Confucius Institute - Budapest, Hungary

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Inauguration of Hungary’s first Confucius Statue

2014. július 04.

Our Institute has been honoured with the award of a two-meter-tall bronze statue of Confucius. The statue was a gift from the The Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Shandong Province. The birthplace of Confucius, Qufu is also in Shandong Province.

Thanks to this generous gesture by the The Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Shandong Province our Institute now owns Hungary’s very first statue of Confucius.

The inauguration took place last Friday, 4 July in Building F. The ceremony started off with a performance by the students of the Musical Institute of ELTE, and by Timea Chen, a former talent show star.

The statue was brought to Hungary by a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Office in Shandong, and was welcomed by the dean of ELTE, the director of our institue and the deputy director of the Hungarian Tourism Bureau.

At the same time, a photographic exhibition about Shandong Province has also been opened. The exhibiton can be visited until the 10th of july.

Before the end of the ceremony two film studios, the Qilu Film Company from China, and Hungary’s Grant Film Company. signed a contract agreeing to make a film together about the life of Confucius. Hopefully the film will also be available in Hungarian cinemas.