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

Friday, February 7, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, February 9, 2014 (All day)


ASU CI will co-sponsor the Phoenix Chinese Week 2014. Come celebrate the Year of Horse and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the 24th annual Phoenix Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival. There will be traditional Chinese folk dance, marital arts demonstrations, traditional music performance, children’s arts & crafts pavilion, photo & art exhibit, and food festival. 

Visit the ASU Confucius Institute Children’s Pavilion and participate in free cultural and fun hands-on activities including paper folding, folk arts, and paper cutting. 

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Sunday, January 19, 2014 (All day)

New Year Greetings presented by ASU Students

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join the ASU Confucius Institute and the United Chinese Association of Arizona (UCAA) for the 7th 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. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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