Past Events

The Confucius Institute organizes and sponsors a wide variety of events each year promoting Chinese language and cultural understanding. See below for a listing of the past events.


  • tea house

    A Chinese Garden Will be Built in KSU

    Date: Jan12, 2018

    CIKSU cooperated with Zhejiang A&F University will build a traditional Chinese Garden in KSU main campus. The creator group paticipated in the foundation laying ceremony.

    • tea

      Tea Culture Group of Zhejiang A&F University Visited CIKSU

      Date: Jan 10-12, 2018

      The tea culture group from Zhejiang A&F University gave a wonderful lecture of Chinese Tea in KSU. Professor Xufeng Wang, the winner of Maodun Literature Awards, also introduced the functions of tea to the senior in College of Continuing Education.   

      • Tianjin

        Tianjin Traditional Chinese Orchestra US Tour——Chinese Folk Music Concert

        Date: 8:00 pm, Sept 27, 2017

        Place: Marietta Campus Dance Theatre

        (1100 South Marietta Pkwy Marietta, GA 30060)

        This orchestra is very popular in China and all the Chinese folk musics which they played are classical and famous. 

        • Dragon boat

          2016 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

          September 10, 2016, Lake Lanier

           The annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Georgia’s biggest Chinese cultural event of the year, was held in Lake Lanier on Sept. 10. Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University (CIKSU) supported two teams, including CI teachers and students from Chinese Club and Korean Students Association. And this is the 8th time the CIKSU participate in this event. They witnessed cultural events during the opening ceremonies, and indulged in cuisine from around the world.

        • F1

          The Premiere of Tea Culture Documentary

          April 25, 2016, Georgia Public Broadcasting Television Station

          CIKSU and GPB partnered to produce the tea culture documentary which called “Chinese Tea: Elixir of the Orient” premiered at 7pm on April 25 in Georgia Public Broadcasting Television Station. And this new five-part documentary explores the all-important role of tea in Chinese culture.

          The premiere was divided into four parts including Tea Tasting, Chinese Refreshments, Folk Music, Documentary. After Tea Tasting, guests could take the elegant teacup as a souvenir. Many people said this was the first time to experience  tea ceremony.

        • ksu opera

          Peking Opera Performance

          November 17, SO Atrium, KSU

          The famous artist of Peking Opera from Confucius Institute at Binghamton University, Linghui Tu, offered a wonderful performance about Peking Opera to KSU students. After the performance, CIKSU prepared various Chinese traditional activities for students to experience Chinese culture. They were quite exciting to have a chance to try on beautiful costumes and play the props by themselves. More than 300 people came to KSU to enjoy the great event.

        • silk words

          "Silk Words"

          October 28, 2015, Marietta

          Invited by CIKSU, an art ensemble from Guangzhou University contributed an excellent show in KSU, Marietta campus. They performed different kinds of Chinese traditional dance such as Dai Dancing, Tibetan Dancing and Man Dancing. Viewers all spoke highly of the performance.

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          The 5th Annual Southeast Chinese Language Association Conference

          October 24, 2015, Kennesaw

          The 5th Annual Southeast Chinese Language Association Conference was hosted by the Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University in the metro-Atlanta area. This conference delved into the theme of “Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Chinese Language in the American Context.” It aims to supplement insight in curriculum development and integration and practical methods of Chinese language acquisition through presentations and forums. More than 150 experts, teachers and students participated in this conference.

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          2015 Dragon Boat Festival

          September 12, 2015, Lake Lanier

          Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival was held in Lake Lanier on Sep 12. CIKSU supported two teams, Kennesaw 1 & Kennesaw 2, to participate in this event. Students from KSU and teachers from CI devoted a lot and spent a good weekend gathering together with each other.