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UNH Confucius Institute Celebrates Year of the Dragon Jan. 31
January 25, 2012
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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dragon – Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, with performances by the Wenqin Performing Arts Group of Zhejiang University.

The group from Hangzhou, China, will be part of a larger celebration that will include the ballet performance of The White-Haired Girl and two martial arts performances by Dai Haibin of Chengdu University. 

The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in the UNH Johnson Theater on the Durham campus. The events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Please email to reserve your tickets. 

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Established in October 2010, the UNH Confucius Institute is a nonprofit educational institution housed in the College of Liberal Arts. A partnership between Chengdu University in Sichuan Province, China, and UNH, the institute offers a wide array of Chinese language and culture courses at UNH.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.

The Wenqin Performing Arts Group of Zhejiang University will perform at the UNH celebration.


Media Contact: Lori Wright | 603-862-0574 | UNH Media Relations