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

Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Confucius Institute co-sponsored the Chinese New Year Celebration with the Arizona Chinese United Association and ASU Chinese Students and Scholars Association. Click here for event poster.

Friday, February 19, 2010 - 3:30pm - 6:00pm

This celebration, sponsored by the Confucius Institute along with SILC and the Chinese Language Flagship at ASU included student performances, games and prizes. This event was free and open to the public. See for event details.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

The Confucius Institute and the School of International Letters and Cultures at ASU along with Diamond Canyon School hosted the “Experience Chinese Culture” class. Students who signed up for this class participated in Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting. Chinese calligraphy, shufa in Chinese. Shufa is the art of writing Chinese characters using special brushes dipped in ink. Chinese painting is an ancient art form that dates back thousands of years. Artists use these brushes to create images of nature and people. Click here for event poster.

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