Cultural Events

Talks and Conferences: The ASU Confucius Institute invites distinguished scholars and professionals to offer lectures and presentations on topics such as Chinese history, literature, and culture. 

Chinese Cultural Activities: As part of our cultural mission, the ASU Confucius Institute regularly presents artistic musical performances and other significant cultural events that showcase the visual and performing arts of China.  

Chinese Culture Contest and Classes: As part of the goal to encourage and to develop young Chinese language learners’ knowledge of China’s rich culture and history, the Institute hosts Chinese speech and writing competitions, photo and drawing contests and classes in calligraphy, Chinese knotting, traditional Chinese painting and crafts. 

School Presentations: The ASU Confucius Institute sends ASU students to K-12 schools as China Ambassadors to present information related to Chinese culture, geography and history.  Students also proffer presentations related to major Chinese holidays such as the ritual and traditions of the Chinese New Year and Moon Festival.  

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (All day)

Thank you for RSVP to attend the ASU Confucius Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration. 

September 27, 2017 @ 11:30 pm

Carson Ballroom in Old Main, ASU Tempe Campus

Lunch will be provided at this special event.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:30pm

Come experience a Chinese culture performance in Chandler Center for the Arts on Tuesday, September 26. The performance integrates an array of colorful Chinese art forms including artistic Chinese dances, traditional folk songs, soulful vocal and choirs. This show is FREE and open to the public. Don’t miss this opportunity to join a spectacular show that the entire family will enjoy!


5:30 pm - Chinese Cultural Booths and China Photo Story Exhibit

6:30 pm - “A Glimpse of China Performance”

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Past Events

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

The Chinese Open House, sponsored by ASU Confucius Institute and School of International Letters and Cultures, invited students to participate in Chinese games and calligraphy, explore Chinese course offerings, scholarships, study aboard opportunities and more. Please click here for flyer.

Friday, February 10, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, February 12, 2017 (All day)

The Confucius Institute was one of the sponsors for the 27th annual Phoenix Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival celebrated the Year of the Rooster. All visitors experienced the sights, sounds and tastes of Chinese culture through dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional music performance, and folk dances. Activities included arts and crafts at the Children's Pavilion, Chinese Culture and History Booth, and more.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Shannxi Normal University 2017 Confucius Institutes Tour presented an artistic Chinese Performance Show: Appeal of Tang. Charm of Qin. The audience experienced a taste of beautiful Chinese dances, singing, Chinese instruments and acrobatic performance.

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