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On 12 May, the second lecture “A Bird is not just a Bird. A Flower is not just a Flower. Symbolical Meanings behind the Images of Nature in Traditional Chinese Painting” of a series elaborates on “birds and flowers”, an important genre of classical Chinese painting. It was shaped and glorified by Buddhism and Taoism, folk beliefs and imperial patronage. We’ll dive into symbolical meanings of plants and animals and ways of representing them in Chinese art.

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From 5th May we invite you to listen to three lectures from the series "Masterpieces of Chinese Art from the Collection of the National Bohdan and Varvara Khansenko Museum of Art (Khansenko Museum)" by Marta Logvyn, art historian, expert in Chinese art, researcher at the National Bohdan and Varvara Khansenko Museum of Art (Kyiv, Ukraine). The lectures will be held in English.

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On the 20th April we will celebrate the Chinese Language Day and kindly invite to Zoom public lecture that will be held on 20th April at 3 p.m. This occasion is observed on April 20 of every year and is founded by the United Nations. Chinese Language Day celebrates multilingualism and cultural diversity. The Chinese language is known as one of the most complex languages to learn, but it is deeply rooted in history and has existed for thousands of years.
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Following the change in the standards of the Chinese Proficiency Examination (HSK), we invite Chinese language lecturers and teachers to a seminar where the representative of the International Chinese Language Examination Center, dr. Li Peize will introduce the new requirements and answer any questions that may arise.

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Breathing is one of the core aspects of eastern physical practices, and it is very important in traditional Chinese exercises such as Qigong and Taichi. On 8 April our institute is organizing the lecture "Introduction of Respiratory System and Breathing Methods". This lecture will be given by Liang Wenming, a graduate of Beijing Sports University,

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Calligraphy occupies a special place in traditional Chinese culture and art, so it is not surprising that it is still an incomplete treasure trove of discoveries for scientists and researchers.

In March, 5th, doc. Loreta Poškaitė used to present the history of Chinese calligraphy at our institute before. But his time in the lecture we looked into the 20th century. The peculiarities of Chinese calligraphy, we tried to see the characteristics of different directions of modern calligraphy, we admired the masterpieces of avant-garde art.

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On November, 19th Vilnius University Confucius Institute organized an online public lecture “The Road of Tea: From a Tea Tree to a Cup”, the speaker of the lecture Giedrius Šapoka, an expert in tea culture and a researcher. Listeners had the opportunity to hear where the oldest tea tree grows, what changes in the Chinese tea industry took place in 2005, got acquainted with the types of tea.

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Vilnius University Confucius institute would like to invite you to a public lecture “Regional and Urban Developments in China and Comparisons with the European experience", which will be delivered by a special guest from the University of Thessaly (Greece), Professor of Economics dr. George Petrakos. The lecture will take place on the 27th of November, 12pm, at VU Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sauletekio av. 9, II Building, JR8 auditorium 

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On 19-22 July Huang Mengla, widely known as China‘s Paganini, will deliver four concerts in Vilnius, Kaunas and Alytus. The concerts are organised together with Lithuanian National Philharmonic.

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