Confucius Institute News

Confucius Institute Brings Top Musician to Perform April 24

First-ranking Chinese musician Xiaojun Huo will perform “A Harmony of Strings” on April 24 at UT. The performance begins at 1:30 p.m. in the University Center auditorium, and is free and open to the public. Huo is the first-ranking erhu player in China. The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument that originated in China and is known in the western world as the “Chinese violin.”

UT Confucius Institute Marks First Anniversary with Chinese Delegation Visit

A delegation of faculty and administrators from UT’s Confucius Institute’s Chinese partner—Southeast University in Nanjing, China—will be on campus April 13–15 to explore additional academic collaborations between the two universities. The Chinese delegation’s visit coincides with the first anniversary of the Confucius Institute’s inauguration ceremony.

Confucius Institute Will Host Series of Chinese New Year Events

The Chinese New Year dawns on Friday, January 31, and UT’s Confucius Institute will celebrate with a series of events beginning that day. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. Celebrations begin at 3:15 p.m. on Friday in Hodges Library with traditional Chinese performances.

Confucius Institute Inauguration and Gala Will Be April 12

Note: Due to inclement weather concerns, Friday afternoon’s inaugural event at the International House has been moved to the first floor galleria in Hodges Library. UT’s Confucius Institute will celebrate its opening with an inauguration ceremony and gala stage show on Friday, April 12. The campus and Knoxville community are invited to both events. The Confucius Institute is a collaborative effort between the university; HANBAN, a Chinese Ministry of Education subsidiary in Beijing; and Southeast University in Nanjing, China.