TSUCI host the Han Ban Book Fair

April 6-8, 2017

From April 6 to 8, 2017, the 10th China National Congress of the Confucius Institute Headquarters / Hanban was held in Houston with the American Council of Universities and the Asian Associa-tion. The Confucius Institute at Texas Southern University (TSUCI) was selected to host the Hanban Book Fair. All TSUCI staff participated in decorating and conducting a surveys for Hanban.

In great efforts to successfully execute Han-ban’s request, TSUCI completed art designs, poster designs, book preparations, sound, and constructed several meetings to discuss and coordinate the program.

In the elegant environment, Hanban booth exhibits a wide range of resources , including the latest printed and digital Chinese textbooks. All resources for the event came from the Confucius Institute American Center, Beijing Language University Press, Higher Education Press, and the collection of TSUCI. In addition, in order to highlight the characteristics of Chinese culture, the exhibition area also set up a calligraphy and paper cutting stand, showing the visitors the charm of Chinese traditional art.

This three day event was open to the public, with many participants from all over China. Ninety percent of the visitors indicated that they had participated or known the volunteer teacher programs of the Hanban and recognized that the Hanban is active in promoting cultural exchanges between China and the United States. After carefully reviewing the materials of the exhibition, visitors expressed that "Hanban exhibited diverse themes of Chinese textbooks,which are suitable for teachers and students to use in the real Chinese classrooms."

The teaching resources exhibition is the first time the Hanban for the first layout of the booth, the reception of the work entrusted to the local Confucius Institute, deputy director of the Han Dynas-ty Jing Wei, Han Office of the United States Department Director Tian Shifang, Henan Hanban Xu Hengzhen director unanimously praised the University of Texas South Confucius Institute’s role in the success of the exhibition . This is inseparable from the hard work of all the staff of Confucius Institute. They not only come to the exhibition hall in advance to decorate the booth ,welcomed the guests at the reception desk but also helped Hanban to conduct a survey about the feedback of for-eign readers and publishing house on the teaching materials.

Texas Southern University has been committed to participating in and organising various cultural events, promoting Chinese culture and expanding the influence of Confucius Institutes.