Confucius Institute
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

 

 

Confucius Classroom at Worcester Gymnasium School Held Photo Exhibition of "70 Years’ Achievement in China"http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=6973Confucius Classroom at Worcester Gymnasium School Held Photo Exhibition of "70 Years’ Achievement in China"CISU<p>​To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and to let students feel the development and changes in China more intuitively, the CISU’s Worcester Gymnasium School Confucius Classroom held a picture exhibition with the theme of "70 Years of Achievement in China".<br></p><p>On October 18th, a two-week photo exhibition kicked off at Worcester Gymnasium School. This photo exhibition featured pictures of China's modern science and technology, ecological agriculture, environmental governance, national education, urban development and other achievements, aiming to show a comprehensive and vivid China for the local teachers and students. Among them, emerging things such as shared bicycles, online shopping and mobile payment have become hot topics for teachers and students. While lamenting China's rapid development, students also expressed their hope to experience the convenience in China .</p><p>The successful holding of this photo exhibition has enabled South African students to have a better understanding of China in the past 70 years. In the future, the Confucius Classroom at Worcester Gymnasium School will continue to hold various cultural events and become a window for South African students and local people to understand modern China.<br></p>
The CISU Collaborates With the Confucius Institute at the UWC to hold a Lecture on Chinese Medicine.http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=6975The CISU Collaborates With the Confucius Institute at the UWC to hold a Lecture on Chinese Medicine.CISU<p>On October 24th, local time in South Africa, a lecture on Chinese medicine knowledge and acupuncture treatment was held in the auditorium of the Stellenbosch University Library. The lecturer was Ma Xuesheng from the Department of Natural Medicine of the Western Cape University in South Africa and Dr. Ge Qiongxiang from the Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. More than 30 people from the Stellenbosch University and local Chinese medicine enthusiasts participated in the event.<br></p><p>At 5 pm local time, the Chinese medicine lecture started on time. First of all, Mr. Ma combined his own experience to introduce the history of traditional Chinese medicine, the basic theory of Chinese medicine (yin and yang), the main methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases and the comparison of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. At the same time, he also introduced two characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine: the overall thinking method and individualized treatment methods. When introducing the theory of balance between yin and yang, the audience at the scene expressed their admiration for the wisdom of the Chinese.</p><p>After that, Miss Ge introduced the history of TCM topical medicine systematically. She introduced the difference between TCM internal medicine and external medicine, and introduced the modern medical treatment method, which combines TCM external medicine and Western medicine operation. The audience can further grasp the profound connotation and cultural charm of Chinese medicine.</p><p>Finally, Mr. Ma and Miss. Ge enthusiastically answered questions from the audience and showed the audience how to treat themselves through traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, which pushed the atmosphere of learning Chinese medicine and understanding Chinese medicine to the summit. The event not only promoted the popularization of Chinese medicine knowledge in the local area, but also promoted the communication of Chinese medicine lovers between China and South Africa.​<br></p><p><br></p>
Confucius Institute at stellenbosch university successfully held the "Close to China" theme Chinese clubhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=6976Confucius Institute at stellenbosch university successfully held the "Close to China" theme Chinese clubCISU<p>On September 27 2019, at 5 pm, Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University officially held chinese club, which theme is  “Close to China”. The participants included Confucius Institute students, staffs of the International Department of the University, local Chinese and their children, etc., totally more than 40 people participated in .<br></p><p>The activity is divided into two parts. Firstly, cisu’s teachers introduce their hometowns in turn. The first teacher come to the stage was Zheng Shengyin, a professional teacher from Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. She started from the "clothing, food, housing and travel" and other aspects in Hangzhou. Another teacher, An Kang, used a tourism propaganda film about Guizhou and supplemented her own rural life experience to sing the plateau mountain features of the southwestern border of China and the people's style of China's new countryside.</p><p>The second part of the event was about the students who participated in the summer camp and the winter camp to tell what they saw and felt in China. Riyard and Tarah shared their experience to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Xiamen. Ruo yijie, a Stellenbosch high school student, recalled her summer camp tour: "In fact, I can’t remember most of the sights that I have travelled, but the tension, excitement feeling are still rooted in my heart and printed in your own mind. After the sharing part, the participants took a group photo together.</p><p>As a Confucius Institute that has been established for ten years, the Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University has always remembered its mission "spreading Chinese culture and telling the story of China." The event not only allowed the participants to appreciate the customs of different regions in the eastern and western parts of China, but also indirectly examined the effectiveness of the Confucius Institute students in participating in summer camps and winter camps.​<br></p><p><br></p>
The Confucius Classroom at Worcester Gymnasium School Held the "China in My Eyes" Cultural Eventhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=6974The Confucius Classroom at Worcester Gymnasium School Held the "China in My Eyes" Cultural EventCISU<p>On October 21, the Confucius Classroom at Worcester Gymnasium School, under the Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University, held the “China in My Eyes” cultural sharing event, which attracts many teachers, students and local people.<br></p><p>The event was started by the beautiful Chinese umbrella dance, and the audience gave warm applause to the wonderful performances of the girls. In the next part, two students who participated in the summer camp in June this year shared their two-week experience in China. They took Chinese classes at the beautiful Xiamen University and visited in a romantic piano island – Gulangyu. The guests were amazed at the rich schedule of the summer camp and expressed their hope to participate next year.</p><p>At the event, Confucius Classroom teacher Wang Yaqi introduced China's traditional culture: four inventions, geodetic instruments, Chinese characters and calligraphy, etc., and introduced the new four major inventions of modern China (shared bicycles, high-speed rail, scan code payment and online shopping). The audience were amazed at the modernization and convenience of contemporary Chinese life and lamented the rapid development of China's 70-year history. Then Confucius Classroom teacher Xie Mengning brought a speech on China's modern tourist city Xiamen, Beijing and Shanghai. The three cities are different in style: Xiamen is fresh and playful, Beijing is traditional and modern, Shanghai is romantic and modern. Different geographical and cultural environments have created unique city. The audience hope they could have the opportunity to travel to China and experience different Chinese cultures.</p><p>The “China in My Eyes” cultural sharing event provided a wonderful experience for South African students and the public about Chinese traditional culture and contemporary Chinese status, and also established platform between the Chinese and African people to communicate with each other. The China-Africa Friendship Association will continue to deepen and revitalize under our efforts.​<br></p><p><br></p>
CISU hosts Xiamen delegationhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=6977CISU hosts Xiamen delegationCISU<p>​Stellenbosch University hosted a delegation from Xiamen University (XU) in China on Friday, 14 June. The delegation, led by XU Vice-President Prof Yang Bin met with Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector & Vice-Chancellor and staff members from SU International. Prof Bin was accompanied by Mr Mao Tongwen, Director of the Southern Base of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Ms Lai Siwei, Program Coordinator of the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange at Xiamen University.<br></p><p>Xiamen University is one of 14 SU partner institutions in China.​<br></p><p><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/XiaSU.jpg" alt="XiaSU.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>XU Vice-President Prof Yang Bin with Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector & Vice-Chancellor of SU​.<br></p><p><br></p><p>(Main photo - From left: Ms Lai Siwei, Program Coordinator of the Office of International Cooperation; Dr Ying Wang, Co- director of the CISU; Mr Mao Tongwen, Director of the Southern Base of Confucius Institute Headquarters; Prof Yang Bin, Vice-President of XU; Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector & Vice-Chancellor of SU; Ms Lidia du Plessis, Coordinator: Staff mobility programmes and partnership projects and Ms Sarah van der Westhuizen, Programme Manager: Semester Mobility and Special Programmes at SU International. ​)<br></p><p><br></p>