Center for International Studies and Programs



The Confucius Institute invites you to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival and Lantern Festival with 3-days of fun activities leading up to a unique Chinese troupe performance on Thursday, February 13. Learn about all the events featured this week below:

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February 12        

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
Location: SM1100        




Chinese Zodiac Lecture
Chinese Zodiac
Learn about the Chinese Zodiac, its history, mythology legends and the twelve animals (2014 is a horse year).
Light refreshments featuring Chinese candies will be served.

February 12

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: SU 3020





Chinese Movie Screening: American Dreams in China (2013)
American Dreams in China






How did China do it? Was it simply the sheer size of its population that rocketed the nation from Communist underdog to global economic superpower? American Dreams in China suggests otherwise. Inspired by a true story, this stirring tale dramatizes both the spirit and the details of China’s historic rise.

February 13

Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Student Union Auditorium

Chinese New Year Celebration Activities
Painted lantern


Fun interactive activities including writing wish cards, couplets, painting paper lanterns and more. Chinese food will be provided.

February 13

Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
University Hall,
Doermann Theater



Hanban Performance Troupe: 华韵迎春 (China Welcomes Spring 2014)
performance troup



Experience a unique exchange performance by the Chinese Northeast Normal
University Arts Troupe,
featuring dance, song, art and martial arts performances.

February 14


Love Theme Photo Contest

Submit any photos with the theme of love. Photo should express love toward a special someone in your life. Email photo submissions to by February 5th noting your name,  email/phone and a short photo description. Photos will be on display Feb 12-14 outside the CI in SM 1020. Stop by to vote for your favorite photo; on February 14th at noon you can sample a Tang-yuan (sticky rice dumpling), winners will be announce later that day.

 The Confucius Institute proudly celebrates its 5th Anniversary at The University of Toledo.

Confucius Institute at The University of Toledo is committed to serving the region of Northwest Ohio by providing education in Chinese language and culture, the development of and enhancing China-related scholarly research/discovery, academic programs, and educational/training programs that support business outreach/engagement, and offering opportunities for cultural exchanges between China and the United States of America.

Last Updated: 3/23/15