Upcoming Events

Chinese New Year's Celebration 2016

  • February 10th, 2016

  • Chinese New Year is the beginning of holidays for the Chinese culture. It is well defined as the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese Zodiac calendar. Even though the Christian New Year, which is based on a solar calendar, occurs to be similar with the Chinese New Year. Chinese New year is based on a traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar whose date specifies both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. A lunar month is around 2 days shorter than a solar month. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar, an additional month is added every few years. Concurring to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year of every Christian New Years.

    2016 is a year of the Monkey according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle. So please come join us, as we celebrate the Chinese New Year in front of the Student Center from 12pm-2pm.

    Study Abroad Trip

  • June 1 - June 20, 2016
  • Beijing, China









  • Archive of Past Events

    Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra

    • September 29th, 2015
    • Grandville Sawyer Auditorium
    • Nanjing University Orchestra
    • TSU Heritage of Zion Singers

    Hosted by the TSU Confucius Institute, the Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra in collaboration with TSU Heritage of Zion Singers performed at Texas Southern University’s Granville Sawyer Auditorium, September 29th, 2015. They began at 5:15 PM with a pair of light melodies entitled “Celebration”, and continued into the evening with selections from a range of traditional Chinese instruments. Boasting more than 16 talented young performers, the Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra performed 9 traditional pieces over the one and one-half hours they presented to TSU faculty, staff, and students. Notable pieces were a Chinese zither composition entitled “Melting Snow” and a solo mandolin performance. The amount of skill required to play the challenging pieces resonated with the Tiger students in attendance.

    Blending the Nanjing University style and spirit of the Heritage of Zion Singers, TSU distinguished vocal ensemble, performed in an inspiring rendition of “Jasmine Flower” a well-known Chinese vocal piece. This piece is no stranger to many Tiger students, who practice and perform this piece as part of Confucius Institute events. The Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra will be visiting several other universities as part of their on-going US tour. Their presence at TSU was one of several events and performances organized by the TSU Confucius Institute, with the idea of exposing students and faculty to Chinese culture, in order to promote a more diverse student body.




    TSU Mens Basketball in China

    • June 18,2015 - July 1, 2015
    • language classes
    • cultural site seeing
    • International basketball exhibition

    Summer 2015, Texas Southern Men’s basketball team traveled to Beijing, China to participate in an academic and athletic foreign exchange program. First, the team attended language intensive mandarin classes at Beijing Jiaotong University, while also enjoying the cultural sites of Beijing. Days later, the men’s basketball team competed in four competitive matches ending with an international record of 2-2.



    Lectures

    “DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA”

    • NEIL M. BUSH
    • Thursday, APRIL 9th, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.
    • Room 113, JHJ School of Business, Texas Southern University

    Mr. Neil Bush is the founder of the Barber Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. He is the son and brother of two for presidents of the United States, respectively, George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush. Mr. Bush is a developer of international business opportunities and connects the world with US business trade serving as a board of directors member of Escalera Resources, Director of Hong Kong's Hoifu Energy, and a member of the Board of the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston.

    Conferences

    Movie Nights

    Rush Hour I

    The TSU Confucius Institute along with the TSU Sociology Scholars Association, the TSU NAACP and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association sponsored the first movie night on October 4th, Friday. Students gathered to enjoy some laughs from Rush Hour I along with free pizza and refreshments.

    Chinese Calligraphy

    Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy with Peihong Endris

    Peihong Endris, who graduated from China's Central Academy of Fine Arts and is well-known in the Houston community, held a workshop on Chinese brush painting and calligraphy for our students, staff and faculty members on September 26th, Thursday.

    Mid-Autumn Festival

    A Taste of China: Yearly Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

    Together with the TSU ITS Chapter and Chinese Students Association, the Confucius Institute hosted the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration. The event was held on Thursday, September 19th. Guests enjoyed song and dance performances and raffle prize drawings as well as appetizers, snacks and moon cakes. The highlight of the event was listening to stories of the different ways that the Mid-Autumn festival is celebrated in different parts of China and the variety of moon cakes.