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The art of calligraphy, talks in an exotic language, the art of cutting jianzhi paper – those are just some of many attractions that you can experience from 14th to 18th September during the Confucius Week. This year, due to the pandemic, all the activities are being held online.

As the organiser of the event – Magdalena Wiszowata from the Confucius Institute at the University of Wrocław says, “Confucius was born on 25th day of the 8th lunar month, which corresponds with 28th September according to the Roman calendar. On that day in the previous years, we arranged the Confucius Day at the National Museum in Wrocław. This year, because of the pandemic situation, instead of one-day event, we want to offer a Confucius Week – five short auditions transmitted online throughout the whole week from 14th to 18th September at 6pm.”

The Confucius Week starts on 14th September at 18:00 with a keynote lecture about Wrocław and China, and about Poles and Xiamen. On Tuesday, participants will learn how to properly utter Chinese letters written in Latin transcription called ‘pinyin.’ On Wednesday, there will be held conferences in Chinese. Thursday is the day of Chinese characters and on Friday you will learn Chinese calligraphy and the art of jianzhi.

“After Tuesday’s classes, you will know how to pronounce ‘jianzhi,’ and what 剪紙 means – you will learn during Chinese classes throughout the whole year at the Confucius Institute,” Magdalena Wiszowata adds.

To access the event, enter this link.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Wrocław has been existing for 10 years now. It is one of 13 units of that type in the world. Not only does the Institute teach Chinese language but it is also a place that brings the Wroclawian people closer to the Chinese culture through organising Chinese New Year celebration, the Lantern Festival, or calligraphy and lantern workshops, among others.

You can read more about the Institute here.

Published by: Dariusz Tomaszczyk

16 Sep 2020

last modification: 6 Oct 2020