Confucius Institute - Budapest, Hungary

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Yearbook - 2016

Kungfutanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Kungfu lessons- three times

Date & time: 7th, 14th, 21st of July, 2016, Thursday, from 5 p.m. till 6 p.m.

Location: ELTE BTK, the grassland behind Gólyavár

The word “kungfu” means human merit, in other words the knowledge and skill acquired by hard work and studying.

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Originally the kungfu was used as an art of all kinds which had a creative, improving objective. It appeared in the western culture in the 1960s and got popular mainly because of the hongkong action movies and Bruce Lee. In our course you can learn the basic movements and get closer to the philosophy behind this popular martial art.

We warmly welcome all those interested!
Please come in comfortable clothes!


Kínai főzőtanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Cooking course

5th of July, 2016, Tuesday, 5 p.m.

Location: XO Bistro kitchen,
1088 Budapest, Rákóczi street 5.

In this course we’re going to prepare yuxiang rousi, in other words a dish with meat and vegetables. ...

If you would like to take part you need a registration!

Participation fee: 1800 HUF, which you can pay by check. You can ask for a check in the office of the Institute, in opening hours.

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There really isn’t a unified Chinese cuisine. Because of the vast size of the country and the distribution of diverse minorities we can find colorful and at times a significantly different techniques and dishes. In this course we’re going to prepare yuxiang rousi, in other words a dish with meat and vegetables. The garlic, shallot and the ginger are fried with soy sauce, salt, sugar, while also seasoned with chili pepper, and fried together with slices of pork in the end. We will also prepare the popular beansprout salad.




Lecture about the Chinese horoscope

28th of June, 2016, Tuesday, from 5 p.m. till 6 p.m.

Place: ELTE Confucius Institute, Room 15/1-3

The Chinese astrology is known mainly in the West by the 12 zodiacs. According to the legend, Yu Huang Da Di called all the animals living on the Earth, and of them 12 presented themselves, ...

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and so the years got their names in accordance with the order in which the animals arrived. First was the Rat, then the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Ram, and lastly the Monkey, the Dog and the Pig.
The Chinese calendar is made up of the phases of the Moon. A lunar year has 12 months, each lasting about 29 and a half days. A whole lunar year is 11 days shorter than the solar year, in other words it’s 354 days long. The Chinese astrology divides time into 60 cycles, and within this system each year is a combination of a Heavenly Stem and an Earthly Branch. The Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches are also linked to the lunar months, lunar days, hours and the 12 zodiacs too, therefore they influence one’s fate and characteristics.
The lecture will be held in Hungarian.

We warmly welcome you to come!




Night of the Museums

25th of June, 2016, Saturday

Place: ELTE Faculty of Humanities,
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4.

Unlike written in the brochure, this year’s events will be held in a joint cooperation with the ELTE University, at the Faculty of Humanities, instead of the Hopp Ferenc Kelet-ázsiai Művészeti Múzeum.

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In cooperation with the university we would like to bring you closer to the Chinese culture by Chinese handcraft programs and opportunities to taste tea.
We warmly welcome all those interested!



Ismerkedés a kínai dallamokkal

Getting to know Chinese melodies

14th of June, 2016, Tuesday,
from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: ELTE Confucius Institute, Room 1/1

The melodies of Asia differ from European and African music. From ancient times ballads and odes had been sang to the highest class of eastern culture, the imperial court.

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From the 13-14th century the Chinese music has been enriched with foreign influence, but the singing has always been primary along with the instrumental music.
In this afternoon we will get to know the most known melodies of ancient and modern times.

We warmly welcome you to come!
The event will be held in English.



Taiji tanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Taiji lesson- 3 times

9th, 16th and 23rd of June, 2016, Thursday,
from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: ELTE Faculty of Humanities, the small grassland behind Gólyavár

The essence of taiji, as a system of movements, lies in the flow of inner energy. It improves the coordination of body while it aims to establish a harmony between body and mind.

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It has an important role in health promotion and preventing illness by mobilizing energy and creating balance. Being acquainted with and using this system is strongly recommended for those doing increased labor work, while it’s also useful for releasing and helping to endure everyday stress.

We warmly welcome all those interested!
Please come in comfortable clothes.



Kulturális nap a győri Kazinczy Ferenc Gimnáziumban az  ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet szervezésében

Cultural day in Kazincy Ferenc Gimnázium of Győr

8th of June, 2016, Wednesday

Place: Győr, Kazinczy Ferenc Gimnázium

For this event we prepared colorful programs for students and all those people who are interested.

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The Sárkánykard Egyesület (Dragonsword Club) will hold a Kungfu performance after which the brave can also give it a try, also you can get acquainted with Chinese calligraphy and after an authentic tea ceremony you can taste the genuine jasmine, green and oolong tea.

We warmly welcome all those interested!



Ismerjük meg az akupunktúrát -  Előadás az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

The secrets of Chinese medicine -
Getting to know acupuncture- Lecture

7th of June, 2016 , Tuesday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: ELTE Confucius Institute, Kodály terem (Kodály hall)

A Chinese doctor will try to cure an illness by restoring the harmony and balance between the five basic elements (earth, water, fire, wood and metal) and the two opposing, but also coexisting forces, the yin and yang.

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According to traditional Chinese philosophy the success of acupuncture lies on how the qi energy flows through the many lines of the so called meridian system, spreading from one vital organ to another. The most suitable places for acupuncture points are where these meridian lines run closest to the skin, by inserting a needle here the well-trained and skillful expert will restore or intensify the flow of energy.

The lecture is going to be held in Hungarian.
We warmly welcome you to come!



Előadás az antik kínai világ régészeti kincseiről az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Lecture on the Archaeologic Findings of Ancient China

Date: 30 May 2016, Monday, 5-6pm

Venue: ELTE Confucius Institute, Kodály Hall

Jade is a semi-precious stone, which has been used in Chinese applied art for centuries. Confucius himself considered jade as the symbol of virtue.

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Ancient pots and objects of worship were made of jade, and during rituals the Emperor used to wear jade jewel in the same colour. The technique of jade carving is the same as in the ancient times: present-day artists in Beijing use the same techniques as the artisans who lived 3000 years ago.

Everyone is welcomed in this interesting lecture which will be held in Hungarian.



Gyermeknap a Városligetben az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet közreműködésével

Children’s Day in Városliget

Date: 29 May 2016, Sunday, 10am

Venue: Budapest, Városliget

ELTE Confucius Institute has been celebrating Children’s Day in Városliget for several years.

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The programs aim at entertaining children with special “tools” of Chinese culture. The Chinese teachers of our Institute give Chinese names to the children, teach them the usage of chopsticks, whilst our volunteers paint different masks of the Beijing Opera to their faces and play Chinese domino with them. This year a special Kungfu performance will make the program more exciting at 3pm on the scene of Városliget.

Every children and parents are welcomed!



Előadás a kínai buddhizmus kialakulásáról az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Lecture about the Roots and Development of Chinese Buddhism

Date: 23 May 2016, Monday, 5pm-6pm

Venue: ELTE Confucius Institute, Kodály Hall

AChinese Buddhism had great significance in the history of Buddhism, and also influenced the spread of Buddhism in East-Asia.

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Chinese Buddhism had great significance in the history of Buddhism, and also influenced the spread of Buddhism in East-Asia. Buddhism spread slowly in the beginning being in the shadow of Taoism. Chinese people considered Buddha Shakyamuni very familiar to Lao-tse, and Buddhist deities to Taoist deities. In other words they considered Buddhism as a part of Taoism. In fact there are several similarities in the two religions. For instance, both religions prohibited animistic rituals, neglected certain foods, and focused on contemplation and meditation. Whilst Buddhists promoted the doctrine of reincarnation, Taoists believed in eternal life in the heavenly realm of the Great Pure Land. Though Chinese people refused foreign doctrines being incompatible with Chinese culture, Buddhism could spread thank to its similarities with Taoism.

Though Chinese people refused foreign doctrines being incompatible with Chinese culture, Buddhism could spread thank to its similarities with Taoism.

The lecture will be held in Hungarian. We warmly welcome everyone interested in Eastern religions.



Taiji tanfolyam az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

Taiji Course at Three Different Occasions

Dates: 10, 17 and 26 May, 2016. 4pm-5pm

Location: ELTE BTK, field behind Gólyavár

We are organizing a taiji course or taiji practices again in this May and June due to the great interest.

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Taiji is a special system of movements which aims at the streaming of inner energy. This technique develops the coordination of the body, and harmonizes the body and soul. Taiji has great importance in health protection and the prevention of illnesses as it mobilizes and balances energies. The use of this special system is especially recommended to people who has stressful work, but also helpful to reduce our everyday stress.

We warmly welcome everyone who is interested in taiji!

Please wear conformable dress!






The Day of Chinese Culture at the University of Debrecen

Date: 4 May 2016, Wednesday

Venue: University of Debrecen, Faculty of Humanities, Third floor cloister

Opening at 11.30am Thanks to the Hanban, ELTE Confucius Institute can visit one or more Hungarian cities every year to popularize Chinese culture.

Different programs will follow the official Opening for instance Chinese calligraphy and cutting. Moreover, a tea ritual will be performed with the possibility of tasting Chinese jasmine, green, and wulong tea.

At 1.30pm the Dragon Sword Association will present a fantastic Kungfu show with and without instruments.

Apart from the students of the University everyone is welcomed at this event.

FÖLD NAPJA AZ ÁLLATKERTBEN az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet közreműködésével

University Days at ELTE

Date: 3-5 May 2016. ELTE Confucius Institute will participate in the event only on 3 May (Tuesday)

Venue: ELTE University, Faculty of Humanities, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum körút 4.

Eötvös Loránd University invites you for a small-scale festival in Treffort Park to participate in various interesting programs related to the different majors of the faculty as well as a concert in the evening.

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ELTE Confucius Institute will promote Chinese culture and traditions in different ways to encourage students to discover the beauties of Far-Eastern Culture. Chinese chess, shuttlecock, calligraphy, and authentic tea will insure amusement.

Participation is free of charge. Everyone is welcomed who is interested in the Far East.



WEI QI (GÓ) MŰHELY az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

WEI QI (GÓ) WORKSHOP

Date: 28 April 2016, Thursday, 5 pm

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Room 1/1

The history of wei qi (or go) dates back to more, than 4000 years ago. According to the most accepted theory, at the beginning, it was used to divination, then by the time, it developed to a game. You can learn the rules of this game, and of course, you can also try to play it.

We wish you a good play and a time!

Ismerjük meg, hogyan játsszák a kínai sakkot – sakkozzon az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

CHINESE CHESS WORKSHOP

Date: 21 April 2016, Thursday, 5-6 pm

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Room 1/1

After get to know the rules, the game is ready to start! With the help of our teachers, you can try Chinese chess. If you can win against our teachers, the presents we prepared can be yours!

We warmly welcome everyone interested! We wish you a good time!


FÖLD NAPJA AZ ÁLLATKERTBEN az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet közreműködésével

EARTH DAY IN THE ZOO

Date: 23-24 April 2016, Saturday and Sunday

As in previous years, Budapest Zoo celebrates Earth Day in 2016 too. The Earth Festival, which has about fifty thousand visitors year by year.

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On this event the ELTE Confucius Institute will also be present, we prepare some interesting, colorful programs introducing Chinese culture for the visitors. Several activities will be introduced, as some basic movements of taiji, gongfu, you can also try Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting, if you like, you can even get a Chinese name. Thorough our authentic Chinese tea ceremony, you can try some real Chinese tea, furthermore, you have the opportunity to try Chinese paper cutting and zhe zhi (Chinese paper folding). You can also learn how to play wei qi (or go) chess game.

We warmly welcome everyone interested in Chinese culture!



Ismerjük meg, hogyan játsszák a kínai sakkot – előadás az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

LET’S PLAY CHINESE CHESS– Lecture

Date: 19 April 2016, Tuesday, 5-6 pm

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Room 1/1

Chinese chess (象棋) is a type of chess we play in the West. Nowadays, chess is one of the most popular board games.

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It has a striped board with 9 columns and 10 boards. In the middle of the board there is a horizontal space, which symbolizes a river between the two players. There are two important sites at the top and at the bottom of the board: two palaces. Figures should be put at the juncture of the lines. There is a King, a bodyguard, an elephant, a soldier, a bastion, a warrel, a cannon and some foot soldiers among the pieces. Each piece is simbolyzed by small pucks, which can be distinguished by the Chinese characters painted on them.

It is not easy to understand the rules, but it is worth it, because the game is really exciting.

The lecture will be held in English



Előadás a kínai divatról az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetban

Lesson about Chinese fashion

Date: 5 April 2016, Thuesday, 5-6 pm

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, 1st floor, Room 1

Qipao is the traditional cloth of the Manchurian ethnicity. It came into fashion in the 1920s.

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At the beginning it was a long sleeved, floor-length cape without a collar. The modern qipao was born int he 1920s int he city of Shanghai, where it was mostly worn by the upper class and courtesans. It became very popular soon int he circle of women who had desire for style. The qipao slowly transformed completely, it became a cloth with cutting whether on one or both sides, and a stand-up collar. At the beginning of the 1900s, there were actresses, who popularized the qipao ont the movie screen, it became soon the main accessory of seducement. In the last years, we can see more and more Chinese elements in the well-known foreign cloth designers. On the fashion show of Louis Vuitton in 2011 at Paris, the style components of the Chinese qipao became a big emphasis. In the opinion of Gao Lixin, a famous Chinese cloth designer, keeping in life qipao is very important for Modern China, because qipao is a very typical product of Chinese culture.

The lecture will be held by Li Min laoshi, the Chinese director of the ELTE Confucius Institute and will translate in Hungarian. We warmly welcome everyone interested in fashion.



Ismerkedés a kínai tánckultúrával az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetban

STUDYING MORE ABOUT CHINESE DANCE CULTURE

Date: 10 March 2016, Thursday, 5pm-6pm

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Kodály Hall

In the last semester we had a lecture about the origin and development of Chinese dance.

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Dance was the part of ancient Chinese rituals representing the principle of universal balance and harmony. According to Taoism, universal harmony governs the universe, the empire and culture. This afternoon we will have a chance to study Chinese dance types in an interactive way, learning simple dance movements and practicing grateful movements as well.
We warmly welcome everyone who likes dancing!
Please wear comfortable cloths!



Ismerjük meg a kínai hangszereket! - Előadás az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

LET’S LEARN MORE ABOUT CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - LECTURE

Date: 8 March 2016, Tuesday, 5pm-6pm

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Room 1/1

During the lecture the participants will learn about the traditional stringed musical instrument of China as well as citer with seven strings.

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After the lecture our Chinese teachers will perform a modest concert. The instruments are of beautiful and diverse melodies. In ancient China lay people, officials, generals, and even emperors were admirers of the sounds of these instruments.
We warmly welcome everyone who likes music.
The lecture will be held in English.



tanár-diák pingpong versenY az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

TEACHER – STUDENT TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION

Date: 3 March 2016, Thursday, 15:30

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Teachers’ Office

All present and previous students of our Institute are invited to participate in this fantastic sport event to play an exciting game with our experienced Chinese teachers. The three most talented participants will get a special gift related to Chinese culture. The participation is free of charge.
We warmly welcome everyone interested in sports and games.



Rajkai Zsombor előadása az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

LECTURE OF ZSOMBOR RAJKAI

Date: 26 February 2016, Friday, 10:30am

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Kodály Hall

The program is free of charge. The lecture will be held in English.


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In the midst of globalisation, countries of post-socialist Eastern Europe and socialist East Asia have been experiencing tremendous wide-scale socio-economic changes since the 1980s...

Despite significant differences in their systemic transformations, all these countries have undergone a rapid marketisation of economy, accompanied by a remarkable withdrawal of the state from its former paternalistic role, leaving families and individuals in precarious conditions. Contemporary social transformations in (post-)socialist Eurasia reflect a sort of compressed modernity characteristic feature that manifests itself in various antagonistic social conditions, such as the controversial co-existence of (traditionalistic) family-centred values/behavioural patterns and (Western style-ish) individualisation at the micro level. China is no exception to this general tendency above, yet it shows unique characteristic features that are worth being further studied. Contemporary Chinese society, on one hand, is producing post-modernish social phenomena perceived in Western societies such as a certain level of pluralisation of family forms and individual lifestyles etc., whereas the (partial) revitalisation of Confucian family values along with the decline of the former danwei system rather reinforces traditionalistic family-centred values and behavioural patterns. All this suggests a social modernisation different from the one perceived in Western societies, and necessitates a careful reconsideration and modification of popular Western-centric social theories.

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Oktatási vetélkedő az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben

QUIZ

Date: 25 February 2016, Thursday 5pm

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Room 1/1

This is a great occasion for the students of ELTE Department of Chinese Studies and ELTE Confucius Institute to compare their language knowledge within the framework of an amusing competition.

Registration

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Apart from individual tests, funny games in groups will encourage students to compare their language skills and also practice for the forthcoming HSK exams. Winners will receive gifts.

The program is free of charge.

Oktatási vetélkedő az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben



Mozi délután az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben


MOVIE AFTERNOON

Date: 16 February 2016, Tuesday, 5pm

Location: ELTE Confucius Institute, Kodály Hall

This time we can enjoy the movie not in the teachers’ room, but in the Kodály Hall, which has special acoustics and a large screen.

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The Chinese teachers of the Institute will select an interesting movie for us, thus its title is not being announced at present – but we promise that everyone will enjoy it!

The program is free of charge. The film will be screened in Chinese with English subtitles.

We warmly welcome everyone who is interested in movies!