Confucius Institute - Budapest, Hungary

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Yearbook 2015

ELTE FESZT

2 October, 2015, Friday, 10:00-16:00

Location: ELTE BTK Campus, Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4.

On 2 October, Friday, an all-day event will take place on campus. Visitors can see all the faculties and institutes of ELTE represented and get more information about them.

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Apart from sample lessons, this year the university would also like to organize some programs, therefore the organizers invited ELTE Confucius Institute to be present and offer various kinds of activities. From 10 am to 4 pm we wait the visitors with programs that can bring closer the colourful Chinese culture to everybody: Chinese knotting, calligraphy, trying on authentic Chinese dresses, and Chinese tea tasting.



Confucius Day

26 September, 2015, Saturday, 14:00 – 16:00

Location: ELTE BTK Campus, Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4.

We offer various interesting programs in the afternoon on the campus of the university. The Dragon Sword Association will perform kungfu and lion dance shows, our guests will have the chance to learn calligraphy, Chinese paper-cutting and Chinese knotting. Visitors can also play ping-pong with our Chinese teachers. Those who get exhausted on such a busy day can taste very authentic Chinese food provided by Nine Dragons Restaurant and delicious Chinese teas offered by Levél Teaház.


Confucius Day Gala

26 September, 2015, Saturday, 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ELTE ÁJK, Aula Magna Ceremonial Hall, 1053 Budapest, Egyetem tér 1-3.

In the framework of the Gala the Art Group of Beijing Foreign Studies University will give spectacular performances. The art group will perform authentic dances and songs, Beijing opera pieces and we can also see the very popular and mysterious face changing show, while instrumental and martial art performances will also have an important role during the evening.

Participation is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance!
Tickets are available from September at the reception of ELTE Confucius Institute (Monday - Thursday 10:00-18:00, on Fridays 10:00-15:30)!
More details will be available from September!



Researchers’ Night

25 September, 2015, Friday 17:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Kodály Room

On the Researcers’ Night our lecturers offer several interesting topics to listen to:

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- 17:00 Kósa Gábor – The Mountain of Immortals and the Incenses of Ancient China
- 18:00 Pap Melina – Chinese Buddhism and the Tiantai School
- 19:00 Hoppál Krisztina - The Praise of Translucent Jade; The Glassware of the Ancient World in China
- 20:00 Vörös Erika’s lecture

Detailed program will be available from September!
Participation is free!



Kínai teadélután az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben


Chinese tea ceremony

2 July, 2015, Thursday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, 1. emelet, 1-es tanterem

Chinese tea ceremony has centuries-old tradition in China. During the tea ceremony one not just drinks the tea, but every sip has to be appreciated.

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The rituals of tea drinking are characterized by calmness and peace. During our Chinese tea ceremony we would like to introduce the most famous types of tea, participants can get to know the traditions of tea drinking and they can taste our tea collection.
Participation is free, but registration is needed!



Szigethy Balázs előadása a kínai teázási szokásokról az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Colourful China talk series

Balázs Szigethy: The origin and importance of Chinese tea drinking rituals in health protection

30 June, 2015, Tuesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1, Room 1

The lecturer at this event is the economist Balázs Szigethy, who also graduated from Eötvös Loránd University Chinese Department, taking the Chinese Translator and Interpreter Specialization.

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His hobby, which has already become his passion, is basically Chinese tea itself. During his studies in Qiandao and Changchun, and thanks to his travels close to the Silk Road, in Mongolia and in Russia, he had the chance to taste all kinds of tea. He realised that in the West, people have extremely different perceptions. Therefore, during his lecture, he hopes to ‘enlighten’ the audience about the values of tea culture, its origins, effects and the misunderstandings surrounding it.
Participation is free!



Ingyenes kungfu tanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Kungfu – four-lesson course

4, 11, 18, 25 June, 2015, Thurday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, the garden behind Gólyavár

The meaning of the word kungfu in Chinese is „human merit”, in other words it means knowledge that is acquired through a long process of studying and hard work.

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In Western culture it became popular during the 1960s, primarily because of Hong Kong martial art films and the charismatic figure of Bruce Lee. During our four-lesson course participants can learn the basics of kungfu and can get to know the ideology of this very spiritual sport.
Participation is free, but registration is needed!

Comfortable clothes are recommended!



Múzeumok éjszakája az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet közreműködésével a Hopp Ferenc Múzeumban

The Night of the Museums

20 June, 2015, Saturday

Location: Hopp Ferenc East Asia Museum, 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 103.

The majority of the collection of Hopp Ferenc Museum consists of Japanese and Chinese objects....

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Its library has more than 22 000 books and serves research purposes to the present day. In the framework of the Night of the Museums, ELTE Confucius Institute cooperates with the museum and organizes Chinese handcraft workshops and Chinese tea ceremony for anyone who is interested, and for the purpose of introducing the Chinese culture and history for the participants.



csomózó tanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Advanced Chinese knotting course – four lessons

29 May, 5, 12, 19 June, 2015, Friday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1, Room 1

Chinese knotting is one of the most popular branches of Chinese handcraft.

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During the course participants can learn the more difficult techniques of this ancient form of folk art, and they can prepare a little gift on the last course. We offer the course for everybody who likes this type of relaxation and would like to give Chinese knots as gifts to their loved ones! Participation is free!



csomózó tanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Children’s day in City Park

31 May, 2015, Sunday, 9:00-17:00

Location: Budapest, City Park

The non-profit Child Rescue Charity Organization thinks it is very important to provide cultural programs for free to those families and children who have been living under very disadvantageous financial conditions.

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Many of them have only one opportunity during the whole year to enjoy cultural events. This year ELTE Confucius Institute will take part in the Child Rescue Charity Organization’s Program, which has already become a tradition by now. With the help of our teachers, the participants can learn the basics of Chinese knotting, Chinese calligraphy, and Chinese paper-cutting. They can also try the kungfu, practice the use of chopsticks, dress up in Chinese traditional clothes and paint traditional Chinese warrior masks to their faces. (The face paint is anti-allergen.)

We cordially welcome anyone who is interested!


Ezerarcú Kína előadássorozat az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben - A kínai csomózás hagyománya

Colourful China talk series - The tradition of Chinese knotting

26 May, 2015, Tuesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1, Room 1

The lecturer at this event is Vreczó Bernadett, who has been doing Chinese knotting for more than six years.

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First she became interested in the topic through her orientalism studies. During the lecture, participants will get to know the history of Chinese knotting, its influence on Japanese and Korean knotting, the basics and currently popular branches of Chinese knotting.

Participation is free!



Kíai főzőtanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Cooking course

19 May, 2015, Tuesday, 17:00

Location: ELTE, XO Bistro kitchen, 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.

Fee of participation 1000 Ft!

Please note a change of time: the event will be held of 19 May!!! One of the most popular Chinese foods in Hungary is the sesame chicken.

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During our cooking course, we will learn how to prepare this dish, and in order not to miss the garnish from the meal, we will also prepare the traditional rice with eggs. After the cooking we will taste the results of our work together.
Payment process: You can ask for the yellow cheque at the reception of ELTE Confucius Institute, then you have to pay the cheque in the post office and bring the notice back to the reception or send it in email to csiko.anna@konfuciusz.elte.hu



Taiji tanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Taiji - four-lesson course

30 April, 7, 14, 21 May, 2015, Thursday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, in the space behind Gólyavár

Taiji is an individual category of martial arts. Its techniques, relatively difficult but slow movements that were originally practiced for self-defence, are combined with a special breathing technique.

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Those who would like to know more about this traditional Chinese form of sport, which has calming effects on the body and the soul, are invited to enrol for our four-lesson course!
Comfortable clothes are recommended!



Chinese Bridge - Kínai Híd nyelvi verseny az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet szervezésében

Chinese Bridge Language Competition

Chinese Bridge Language Competition

Location: Kodály Room (Múzeum krt. 4/F. )

This competition gives opportunity for the students studying Chinese to test their knowledge of Chinese language.

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The competition consists of three rounds, the competitors have to answer questions about China, they have to prepare an artistic performance and they have to give a speech by heart about a given topic. The winner of the competition can take part in the final round which is held in China, and the top prize is a Chinese Scholarship.

We wish you a productive preparation period and success in the competition!



A kínai gó kultúrája - előadás az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet szervezésében

Culture of Chinese Go (lecture and game)
Colourful China Talk Series

31 March, 2015, Tuesday, 17:00-19:00

Location: Museum of Applied Arts, 1091 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37.

Please note the change of venue: in contrast to the information published in the programme booklet, the event will be held in the Museum of Applied Arts. The lecturer at this event is Csaba Mérő, 6 dan go player.

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Go has an approximately 4000-year history. According to the most accepted theories, in the beginning it was used as a way of predicting the future, later it slowly evolved into a game.
During the lecture, participants can get to know the history and the rules of go, and then they can try to play as well. It is worth making the effort, as winners of the game will be rewarded with gifts.
On 2 April a four-lesson Go course starts at ELTE Confucius Institute! We will inform you about the details soon!


Előadás a kínai buddhizmusról - Pap Melinda

Melinda Pap - Lecture on Chinese Buddhism

24 March, 2015, Tuesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: Museum of Applied Arts, 1091 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37.

The lecturer at this event is Melinda Pap, who graduated from Dharma Gate Buddhist College, then acquired her PhD at ELTE Faculty of Arts, Doctoral School of Sinology. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the ELTE Chinese Department. Her main field of research is Chinese Buddhism.


Taiji bemutató az Iparművészeti Múzeumban

Taiji in Museum of Applied Arts

17 March, 2015, Tuesday, 16:00-17:00

Location: Museum of Applied Arts, 1091 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37.

Taiji, a traditional Chinese martial art, has very calming effects both on the body and the soul. This time, in the marvellous location of the Museum of Applied Arts, one of our qualified teachers will help the participants, regardless of age, to learn the very basics of Taiji.
Comfortable clothes are recommended.


Teaszertartás, kóstoló és előadás az Iparművészeti Múzeumban

Chinese Tea Ceremony – Tea Tasting and Lecture in the Museum of Applied Arts

10 March, 2015, Tuesday, 15:00-18:00

Location: Museum of Applied Arts, 1091 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37.

The lecturer at this event is the economist Balázs Szigethy, who also graduated from Eötvös Loránd University Chinese Department, taking the Chinese Translator and Interpreter Specialization.

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His hobby, which has already become his passion, is basically Chinese tea itself. During his studies in Qiandao and Changchun, and thanks to his travels close to the Silk Road, in Mongolia and in Russia, he had the chance to taste all kinds of tea. He realised that in the West, people have extremely different perceptions.
Therefore, during his lecture, he hopes to ‘enlighten’ the audience about the values of tea culture, its origins, effects and the misunderstandings surrounding it. The lecture will be followed by a tea ceremony, with the help of one of our excellent teachers we would like to introduce the most popular types of Chinese tea. Visitors can get to know the rituals of tea drinking and can taste Chinese red, green and oolong tea.




Kínai sárkánytánc

Family Day at the Museum of Applied Arts

7 March, 2015, Saturday, 10:00-18:00

Location: Museum of Applied Arts, 1091 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37.

In the framework of the exhibition of Treasures of Ancient China, ELTE Confucius Institute, in cooperation with the Museum of Applied Arts, is organizing a series of events for every week of the exhibition.

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The opening event, the Family Day, will be held on Saturday 7 March. Visitors can take part in several colourful activities. With the help of the Hungarian-Chinese Bilingual Primary School and ELTE Confucius Institute, participants can learn the basics of Chinese paper cutting, Chinese knotting, using chopsticks and calligraphy. For children we offer face painting and performances of Chinese traditional singing and dancing, and the lion dance. Organized by the Museum, visitors can take part in a unique and fascinating guided tour, called: The Secrets of Emperors.



Kínai papírkivágás tanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Chinese Paper Cutting – four-lesson course - FREE!

4, 11, 18, 25 March, 2015, Wednesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1, Room 1

In China, people still keep the tradition of decorating their windows, door posts, and walls with Chinese paper cutting figures.

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During our four-lesson course, participants can learn the techniques of paper cutting from the very first steps to more difficult forms.

The most beautiful works will be exhibited in ELTE Confucius Institute. Participants and visitors can vote for their favourite and the first three winners will be rewarded gifts!
Participation is free, but REGISTRATION is needed!



Az ősi Kína kincsei c. kiállítás az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet és az Iparművészeti Múzeum szervezésében

Closing ceremony at the Museum of Applied Arts

Időpont: 19 April, 2015.

Helyszín: Iparművészeti Múzeum

the Ancient China exhibition in the Museum of Applied Arts closes on 19 April. For the occasion, the musem and ELTE Confucius Institute would like to organize an exciting closing day!

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Our closing day programmes:

10.15 - 13.00 - Handcraft workshop
11.00 - Kungfu show
13.00 - Guided tour in the exhibition
15.00 - Juhász Ottó's lecture: The past that is living with us
16.00 - Sári László's lecture
17.00 - Nagy Mercédesz's lecture: The art of today's China

We cordially welcome anyone who is interested!


Chinese Student Quiz in ELTE Confucius Institute

Student Quiz

3 March, 2015, Tuesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1, Room 1

Before the HSK language exam this May, we would like to provide an opportunity for our students to take part in a student quiz, where they can test their language skills and vocabulary.

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We will use the HSK vocabulary list to compose exercises. The aim of the event is to learn by having fun, but the best-prepared participants will be rewarded with gifts as well. Participation is free, but REGISTRATION in advance is needed!



Kínai selyemfestő tanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Chinese Painting Course

26 February, Thursday, 17:00-18:00

Location: Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1/ Room 1

Painting in China has a tradition that reaches back over more than a thousand years. The traditional paintings depict nature and beautiful natural sites. The main topics are mountains, water, trees, birds and flowers.

The course is full.

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It was widely accepted that painters and artists should copy each other’s masterpieces in the old times. Only those who could develop their copying technique to the very highest level could become qualified masters, and only after this stage could they create their own style. During our course, participants can learn the basics of silk painting and the results can serve as a very beautiful gift.
Participation is free! We cordially welcome anyone who is interested!
Registration is required!



A kínai selyemfestészet

Colourful China talk series – Chinese painting

24 February, 2015, Tuesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1/ Room 1

Az előadások immár hagyományos módon, minden hónap utolsó keddjén kerülnek megrendezésre.

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Féléves témánk középpontjában Kína kultúrájának, népi hagyományainak kialakulása, fejlődése és mai értékrendbe való beilleszkedése áll.
Az előadásokat magyar nyelven hallhatják az érdeklődők.
A részvétel ingyenes!



Kínai Holdújévi Fesztivál az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet közreműködésével

Chinese Spring Festival

21 February, 2015, Saturday, 10:00-17:00

Location: China Mart, 1152 Budapest, Szentmihályi út 171.

In the framework of this public event, visitors can get to know Hungary’s Chinese Cultural Institutions, sport clubs, tea houses and performers.

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ELTE Confucius Institute will also be present and will offer colourful, interactive programmes for visitors. With the help of our teachers, visitors can learn Chinese knotting, Chinese calligraphy and drawing. During our tea ceremonies, participants can observe the rituals of the ceremony and taste our most exotic tea collections. We offer opportunities for learning basic Chinese sentences, doing Chinese paper cutting, practising using chopsticks and trying on Chinese traditional dresses.

- 10:00-11:00   Calligraphy, Chinese lesson, Chinesse chess
- 11:00-12:00   Paper cutting, practicing with chopsticks
- 12:00-13:00   Chinese knotting
- 12:30-14:30   Chinese tea ceremony
- 14:30-15:30   Calligraphy, Chinese lesson
- 15:30-16:30   Paper cutting, Chinese knotting



Konfuciusz ösztöndíjasok beszámolóestje az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben


Confucius Scholarship Winners’ evening

18 February, 2015, Wednesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1/Room 1

The event is mainly for those students who would like apply for the Confucius scholarship. Scholarship students coming home from China will share their experiences and impressions and offer useful insights and advice.
Participation is free!


Tanár-diák pingpong verseny az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben


Teacher-Student Ping-Pong competition

10 February, 2015, Tuesday, 15:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, mezzanine, Teachers’ Office

All of our current or previous students who would like to take part in a great contest with our teachers can register for the competition! Not just for the fun, as winners will receive useful gifts as well.
Participation is free!


Ázsia napok az EAFA szervezésében




Asian days in the organization of EAFA

4 February, 2015, Wednesday, 9:30 – 16:00

Locations:
9:30-11:30 Hartyán-Árendás Kindergarten, District XV, Hartyán köz 3.
                   Hartyán köz 3.
14:00-16:00 Hartyán Primary School, District XV, Hartyán köz 2-4.

Thanks to the Eurasian Friendship Association’s organization, in the framework of the Asian Days which take place in Budapest’s XV district, ELTE Confucius Institute will introduce itself as well.

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The program will mostly be intended for children, where they can learn Chinese calligraphy, Chinese knotting, Chinese paper cutting and the use of chopsticks. For the youngest visitors we offer Chinese singing and dancing lessons, and colouring books, while teenagers can learn the basics of kungfu.



Kalligráfia tanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Calligraphy course, 4 lessons, FREE!

3, 10, 17, 24 February, Tuesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1/Room 1

Chinese calligraphy is the artistic version of Chinese traditional writing. It is linked to Chinese poetry and traditional Chinese painting. During our four-lesson course, participants can learn the basic strokes and practice the writing of numbers and simple words.

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The best work will be exhibited in the institution; the exhibition can be visited from February 3 to 17 and visitors can vote for their favourite works. The first three winners will be rewarded with gifts!

Participation is free

Registration is required.


Irodalmi felolvasóest az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben


Literary reading evening

January 13, 2015, Tuesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1 / Room 1.

During the program the audience can listen to the most famous traditional Chinese stories and discuss them. Participants can explore the background, origin and role of the stories that belong to modern Chinese culture. Languages of the event: Chinese and English
Participation is free


Előadás a kínai szépségideálról az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Talk: The formation of the ideal of beauty in China

January 15, 2015, Thursday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1 / Room 1.

The Asian and European ideals of beauty are very different from each other. What is beautiful for us, Hungarians, probably arouses different reactions in China.

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During this interesting talk, we can have a look at how the Chinese ideal of beauty developed and get to know some quite strange cosmetic practices. We can retrace in history of what Chinese women did and do to keep their body and soul beautiful. Language of the event: Hungarian.
Participation is free



Irodalmi klub az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben



Literary club

January 20, 2015, Tuesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1 / Room 1.

After our reading evening, we will provide an opportunity for our students to share Chinese stories taken as examples from their own reading experiences and collection, and compare them to Hungarian stories that show some similarities.
Participation is free



Ezerarcú Kína előadássorozat az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben




"Colorful China" - talk series
The past and present of Chinese calligraphy

January 27, 2015 Tuesday, 17:00-18:00

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Floor 1 / Room 1.

The talks in this series - following a tradition that has developed over several years - are held on the last Tuesday of every month. The central topic for this half of the year is the formation and development of Chinese culture and folk customs, and their adaptation to current values.
The talks are held in Hungarian.
Participation is free