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Cultural Activities

Confucius Institutes are non-profit public institutions affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China whose stated aim is to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges. The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah has held and co-sponsored a wide variety of cultural activities such as Chinese Culture Week, Chinese New Year, Guest Lectures, Calligraphy Exhibits, and others.


Chinese Culture Week

Each year, our Confucius Institute at the University of Utah holds a variety of significant activities such as Chinese music concert, Chinese speech contest, and Chinese calligraphy and painting demonstration for the Chinese Culture Week.


Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is the most important traditional festival for the Chinese people. Every year the Confucius Institute at the University of Utah sponsors Chinese New Year celebration for the community and local schools.

Guest Lectures

The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah has invited many distinguished guest lecturers from highly respected Chinese and American universities to give presentations to our students and the community.  

 Calligraphy Demonstrations and Exhibits

The Confucius Institute at University of Utah has invited well-known calligraphers and painters from China to do demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy and painting to college school students, K-12 students and the public.

Chinese Culture Experience Center

The Confucius Institute set up a Chinese Culture Experience Center at the University of Utah (LNCO Building) in Nov. 2009 to help students better understand Chinese culture such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese Opera, Chinese Cuttings, Chinese Cities, and Chinese food.  These experience centers will also be opened in each Confucius Classroom established throughout the state of Utah.

Last Updated: 10/4/17