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3.3 CIT Holds Chinese Watercolor Painting Workshop at Local Schools

Mr. Li paints a picture for the children.  
Chenghao Li gives a demonstration of his watercolor skills for the students.  
The students and artist pose together in a group picture while the children display their panda drawings.  
Each student works on their artwork.  
A student proudly displays his panda painting.  
The children all work together to master watercolor painting.  

Chenghao Li, a Chinese contemporary artist, was invited to demonstrate Chinese watercolor painting. In the Confucius Classroom, the artist taught students how to draw pandas and bamboo. At Montgomery Academy Elementary, he demonstrated the techniques of....

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February

2.27 CIT Montgomery Hosts Watercolor Painter Chenghao Li’s Exhibition 

CIT Visiting Scholars, Chenghao Li, students, and Troy University Montgomery Administration gather together and pose in a group picture. 
Guests move through the exhibit, studying the beautiful landscape Li has displayed.  
Mr. Li meets with students and teaches them how to paint with watercolor.  
Mr. Li introduces and describes his paintings to Troy University’s staff.  
Chenghao Li poses with guests and his art.  

On February 27th, the Confucius Institute at Troy University held a reception for the Chinese watercolor painter Chenghao Li on the Montgomery campus. Around 20 teachers from Troy University and students from the local middle school along with people from the resident community attended the....

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2.25 CIT Hosts Chinese Culture Club Focusing On Shadow Puppets

The Troy students, CIT Visiting Scholars, and community guests pose together in a group picture with their monkey king puppets.  
CIT scholar Yunchu Zhang lectures on the history of Chinese shadow puppets.  
Students listen intently to the lecture on Chinese puppetry.  
A student works on coloring her blank monkey king puppet.  
Visiting Scholar Ms. Zhang helps a guest complete his puppet.  
 

On February 25th, the Confucius Institute held a Chinese Culture Club meeting on the topic of Chinese shadow puppetry. Visiting Scholar Yunchu Zhang introduced Chinese shadow puppetry to the audience....

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2.21  CIT Trojan Art Day

The Confucius Institute Visiting Scholars pose in a group picture together.  
Chenghao Li, the watercolor artist, poses with Ms. Yang and a beautiful watercolor painting.  
The artist Chenghao Li paints a beautiful landscape for students.  
CIT scholars hand out information about the summer programs to the guests.  
The artist Chenghao Li paints a beautiful landscape for students while CIT scholar He Jing translates his comments.  

On February 21st, the Confucius Institute celebrated Trojan Art Day by hosting a Chinese watercolor painting event at the Troy University International Arts Center. The workshop attracted nearly 500 students and teachers....

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2.20  Confucius Institute Meet the Artist: Chenghao Li 

The guests of the event – students, administration, and CIT staff – gather together in a group picture with Mr. Li and his painting of the Troy University campus. 
The guests line up in the exhibition hall to look at Chenghao Li’s artworks.  
Dr. Hawkins and his wife Janice, Dr. Xu of the Confucius Institute, and watercolor artist Mr. Li pose together with the Janice Hawkins Park painting.  
Janice Hawkins gives a speech upon receiving the painting from Mr. Li. 
Dr. Jack Hawkins, Chancellor of Troy University, gives a speech about the importance of culture sharing. 
Austin Deal from the Confucius Institute and artist Chenghao Li pose together. 

On the afternoon of February 20th, the Confucius Institute of Troy University held a special event in the International Arts center: a Meet the Artist. Chenghao Li, a Chinese artist, met with students, professors, administration and CIT staff while exhibiting his masterpieces....

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2.18  CIT Attends Pike Road Elementary Multicultural Night

Students line up at the CIT booth to have Visiting Scholars write their names in Chinese calligraphy.  
Students try to pick up small candies with chopsticks. 
A young girl smiles while posing with the CIT scholar dressed as a giant panda.  
Two young girls happily pose together dressed in traditional Chinese clothing.  
Students line up at the booth with CIT Visiting Scholars.  
Two Visiting Scholars try to help two young girls try on traditional Chinese clothes.  

On February 18th, Visiting Scholars from the Confucius Institute at Troy University attended the Multicultural Night at the Pike Road Elementary School Confucius Classroom. Nearly 1,000 teachers, students and parents attended the event....

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2.18  CIT Hosts Chinese Culture Club Chess Meeting

The students excitedly play Chinese chess 
CIT Scholar Yunpeng Zu explains the strategy and rules to Chinese chess.  
Two students pay attention to the lecture, excited to play the new game.  
Ms. Yunpeng Zu helps two students play the game correctly. 
CIT Scholar Yunchu Zhang plays Chinese chess with a student. 
The Chinese Culture Club guests and Confucius Institute Visiting Scholars pose together in a group picture, displaying Chinese Chess pieces.  

On February 18th, the Confucius Institute hosted a Chinese Culture Club meeting on the topic of Chinese Chess. Visiting Scholar Yunpeng Zu first introduced.....

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2.15  Confucius Institute Montgomery Campus Hosts a Chinese Corner Themed by Mahjong

The guests and CIT Visiting Scholars gather together in a group picture with Mahjong tiles on display.  
A group of guests sets out to play Mahjong at a table in the library, with Visiting Scholars there for help.  
A guest organizes his Mahjong tiles on a table.  
A Visiting Scholar - Zhelin Dang - helps a guest organize his Mahjong tiles.  
A CIT Scholar helps a man line up his pieces on the table.  

On February 15th, the CIT Montgomery team hosted Chinese Corner: a monthly meeting with different Chinese culture themes. This month’s theme was Chinese Mahjong. The event was held at E.L. Lowder Library in Montgomery. Mr. Zhelin Dang, a CIT Visiting Scholar, introduced the.....

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2.13  Confucius Institute Holds Chinese Watercolor Painting Workshop

The students, Confucius Institute Visiting Scholars, and artist Chenghao Li pose in a group picture with Li’s painting.  
The art students watch as Li paints a beautiful Tibetan background and gives a lecture.  
The students take notes from their professor and attempt to incorporate Li’s techniques.  
A close-up picture of the exhibition wall shows various landscape paintings by Li hung up.  
The exhibition hallway shows sixteen landscape paintings lining the hall.  
Professor Skaggs and Chenghao Li pose together for a picture.  

On the afternoon of February 13th, the Confucius Institute organized a Chinese watercolor workshop for teachers and students in the Department of Art and Design. The artist Chenghao Li inspired the event  with his art, which the university has on display.....

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2.11 CIT Chinese Culture Club Meeting Focuses On Mahjong

The students and CIT Visiting Scholars gather together in a group picture, posing with Mahjong tiles. 
Visiting Scholar Yunchu Zhang gives an in-depth lecture on the game and its rules. 
Four students laugh and smile while shuffling the Mahjong tiles.  
Four students concentrate on organizing the Mahjong tiles and playing the game.  
A student, playing Mahjong, laughs in joy at the exhilaration of playing the game well.  
A table of guests smile and play the game together.  

On the evening of February 11th, the Confucius Institute held a Chinese Culture Club meeting focusing on the game Mahjong. Ms. Yunchu Zhang introduced.....

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2.6 Confucius Institute Hosts Cultural Workshop for School of Communication

The Communications students pose in Bibb Graves Hall together with a Chinese dragon and a lion dance costume.  
CIT Visiting Scholar He Jing performs an act of tea art for the students to introduce them to Chinese tea culture.  
Ms. Cheng directs the students on how to perform the dragon dance as a group.  
A group of young women pose in a group picture, propping up the Chinese dragon they’re dancing with.  
A young man smiles for the camera decked out in a bright yellow traditional Chinese lion dance costume.  

On February 6th, Dr. Cochran a professor of communications at Troy University brought her students to an Intercultural Communication Course at the Confucius Institute. CIT Visiting Scholar He Jing first introduced....

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2.4 CIT Celebrates the Spring Festival by Making Dumplings 

The students, scholars, and guests pose in a group picture displaying their handmade dumplings.  
The guests at the table delicately hold their dumpling dough and fill them with pork filling.  
A full table of guests cooperate with each other, passing around bowls of filling,  to make sure everyone’s dumpling got filled. 
A guest smiles happily while making his dumplings. 
A CIT Visiting Scholar helps the guests make their dumplings.  
The CIT scholars explain to the guests the process of dumpling making and the importance of dumplings to the Spring Festival celebrations. 
 

On the evening of February 4th, the Confucius Institute held a Chinese cultural event on the Troy campus with the goal to make dumplings and celebrate the Spring Festival. CIT Visiting Scholar Ms. Wenjuan Cheng introduced....

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2.4 Confucius Institute Hosts Cultural Workshop for School of Communication

The communications students pose in a group picture with their handmade bookmarks. 
Four students proudly and happily show off their panda bookmarks.  
In a festive show, Dr. Cochran wears a panda head mask.  
A table of students show off their newly-made bracelets.  

On February 4th, Dr. Cochran, Professor of Communication Studies at Troy University, brought her students to attend an Intercultural Communication Course at the Confucius Institute. CIT Visiting Scholar Ms. Wenjuan Cheng first showed a video of pandas....

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2.1 CIT Hosts 2020 Alabama Chinese Language Annual Conference

 The attendees of the convention pose in a group picture with their mind mapping diagrams. 
The attendees listen intently to the lecturers. 
A teaching delegate writes notes on the new presentations.  
CIT scholar Yu Ma prepares to give her presentation to the conference.  
The CIT scholars work together on the mind mapping exercise.  

On February 1st, the Confucius Institute at Troy University hosted the 2020 Alabama Chinese Language Annual Conference. Chinese teachers and experts from Alabama, CIT Visiting Scholars, and scholars from other universities gathered together to discuss the theory and practice of Chinese language teaching....

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January

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1.31 Confucius Institute Celebrates the Spring Festival at Fort Rucker

The bright traditional lion costumes draw the attention of the crowd.

On January 31st -- the seventh day of the Chinese Lunar New Year -- the Confucius Institute at Troy University celebrated the Spring Festival with local youths at the Fort Rucker Youth Center. Scholars from CIT first introduced the Chinese New Year customs and taught the children some...

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1. 29 The CIT International Family Celebrates Chinese New Year

 The Confucius Institute scholars and friends and family gather together in a group picture. 
Dr. Xu, Director of the Confucius Institute, and Mr. Brown, Principal of Charles Henderson Middle School, pose in a picture together.  
A student poses with a traditional Chinese Peking Mask in front of a Confucius Institute banner. 

On January 29th, the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Confucius Institute invited members of the Confucius Institute’s international family to celebrate the Spring Festival....

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1.25 CIT Celebrates the Spring Festival with Students of Troy

The CIT Visiting Scholars and staff gather for a group picture with traditional Chinese food behind a CIT banner.  
Two young girls talk to a CIT scholar about writing their names in Chinese calligraphy.  
The game time screen displays a “Happy New Year” message on behalf of the Confucius Institute.  
Guests indulge in spring rolls and dumplings at the Troy basketball game.  
A CIT Visiting Scholar talks to basketball game attendees about the Chinese courses the Confucius Institute offers.  

On January 25th -- the first day of Chinese New Year – the CIT attended both a men’s and women’s basketball game at the Trojan Arena to celebrate the Spring Festival with Troy students and families. Visiting Scholars and CIT staff shared the traditional Chinese New Year food -- dumplings and....

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1.25 CIT Celebrates 2020 Spring Festival Series in Birmingham

The CIT scholars and family members pose in a group picture in front of the Confucius Institute banner. 
The Opening Ceremony for the 14th Birmingham Chinese Spring festival started the day off. 
The Chinese dancers, decked out in vibrant green traditional dress, performed for the people.  
Zhou’s Family Band played music as an intricate dragon dance was performed. 
Zhou’s Family Band took to the stage at the Spring Festival celebration, playing numerous songs for the crowd.  

On January 25th, the Confucius Institute at Troy University participated in the 14th Birmingham Chinese Spring Festival Celebration in the Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The Birmingham Spring Festival kicked off in the morning and thousands of....

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1.25 Central Alabama Association of Chinese Celebrates New Year with CIT

The Confucius Institute Visiting Scholars pose with their families in a group picture. 
The bright lion costumes draw the attention of the crowd.  
The CIT scholars, dancers, and their families pose in a group picture.  
The dancers in traditional Chinese dress take to the stage.  
The CIT and CAAC ladies join in a group dance on the venue floor. 

January 25th, marked the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The Confucius Institute at Troy University and the Central Alabama Association of Chinese celebrated the Year of the Rat with a grand New Year Party at....

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1.24 Pike Road Elementary Celebrates Chinese New Year With CIT 

The Principal of Pike Road Elementary Mr. Hatfield introduces Zhou’s Family Band to the students. 
One band member performs tricks for the young students. 
The CIT Visiting Scholars, Zhou’s Family Band, and Pike Road Elem Principal pose in a group picture with traditional Chinese instruments and decorations in front of the students.  
The students raise their hands excitedly to participate in the show.  
Zhou’s Family Band enthusiastically play folk songs for the students in the audience.  
Ms. Su, a CIT scholar, gives a brief introduction to the band, the Chinese New Year, and the Spring Festival celebration.  

On the morning of January 24th, the Confucius Institute at Troy University celebrated the Chinese New Year at Pike Road Elementary School. Zhou Family’s Band from China brought....

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1.24 CIT Celebrates Chinese New Year with Kelly Spring Elementary School

The Zhou’s Family Band, CIT Visiting Scholars, and Kelly Spring elementary students gather together in a group picture.  
The Zhou’s Family Band excitedly demonstrates their traditional Chinese instruments for the students.  
CIT scholar Ms. He gives the special guest – Zhou’s Family Band – an introduction.  
The students watch and engage in the performance of the lion dance with the music played by the Zhou’s Family Band.  
The bright pink lion costume draws the attention of the students in the front row.  
The band members come down off the stage and into the space in front of the students, while playing traditional Chinese music.  

On January 24th, The Confucius Institute at Troy celebrated the Spring Festival with Kelly Spring Elementary School, in Dothan, AL. The Zhou’s Family Band, a traditional band from China, played for the students and....

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1.24 CIT Celebrates Year of Rat in Montgomery with Tai Chi

The CIT Visiting Scholars and Alabamian attendees pose together in a group picture.  
Ms. Yu Ma adjusts a young woman’s hand into the correct Tai Chi position. 
The front line of women follows in the scholar’s lead, step by step, into various Tai Chi moves.  
All the guests move into position, modeling the CIT Visiting Scholar’s form.  

On January 23rd, the Confucius Institute at Troy University celebrated the Spring Festival at the E. L. Lowder Library. A total of 18 people and CIT Visiting Scholars attended this event. The celebration followed the theme Chinese Kungfu—Tai Chi...

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1.23 Confucius Institute Celebrates Chinese New Year at CHMS

The Charles Henderson Middle School officials, Confucius Institute Visiting Scholars, and Zhou’s Family Band members gather together to pose for a group picture with the traditional Chinese instruments laid out in front of them.  
The special guests display a variety of tricks for the students.  
The band members laugh and smile while playing music for the students.  
Ms. Zhang introduces the students at CHMS to the band about to perform: Zhou’s Family Band.  

The Confucius Institute at Troy University celebrated the coming of the Chinese year of the Rat at Charles Henderson Middle School. On the afternoon of January 23rd, Zhou’s Family Band was invited to perform for....

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1.21 Confucius Institute Attends the Dr. Martin Luther King Parade

The Confucius Institute Visiting Scholars pose in front of the Alabama State Capitol building with a banner and lion costumes and dragons dancing. 
The scholars pose, smiling, in lion dance costumes. 
The Visiting Scholars perform the dragon dance in the streets for the parade. 
The scholars pose with their families and traditional Chinese heritage items, such as lion costumes and yellow dragons. 
The scholars perform the dragon dance and lion dance, simultaneously, in front of the Alabama State Capitol building.  

The Confucius Institute at Troy University was invited to attend a parade on January 20th in 2020, the holiday to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, the leader of the Civil Rights Movement...

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 1.21 CIT Celebrates Chinese New Year with Visit from Eclectic Middle School

The students from Eclectic Middle School gather with CIT scholars to take a group picture.  
Two students pose together in front of the Terracotta Warriors. 
A CIT Scholar shows a group of students through the CIT Exhibition Hall. 
Two students pose with their colored Peking Opera Masks. 

On January 21st, more than 120 teachers and students from Eclectic Middle School in Elmore County, Alabama gathered at the Confucius Institute to celebrate the Chinese New Year...

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1.18 CIT Begins Semester Courses at E. L. Lowder Library

The students and CIT scholars gather together in a group picture. 
Students pose with their handmade decorations for Chinese New Year. 
Another student, a young girl, poses with her Chinese New Year decorations. 
The CIT Visiting Scholars demonstrate Chinese Tea culture for the students.  

On January 18th, 2020, the Confucius Institute at Troy University in Montgomery started the Chinese courses for the new semester at E. L. Lowder Library, opening with the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Over 20 students participated in the event....

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