Students join worldwide anniversary celebration of Confucius Institute

Five Shoreline students will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institutes.CI Day

The five students from Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Korea will participate in a panel discussion hosted by The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, from 1-4 p.m., Sept. 27, at Chief Sealth High School, 2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle WA 98126.

The Shoreline students will share their perspectives on Chinese culture and address some of the interesting and critical issues about contemporary China. The discussion will be led by Angela Yang, Shoreline’s Associate Director for International Outreach, and Xia Zhao of Sichuan University. Zhao is a visiting professor at Shoreline whose presence is made possible by a grant from the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington.

As a leading college in promoting global engagement, Shoreline is joining the anniversary that celebrates the establishment of Confucius Institutes around the world. More than 250 Confucius Institutes have been established in 90 countries around the world, with nearly 70 in the United States. The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington was established in 2009.

Besides the panel discussion, the celebration will include Chinese language and culture with games, performances, activities and lectures. The activities include the Lion Dance and Kung Fu performance, making traditional Chinese dumplings, taking photos with Terracotta Warriors, and learning Chinese calligraphy.



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