East Meets West

Pace’s Confucius Institute teams up with Nanjing Normal University to host a Chinese Cultural Exchange Day featuring a job and study abroad fair, music and dance, and more.

Whether you’re interested in studying or pursuing a career abroad, Chinese music and entertainment, or just want to learn more about the Confucius Institute, there’s something for you at the Chinese Cultural Exchange Day on Tuesday, October 8.

The Student Union will be a pu-pu platter of Chinese culture as Pace’s Confucius Institute and Nanjing Normal University present a job and study abroad fair that will focus on employment, research, and study abroad opportunities at Nanjing Normal University from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an academic symposium featuring faculty from Nanjing Normal University and Pace from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and folk music and dance performances from Nanjing students from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission is free, but RSVPs are welcomed. E-mail ci@pace.edu or call (212) 346-1880.

From Mandarin language courses to “take-out” courses designed to teach basic Chinese to professionals in banking, nursing, hotels, and restaurants, to Ba Duan Jin, Taiji, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese singing, and so much more, the Confucius Institute at Pace University has been providing first-class Chinese language and cultural education, resources, and services to the community for the last four and a half years. Learn more about offerings at www.pace.edu/confucius.

Confucius Institute Turns Four

The Confucius Institute at Pace celebrates four success years on May 4 with guest speaker Ann Lee, an awards ceremony, raffles, cake, and more!

From Mandarin language courses to  “take-out” courses designed to teach basic Chinese to professionals in banking, nursing, hotels, and restaurants, to Ba Duan Jin, Taiji, and Chinese Calligraphy, and so much more, the Confucius Institute at Pace University has been has providing first-class Chinese language and cultural education, resources, and services to the community for the last four years.

On May 4, join the Confucius Institute at a Fourth Anniversary Celebration from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. The event will feature guest speaker Ann Lee, author of What the US Can Learn from China, a prolific commentator on economic issues in various forms of media (Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal).  There will also be a brief classroom demo, awards ceremony, raffle, and cake cutting.  The event is open to the public. RSVP to ci@pace.edu.

For more information on what’s happening at the Confucius Institute, visit http://www.pace.edu/confucius/.

Ringing in the Lunar New Year

3, 2, 1. Happy New Year! Celebrate the Lunar New Year Pace-style with Chinese opera, dancing, dumplings, fortune-telling, food, giveaways, and more on February 3 in NYC!

The dragon is swaying out and the snake is slithering in this year as Pace’s Confucius Institute co-hosts the Third Annual Lunar New Year Celebration with NYC Council Member Margaret S. Chin and the New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS) on February 3 in Pace’s Schimmel Theatre to mark the Year of the Snake, a symbol of intelligence, cunning, wisdom, and pride.

Kick off the celebration at noon with a pre-performance reception of traditional snacks, Chinese cultural demonstrations, and fortune telling.

Then from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., get treated to an afternoon of everything from live performances from the New York Chinese Opera Society T’ai Chi demonstrations with Master Xu Lin, singing by Yan  Zhang, dancing by the New York Gee How Oak Tin Women’s Committee, raffles, games, dumplings and other food and drinks, and more! E-mail ci@pace.edu for more info.

Interested in learning Mandarin Chinese in just four weeks? How about Taiji or Chinese calligraphy? The Confucius Institute is offering classes, which begin soon. Visit www.pace.edu/confucius for details.

Confucius Institute Turns Three

The Confucius Institute at Pace University celebrates three successful years on May 5 with performances by student groups and the New York Chinese Opera Society, calligraphy demonstrations, fortune-telling, a raffle, panel discussions, and more!

Join the Confucius Institute at Pace University on May 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Student Union on the NYC Campus as they turn three!

The event kicks off with demonstrations of the ancient art of calligraphy, fortune-telling, and food and drinks.  Following this will be a panel discussion on Parenting: West and East in conjunction with the 20th Annual Pace University Psychology Conference.  The panelists, in response to the popular but controversial book by Amy Chua:  “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” will explore the differences in childrearing beliefs and practices among American, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cultures.

Following the panel discussion, there will be performances by student groups and the New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS), refreshments, cake-cutting, and a showcase of the Institute’s programming and classes. In addition, Olivia Drouhaut, a Confucius Institute Scholarship Recipient, will speak on her experiences studying at Xiamen University this winter.

The event is open to the public. RSVP to either ci@pace.edu or (212) 346-1880. For more information, click here.

Confucius Celebrates Chinese Month

In addition to celebrating the Earth this month at Pace, the Confucius Institute is proud to welcome Chinese Month, featuring panel discussions, the Chinese Bridge competition, and more!

It all starts on April 7 when the Confucius Institute at Pace hosts the finals of the Chinese Bridge East USA Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students in the Schimmel Theater from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A large-scale international contest sponsored by Hanban, the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition encourages students in various countries to learn Chinese and strengthen the world’s understanding of Chinese language and culture. In April 2011, Daniel Mendoza was the first Pace student to compete in the Northeast regional final, and won the best performance award. Click here for more information on this year’s event.

On April 10, Ronald K. Frank, PhD, and Joseph T.H. Lee, PhD, co-directors of the Center for East Asian Studies at Pace University, will lead a panel discussion on “Islam in China: Past and Present.” Professors from Pace, Fordham, and William Paterson will discuss the history of Islam in China, Chinese Muslim Pilgrims in World War II, and art and culture in Xinjiang today.

With the rapid rise of China and India in the early 21st century, the scale of globalization presents significant challenges for these two countries and the U.S. Today we are exposed to information about China and India on a daily basis, where stories from China tell of economic growth and governance challenges and reports from India inform us of grassroots democracy and outsourcing. On April 11, join a panel of professors at “China and India: Globalization with Different Paths” to discuss the similarities of the two emerging economies, both juggling globalization and confronting potential developmental challenges.

For more info on these events, visit http://www.pace.edu/confucius/events.

And that’s not all. The Confucius Institute also offers a host of classes including Mandarin Chinese, business Chinese, and oral Chinese courses, as well as calligraphy and Chinese culture classes. So stop by and learn everything from your name to conversational Chinese!

Rabbit Hops Out; Dragon Sways In!

3, 2, 1. Happy New Year! Celebrate the Lunar New Year Pace-style with lion dancing, stand-up comedy, fortune-telling, food, and giveaways on February 5 in NYC!

The Confucius Institute at Pace, the New York City Council, and Chinese Students and Scholars Association at Pace invite you to celebrate 2012, the Year of the Dragon, at their Lunar New Year Celebration on February 5.

From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Multipurpose Room and Student Union on the NYC Campus will be roaring with celebration, including a lion dance, stand-up comedy, fortune-telling, dumplings, a raffle with a Kindle giveaway, and much more! RSVP to ci@pace.edu today.

Interested in learning Mandarin Chinese in just four weeks? The Confucius Institute is offering classes, which begin on February 1. Visit www.pace.edu/confucius for details!

Scholars and Survivors

The Confucius Institute at Pace University ends the series of Pace Remembers 9/11 events with Peace & Harmony: Reflections from Chinese New Yorkers on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, a symposium with scholars and survivors and art exhibition, on September 22 on the NYC Campus. >>Read More

The Confucius Institute at Pace University ends the series of Pace Remembers 9/11 events with Peace & Harmony: Reflections from Chinese New Yorkers on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, a symposium with scholars and survivors and art exhibition, on September 22 on the NYC Campus. >>Read More

Once in a Blue Moon Festival

Pace’s Confucius Institute celebrates the Moon Festival, new programs, and scholarship opportunities with you on September 16.

The Confucius Institute at Pace University invites you to their 2011 Reception on Friday, September 16, on the NYC Campus.

Learn about the latest scholarship opportunities for Pace students to study in China, the Confucius Institute’s new Chinese language and calligraphy classes, and enjoy some Chinese dim sum and moon cakes.

RSVP by Wednesday, September 14, to ci@pace.edu.

The Confucius Institute will also host  “Peace and Harmony:  Reflections on 9/11 by Chinese New Yorkers” featuring a panel discussion by scholars and survivors, an art exhibition showcasing cultural symbolism, live performances of calligraphy, painting, and music, moon cakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival, and more on September 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union.

Hop Into the Year of the Rabbit

Celebrate the Lunar New Year Pace style with some Chinese opera, lion dance, Korean drumming, and more on February 13 in NYC!


3, 2, 1, Happy New Year! Today may be the official start of the Lunar New Year, but you’ll have to wait until February 13 for the festivities to begin on the NYC Campus!

Join the New York City Council and the Confucius Institute at Pace in a Lunar New Year Celebration that will have you over the moon. Stop by the Schimmel Center to mingle with distinguished guests from various cultural backgrounds and enjoy an afternoon filled with traditional and delicious Chinese New Year food, fine music and operatic performances, a lively lion dance, Korean drumming, raffles, and more!

Please RSVP by February 7 to kmagee@council.nyc.gov to be a part of this great celebration of the Year of the Rabbit.