Confucius Institute

Chinese Culture Corner



The Confucius Institute's Chinese Culture Corner is a weekly event series which focuses on various elements of Chinese arts and culture.  Previous topics have included Chinese cuisine, calligraphy, music and instruments, tea ceremonies, and travel.

Events take all forms, including workshops, guest lectures, film viewings, concerts, and demonstrations.  All events are free and open to the public.

All events are free and open to the public and are from 5:30-7:30 PM in The Main Classrooms Building (MC 325)

SCHEDULE FOR Spring, 2015:


Chinese Culture Week

  • 1/22: Approaches to China’s Culture
    January 22, Approach to China’s Culture - will present and overview of Chinese history, common life, the Chinese landscape, and differences of Chinese culture.
  • 1/29: A Taste of Chinese Food
    January 29, A Taste of Chinese Food - will discuss the secrets behind China’s most beautiful and mouth-watering recipes. Join and enjoy the delicious Chinese dishes.


Chinese Culture Exchange Week:

  • 2/5: Chinese Kung Fu Film
    February 5, Chinese Kung Fu Film: The Grandmasters - The Grandmasters is an upcoming Hong Kong action drama film based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Yip Man. The film is directed and written by Wong Kar-wai and stars Tony Leung as Yip Man. Do you want to enjoy the film and then exchange your opinion? Refreshments will be served!

Chinese Culture Week:

  • 2/12: Chinese Spring Festival
    February 12, Chinese Spring Festival - Chinese Spring Festival, also called Lunar New Year, has more than 4,000 years of history. It is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is also a time for the whole family to get together and celebrate. Originating during the Shang Dynasty (about 17th - 11th century BC), Spring Festival is full of rich and colorful activities. At this Confucius Institute Weekly Corner, you will enjoy the history and the legends of the Chinese Spring Festival. You will also learn the cultural secrets to Spring Festival. Join us and celebrate together!


Chinese Culture Exchange Week:

  • 3/19: Travel in China

Chinese Arts and Game Week:

  • 3/26: Chinese Knot and Paper-Cut


Chinese Arts and Game Week:

  • 4/2: The Beauty of Calligraphy Art
  • 4/9: The Beauty of Traditional Costume
  • 4/16: Kung Fu
  • 4/23: Chinese Dance Night

All events are free and open to the public and are from 5:30-7:30 PM in The Main Classrooms Building (MC 325)

Week Goals:

Chinese Culture Week

Open a gate to explore many things about China, including China’s long history, its unique culture, and its colorful natural landscape.

Culture Exchange Week

Give Weekly Corner attendees an opportunity to share more about Chinese and American cultures and perspectives. Attendees will discuss prepared topics, and the leader of this Weekly Corner will facilitate discussion. The secondary goal is to help non-Chinese attendees of Weekly Corner learn more about Chinese people’s cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Attendees are encouraged to use Chinese language to chat with each other if they would like to.

Chinese Arts and Games Week

Attendees will gain knowledge about different Chinese art forms and games.