About CIUM

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan (CIUM) celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. To watch the recently produced CIUM video, click "Learn More" below.

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CIUM Wins Award

December 7, 2013 - The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan received the 2013 Confucius Institute of the Year award. Photo: Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Senior Vice Provost Lester Monts at the award ceremony in Beijing, China

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Sound of China

Musicians from the China Conservatory of Music performed ten beautiful Chinese songs and instrumental music pieces on November 22, 3013 at the Rackham Auditorium. Photo: Zhou Qiang and Li Ya singing 想亲亲 "Thinking of My Lover"

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Taiji (Tai Chi ) Workshop

The registration for the Taiji Workshop Winter 2014 has been closed, but if you are interested in taking part in a Taiji workshop in the future, please send us your contact information through "Contact Us" at the CIUM website.

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Photography Exhibition

The Kunlun Wild Life photography exhibition traveled to the Detroit Center after it was held at the U-M central campus last October and November. The exhibition features the beautiful mountain life of the Kunlun National Park in the Qinghai Province of China.

Meishi 美食

The CIUM's popular cooking class series "Meishi (美食)" is now offered at two different locations in the central campus: Mosher-Jordan Hall and North Quad. If you are a U-M undergraduate student and interested in experiencing Chinese gourmet cooking, please contact the CIUM office.

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Saturday Concert

March 22, 3014 - The Orchid Ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond and has embraced a variety of musical including traditional and contemporary Chinese music, World Music, New Music, Jazz, and Creative Improvisation.

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Art Exhibition

"Chinese Now": Contemporary Portraits exhibition was held from November to December 2013. Photo from left: Vice Dean Wang Yingjian from Renmin University and Dean Guna Nadarajan from Stamps School of Art & Design, U-M at the grand opening reception on Friday, November 15, 2013.

News and Announcements

Celebrate the spring with us!

CIUM hosts an outdoor musical performance at 2 pm, June 8, 2014 in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden.

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The UpstART Festival - March 31 - April 3, 2014

Over a four day period, the inaugural UpstART Festival hosts exhibitions, lectures, and performances by student artists, and distinguished alumni and faculty of U-M.

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Lecture Postponed

Professor Robert Adam's lecture "Augmented Landscapes and of Mobility: Beijing Bodies and Things" has been postponed. The lecture will be rescheduled, and its updated information will be posted soon.

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U-M's Confucius Institute Wins Award

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan was one of 28 winners of the Confucius Institute of the Year in 2013.

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Upcoming Events

Jun 08

The 3rd Annual Peony Blossoms and Pure Melody

Featuring: CIUM Singers
Time: 2 pm
Venue: The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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