310 from Sep 21, 2016 International Day at Confucius Institute on September 24 Events at Freie Universität Promoting East-West Exchange

The Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin is holding an International Day on Saturday, September 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. There will be a versatile program under the motto "Pilgrimage to the West," which is the title of a classical novel from the Ming dynasty during the 16th century. The novel portrays the journey of a monk to India, and the adventures are still alive in many films, TV shows, operas, and comics.

The short presentations, film clips, performances, and sample lessons will be devoted to East-West exchange. The topics reflect many aspects of Chinese art and culture: calligraphy, painting, crafts, language, martial arts, food, dance, and singing.


3:00 p.m.: Greeting and welcome: drum performance by the Chinese Women’s Association (in the garden)

3:15 p.m.: Chen Ning: Short presentation on Qigong (Room 203)

3:30 p.m.: Qigong and Taiji to join in, led by Rebecca Lee (in the garden)

3:30 p.m.: Sample Chinese lesson for children (Room K17)

3:45 p.m.: Puppet theater (reference library, mezzanine floor)

4:00 p.m.: Chinese ink painting for children (Room 105)

4:00 p.m.: Chinese ink painting for adults (Room K17)

4:30 p.m.: Hanuman - an Indian Sun Wukong? A dance performance (gallery)

5:00 p.m.: Martial arts show (in the garden)

5:30 p.m.: Peking Opera between East and West - Chen Ning (Room 203)

5:30 p.m.: Information on courses and scholarships (Room K14/16)

6:00 p.m.: Singer sculptures blaring Chinese opera arias - Steffi Gritz-Sowa (gallery)

6:30 p.m.: Chinese dance performance - Berlin Water Lilies (Room 203)

7:00 p.m.: Your Name in Chinese

7:00 p.m.: Soy milk and moon cake - Chinese Cuisine (Room 203)

7:15 p.m.: Demonstration of Chinese Tea Culture (reference library, mezzanine floor)

7:30 p.m.: Yang Yaxin: Short presentation on Chinese craftsmanship (Room 203)

7:45 p.m.: Cabaret performance: Chinese people speaking German (Room 203)

Time and Location

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016, 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, Goßlerstraße 2’4, 14195 Berlin