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‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH) Terracotta Warriors & Qin Bamboo Slips Exhibition — Just OUTSTANDING!

by Anura Guruge


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A short, 1.55 minute YouTube video I shot
(and shooting videos is not my thing).


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With Yaling Liu, the Director of the Confucius Institute at UNH.




Absolutely astounding!

Bravo & Kudos.

Thank YOU ‘Confucius Institute’ at UNH (Durham).

Thank YOU Drs. Yige Wang & Yaling Liu, the two dedicated, committed and tireless Directors of the ‘Confucius Institute’.

What an exhibition. What a cultural and historical gem & delight for us in New Hampshire.

Over 200 NH students got to see the army & bamboo slips and, moreover, to make some terracotta statues and bamboo slips. How great is that. Something that they will remember and treasure for years to come.


Confucius Institute‘ at UNH has the Midas touch. Everything they do turns out magical, touched with gold.

We are so lucky to have them in New Hampshire — and with their tireless commitment to share their wealth of culture, knowledge and hospitality with the locals.

This, as I have already stated, is a FREE event, open to the PUBLIC — until January 30, 2020.

This exhibition is to mark the Chinese New Year 2020.

The Institute bought the statues and the bamboo slips. They will remain, by and large, at UNH — though some statues will be loaned to other universities. That is wonderful.

We had a great time. I knew we would. This is probably the eight or ninth event we have been to. They have all been outstanding.

I was determined that the concerns about the coronavirus will not deter us. We were going to show our support. So, glad we did. Nicest folks ever. Thank YOU.


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2020 Chinese New Year, The HOP At Dartmouth (NH) Also Offering Free Event — A Concert.

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This should be quite the event. I am glad that they are doing it. This is the first time I have seen the HOP do an event for Chinese New Year — BUT, I could very well have missed them.

Now, as you know the UNH is also doing a free event which I have already talked about. That is this. So, you now have two free events. Wow.

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2020 Chinese New Year, Free Event At ‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH) — Terracotta Warriors & Qin Bamboo Slips.

by Anura Guruge


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4-minute BBC documentary if you are not familiar with this
Terracotta Warriors — the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century.


The 2020 iteration of the now yearly event being presented by my friends at the UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘.

This is their traditional, yearly celebration in late-January/early-February for the Chinese New Year – this being the “Year of the Rat“.

As ever it is a FREE event, open to the public. We have gone to these nearly every year. Without fail they are extremely good and a great bunch of people. Very friendly. Very hospitable.

This should be GOOD, very good. The UNH Confucius Institute specializes in EXCELLENCE. They never disappoint. That is part of their ethos and it is impressive.

Last year it was Chinese umbrella making. Check this blog for many posts on that outstanding event.

Qin dynasty bamboo slips.


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Chinese ‘Mid-Autumn Festival’, At UNH (Durham), By The ‘Confucius Institute’ — September 13, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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For even MORE pictures from this event
of Dr. James Dean, Dr. Michele Dillon & Dr. Yige Wang
also see.

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Another GALA success for the UNHConfucius Institute’ — after the widely acclaimed & heavily attended ‘paper umbrella making‘ workshop in January this year (ahead of the Chinese New Year). This too was packed; very festive, very musical (with UNH’s President, Dr. James Dean getting thing rolling), sustenance-loaded, celebratory and a lot of fun. Bravo, yet again, Dr. Yige Wang & Dr. Yaling Liu, and the ever hospitable ‘Confucius Institute’.

We were honored with the presence of the new UNH President, the very personable (and musically talented) Dr. James Dean, and the impressive Dr. Michele Dillon, Dean of UNH’s College of Liberal Arts. It happened to be Dr. Dillon’s birthday. So, there was a trumpet fanfare & ‘Happy Birthday‘ and birthday cake big enough to feed the whole crowd. That was a bonus.

I was lucky enough to have seen the Oyster River students perform, in Chinese, when I was there for the umbrella event. I was looking forward to seeing them again knowing that they had performed, to standing ovations, in China in the interim. They were brilliant. We also were treated to a performance of ‘Moon River’ by Professor Gunlogson & one of her students.

The buffet dinner, as ever, was outstanding. I don’t think anybody went hungry. We sure didn’t.

The Moon Cake making was fun — I am told. I personally did not partake. I was busy taking pictures. But, I could see and tell that folks were having a ball. And then the ultimate accolade. As we were leaving Teischan said “that was fun“! To say that, that coming from her, is indeed rare and high-praise would be an understatement. She is mega-fussy. I can’t remember the last time I have heard her say that. Wow. Please trust me on this. If Teischan thought that it was fun, it had to have been extremely special.

Thank you, ‘Confucius Institute’. You folks always do us all proud.



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Definitely The Most Colorful, Probably The Most Beautiful, Chinese Umbrella You Are Likely To See.

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The BEFORE picture.

Yes, it started out a virginal white on Tuesday, February 29, 2019.


Yes. Teischan’s (12) work — her mandalas. I did my best, but pictures don’t do justice to this. It is pretty amazing to see.

I am CHUFFED. This was what I was hoping when I took her to this event, at the UNH ‘Confucius Center’. Yes, she put the white skin on herself. So, this is all her handiwork.

She, deservedly, is rather proud of it. I want her to make more. I sourced blank umbrellas online. But, for now she wants to just stick with this.

More pictures, hopefully showing the whole process from the skeleton frame to this over the weekend.

Enjoy.



This was THE event — for 2019 Chinese New Year.

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Also check out these three posts:

    1. 95-year old umbrella on show.

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    2. A set of 7-pictures.

      ….

    3. Another set of 7-pictures.


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Traditional Chinese Tung Oil Paper Umbrellas Galore At The ‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH).

by Anura Guruge


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This colorfully mesmerizing array of traditional Chinese umbrellas were on display at this event:

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Obviously, as the pictures attest, we attended. It was very, very good — but I knew it would be. The ‘Confucius Institute’ at UNH (Durham, NH) has never let me down for the last 6- to 7-years. They are pretty amazing.

There was also a Chinese concert given by High Schoolers from the local Oyster River School:

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Then there was the umbrella making. That was something else too and Teischan made one. More on that in a separate post. Only so much I can cram in before it gets too hard to appreciate. {SMILE}

Also check out these three posts:

    1. 95-year old umbrella on show.

      …..

    2. A set of 7-pictures.

      ….

    3. Another set of 7-pictures.

More posts later.


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95-Year Old, Chinese Tung Oil Paper Umbrella — Still Operational.

by Anura Guruge


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This was at the ‘Traditional Tung Oil Paper Umbrella’ event, at the ‘Confucius Institute’ at UNH (Durham, NH) that I wrote about yesterday.

You don’t come across too many umbrellas, operational to boot, that are 95-years old. And certainly not one as beautiful as that. This was the oldest umbrella they had. I gather they, of course, have older in China. Look at the string work inside. Supposedly there are 3,000 ‘knots’ in that.


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2019 Chinese New Year, Free Event At ‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH).

by Anura Guruge


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The 2019 iteration of the now yearly event being presented by my friends at the UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘.

This is their traditional, yearly celebration in late-January/early-February for the Chinese New Year – this being the “Year of the Pig“.

This is going to be about making traditional tung oil paper umbrella. Watching the demo is FREE. But, if you want to make an umbrella there is a $12 charge for the material.

This should be GOOD, very good. The UNH Confucius Institute specializes in EXCELLENCE. I have been to 7 or 8 of their events and have done a joint-project with them. They never disappoint. That is part of their ethos and it is impressive.


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So Proud Of UNH For Taking Lead On Exemption For “Peaceful Protest” Post Parkland, FL, Shooting.

by Anura Guruge


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Way to go ‘University of New Hampshire’. I am so proud and happy.

Peaceful protest is a human right and one that shows character.

That students are taking the lead after the Florida “Stoneman Douglas High School” shooting is great — though, at the same time, a SHAME that they have to do so.

But, in terms of College admission peaceful protest should be PLUS. Somebody who cares and wants to do something about a cause.

This is GREAT.

I have always liked UNH. This made me even prouder.

Thank YOU, UNH.


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