Electric Shadows

Co-sponsored with the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, CIUM presents the U-M Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series in the fall 2014. Consisting of action, drama, and comedy, this series features five of the most exciting films released in 2013.

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Flower Songs

2 pm, June 8, 2014 - Musical Performance - An Afternoon of Chinese Flower Songs in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden with the Confucius Institute's singers. Rain date: Sunday, 2 pm, June 15.

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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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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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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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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

Bring your lawn chairs! The Concert is still on at 2 pm, June 8, 2014!

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

Sep 10
2014

Electric Shadows: UM Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series

Time: Wed 7 - 9 pm
Venue: Michigan Theatre, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Sep 17
2014

Globalized Local Sounds - World Music in China

Featuring: Mu Qian, Chinese performing arts curator, ethnomusicologist, and writer
Time: 12 pm
Venue: Pond Room, Michigan Union
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Sep 17
2014

American Dream in China (Electric Shadows Film Series)

Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: Michigan Theatre, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (map)

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