The range of courses includes both an intensive language course and traditional Chinese art forms such as calligraphy and seal carving. All students and adults up to the age of 35 can apply. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required as there are also courses for beginners. The participants only have to pay for flight tickets and visa fees, the rest is taken care of by the headquarters of the Confucius Institutes. Registration closes on March 31st. All further information is available on the website of the Confucius Institute Erfurt. www.ki-erfurt.de

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Creatively through the night

Sometimes being creative is not that easy. The beginning is especially difficult. The first word, the first brushstroke often has a lot to offer. In order to help all future Beijing artists to literally help their creativity out of the bottle, the Beijing wine merchant Cheers has come up with something very special. "Sip and paint" is the motto on Saturday, January 7th. With one, two or three glasses of wine you can be kissed by the muse or just have a good time with nice people. It starts at 3pm in the Branch on Gulou East Street in Beijing's Dong Cheng District.

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Tandem café

Are you learning Chinese and would like to try out the language with interesting people to talk to? Then you should visit the German-Chinese tandem café of the Confucius Institute Hamburg. It was the first of its kind and with its authentic atmosphere in the Chinese tea house Yu Garden can be considered a unique place for language exchange. In a nice, informal atmosphere with tea, coffee and cake as well as filled dumplings, German and Chinese learners have the opportunity to learn from and with each other. At each appointment, tandem tasks are provided in both languages ​​for the different levels, with which joint learning is made easier. You are welcome to bring your own learning materials. The teams can study undisturbed with their language partners or consult the teachers present if they have any questions.

Participation in the tandem café is free. Registration is requested. The next appointment is on Sunday, January 15th from 3 p.m. in the tea house in Hamburg's Yu Garden.

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TATORT in Beijing

The TATORT evenings in the Zeit Berlin restaurant in Beijing are a cherished tradition. On Sunday, January 8th, the time has come again: fans of the most popular and longest running TV crime series from ARD, ORF and SRF can again cheer and puzzles. Due to the time difference, the most recent crime scene cannot be shown, of course, but one that was broadcast not so long ago. The crime scene evenings take place once a month. It always starts, just like in Germany, at 8:15 p.m.

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Cinema in Berlin

In the 1980s, Jiao Sanye, master of the suona, led a suona group and played at weddings and funerals in the neighboring villages. The suona is a Chinese woodwind instrument similar to the oboe. There is a custom in the region that the song "Song of the Phoenix" can only be played when a person has died. Jiao has a particularly eager apprentice, You Tianming, who is supposed to take over the group once when the master is too old. But the prime of the Suona period is over. Due to a lack of jobs and low income, players have to move to the cities to work. The group dissolves. YOU Tianming has made the promise that he will not give up traditional culture. The film Song oft he Phoenix will be shown on Monday, January 9th at the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin. It starts at 7 p.m. The film is in Chinese with German subtitles.

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Chinese up close

Go on vacation and learn a lot in the process. Surely some have already decided to do that. The intensive language course at the Confucius Institute in Munich now has a real chance of success. There are two weeks of being able to fully immerse yourself in the Chinese language and culture and to learn the new language in a fast, effective and entertaining way. "Chinese up close" is more than just a language course. The participants learn the Chinese language in an authentic cultural context and thus have the opportunity to actively apply their new language skills in everyday life beyond the lessons. Native speakers are always at the participants' side At the end of the two-week course, you can take the HSK test of difficulty level 2. Those who register for the course in the picturesque Bavarian Altmühltal, which will take place from March 5th to 18th, receive an early bird discount is divided into lessons, cultural activities and workshops and intercultural communication. Those who pass the language test receive the HSK certificate. More information is available on the homepage of the Confucius Institute in Munich.

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New Year's Eve in Beijing

Do you already know how to spend New Year's Eve? At the party of the year, cozy with friends or simply asleep in bed? New Year's Eve is also celebrated in Beijing. Not as loud as in Germany and certainly not as extravagant as Chunjie, the Chinese Spring Festival and New Year's Eve, at the end of January, but if you want to celebrate, you will also find one or the other possibility here. DJs play in various clubs, there are plenty of buffets and dinner options and specially brewed beer to wash down the old, admittedly rather strange year 2016 and toast a more peaceful and happy new year 2017. And if you haven't overdone with the partying, then depending on your musical taste, you can have the new one on January 1st with DJ legend David Guetta in the International Exhibition Center in Hebei or with classical music at the Summit New Year Concert in the China World Trade Center in Beijing Year welcome. That was the cultural news of the day with Svenja Schmidt from the CRI studio in Beijing. I wish you a nice and peaceful New Year's Eve and a good start into the new year.

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Zheng He and Mazu: History, Perception and Cult

The early Ming voyages play a major role in the Chinese media. "The Journey to the West" is China's best-known classical novel. The famous Zheng He not only stands for the religions Islam, Buddhism and Confucianism, he also advocated the cult of the goddess Mazu. The lecture on Zheng He and Mazu on Monday , January 9th, is dedicated to history, perception and cult with a view to the present day. The venue is the Confucius Institute in Leipzig, starting at 6 pm.

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Table linen

The Confucius Institute Trier is waiting for you in the new year with an extremely appetizing offer. The preparation of five Chinese dishes can be learned on five dates. Shortly before the spring festival, the traditionally eaten jiaozi are also on the program. Every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. you can experiment on the woks. It starts on Friday, January 13th. The course takes place in the family education center in Trier. Registration is requested.

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Classic in the Great Hall of the People

On its journey around the world, the British National Symphony Orchestra will also stop in Beijing tomorrow. On Wednesday the musicians will be guests in the Great Hall of the People.The program includes Strauss, Glinka and Dvorak. Classical, well-known compositions such as "Die Fledermaus" or "The Barber of Seville" will be heard in excerpts. Just as catchy melodies like the "Radetzky March" or the "Tik-Tak Polka".

Tickets are available from RMB 280 yuan. The concert starts on December 28th at 7:30 p.m.

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Chinese trial lesson

A German proverb is called a German proverb who rests, rusts. Therefore, after Christmas, you can continue to study hard at the Confucius Institute in Leipzig. On Tuesday, January 3rd, the institute is offering the first Chinese trial lesson in the New Year. From 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm you can get a first glimpse into the Chinese language and culture.

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The Chinese Mayor

The Confucius Institute in Leipzig already gives a small preview of its program in January on its homepage. The event year starts with a film.

The documentary follows the mayor of Datong City, Geng Yanbo, as he tries to turn one of the most polluted cities in the country into an attractive tourist destination. One measure to renew the city's cultural assets is to relocate half a million residents so that the historic city wall can be rebuilt. The film "The Chinese Mayor" will run on Wednesday, January 4th from 7pm in the Confucius Institute in Leipzig.

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Chic embroidered

Starting Tuesday, an entire exhibition will be devoted to traditional embroidery in Beijing. In the Gallery of Network Center of International Cultural Exchange in Beijing's Dongcheng District, handmade fashions with elaborate embroidery can be seen until January 5th. The embroidery is part of the intangible cultural heritage of China. 11 independent brands and artists show their works of art. They are intended to show that tradition and modernity in the form of fashion go very well together and that ancient traditions can be developed further in line with the times and thus saved from being forgotten.

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A new perspective: exhibition on "Young Art +"

Today's China is in a rapidly developing market economy and the global network of the Internet. China's highly open economy and society show the world a vibrant China. At the cultural level, too, it presents a diverse, open and energetic innovative attitude. In this dynamic cultural environment, the young Chinese artists are interested in discovering, receiving and processing the various messages from society. Outside of the established traditional Chinese cultural symbolism, they use the international language of contemporary art to confidently present the origins of Chinese culture. Anyone who has now become curious - the exhibition on young art + can still be visited until January 16, 2017 in the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin.

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Learn Chinese in Leipzig

If you want to find out shortly before the Christmas holidays whether a language course in the New Year might not be just the right thing for the little gray cells, you can do so on Tuesday, December 20th. The Confucius Institute Leipzig offers a one-hour taster course in Chinese. Between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., interested parties can get a glimpse of the language and culture. And maybe this will result in the resolution to intensify the whole thing a little in the New Year. Registration is requested.

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Workshop Drums and Drama

All friends of Chinese singing and music can look forward to the Drums and Drama course at the Confucius Institute in Frankfurt: Together with the Peking Opera Club Germany, everyone who is interested will in future have the opportunity to get a taste of the world of Chinese musical and percussion instruments and the Peking Opera once a month .

In an informal setting, masters in their field introduce their art: Participate, listen, watch - everything is possible! Participation is free of charge. It starts on Saturday, December 17th, from 2:30 p.m. at the Confucius Institute in Frankfurt. Registration is requested.

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Chinese workshop for children

At the Chinese workshop of the Confucius Institute in Hamburg, children between the ages of 7 and 12 are invited to learn something about the Chinese language and culture or to consolidate and expand their existing basic knowledge. With this open offer, children with or without previous knowledge should be given a framework to learn together, to discover new things and to apply existing knowledge. In addition to the language and writing, they also get to know many other aspects of Chinese culture. Through songs, games and a wide variety of activities, they experience the Chinese world with all their senses.

The course takes place every second Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The next appointment is on Saturday, December 17th. Registration is required. The meeting point is the Chinese tea house in Hamburg's Yu Garden.

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Christmas party with book bazaar

The Confucius Institute Munich invites all course participants, alumni with families and friends and interested parties to a Christmas party in its premises at Färbergraben 18. The highlight is a large book flea market, to which books can be contributed. There is a 20 percent discount on all textbooks and a children's book exhibition awaits the younger visitors. And since a real Christmas party also includes all sorts of delicious delicacies, there is mulled wine and punch, pastries and of course Chinese snacks. 2017 is the year of the rooster. All children can look forward to fun handicrafts around the crowing poultry.

Donations of books, gingerbread and biscuits are welcome.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, December 17th from 2pm to 5pm at the Confucius Institute in Munich.

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Lecture in Erfurt

The Confucius Institute at the Erfurt University of Applied Sciences invites you to a lecture by the Chinese author Shen Jinping in the Erfurt house in Dacheröden on Friday, December 16. The author comes from Shanghai and lives in Berlin. On this evening she will give a lecture on the peculiarities of German and Chinese culture and the prospects of a life with components from these two cultures. The lecture "Living Between Two Cultures" is also intended as a cozy end to the year of the Erfurt program of events. It all starts on December 16 at 6 pm.

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End of year celebration

On Tuesday, December 13th, the Confucius Institute at the Erfurt University of Applied Sciences is hosting this year's end-of-year party. From 5 p.m., Chinese and German students are invited to the large seminar room. The anniversary year - the Confucius Institute was 5 years old this year, should be decided in a friendly atmosphere. German and Chinese students get the opportunity to cook and celebrate together. The program includes the preparation of Jiaozi, the Chinese Maultaschen, various games and demonstrations by the course participants from the Confucius Institute in Erfurt.

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The great river

In the 1950s, after graduating from the University of Water Management, Chen Dahe and his colleagues tackled the problem of "peach blossom" flooding on the Tarim River. Under difficult circumstances, they build a reservoir to catch the water. 20 years later, the reservoir is Muddy and the dam and the main inlet of the Tarim lie dry and fallow. Chen Dahe's son cannot endure this situation. He is doing all he can to continue his father's work and to offer the ordinary people in the region a new perspective .

The film will be shown on Monday, December 12th, at the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin. It starts at 7 p.m. The film is in Chinese with German subtitles.

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EU-China workshop in Berlin

On Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th, a workshop will take place at the Confucius Institute in Berlin under the central question "Relations between the EU and China - A new era of cooperation?" between the Confucius Institute and the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies Hamburg. The German Institute of Global and Area Studies is an independent research institute that studies political, social and economic changes and developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East will be available shortly on the homepage of the Konfuzius-Institut Berlin. www.konfuziusinstitut-berlin.de

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Experience culture with Chinacool

What do Germans actually know about China? How do people in Germany think about China and what ideas do the Chinese have of Germany in return and what do the Chinese think of Germans?

At Chinacool, common prejudices and stereotypes about China and Germany are questioned and the cultural background of the "other" country gets to know better. On Wednesday, December 14th, this happens in a playful way - the Confucius Institute Heidelberg is offering a games evening as part of its Chinacool event series. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Jour Fixe

Every second Friday of the month, the ex oriente foundation, sponsor of the Confucius Institute in Munich, invites you to a Jour Fixe. In an informal setting with lectures and a cultural program, the Jour Fixe offers an opportunity for social exchange. It's that time again on Friday, December 9th. From 7:30 pm, the event will focus on youth contact between China and Germany under the motto "Ten Years of Bavarian-Chinese Student Contacts". The association of the same name will celebrate its long-term activities that have inspired many young people to join The association would like to present its ten years of successful work to the guests and bring its small anniversary to life with pictures and short contributions. The celebration will take place on December 9th from 7:30 pm in Hofstatt 1 in Munich Free entry.

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Experience China's arts

In its history, Chinese painting has developed a wealth of expression that is in no way inferior to Western tradition. Their genres range from still lifes and portraits to celebrated landscape painting, which uses the term shanshui - "mountains and water" - to relate the elements. As part of the "Chinas Künste" series, the Confucius Institute Hamburg am Sonntag, December 4th, the opportunity to get to know the theoretical and practical basics of Chinese ink painting under the guidance of experienced teachers.

The utensils required for the day such as brushes, ink and paper are provided by the Confucius Institute. Afterwards, visitors have the opportunity to learn more about Chinese calligraphy in a further introduction. It starts on December 4th at 3 p.m. The venue is the Chinese tea house in Hamburg's Yu Garden. Admission is free.

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Chinese culture salon

The Confucius Institute in Paderborn organizes the Chinese Culture Salon at regular intervals. It always takes place on Friday evenings from 7:30 p.m. in the premises at the new square and is intended to provide insight into the various aspects of Chinese culture. The next salon will take place on Friday, December 9th. The Chinese tea culture is then at the center of the event. Admission is free.

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Farewell my concubine

China 1977 shortly after the end of the cultural revolution ...

Beijing opera star Cheng meets his former partner Duan again. In the twenties they began their training in the Peking Opera together. In a very short time, the somewhat sensitive Cheng is hired for numerous female roles; Daredevil Duan for hero roles. They reached the climax of their operatic career with the performance "Farewell, My Concubine". But Cheng suffers because he secretly loves Duan. However, Duan marries a woman. Against the background of the political events in China in the 20th century, the film tells a magnificent and passionate story Dreieckslovestory, which has been nominated for numerous film prizes and won the Palme d'Or in Cannes. It will be shown on Thursday, December 15, at the Confucius Institute in Duisburg. It starts at 6 pm. Admission is free. The film is shown in Chinese with English subtitles.

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Tandem café in Hamburg

Are you learning Chinese and would like to try out the language with interesting people to talk to? Then maybe the German-Chinese Tandem Café at the Confucius Institute Hamburg is right for you. German and Chinese learners have the opportunity to learn from and with one another in a relaxed atmosphere. The tandem café was the first of its kind and, with its location in the Chinese tea house Yu Garden, offers a unique, authentic atmosphere for language exchange. As part of the participation in the EU project Seagull, tandem tasks in both languages ​​for the different levels are provided at each appointment, with which joint learning is made easier. You are welcome to bring your own learning materials. The teams either learn together completely independently or can get support from a teacher. Participation in the tandem café is free. The next appointment is on Sunday, December 11th, from 3 p.m. Registration is requested.

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Learn to interpret

The Confucius Institute Berlin offers an introduction to consecutive interpreting between the languages ​​German and Chinese from Monday, December 5th to Thursday, December 8th. The intensive course is aimed at those who are Chinese and German as their mother tongue and want to expand and deepen their knowledge and skills in the field of language mediation. Theoretical and methodological basics of interpreting are taught, practical exercises are carried out and problems that interpreters are often confronted with are discussed.

The course takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Confucius Institute in Berlin.

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Culture of courtesy

How polite is polite enough? And is what is called polite in Germany comparable to Chinese politeness? China has always seen itself as a "land of courtesy and kindness". However, it is not uncommon for Chinese-German encounters to experience the behavior of the Chinese as puzzling or difficult to explain. Almost no China report is lacking in irritations about Chinese manners The lecture under the key question "How polite is Chinese politeness" by the Confucius Institute Metropole Ruhr on Friday, December 2nd, analyzes the historical development of Chinese society and culture, and analyzes culture-specific manners and behavior in China today. It should also be made clear why intercultural learning and action are indispensable for a productive design of communication and cooperation between China and Germany. The lecture begins on December 2nd at 5:30 p.m. in the vocational college in Herne. Registration is requested.

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To Trier for tea

The Confucius Institute Trier invites you to a tea tasting in its premises on Friday, December 9th ,. The event starts at 3 p.m. and attendees can sample their way through a variety of teas. They get an introduction to the traditional Chinese tea ceremony. With white, black or yellow tea there are of course also one or the other snack to eat. Admission is free. Registration is requested.

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Intercultural fairytale festival

Exciting Chinese fairy tales for young and old await visitors to the 4th Intercultural Fairy Tale Festival on Sunday, December 4th, in the Munich city library on Gasteig. At the annual intercultural fairy tale festival of the MORGEN network, Munich migrant organizations present fairy tales and stories from all over the world: in Bulgarian, Chinese, German, Kurdish, Mongolian, Polish, Portuguese or Russian, in Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese or Ukrainian. They are read, told, danced and sung, or presented as a play. In the first round of fairy tales from 1 p.m., three young Chinese students present their skills and even read short fairy tales in Chinese. Interesting Chinese books fresh from the Frankfurt Book Fair are of course also available for reading yourself. But it is not just read. If you want, you can also try your hand at kung fu or the fan dance. Admission is free. It starts on Sunday, December 4th, at 12 noon in the Gasteig.

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Workshop Drums and Drama

For all friends of Chinese singing and music, the Confucius Institute in Frankfurt is offering a workshop under the motto "Drums and Drama" on Saturday, November 26th.. Together with the Peking Opera Club Germany, those interested will in future be able to explore the world of the Get a taste of Chinese musical and percussion instruments and the Peking Opera. Masters of their trade introduce the various arts. Listen, watch, join in - everything is possible. It starts on November 26th from 2:30 pm. It will be one Registration requested.

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Film evening in Berlin

After serving her prison term and being released, Li Sulan returns to her village alone. But there is no trace of her family. The homeless Li Sulan finds shelter with a Kazakh herd leader. She not only learns to tame camels, but also starts a trade in camel milk. She starts a new life together with camels. But then she decides to want to see her daughter again after more than 20 years. How will the daughter react? The feature film "Camel Collar" will be shown on Monday, December 5th at the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin. It is in Chinese with German subtitles. It starts at 7 pm.

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Culinary China

A culinary journey through the diverse cuisine of China awaits visitors to the Confucius Institute Berlin on Thursday, December 1st. But only on the screen. The film "Exploring China - A Culinary Adventure" introduces regional Chinese dishes and shows their tradition and preparation. The film is in English and starts at 6:15 pm.

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A voyage of discovery from delicate floral to tangy-tangy

On Sunday, November 27th, the Confucius Institute Frankfurt invites you to get to know tea from a completely different perspective. Interested parties are introduced to the fascinating world of tea and learn everything about legends and stories about the tasty drink. A knowledgeable tea master leads through the evening and presents selected varieties from delicate floral to tangy-tangy. The Chinese tea ceremony stands for appreciation and respect, it is the art of perfect preparation as well as a ceremonial tea tasting with all your senses.

With the tasting of 3 different teas, visitors experience sensual and spiritual pleasure at the highest level. You will learn interesting facts about these teas, their preparation as well as their history and stories.

The event will take place on Sunday, November 27th, starting at 2 p.m. A binding registration is required via the Confucius Institute Frankfurt.

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Discussion on current developments in China

The first term of the Chinese President and Party Chairman Xi Jinping is coming to an end. With the prospect of the 19th party congress in 2017, at which the new leadership around Xi will present their program for the next five years, the Confucius Institute Metropole Ruhr invites you to a discussion with the two institute directors Prof . Dr. Thomas Heberer and Prof. Dr. Markus Taube a. The two China experts then analyze current political and economic developments in the Middle Kingdom. They will discuss their assessment of the direction in which China is moving and take stock of the past four years with a view to the economy, politics and society. The public is invited to take an active part. The discussion will start on November 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Confucius Institute in Duisburg.

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24 City

On Wednesday, November 23rd, the Confucius Institute Leipzig will show the Chinese film "24 City". The film from 2008 follows three generations in the 50s, 70s and today and like them in a modern apartment complex on the former site a state-owned factory, spend their lives in Chengdu. Fictional and documentary storytelling mix, interviews and fictional passages alternate, starting at 7 pm at the Confucius Institute in Leipzig.

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Exhibition about the "Young Art plus"

Today's China is in a rapidly developing market economy and is globally networked through the Internet. The highly open economy and society show the world a vibrant China. At the cultural level, too, it presents a diverse, open and energetic innovative attitude. In this dynamic cultural environment, the young Chinese artists are interested in discovering, receiving and processing the various messages from society. The exhibition on "Young Art Plus" can be visited from Friday, December 2nd to Monday, January 16th, in the Chinese Cultural Center.

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Musical finale

The Confucius Institute Berlin invites you to a concert at the end of the year on Friday, December 2nd in its premises. The Confucius Institute brings the year to a close with classical Chinese pieces and modern arrangements on Chinese instruments, such as the Chinese lute "pipa" or the zither "guzheng". Experienced musicians and young talents will be heard. The event starts on December 2nd at 6 p.m.

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Lecture on environmental awareness in China

China's environmental problems are now part of the news every day. What is less well known is that many Chinese citizens have come together in numerous organizations to get involved in the protection of nature and the environment. They call themselves "Friends of Nature", "Green Anhui", "EnviroFriends" or "Green Woodpecker" and are part of the most influential civil society movement in China today. The lecture "Citizens for a Green China" on Thursday, November 24th at the Confucius Institute in Frankfurt will shed light on the development of the modern Chinese environmental movement since its beginnings in the 1980s. The event starts at 6 p.m.

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Finissage for the music exhibition "Secret Sounds"

The Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg invites you to the "finale" in the truest sense of the word in the SECRET SOUNDS music exhibition in the Chinese tea house on Sunday, November 27th. The first results of his German-Chinese choir project as well as a vocal performance by the alumni choir of the University of Hamburg will be presented. Then the "response" to the exhibition is summarized and evaluated in a convivial group. The Secret Sounds music exhibition, an interactive musical labyrinth through the rich musical culture of China, can be explored until Sunday, November 27th. The finissage will take place on this day at 10:30 a.m.

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The last emperors

The fourth part of the lecture series "The Last Emperors - From the Rise of the Qing to the End of the Chinese Empire in 1911" on Thursday, November 24th, will deal with the internal crises and external threats. An empire as large as the Chinese Of course, Kaiserreich always faced challenges that were not easy to master. The lecture at the Confucius Institute in Düsseldorf covers everything from the first fundamental financial crisis of the early 19th century to the Opium Wars, uprisings and civil war November 24th at 6pm.

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The world as common property

The Confucian tradition is round. 2,500 years old. The teachings of Confucius have thus shaped life in China and in the surrounding countries influenced by Chinese culture in a way that is comparable to the lasting effects of the teachings of Christianity in Europe. The lecture "The world as common property - China between Confucianism, Marxism and democracy" at the Confucius Institute in Leipzig deals with the concept and the ideals of Confucianism, its interpretation and change and far-reaching ramifications in today's society and politics he shows the future prospects of the current "model of China". The event will take place on Monday, November 21st at 6 p.m.

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Walk-in concert: Classical music from the far west

How does the classical sound? After Bach or Turandot, violin or two-stringed erhu, after wood or porcelain? What seems familiar to one and exotic to another is brought together in this walk-in concert: sonatas with a Chinese touch, Bach on the Erhu, Puccini from Shanghai.

The concert "Classics from the Far West" on Friday, November 18, is a contribution to the SECRET-SOUNDS exhibition in the Hamburg Confucius Institute in the Instrument and East Asia Collection of the Museum for Art and Industry Hamburg. It starts at 19: 30 o'clock

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Close to the sun

The French painter Pauline suffers from an incurable disease and has lost her hope and courage to face life. She travels a lot looking for a clean place to spend the last remaining days. By chance she ended up in the mountain village of Shiqiao in Guizhou, China. There she finds shelter with the Miao ethnic minority. The beautiful mountains and waters and the friendly residents of Shiqiao give Pauline a second life and a home in her heart. The moving feature film "Close to the sun" will be shown on Monday, November 28th, at the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin. It starts at 7 pm. The film will be shown in Chinese with German subtitles.

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Secret Sounds in Chinese Painting

How can a Chinese image be made to sound? One of the questions asked by the Hamburg Confucius Institute as part of this year's motto "Secret Sounds" and its music exhibition of the same name. The Confucius Institute invites you to contemplation on Wednesday, November 16 with a brief introduction to the theory and practice of Chinese painting of Chinese ink pictures and enables the mysterious harmony of painting and poetry to be experienced. The visitors also get a brush in their hand and can thus actively participate in this experience. The workshop takes place from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the central library in Hamburg instead.

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Beijing baby

Beijing's nightlife is dazzling and colorful. It takes place between pubs, karaoke bars and massage clubs. The ideal backdrop for an exciting crime thriller. The body of drama student He Lin is found in the courtyard of the Beijing Central Theater Institute. The young Commissioner Xiang Xia, freshly transferred from the provinces to the capital, quickly finds dark spots on the white vest of the talented student, who enjoyed excellent career prospects before her early death. To the great surprise of her assistant, Inspector Wang, an old school policeman, Xiang takes the investigation into her own hands and delves into the half-silly world of Beijing nightlife. If you want to know which exciting and not entirely harmless tracks the investigations are still leading, you should keep Thursday, December 8th free. From 6:30 p.m. the musician and writer Volker Häring will read from his book "Beijing Baby" at the Confucius Institute in Heidelberg.

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Chinese theater week in Berlin

Drama is a form of theater that only came to China at the end of the 19th / beginning of the 20th century. It is very different from traditional Chinese theater and Chinese opera. The primary narrative style of the drama is dialogue and monologue, which are rarely accompanied by music or singing. On Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, the Nanjing City Theater will be a guest at the Chinese Cultural Center Berlin. It was founded in 1960 and has developed and performed more than 150 productions over the course of more than fifty years. It is the most important and most active art institution in the Nanjing region. In recent years the theater has been constantly and increasingly involved in international exchange. In Berlin the theater shows the Chinese plays "Mingsheng-Gasse No. 11" and "Who am I". The former brings the cultural peculiarities and mentality of the residents of Nanjing to the stage, the latter deals with the topics of beauty, self-perception and the path to a happy life. The screenings at the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin start at 7 p.m. Registration is requested.

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Musical journey

At the concert "From East to West on the Silk Road", traditional Chinese music, European classical music, jazz, blues and South American sounds come together in a fascinating, fresh symbiosis. On Friday, November 18, those interested can meet with the erhu player Deng Xiaomei and Embark on a musical journey through Asia with her international ensemble. Deng Xiaomei tells with her instrument erhu of those wonderful stories that captivated the early travelers to China. Together with the international ensemble, the artist connects China with the west with her music , unites Orient and Occident. The concert will take place on November 18th from 8pm in the International Theater Frankfurt.

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China Symposium in Bremen

The second part of the symposium "The Rise of China - Challenges and Opportunities" on Friday, November 18, will deal with socio-economic developments and the challenges that China has to master in the areas of innovation and health. The event will take place on November 18th at Jacobs University Bremen from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

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Round table of China's borders

As part of the 4th Chinese Film Festival, which is being organized by the Confucius Institute in Nuremberg-Erlangen from November 16 to 20, the institute and the Federal Agency for Civic Education are organizing a round table on the subject of "China's margins". The 2016 film festival is approaching At the round table in the orangery in Erlangen, China experts will debate the different facets of the development of the various ethnic groups in the face of modernity and the particular challenges in preserving their identity. At the same time, they will provide an insight into current filmmaking in China.

The event will take place on Friday, November 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be interpreted simultaneously. Registration is requested.

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The last emperors

The third part of the lecture series "The Last Emperors - From the Rise of the Qing to the End of the Chinese Empire in 1911" on Thursday, November 17th, will now deal with how the Qing ruled China The Qing ruled until the Xinhai Revolution put an end to the Chinese feudal system in 1911. The event will take place on November 17th from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Confucius Institute in Düsseldorf.

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Chinese Children's Theater Week makes the puppets dance

The Chinese Cultural Center Berlin and the Cultural Office of the Chinese Province of Jiangsu are jointly inviting you to the performances of the Jiangsu Puppet Theater, which will take place on the occasion of the 3rd Chinese Children's Theater Week and the 20th Puppet Theater Festival on Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November become. The puppet stage will present seven different pieces.

The Jiangsu Puppet Theater was founded in 1957. It continues the long tradition of Chinese puppet theater, a wonderful, magical legacy with a distinctive style. In its performances, the theater is guided by the principles of "strong and reserved, detailed and lively" and "not real people, but better people." The pieces tell stories of heroes, such as in "Wusong defeats the tiger" or come elegantly lively as in "Qionghua dances". The demonstrations take place in the FEZ Berlin. Tickets are also available there in advance. The demonstrations are suitable for children from 4 years of age.

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The rise of China, opportunities and possibilities

Some observers from China assume that the country's rise has now reached its zenith. A symposium at Jacobs University Bremen will now discuss this thesis. What is the state of the economy and what are its opportunities and opportunities? The discussion participants will address these questions in moderated rounds on November 17 and 18 from 6:30 p.m. Registration is requested.

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Chinese film festival

Since 2010, the Confucius Institute Nuremberg-Erlangen has organized a film festival every two years, which gives an unusual insight into the work of well-known and still relatively unknown young Chinese filmmakers and thus into the immediate present of China. On Wednesday, November 16, it's that time again. "China's margins" are at the center of the fourth Chinese film festival: It is dedicated to the so-called national minorities of China, their peculiarities and their very own identity. Films by members of these ethnic groups as well as by directors of the majority population of the Han Chinese are shown - the interplay of views from inside and outside creates a differentiated picture of the complicated and multi-layered sensitivities of minorities in the Chinese state. On Wednesday, November 16, the drama "Tharlo" will be shown at the opening at 6 pm in the Manhattan cinemas in Erlangen. The director will be present and available for a film talk.

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The curse of the golden flower

China at the end of the Tang Dynasty: an atmosphere of suspicion and greed for power has developed at the emperor's court. After learning that his wife is having an affair with his son from his first marriage, the Crown Prince, the king makes preparations to slowly poison the queen with the help of a black mushroom in her medicine. But she has no intention of idly looking her death in the eye. She herself forges an equally cruel plot ... If you want to know what exciting development the intrigue game will take, you are cordially invited to the film evenings of the Confucius Institute Bremen from Thursday, November 10th to Sunday, November 13th, in the City46 cinema in Bremen invited. The film "The Curse of the Golden Flower" will be shown. In the original, of course, with German subtitles. The start is at 8 pm.

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Chances and possibilities of the new silk road

From November 18 to 19, the Confucius Institute Frankfurt is organizing an international conference entitled "One belt, one road - China and the world", which aims to encourage the exchange of ideas with regard to the design of the new Silk Road. The initiative was launched in 2013 and, based on the historical Silk Road, which connected the Middle Kingdom with Europe and the world, is intended to set the course for a modern exchange in the economic, political and cultural fields.

In lectures and discussions at the Goethe University Frankfurt in English and Chinese, the opportunities and possibilities and the feasibility of the new partnership will be explored. Registration is requested.

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Balance of body and mind

Those interested can learn the basics of the traditional Chinese movement theory, Taiji, from Friday, November 11th, at the Confucius Institute in Erfurt. The course offers fans of the Chinese art of movement an easy introduction without prior knowledge. The participants learn the basics of the "Chen Taijiquan style" and the "Peking style". These styles are easy to learn and are characterized by smooth and slow movements. The main goal is relaxation and balance of body and mind. Together with a trained teacher, the participants practice one or two forms per session, which both train flexibility and sharpen attention. The course teaches the basics of this traditional Chinese movement theory. It lasts for 12 weeks. It starts on November 11th from 2:45 p.m.

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Talk concert in Hamburg

In cooperation with the Hamburg University of Music and Drama, the Confucius Institute Hamburg is presenting a discussion concert by the "Ensemble ConTempo Beijing" on Thursday, November 10th. Traditional Chinese music meets new music played on classical Chinese instruments.

The renowned "Ensemble ConTempo Beijing" introduces a wide variety of soundscapes from ancient and modern times and, in a moderated discussion with the audience, discusses the ambiguity that challenges Chinese and Europeans alike to unexpected listening experiences in the 21st century : 30 o'clock.

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Seal carving

The making of seals has an important meaning and tradition in the history of China. In ancient times, seals were used for authentication and authorization, as talismans and protectors. Seals could heal and ward off dangers and demons. To this day, seal cutting has a firm place in art as well as in daily life in China. At a workshop at the Confucius Institute in Duisburg, those interested can make their own seals under expert guidance on Saturday, November 12th. First of all, you will practice with simple characters. Anyone who discovers their talent in cutting stone seals can also try their hand at more complex characters and image motifs. The event starts at 2 p.m. The participation fee is 15 euros.

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Culture salon in Paderborn

Manual and artistic skills are also in demand on Friday, November 11th, at the Confucius Institute in Paderborn. Here, however, things are a little more delicate. Those interested can learn the technique of Chinese paper cutting and, with a little creativity and dexterity, create their own delicate works of art. The culture salon takes place at regular intervals every Friday evening from 7.30 p.m. in the premises of the Confucius Institute Paderborn on Neuer Platz and is intended to give an insight into various aspects of Chinese culture.

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Chinese painting

In traditional Chinese painting, brushes, ink and rice paper are used. In the Confucius Institute in Leipzig, those interested can now get to know the essential techniques and, with a little talent and practice, soon paint typical motifs such as birds, flowers and bamboo. Previous knowledge is not required. Anyone who would like to try their hand at Chinese ink painting can do so every Friday from November 11th to December 16th at the Confucius Institute in Leipzig. Registration is requested.

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Intensive Chinese course

Speaking perfect Chinese is not that easy. Having the right words for standard situations at hand, on the other hand, does. And that can be worth a lot and ensure a pleasant atmosphere at the table or during official discussions with Chinese business partners. Anyone who takes on the challenge of learning Chinese not only shows respect for Chinese culture, but also demonstrates to business partners the importance of cooperation.

The Chinaforum Bayern now offers exactly this possibility. The appropriate workshop "Intensive Chinese language course" will take place on November 10th and 11th in Munich and is aimed in particular at representatives of medium-sized companies who are in regular contact with Chinese business partners or who are sent to China. Interested parties can still attend the seminar until Friday Register in the Chinaforum Bayern.

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Chinese city development

The rapid economic rise of China has not left the country's cities without a trace. Individual buildings, districts and entire cities were erected where previously rice fields and fishing villages were partially located.

In the lecture “Think globally, change locally. The development of the Chinese city "on Wednesday, November 9th, at the Volkshochschule Essen, will - from the point of view of architects and urban planners - shed light on how China has completed the process towards 'global cities' such as Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou The speaker Katharina Borgmann from the University of Duisburg-Essen explains what role international architects and urban planners play in this development and what problems arise in a world in which it seems as if metropolises are becoming more and more similar.

The lecture will take place on November 9th from 7:30 p.m. at the Volkshochschule Essen.

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Culinary tour in Hamburg

Lovers of Chinese cuisine will get their money's worth on Tuesday, November 15, with a tour of Hamburg's "Chinese Quarter" Xiahai in St. Pauli. The tour, led by Sinologist Annett Kahl, not only offers information and insight into history the immigration of Chinese to Hamburg, but also includes a stop at selected Chinese restaurants in the district. The participation fee is 30 euros and includes food and a tea tasting. Interested parties should register one week before the event at kahl at buch-pagode.de .

The event will take place in Hamburg on Tuesday, November 15th.

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Romance of the five-colored earth

Peasant painting is a traditional art that is deeply rooted in the Chinese people. It represents one of the forms of popular painting in China. It includes a wide variety of forms of expression, such as printed grave goods made of paper, door pictures, statues of gods and pictures that are said to bring luck. The style of these paintings is colorful and a little theatrical, with a strong local touch. The peasant painting symbolizes the inclinations and hopes of the working people. From Wednesday, November 9th, the colorful peasant painting from the Chinese village of Pizhou can be admired in the Chinese Cultural Center under the title "Romanticism of the five-colored earth". Pizhou is a highly decorated figurehead of this village tradition. It was named "Village of modern folk painting "and" Village of Chinese folk art ". 60 works by 27 peasant painters can be seen in the Chinese Cultural Center Berlin from November 9th. Admission is free.

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Cinema in Berlin

On Monday, November 7th, the Chinese cultural center in Berlin will show the film "My Summer". Single woman Liao Chenxue is a bus driver. During a trip she meets the divorced photographer Guan Yunshan. Due to a misunderstanding, his wallet is stolen, which he takes with him There's nothing left in his pockets. So Liao Chenxue has no choice but to put him in his own family's inn. The two get closer, listen to each other, and then there's Guan Yunshan's dream as a photographer for National Geographic magazine work ... The demonstration starts at 7pm. The film is in Chinese with German subtitles.

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Baroque opera meets Peking opera

On a summer evening in 1754, Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera serenade "Le Cinesi" had its glamorous premiere in the presence of Emperor Franz I. In 2010, composer Karsten Gundermann wrested the opera of his baroque colleague from oblivion and brought it back to the stage in a cooperation between the baroque opera and Peking opera. German and Chinese musicians share the orchestra pit, Italian opera singers and Peking Opera performers sing together on stage. On Monday, November 7th, Gundermann will present his work with a lot of music at the Confucius Institute in Berlin. Start is at 6:15 pm.

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Secret Sounds in Hamburg

The Hamburg Confucius Institute will present an equally resonant event on Sunday, November 6th, in the Chinese Tea House: with a festive drumming by the percussion ensemble of the Xi'an University of Music, the music exhibition "Secret Sounds" will open here at 10:30 am From antiquity to the present, this unique overview invites you to an interactive exploration of the rich musical culture of China. The labyrinth of sounds under the motto "Secret Sounds" can be explored daily between 2 and 6 pm until November 27th.

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Neuschweinstein

More and more Chinese are drawn to Europe for their holidays. Christoph Rehage joined one of these tour groups to find out what Asians really think about Germans and Germany. His advantage: He speaks fluent Mandarin and can thus intensively experience the group's experiences. The program of the thirteen-day exploration tour includes cultural must-see stops such as Neuschwanstein Castle, Michelangelo's David in Florence and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But also the secret favorite destinations of the Chinese: shopping centers and luxury boutiques. In his book, Christoph Rehage not only explains the fascination for cuckoo clocks and the popularity of German baby milk powder, but also provides interesting insights into Chinese culture. On Monday, November 7th, Christoph Rehage will personally present his book at the Confucius Institute in the China Forum Freiburg. The reading begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Cooking Chinese in Leipzig

China is big, has a long tradition and an even more diverse cuisine. In China, people love harmony and balance - but spicy dishes are spicy and bitter dishes are also bitter. In order to restore harmony, it depends on the interaction of the dishes. Organized by the Confucius Institute in Leipzig, those interested can learn to cook authentically Chinese under the guidance of a Chinese cook. From November 11th, every Friday from 5:30 p.m., handicrafts will take place in the teaching kitchen of the adult education center in Leipzig.

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Anniversary in Erfurt

The Confucius Institute Erfurt is celebrating its birthday. On the occasion of its fifth anniversary there will be a colorful program of lectures and musical performances on Wednesday, November 2nd. The percussion ensemble of the Xi`an Music Academy as well as numerous guests of honor from politics and culture from China and Germany are expected to attend the celebration. The festivities will start on Wednesday, November 2nd, from 3 p.m. in the premises of the Confucius Institute in Erfurt. We say: Congratulations!

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Puppet theater in Essen

On Saturday, October 29th, the Karin Schäfer Figure Theater will tell the story of Admiral Zheng He, the great Chinese explorer. His sea voyages took him via Indonesia, India, along the Arab coast to Africa. Zheng He went on exciting adventures in every country he discovered. So he asked an African fisherman whether these strangely striped animals actually existed in his country. And he also wanted to see the animals with the meter-long neck and take them with him. So the first zebras and giraffes actually came to China on one of his kite ships.

Foreign countries, foreign words, unknown animals ... Again and again Zheng meets friendly and open people on his journey.

Elements from puppet shows, animated films, video projections and music make the piece an experience for the whole family.

The curtain will be raised on October 29th from 3 p.m. in the Katakomben-Theater in Essen-Rüttenscheid. Tickets can be reserved through the Confucius Institute.

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Chinese Corner language tandem Frankfurt

Do you speak Chinese but have no one to talk to? Or have you learned it once, but the practice is lacking? Then the "Chinese Corner - Language Tandem" could help. Interested parties with previous knowledge have the opportunity to meet up in a language tandem with a native Chinese speaker for an informal chat and thus improve their own speaking skills. At the same time, the Chinese Tandem partners, mostly students, deepen their knowledge of German. The event will take place on Friday, October 28th, from 5:30 pm at the Confucius Institute in Frankfurt. Admission is free. Please register.

Beijing women in portrait

Globalization lets us move closer together, we communicate permanently and yet we often remain strangers to each other. The exhibition "Different - the same" in the Beijing Café Zarah shows from Sunday, October 23rd, the results of an interview and photography project , dedicated to women in Beijing. Theresia Romberg, the two German women living in Beijing, approach each other with interest and empathy -Frede and Miriam Leitner their interlocutors. They are of different ages, come from different social classes and structures, live their dreams or simply try to master their everyday lives. 13 portraits - 13 life, a look into the soul of China and like women in our midst The exhibition at Café Zarah in Beijing can be visited until January 6, 2017.

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Karaoke evening

The Chinese's favorite pastime is undoubtedly to spend a nice evening enjoying karaoke. In Duisburg, the Confucius Institute is offering just such an evening in a cozy atmosphere on Friday, October 28th. You can make new acquaintances and sing along to Chinese, German and English hits. Experience China up close and have fun - on October 28th from 6 pm in the "baba su" bar in Tectrum Duisburg.

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Qing Emperor in Düsseldorf

On Thursday, October 27, the second part of the lecture series "The Last Emperors" will take place in Düsseldorf. The series deals with the rise of the Qing emperors, their rule and the end of the dynasty, which also marked the end of the Chinese Empire In the second part, those interested can learn everything about the conquest of power and the military strategy of the Qing in the fall of the Ming dynasty in 1644 and how they subsequently managed to secure their newly won position of power. October at 6 p.m. in the Confucius Institute in Düsseldorf.

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China culinary

The documentary series "China on the Tongue" by the well-known director Chen Xiaoqing presents the diverse Chinese cuisine by addressing regional differences not only in terms of staple foods, but also in terms of spices and preparation.

On Thursday, October 27th, the film "The Realm of Secrets" shows the uniqueness and diversity of Chinese cuisine. It owes its multitude of flavors not only to special spices and ingredients, but also to regional preparation methods and local conditions.

The film is in Chinese with English subtitles. It starts on Thursday, October 27th, at 6:15 p.m. in the gallery of the Confucius Institute in Berlin.

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Living and living in Germany and China

"My home is my castle"? What does the apartment mean for Chinese and Germans? How important are cooking, eating and family life in your own four walls? How do private and public spaces relate to one another, what role does the neighborhood play and what rules apply to social interaction? The Caritas Association Frankfurt invites you to a lecture on these exciting questions on October 26th in its premises at Alte Mainzer Gasse 10. From 6:30 p.m., interested parties can find out everything about living in Germany and China in comparison. Admission is free.

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Just follow your nose

The Silk Road is currently on everyone's lips, as China is currently trying to revive the old trade route that laid the foundation for globalization as a link between Asia and Europe over 2000 years ago. The Chinese government has embarked on an economically ambitious project with the expansion of a "New Silk Road". In the course of this project, the historic Silk Road comes back into focus. Sinologist and Buddhism expert Ester-Maria Guggenmos approaches the topic from an unusual perspective. Your lecture on Thursday, October 27th, in the Kollegienhaus of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen shows the Silk Road and Chinese Buddhism from an olfactory point of view. A journey always following your nose on the Silk Road, the road of smells. Start is at 6:15 p.m.

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Goodbye back pain thanks to Chinese healing arts

For half of their lives it plagues some people again and again: back pain. Qigong master Zheng Buyin from Hangzhou will show how to get a grip on them and other chronic diseases and how to overcome them on Wednesday, October 26th, in Erfurt. In a lecture, he demonstrates the basics of the healing and movement theory Qigong to health-conscious people and those interested in culture. A relaxed and relaxing evening about the wisdom of Chinese healing art. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Confucius Institute in Erfurt.

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China goes book fair

The traditional Frankfurt Book Fair will take place from Wednesday, October 19 to Sunday, October 23. The Confucius Institute in Frankfurt will also present itself with an extensive program. For example, on Wednesday, October 19, the Chinese author Liu Cixin will present his science fiction novel "The Three Suns".October, the problem of how to translate Chinese literature and make it accessible to the global market can be discussed. At the invitation of the Confucius Institute, Chinese authors will also present themselves on Saturday and Sunday at the International Stage in Hall 5. The events will be held in both Chinese and German.

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Typically Chinese?

How do Germans actually imagine the typical Chinese? On Wednesday, October 26th, the linguist, media and cultural scientist Dr. Friedemann Vogel first answers to this exciting question as part of a German-Chinese project. The project is an investigation of ethnic stereotypes about China and the Chinese in the German-speaking media.

She examines the role of stereotypes in our everyday life as well as their connection with language and the media.

Together with Prof. Dr. Jia Wenjian is head of Vogel's research project on the "Chinese-German Imagereport (CDI)", which is being developed under the umbrella of the research cooperation between the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU, China) and the German Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. '

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 26th from 7 p.m. in the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen.

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Guided tour through an extraordinary art collection

The Confucius Institute at the University of Freiburg is offering a guided tour through the exhibition "Silk, Dragons and Immortality" on Wednesday, October 26th.

The collector and donor Otmar Kurrus, who died in 2012, is behind the exhibition. Otmar Kurrus was a math teacher and a passionate art collector. His impressive collection was created between 1968 and 2012. Above all, it offers a cross-section of the handicrafts of the Qing Dynasty, with which the empire in China ended in 1911. Since the collector's donation in June 2010, the Confucius Institute in Freiburg has been the administrator of this important, private art collection. This includes porcelain, jade, lacquer, paintings, calligraphy, ivory and wood carvings.

The tour starts on October 26th at 6 p.m. Registration is requested.

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The last emperors

The lecture series "The Last Emperors - From the Rise of the Qing to the End of the Chinese Empire in 1911" will deal with the exciting history, politics and culture of the various ruling dynasties of China from Thursday, October 20th, in Düsseldorf. The Qing dynasty is one of the most significant in Chinese history. Under the Qing, the territory of China doubled to what is arguably the greatest expansion in its history. Under this dynasty, the conflict with the West and Chinese modernization began. Established by the Manchu, the Chinese empire was ruled by a minority, a One of the longest reigning dynasties, the Qing as the last dynasty are the closest to the present day, and knowledge of their history is an essential prerequisite for understanding China today.

The series spans an arc from the establishment of the rule in 1644 to its end with the Xinhai Revolution in 1911. It starts on October 20th. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Confucius Institute in Düsseldorf.

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Chinese workshop for children

The Confucius Institute Hamburg invites interested children between 7 and 12 to a Chinese workshop on Saturday, October 22nd. The aim of the event is to learn more about China's language and culture or to deepen existing basic knowledge. The children can learn together, discover new things and apply existing knowledge in a completely informal and playful way. In addition to the language and writing, they can also get to know many other aspects of Chinese culture. The Chinese world can be experienced with all the senses through songs, games and a wide variety of activities. The Chinese workshop takes place every two weeks. It starts on October 22nd, from 11 a.m. in the Confucius Institute in Hamburg. Registration is required.

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Chinese art in Erfurt

The Chinese painter and art scholar Chen Zhongxian from Hangzhou, who lives in Frankfurt am Main, has many years of expertise in the fields of calligraphy and Chinese ink painting. His works testify to mastery of skill. On Tuesday, October 18th, starting at 7 p.m. in the seminar room of the Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, he will let his audience in on some of the secrets of traditional Chinese arts. The lecture is in Chinese with a German translation.

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Book presentation in Frankfurt

Going into the future is on Wednesday, October 19, at the Confucius Institute in Frankfurt. In conversation with Prof. Zhiyi Yang from Goethe University Frankfurt and Sebastian Pirling from Heyne Verlag, the Chinese author Liu Cixin presents his award-winning science fiction novel "The Three Suns", which will be published in Germany in December.

LIU Cixin is one of the most successful Chinese science fiction writers. His novels have already received the Galaxy Award eight times. In 2015, "The Three Suns" was the first Chinese novel ever to be awarded the Hugo Award, the most important prize in the science fiction scene, and is celebrated internationally as a milestone in the genre.

"The Three Suns" is set in China at the end of the 1960s. While the Cultural Revolution is in progress across the country, a small group of astrophysicists, political commissioners and engineers are starting a top-secret research project. Their task: to send signals into space and so on make contact with aliens before any other nation.Fifty years later, this vision is becoming a reality - with global consequences ...

The reading at the Confucius Institute in Frankfurt starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

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Good ideas in Munich

Every second Friday of the month, the ex oriente foundation, sponsor of the Confucius Institute in Munich, invites you to the Jour Fixe. In an informal setting with lectures and a cultural program, the Jour Fixe offers an opportunity for social exchange. On Friday, October 14th, the Jour Fixe will take place for the 115th time. This time, the focus is on the exchange between German and Chinese student startups. Startup teams from the Chinese Tsinghua University and the Technical University of Munich have the opportunity to develop and realize their entrepreneurial ideas in Beijing and Munich. In a lecture, the teams will now report on their exciting work and their ideas and the experiences they made during the exchange program. It starts at 7.30 p.m. in Hoftstatt 1 in Munich.

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Already laughed today?

What actually makes Germans laugh? And what do the Chinese like to make fun of? Where does our sense of humor unite us and what do we not find funny at all? For the first time on Friday, October 14th, two well-known humorists from China and Germany will meet in Hamburg and approach this topic with cabaret interludes and a subsequent conversation.

Chen Ning from Beijing and Christian Schmidt from Germany, who both lived in Beijing and Germany, portray their compatriots with a lot of humor. The unusual German-Chinese dialogue will take place on October 14th at 7 pm in the Chinese tea house "Hamburger Yu-Garden". Registration is possible via the Confucius Institute Hamburg.

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Chinese orchestral project

Do you play a Chinese instrument or do you want to improve your skills? Then the Chinese tea house in Hamburg could be your address on Thursday, October 13th.