KSU’s Confucius Institute staff captures top photo honors

KSU Confucius Institute photo competition winners  Staff and volunteer teachers for the…

Georgia (Dec 15, 2010)

KSU Confucius Institute photo competition winners 
Staff and volunteer teachers for the Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University captured three honors in a world-wide photography competition sponsored by China’s Office of the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). 
Among the nearly 1,000 competing photos by volunteer teachers and staff at Confucius Institutes around the world, an image by Lili Hu, program coordinator for the Confucius Institute at KSU, garnered the competition’s top award. Her winning entry, titled “I am a volunteer Chinese teacher,” depicts a smiling teacher with a panda painted on her face.
Lei Lui, who teaches Chinese language online for the Confucius Institute, won one of 12 third-place awards for her image of a team competing in the CI’s annual dragon boat races last spring.
Volunteer teacher Lulu Yan’s photo of students displaying Chinese opera masks was among 50 that received an excellence award in the competition.
In conjunction with Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, the Confucius Institute at KSU offers Chinese language classes for preschoolers in three Georgia counties. In addition, it sponsors a variety of programs and events promoting Chinese language and culture


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu