2019 Events


2019 Spring Tai Chi

2019 Spring Tai Chi

Friday Morning Tai Chi Practice

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sept 6 – Nov 22
, 2019

Join us every Friday morning at the MIX@Fenwick. We have instructors from the Northern Virginia Tai Chi Club who will take you through Tai Chi routines which is sure to refresh and re-energize you after a long week. Bring your friends and colleagues as all are welcome and the event is free.


Chinese Reading Club

Chinese Reading Club

Advanced Chinese Reading Club

2:00 – 3:30pm
Sept – Dec, 2019

Are you interested to read contemporary Chinese short stories and literary works to discuss with others? Then come join our Advanced Chinese Reading Club where you can improve your spoken Chinese in a relaxed atmosphere while discussion contemporary Chinese fiction. Discussions are facilitated by a Chinese literature professor from Beijing Language and Culture University and there are no membership fees or dues required. Contact us for more information.

Meetings will take place during the following dates: Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, and Dec. 2


Fall Chinese Calligraphy Tuesdays

Fall Chinese Calligraphy Tuesdays

Chinese Calligraphy

Tuesdays       10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sept 10 – Dec 3, 2019

The free Chinese Calligraphy Workshops every Tuesday at 10am are extended for May. Please join us as we explore this ancient art form. Learn how to create your own visually stunning piece of Chinese calligraphy while practicing the basic techniques that are the foundation of all Chinese brush art. All are welcome in the CIMason reading room in the East Building room 129.


Fall Chinese Painting Wednesdays

Fall Chinese Painting Wednesdays

Chinese Painting

Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sept. 18 – Dec 3, 2019

Please join our Chinese Painting workshops. This semester we will be exploring a variety of exciting and different themes taught by Bob Bernhards, who has been studying and teaching Chinese Painting for over 20 years. Come and create something new each time. Watch as you develop your own portfolio of Chinese Painting masterpieces. All are welcome to our free workshops.

 


Fall Hands on Chinese Crafts Fridays

Fall Hands on Chinese Crafts Fridays

Hands-on Chinese Crafts

Fridays 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Aug 30 – Dec 6, 2019

Are you interested to learn more about Chinese culture? Then come to one of our Hands on Chinese Crafts sessions held every week at the Confucius Institute at Mason’s Reading Room from 12:00pm – 1:30pm on Fridays. Seating is limited at this free event so be sure to arrive early.

Make your own Chinese craft to take home while having fun learning about Chinese culture.


Fall Chinese Game Club Fridays

Fall Chinese Game Club Fridays

Chinese Game Club

Fridays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Aug 23 – Dec 6, 2019

Join us every Friday as we introduce and play a variety of Chinese Games. From Mahjong to Chinese Chess, learn about the interesting games that have enjoyed in China for generations. Make new friends, play old games and enjoy you Friday. Come and Play!


13th Annual China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Monday, November 18, 2019
The HUB Ballroom, GMU Fairfax campus
5:15 pm reception and refreshments
5:50 pm opening remarks
6:00 pm live national webcast moderated by George Stephanopoulos
7:00 pm town hall-style discussion with local audience

The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, George Mason University and the Confucius Institute at Mason are pleased to host one of the local venues for the 13th Annual CHINA Town Hall discussion, “The Effects of the U.S.-China Relationship on Our Communities.”

The evening will begin with a reception and refreshments (hors d’oeuvre) at 5:15 p.m. The substantive portion of the program will begin at 5:50 p.m. with opening remarks and a live national webcast featuring a discussion to be moderated by George Stephanopoulos, Chief Anchor of ABC News. Panelists will include Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President of the NCUSCR; Dr. Melanie Hart, Senior Fellow and Director for China Policy at the Center for American Progress; Dr. Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and Dr. Ely Ratner, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for a New American Security.


2019 Spring Events Below


2019 Spring Chinese Reading Club

Advanced Chinese Reading Club

Alternating Mondays 2:00 – 3:30pm
Jan – May, 2019

Are you interested to read contemporary Chinese short stories and literary works to discuss with others? Then come join our Advanced Chinese Reading Club where you can improve your spoken Chinese in a relaxed atmosphere while discussion contemporary Chinese fiction. Discussions are facilitated by a Chinese literature professor from Beijing Language and Culture University and there are no membership fees or dues required. Contact us for more information.


2019 Spring Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy

Tuesdays       10:00 am – 11:30 am
Jan 22 – May 21, 2019

The free Chinese Calligraphy Workshops every Tuesday at 10am are extended for May. Please join us as we explore this ancient art form. Learn how to create your own visually stunning piece of Chinese calligraphy while practicing the basic techniques that are the foundation of all Chinese brush art. All are welcome in the CIMason reading room in the East Building room 129.


2019 Spring Chinese Study Time

Chinese Study Time

Tuesdays 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Jan 22 – May 21, 2019

Wednesdays 10:00am -11:30am
Jan 23 – May 22, 2019

Need help with your Chinese homework? Want to learn how to say simple Chinese phrases, Chinese characters or learn about Chinese culture? Come to the Chinese Study Group at the Confucius Institute at Mason!

Our teachers from Beijing Language and Culture University are eager to help you learn more about China. Bring your lunch and meet them at our Reading Room in Room 129, East Building, Mason Fairfax campus for free tutoring.


2019 Spring Chinese Painting

Chinese Painting

Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jan 30 – May 22, 2019

Please join our Chinese Painting workshops. This semester we will be exploring 16 exciting and different themes. Come and create something new each time. Watch as you develop your own portfolio of Chinese Painting masterpieces. All are welcome to our free workshops.

 


Chinese Movie Club

Thursdays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jan. 24 – May 23, 2019

Chinese Movie Club is starting back again this semester on Jan. 24th. Please join us as we end all of our Fridays with a Movie shown in the CIMason Reading Room. All are welcome and the event is free.


2019 Spring Tai Chi

Friday Morning Tai-Chi Practice

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan 25 – May 24
, 2019

Join us every Friday morning at the MIX@Fenwick where our teachers will take you through Tai-Chi routines which is sure to refresh and re-energize you after a long week. Bring your friends and colleagues as all are welcome and the event is free.


2019 Spring Hands on Crafts

Hands on Chinese Crafts

Fridays 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Jan 25 – May 24, 2019

Are you interested to learn more about Chinese culture? Then come to one of our Hands on Chinese Crafts sessions held every week at the Confucius Institute at Mason’s Reading Room from 12:00pm – 1:30pm on Fridays. Seating is limited at this free event so be sure to arrive early.

Make your own Chinese craft to take home while having fun learning about Chinese culture.


2019 Spring Chinese Game Club

Chinese Game Club

Fridays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jan 25 – may 24, 2019

Join us every Friday as we introduce and play a variety of Chinese Games. From Mahjong to Chinese Chess, learn about the interesting games that have enjoyed in China for generations. Make new friends, play old games and enjoy you Friday. Come and Play!


Spring Festival Celebration-Monday Feb. 11th.

CIMason Spring Festival Celebration

Monday 2:00pm – 4:30pm
February 11, 2019
Piedmont Multi-Purpose Room

Please join us on Monday to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We will be making dumplings, playing games and enjoying the festivities of the holiday. The event is free and all are welcome.


Chinese Film Night: MONSTER HUNT

Chinese Film Night: Monster Hunt

Chinese Film Night: Monster Hunt

Tuesday, April 9 5-8pm
Fenwick Library 1014

Co-Sponsored by University Libraries and CIMason as part of International Week 2019

On April 9, University Libraries and CIMason will be hosting a free showing of Monster Hunt, a film about a man going on an adventure to return a baby Monster home. This film was hugely popular in China when it came out; now you can see you much you like it. We will serve dinner and have Chinese tea afterwards as we discuss the films and its themes.

 


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