About the Confucius Institute
“The Confucius Institute at Alfred University (CIAU) was established in 2008 with the support of the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). It is part of an international network of Confucius Institutes dedicated to promoting the study of Chinese language, culture, ethics, and philosophy, and furthers the understanding of China today.
CIAU is affiliated directly under the Provost’s Office at Alfred University. It is an educational resource for teachers, parents, and students throughout western New York. In addition to being a full professional development and workshop center, CIAU has a resource library with more than 3,000 print and media materials for educators and students.”
2017 Tai Chi and Health Week in Alfred
Wednesday - Friday, April 12-14, 2017
Powell Campus Center & Health and Wellness Center
To introduce the Chinese Duanwei ranking system to martial arts practitioners in the United States, with support from the Confucius Institute at Alfred University, Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing and the Chinese Wushu Association, First International Wushu Duanwei Ranking Evaluation will take place during the Chinese Tai Chi and Health Week. The clinics, evaluation and certificates are available for Chinese Wushu lovers. This opportunity is open to people of all ages and with all levels of Chinese martial arts proficiency.
A special delegation from the Chinese Wushu Association will also attend this year’s TAI CHI AND HEALTH WEEK event and provide the overseas clinics and evaluations for Duanwei ranking. Guest performers and judges include representatives from Chinese Martial Arts, Wushu College of Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China. Professor Shaojun Lu, who holds Wushu 8 Duan (Level 8), was the chief coach for the national Wushu team of Singapore, Philippine and Brazil. Professor Yanjun Li, who holds Wushu 7 Duan (Level 7), was National Wushu Champion, Chief Judge for National Wushu Tournaments, Coach for a group of National Wushu Champions.
November 12th: 1st International Conference on Cultural Exchange Between Chinese & American Art Institutions
November 18th: Guzheng Performance at Houghton College
November 30th: CIAU Faculty attends First Annual Multilingual Learners Literacy Conference
December 7th: Chinese Music the Theme of Cultural Lecture
December: Guzheng Performance at AU Student Recital
December 11th: Eleventh Annual Confucius Institute Conference
December 17th: Alfred Tai Chi Christmas Party