Academic & Business Programs

Faculty Exchange: The ASU Confucius Institute promotes both academic and cultural exchange through visiting scholar programs with Sichuan University and other universities in China.

Lectures and Symposia: The Confucius Institute regularly invites scholars and professional experts to present public lectures and presentations on China-related research and business topics.

Past Events

Saturday, April 7, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, April 8, 2012 (All day)

The ASU Confucius Institute and the Chinese Flagship Program hosted a teacher workshop on “Developing Effective Curriculum in Post-Secondary Schools”. Ms. Michelle Cheng was invited to present this two day workshop to high school Chinese teachers. Some of the topics include effective assessment tools and essential questions and themes in developing Chinese curriculum.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 4:30pm


The ASU Confucius Institute invites you to attend a talk presented by Dr. Bai Bin, professor of Archeology at Sichuan University. This talk will be in Mandarin Chinese. The title is “Recent pre- 300 B.C. Archeological Discoveries from the Chengdu Plain, Sichuan Province” 《近年来成都平原先秦考古的新发现及研究》. There will be English-language interpretation and his talk will be accompanied by wonderful slides of the archeological sites he will introduce. Included in these sites will be the now world-famous discoveries of the Jinsha and Sanxingdui cultures. This talk is free and open to the public. Click for flyer.

Press Release

Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

In collaboration with the Contemporary Chinese School of Arizona, the ASU Confucius Institute will administrate the YCT on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in ASU Tempe Campus, second floor of the Farmer Education Building. Registration deadline is Feb. 20, 2012.

On March 24, drop off student in person by 12 noon to the ASU Farmer Education building. Bring at least two 2HB pencils to the testing center to be admitted.

Registration: Please complete the registration form and email to For questions, contact Fannie Tam at

For more details of the exam, please check our HSK page.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

The ASU Confucius Institute and SILC will host a Chinese Speech Competition on Feb. 23, 2012. High School Students will have opportunity to demonstrate their ability in Chinese by competing with others from different high schools of the same level. There will be three different levels of competitions:

  • Group 1: 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. - Novice I (1st year) 
  • Group 2: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Novice II (2nd year - 3rd year) 
  • Group 3: 11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Intermediate (3rd year or more)

There will be judges present for each competition. Trophy & certificates for first, second and third place winners will be awarded. Each student MUST pre-register to participate in the competition. For information or to register for the competition, click For poster, click here. For competition rubics, click here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 (All day)

Professor Davis Shambaug, founding director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University, will give a lecture titled “China’s Global Identities: The Conflicted Rising Power”. Shambaug has written or edited 25 books and more than 200 articles and book chapters. His most recent publications are “Charting China’s Future”, “China’s Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation”, “International Relations of Asia”, and “China-Europe Relations.” He is currently working on his next book, “China Gores Global.”

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