Confucius Institute - Budapest, Hungary
Children’s Day When China moves to the Városliget
May 27th, 2013-05-06
The Institute has established itself as a regular participant in the children’s day programmes in Városliget, and will continue to take part in the events this year too.
Along with the usual programmes, such as knotting, calligraphy, using chopsticks and paper cutting, this time we are preparing surprise prgrammes too. We are hoping to turn the visit to our tent into a real experience for both children and parents. Besides several interactive and playful programmes, children can get a glimpse of and get familiar with Chinese culture. Everybody is welcome!
Our everyday Baozi – Cookery course
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 17:30-20:00
Location: ELTE- BTK R building – the kitchen of Xo bistro
Free Chinese cooking course for everybody! Maybe everybody knows the baozi – a dish so popular with the Chinese. Its base is a kind of bread-like steamed pasta, which is flavoured with meat or vegetable filling. It is an extremely tasty and popular dish, which is by no means impossible to make. This year, in a one-occasion free cookery course organised by the Confucius Institute, everybody can learn the tricks of making baozi.
Participation is free but registration is necessary.
Arts Faculty Days
May 7th, 2013, 10:00 – 13:00, May 8th, 10:00-17:00, May 9th, 13:00-16:00
Location: ELTE ELTE-BTK
This year, the Confucius Institute will participate in the Arts Faculty Days organised by the Students’ Union of ELTE BTK. Visitors will be able to take a look at how the Confucius Institute works, and through this get better acquainted with Chinese culture. They can taste the best Chinese teas, try their hand at calligraphy, the art of knotting and paper cuttting.
Chinese medicine for everyone – a comprehensive lecture by internalist Dr István Németh
March 26, 2013, 18:00-19:30
Location: ELTE-BTK, building R, groundfloor, room 31
These days, besides pharmaceutically-oriented medicine, there is growing interest towards alternative Eastern healing methods. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), with its many-thousand-year-old holistic methods which observe and expose both body and soul precisely, is now accepted and used as complementary treatment by Western medicine also.
In a new session of our lecture series, The Thousand Faces of China, Dr István Németh, acknowledged internalist and an expert on the topic, gives a comprehensive lecture on the history of Chinese medicine and its methods as applied in present-day practice.
Birthday buzz for children in AsiaCenter
March 23, 2013, 13:00-19:00
Location: Budapest, AsiaCenter Eastern (right) wing, 2nd floor
On the occasion of AsiaCenter’s 10th birthday, the stand of the Confucius Institute welcomes children from 1 pm to 7 pm with its varied and colorful programs. Visitors can try their hand at papercutting, calligraphy, knotting, and can learn the proper way of using chopsticks...
... can make colourful masks, lanterns and they have the opportunity to put on traditional Chinese outfits to get their photo taken wearing them. The more adventurous ones can make rice mosaic or even have a Chinese good-luck tatoo done.
Coke, China, Happy End – Free Chinese film club
March 20, 2013, 18:00
Location: ODEON Film Club, Budapest, Teréz krt. 30.
Due to the great interest shown, this term the traditional free Chinese film club will be jointly organised twice by the Confucius Institute and the ODEON Film Club.
The first film will be Farewell, My Concubine.
The screening will be followed by an enjoyable discussion coordinated by film experts in the ODEON Underground, so participants will learn more about the film itself, the unique world of Chinese cinema and the history of Chinese film production. People who want to participate will have to register online. All film lovers are welcome!
A little GO and Confucius
March 9, 2013
The Confucius Institute introduces the everyday life of the Institute to those visitors to the GO world cup, organised in Budapest, who are interested in Chinese culture. We hope to make the day of the competition more colorful with interactive programs.
In the intervals between games visitors can try their hand at calligraphy and taste the best Chinese teas and everybody can tie a good-luck knot. Everyone who feels like it is welcome to try mahjong as well as GO.
Lecture – Csenge Gulyás: Assassination attempts against China’s first emperor
Friday, February 22, 2013, 18:00-19:30
Location: ELTE-BTK, building R, groundfloor, room 31
Who tried to assassinate Qin Shi Huangd, China’s first emperor? What effects did his deed have on Chinese history? What turns did his life take according to the traditions preserved in Chinese texts?
PhD student Csenge Gulyás will be seeking answers to these questions in her extensive lecture, which describes the life of Jing Ke as depicted in China’s first important historical work, the ‘Records of the historian’.
Chinese Lunar New Year at Millenaris
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 10:00-22:00
Location: Millenaris Park, building B
The ELTE Confucius Institue also participates in the Lunar New Year festival with the following exciting, varied programmes:
1. Learning is fun. – The Rocket Studio’s interactive Chinese-Hungarian educational programme is introduced.
2. Those beautiful Chinese knots! – Acquiring the techniques of Chinese knotting.
3. I can do calligraphy too! – Creating Chinese calligraphy and drawings.
4. Tea adventures. – Chinese tea ceremony for everybody.
5. Ni hao! – Today I will learn Chinese. – Acquiring basic Chinese sentences.
6. Paper, scissors, glue – making Chinese paper cuttings.
7. Chopsticks instead of a fork – learning the proper way of using chopsticks.
8. What do pandas eat? - Chinese cultural competition for children.
9. The difference clothes make. – Fashion show of traditional Chinese clothes by the Hungarian-Chinese Bilingual Primary School.
Lecture for secondary students – Lunar New Year in young style
Thursday, February 7, 12:30-15:00
Location: Szent István Secondary School
At the Lunar New Moon event organised by Szent István Secondary School , lecturers from the Confucius Institute, Dr. Gergely Salát and Csenge Gulyás, describe contemporary China to secondary school students.
In two comprehensive lectures, students can get acquainted with China’s history, economy, political structure and the traditions assiciated with the Lunar New Year.
Photographic exhibition: A click of China
From February 1, 2013 to March 1, 8:00-19:30
Location: ELTE-BTK Múzeum krt 4, building F, Confucius Institute
The Confucius Institute is organising a photo exhibition of the winning photographs by students who have visited China in February. The pictures will be on display in the Confucius Institute for a month.