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ASU Confucius Institute was honored as 2016 Confucius Institute of the Year at the 11th Global Confucius Institute Conference
ASU Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Stefanie Lindquist accepted this award, which was presented by Vice Premier Liu Yandong of the People’s Republic of China in Kunming, China. For more information, visit
https://asunow.asu.edu/20161222-asu-news-confucius-institute-education-efforts-honored-by-chinese-government or


Friday, November 15, 2013 - 4:30pm
LL 60, ASU Tempe Campus


"Will China Be Able to Actualize its Dream of Restoring the Significance of the  Ritual Classics?"


The ASU Confucius Institute and the School of International Letters and Cultures invite you to join us at a talk given by Professor Yin Hui of Hunan University.  China is renowned for valuing ritual and ceremonies since ancient times. Though ritual and music are still somewhat part of everyday life in China, the values espoused in earlier traditions are less apparent in modern society. During this talk, Dr. Yin will share her research on whether China might still be able to maintain and promote these earlier traditions, despite the current challenges posed by global interactions.

Dr. Hui’s research focuses on conceptions of Ritual during the Song dynasty (960-1279), especially in the context of the Song philosophers’ commentaries on the Confucian Ritual Classics.  Dr. Yin has published over 12 articles on topics related to “The Structure of Zhu Xi’s Thought on Ritual and its Modern Implications,” in Chen Lai, et. al., eds., Renwen yu jiazhi (Humanity and Values) and “The Establishment of the Studies on the Four Booksduring the Song as Viewed from the Development of the Northern Song School of Mind and Human Nature.”  Her forthcoming book is about Zhu Xi’s thought on the Ritual Classics.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
LL Room 61 Basement Floor, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute will host the HSK or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi on Oct. 20, 2012. Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is China’s official, standardized Chinese language proficiency test for non-native speakers. The test is administered in many nations and supervised by the State HSK Commission of the PRC Ministry of Education.  

The registration deadline is October 1, 2013.

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To register, click http://www.chinesetest.cn

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 4:30pm - Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:30pm
ASU LL 103

The ASU Confucius Institute invites Professor SUN Changwu of Nankai University to present two talks in October. These talks will be given in Mandarin Chinese. The first talk 《禅宗与文学》 will be presented on October 16 in LL 103 while the second talk 《佛教对中国文化的贡献》will be held in LL 103 on October 17. Both talks are free and open to the public.

孙昌武: 中国南开大学教授;从事中国古典文学和中国佛教文化教学与研究。著有《柳宗元传论》, 《唐代古文运动通论》,《 佛教与中国文学》,《中国佛教文化史》(五卷本),并整理点校古籍和译介外国学者论著多种。

For more information about these two talks, click for poster.

Monday, September 30, 2013 (All day) - Thursday, December 5, 2013 (All day)
West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

The Confucius Institute at Arizona State University offers Beginning Chinese classes and Individual Tutoring in Chinese.  Beginning Chinese I is designed for individuals with little or no exposure to Chinese. Beginning Chinese II is for people who completed the ASU CI Beginning Chinese class I.  These classes are an 8-week courses with one class session per week and are non-credit Chinese language classes.  Both classes covers topics related to business, travel and general communication. 


Beginning Chinese I                                   

Thursdays  ::  4:30-6:30p.m.                                      

Oct. 3 to December 5                                                  

West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus  


Beginning Chinese II

Mondays  ::  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 pm

September 30 to December 2

West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus


Registration: $180 per 8-week course.   Email your name and selected class to fannie.tam@asu.edu.

For more information about the Beginning Chinese classes and individual tutoring sessions, please contact Fannie Tam at fannie.tam@asu.edu or  480.965.7179

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
ASU Memorial Union Gold Room 207, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute will host the AAPPL workshop presented by Mr. Arnold Bleicher, ACTFL, OPI Tester/Trainer and AAPPL Measure Lead Trainer.  The AAPPL test is a computer-based test developed by ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and is a standardized language test, commonly administered to students learning another language in the United States.  The workshop will introduce  the major levels of  proficiency in AAPPL test and the AAPPL measure in listening, speaking and writing.   This information will help participants understand how they can best prepare their students for the assessment.

RSVP at Jin Zhang @ jin.zhang.6@asu.edu before September 18

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Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom at the ASU Tempe Campus

This Poster Design Contest offers Arizona K-8 students a creative way to express their knowledge of China.  Winning and outstanding artwork will be exhibited at the National Day & Moon Festival Reception hosted by the ASU Confucius Institute and United Chinese Association of Arizona (UCAA).  This event will be held in the Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom at the ASU Tempe Campus on Sunday, September 22, 2013. 

All entries must be postmarked by Sept. 5, 2013Click for 2013 ASU CI Poster Design Contest Poster

Winner List of 2013 Poster Grade K-2

Wiiner List of 2013 Poster Grade 3-5

Winner List of 2013 Poster Grade 6-8

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom at the ASU Tempe Campus

Here at the ASU Confucius Institute, we truly believe that images tell a story –your story and interpretation of China or the Chinese culture.  We would like to invite middle school to college students to share your personal visual depiction of China as it appears in your eyes.

Winning and outstanding photos will be exhibited at the National Day & Moon Festival Reception hosted by the ASU Confucius Institute and United Chinese Association of Arizona (UCAA) held in the Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom at the ASU Tempe Campus on Sunday, September 22, 2013

All entries must be postmarked by September 5, 2013. Click for program poster.

Winner List of 2013 Photo Contest Group 12-20

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom, ASU Tempe Campus

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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Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Memorial Union Turquoise Room 220, ASU Tempe Campus

China has become an economic powerhouse and an increasingly influential global player with growing collaborative and strategic opportunities.  In this panel, the speakers will share experiences and discuss strategies for developing synergies of conducting business between the U.S. and China. 

Featured Speakers:

  • "China: Strategic Partner or Economic Competitor?"
     Matt Salmon, Congressman, United States Representative 5th District of Arizona
  • "Commercial Aviation in China: A Close-Up View"
     Briand Greer, President,  Aerospace Asia Pacific Honeywell International, Inc.
  • "Intel's Next Pivot Point: Mobile in China"
    Steven Tu Chief Architect of Mobile Product Line,  Intel Corporation

For questions, please contact Tony Tam at aktamaz@gmail.com or Fannie Tam at fannie.tam@asu.edu

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited, please click the title to register.

Direction to ASU Memorial Union: http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&building=MU

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Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
Mesa Art Center

The ASU Confucius Institute will co-host the Moon Festival Dance Celebration with the Eastern Art Academy.  Highlights of “Moon Festival Dance Celebration” include traditional Chinese dance and traditional instrumentals of Chinese music. This is a lively and unique show that the entire family will enjoy. 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 (All day) - Thursday, July 25, 2013 (All day)

To promote exchange between the youth of China and the U.S., the ASU Confucius Institute, the CI Headquarters/Hanban and the Confucius Classroom at Catalina Foothills High School present the 2013 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp in China. Students will visit Beijing, and one of the following cities: Tianjin, Henan, Shandong, Hunan, Zhejiang, Yunnan, and Jilin. This summer camp is open to grade 8-12 high school students, aged 14-18, whose native language is not Chinese. The participant will be responsible for the round-trip airfare from Phoenix/Tucson to Beijing, international travel medical insurance, application fee of $200 and fees for China visa application. Hanban will cover room and board, domestic airfare and transportation, activities and tours/admission tickets during the calendar of events and activities of the camp. The application deadline is Monday, April 29, 2013.

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Click for Application Form.