Celebrating 2015 Confucius Institute Day

Confucius Institute at UNSW Australia celebrated Confucius Institute Day and Mid-Autumn Festival with night of Chinese music and dance.

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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