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

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

The 2016 Chinese Story Photo exhibit displayed the natural beauty of China’s majestic landscapes through stories that bring to life the cultural, social and economic experiences of everyday people in China. Over 50 photos were exhibited at the photo exhibit. This travel photo exhibit were showcased in ASU CI’s affiliated Confucius Classrooms. Click here for flyer.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

The ASU Confucius Institute and the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China L.A. presented the China-AZ Cultural Day on September 24th to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival for local dignitaries. The renowed China National Orchestra of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater (中国歌剧舞剧院民族管弦乐团) conducted a special performance for this event. An Arizona State University student and students in ASU CI’s Confucius Classroom at Tarwater Elementary also performed at this special event. Please click here for program.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:30am - 10:30am

The celebration with CUSD administration and the ASU Confucius Institute, staff, and students from Tarwater Elementary School, Bogle Junior High School, and Hamilton High School Confucius Classrooms was filled with the exciting performances presented by Tarwater and Hamilton High students. Everyone came together to celebrate the opening of these three Confucius Classrooms in Chandler Unified School District

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