Magnificent China

Magnificent China is a photography exhibition featuring eleven breathtaking photographs captured by Mr. Xu Zengquan 徐增全. “When I take pictures, I feel as if I could look through a window of limitless space and time. I feel a spiritual kinship with nature’s beauty and splendor," said Mr. Xu.

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Chinese Films at State Theatre

Join us in CIUM's premiere film screening of "The Golden Era 黄金时代 (2014)" on September 22, 2015 at the Michigan Theatre. All screenings are free and open to the public.

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Review of "Right & Left"

"Gu Jiani’s ‘Right & Left’ Challenges Assumptions" by Lauren Warnecke: Joseph Lam climbed a short set of stairs from the house of the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater up to the edge of the stage and immediately noted that he’d been given specific directions: Don’t touch the floor.

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Contemporary Art Exhibition

Pan Gongkai: Melt (潘公凯:融), a large-scale video installation on view at Work • Ann Arbor ( 9.12-10.11)

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Music Camp in Beijing

July 9, 2015, seven U-M students arrived in Beijing for participating in the International Music Summer Camp hosted by the Central Conservatory of Music.

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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New Sounds of Ancient Music

Presented by Music Masters Ensemble from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, "New Sounds of Ancient Music" presented original compositions for traditional Chinese musical instruments, depicting three famous Chinese stories from over 1000 years ago. Click "Learn More" for the concert video clip.

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News and Announcements

Right & Left Dance Review on Huffpost Arts & Culture

Dance Review: North American Premiere of Gu Jiani's 'Right & Left' Challenges Assumptions by Lauren Warnecke

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Electric Shadows: 2015 U-M Contemporary Chinese Film Series

Join us in CIUM's premiere film screening of "The Golden Era 黄金时代 (2014)" on September 22, 2015 at the Michigan Theatre.

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Fall 2015 Event Schedule

CIUM continues to offer a variety of intellectual and cultural events during the academic year: lectures, painting exhibitions, concerts, performances, and more. Please check out the fall 2015 event list.

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CIUM offers Taiji ( Tai Chi ) Workshop in the fall 2015!

The workshop will teach the 24 forms of Taiji that enables beginners, old and young, to concentrate on and appreciate the essential principles of Taiji Quan. The workshop registration will be available soon.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 02

Mt. Wudang: The Sacred Daoist Mountain that Emperor Yongle Built

Featuring: Aurelia Campbell, Assistant Professor of Asian Art History, Boston College
Time: 12 pm
Venue: Koessler Room, Michigan League
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