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Chinese ‘Mid-Autumn Festival’, At UNH (Durham), By The ‘Confucius Institute’ — September 13, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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of Dr. James Dean, Dr. Michele Dillon & Dr. Yige Wang
also see.

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Another GALA success for the UNHConfucius Institute’ — after the widely acclaimed & heavily attended ‘paper umbrella making‘ workshop in January this year (ahead of the Chinese New Year). This too was packed; very festive, very musical (with UNH’s President, Dr. James Dean getting thing rolling), sustenance-loaded, celebratory and a lot of fun. Bravo, yet again, Dr. Yige Wang & Dr. Yaling Liu, and the ever hospitable ‘Confucius Institute’.

We were honored with the presence of the new UNH President, the very personable (and musically talented) Dr. James Dean, and the impressive Dr. Michele Dillon, Dean of UNH’s College of Liberal Arts. It happened to be Dr. Dillon’s birthday. So, there was a trumpet fanfare & ‘Happy Birthday‘ and birthday cake big enough to feed the whole crowd. That was a bonus.

I was lucky enough to have seen the Oyster River students perform, in Chinese, when I was there for the umbrella event. I was looking forward to seeing them again knowing that they had performed, to standing ovations, in China in the interim. They were brilliant. We also were treated to a performance of ‘Moon River’ by Professor Gunlogson & one of her students.

The buffet dinner, as ever, was outstanding. I don’t think anybody went hungry. We sure didn’t.

The Moon Cake making was fun — I am told. I personally did not partake. I was busy taking pictures. But, I could see and tell that folks were having a ball. And then the ultimate accolade. As we were leaving Teischan said “that was fun“! To say that, that coming from her, is indeed rare and high-praise would be an understatement. She is mega-fussy. I can’t remember the last time I have heard her say that. Wow. Please trust me on this. If Teischan thought that it was fun, it had to have been extremely special.

Thank you, ‘Confucius Institute’. You folks always do us all proud.



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by Anura Guruge


 

My Chinese New Year 2019 Picture At The ‘Confucius Institute’ At UNH (N.H.).

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. With Yaling Liu, the new Director of the Institute (left) and the husband & wife umbrella making masters from China. Due to language incompatibility I never got to know their names though we interacted much.


This was following the extremely successful traditional Chinese umbrella event at the UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘ on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

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Well, I have been celebrating Chinese New Year with the good folks of the UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘ for quite a few years. Here are some other pictures from years past — and note that I wear the same red-themed outfit each year! Consistency is one of my many faults.

Happy New Year — the ‘Year of the Pig’.


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by Anura Guruge