Happy 2017! The Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster

Dear Friends of Confucius Institute,

As we usher in the new year, we have much to be thankful for. The Confucius Institute at UC Davis celebrated its third anniversary in September 2016. Since its establishment in September 2013, we have seen a significant increase in the number and variety of the programs we offer to the public, as well as in the number of people attending the programs. In 2016, more than 10,000 came! Thank you for your continuing support and feedback. We will strive to do even better.

The Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival. This year, it begins on January 27 and concludes with Lantern Festival on February 10. Please join us in the many festive events organized by the Confucius Institute to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. In the Chinese zodiac, rooster is associated with the break of dawn, hence the arrival of a new day and the symbolism of hope, energy, and diligence. We wish you a blessed new year of health, happiness, and prosperity!

Yours sincerely,

Michelle Yeh


The 2017 Innovative Cooking Competition CALL FOR RECIPE SUBMISSIONS IS HERE!

Yuki (Christopher) Itoh, the $1000 2016 1st place Innovative Cooking Competition winner, prepares his award-winning Chinese 5-Spiced Duck Confit recipe. View his winning recipe here.



Textiles and Fashion: From China to California---An International Symposium

Woman's Coat
Friday,  February 10, 2017 
AGR Hall, Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Exhibits will be on display, and a continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Registration is required.