Celebrating 2015 Confucius Institute Day
On Friday 18 September 2015, the Confucius Institute at UNSW Australia, in cooperation with the UNSW Chinese Musician Society, held it’s annual Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Gala at UNSW Science Theatre to celebrate Confucius Institute Day.
Celebrating the global Confucius Institute Day as well as the ancient Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Mooncake Festival), the Gala was a showcase of Chinese performing arts talent, with a diverse line-up of acts including solo and group singing performances, solo and group dances, cross-talk (xiangsheng) and even a rock band.
A wide range of special guests graced the UNSW Science Theatre with their presence, including Mr Liu Jianbo, Consul of the Education Division, Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney; Professor Marc Williams, Associate Dean (International), School of Social Sciences; Dr John Yu AC, Former Chancellor, UNSW Australia; and Mr Peter Schick, President, Kingsford Chamber of Commerce, to name a few.
Mr Laurie Pearcey, Director of International Strategy (Greater China & India) and Director of Confucius Institute at UNSW Australia gave a speech where he mentioned the increasingly high calibre of UNSW Australia as a top university in the world and its ever improving relations with China.
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