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.


11jan12:00 pm- 1:00 pmInternet Finance in ChinaGuest speaker: LUO Yu, Assistant Professor, School of Finance, Renmin University of China
25jan12:00 pm- 1:00 pmLife in the U.S. as a Scientist-Artist with Chinese HeritageJinsheng Zhang, Professor & Tinnitus Scientist, Wayne State University


1feb12:00 pm- 1:00 pmChinese CalligraphyDiscussion with Mr. Xiwen Sheng
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


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
15mar12:00 pm- 1:20 pmCharm of Peony PavilionLecture by Professor ZHAO Shanlin, East China Normal University
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


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