Events – Winter ~ Spring 2017

In an effort to promote Chinese arts and cultures, the Confucius Institute in conjunction with the University of Michigan hosts a wide variety of cultural events throughout the year. These include lectures, performances, exhibitions, and special presentations. Please see an event for detailed information.


11jan12:00 pm- 1:00 pmInternet Finance in ChinaGuest speaker: LUO Yu, Assistant Professor, School of Finance, Renmin University of China
21jan1:00 pm- 4:10 pmChinese Calligraphy Workshop #1Instructed by Xiwen Sheng
25jan12:00 pm- 1:00 pmLife in the U.S. as a Scientist-Artist with Chinese HeritageJinsheng Zhang, Professor & Tinnitus Scientist, Wayne State University
31jan7:00 pm- 9:00 pmSimilar Roots, Different Tones: A Creative Encounter Between the Chinese Dulcimer and Jazz PianoFeaturing Yuening Liu and Jon Jang


1feb - 28All DayCalligraphy and Paintings from Chinese HomesArt Exhibition at the Michigan League Lobby
1feb12:00 pm- 1:00 pmChinese CalligraphyDiscussion with Mr. Xiwen Sheng
1feb2:00 pm- 5:10 pmChinese Calligraphy Workshop #2Please register today!
8feb12:00 pm- 1:00 pmMapping the Chinese NovelLecture by Margaret B. Wan, Associate Professor, University of Utah
10feb7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCIUM Seminar with Professors HU Bin and TANG ChaojuPresented in Chinese; by Invitation only
18feb1:00 pm- 4:10 pmChinese Calligraphy Workshop #3Please register today!


7mar7:00 pm- 9:30 pmWorkshop: Chinese Musical InstrumentsWorkshop with Master Musicians from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music
7mar - 10mar 77:05 pmmar 10Musical Exchanges: Shanghai and Ann ArborFeaturing Master Musicians from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music
8mar12:00 pm- 1:00 pmSpectacular, Spectacular: Large-Scale Performance in Contemporary ChinaLecture by Tarryn Li-Min Chun, LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellow
8mar7:00 pm- 8:30 pmChinese Instrumental Music: Traditional and Neo-traditionalReservation Closed
9mar8:00 pm- 9:30 pmContemporary Chamber Music from Shanghai and Ann ArborConcert by SMTD students and faculty
10mar4:00 pm- 7:30 pmLectures by Professors YANG Yangdi & ZHAO Weiping on Chinese Music CompositionFeaturing SMTD students and faculty and master Musicians from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music
15mar12:00 pm- 1:20 pmCharm of Peony PavilionLecture by Professor ZHAO Shanlin, East China Normal University
18mar1:00 pm- 4:10 pmChinese Calligraphy Workshop #4Please register today!
29mar12:00 pm- 1:20 pmJourney between the Chinese Traditional and Contemporary ArtsLecture by Danny Yung, Artistic Director of Zuni Icosahedron
29mar2:00 pm- 5:00 pm"Flee by Night" Kunqu WorkshopWorkshop by KE Jun and YANG Yang
31mar7:30 pm- 10:00 pmAn Evening of Traditional and Experimental KunquPerformance by artists of the Nanjing Kunju Yuan (A production of Zuni Icosahedron, Hong Kong)


5apr12:00 pm- 1:20 pmMusical Meditation: Composing and Arranging Music Reminiscent of Song Dynasty ChinaLecture by Professor HUANG Xunfang, Wuhan Conservatory of Music
6apr7:00 pm- 8:30 pmIn Search of Wang WeiDistinguished Speaker Lecture by Richard Barnhart, Professor Emeritus in the History of Art, Yale University
8apr7:00 pm- 9:00 pmMusical Echoes and Reminiscences from Southern Song DynastyPerformance by musicians from Wuhan Conservatory of Music, China


1may - 311:00 ammay 31- 11:55 pmHappy Spring! (No Events in May 2017)


4jun2:00 pm- 3:00 pmPeony Blossoms and Pure Melodies ConcertGarden concert by CIUM singers


1jul - 31aug1:00 amaug 31- 11:55 pmHappy Summer! (No Events in July - August 2017)