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.  

Past Events

Saturday, September 27, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, October 5, 2014 (All day)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 1:30pm - 6:30pm

The Confucius Day Chinese Dance & Art Festival is a great event to experience Chinese arts and dance.

1:30pm Join us for the complimentary Chinese cultural activities, Chinese calligraphy and musical instrument demonstrations, and China photo exhibit.

4:00pm Experience an artistic performance of Chinese dance at the Chandler Center for the Arts. This is a lively show that the entire family will enjoy.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Please join the ASU Confucius Institute and the United Chinese Association of Arizona (UCAA) for the 8th Arizona Chinese National Day/Mid-Autumn celebration event. Winning and outstanding drawings and photos from two ASU CI contests will be exhibited at this celebration. There is also a photo exhibit on “Beautiful Arizona” which showcase a collection of Arizona photos of local photographers.

This event is free and open to the public.

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