Lectures and Symposia

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan welcomes all students, faculty, and the community to attend its lectures. Eminent scholars will discuss various topics on Chinese arts and culture. Some lectures are presented in conjunction with performances.


13sep12:00 pm- 1:00 pmDream as “Being”: Du Liniang and Her Field of “Being”Presenter: ZOU Yuanjiang, Professor, Wuhan University, China
28sep12:00 pm- 1:00 pmMei Lanfang and Twentieth Century Peking Opera: Transcultural ExchangesPresenter: Catherine Yeh, Boston University
29sep7:00 pm- 8:30 pmIntercultural Collaboration Through Dance—Performance and Panel Discussion on New ChoreographyPresenter: JIN NI, Dancer and Choreographer


2oct3:00 pm- 4:00 pmChinese Martial Arts Workshop by Mr. ZHAO JilongInstructors: ZHAO Jilong, Chinese Martial Artist
5oct12:00 pm- 2:00 pmWhat is Chinese Calligraphy?Presenter: YANG RU, Contemporary Calligrapher, Painter and visiting professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University
7oct12:00 pm- 1:00 pmFriends vs. Enemies: Diplomacy Documentary, Espionage Film, and the Persistence of Class in Cold War ChinaPresenter: QIAN Ying, Columbia University
12oct12:00 pm- 1:00 pmThe Importance of Aperture: The Scenic Illusion Paintings (通景画) of the Forbidden City and the Vestiges of Italian ScenographyPresenter: Sophie Volpp, University of California Berkeley
13oct - 26oct 1312:00 pmoct 26China's Financial Strategy and Capital Market ReformDistinguished guest speaker: WU Xiaoqiu, Professor and Vice President of Renmin University of China
13oct8:00 pm- 5:00 pmMeet the Artist and Reception: Ding FangPresenter: DING Fang, Artist and Professor, Renmin University of China
26oct12:00 pm- 1:00 pmContemporary Chinese Theater and Theatrical SkitsPresenter: LI Wenqi, Theater Actor and Director


9nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pm3500 Characters vs. 26 Letters: Efficient or Inefficient?Presenter: LI Kening, University of Michigan
16nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pmThe Poetry of the Tang and Song DynastyPresenter: Professor TU Lingqhui, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts
30nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pmLate Life Depression in Elder ChinesePresenter: Li Lydia, University of Michigan


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