Upcoming Events

Beijing Jiaotong University Chinese Dance Performance

  • Beijing Jiaotong University Chinese Dance Performance
  • Watch and enjoy great performances of Beijing Jiaotong University traveling traditional team.
  • Sunday, September 28th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • G.M. Sawyer Auditorium, Texas Southern University
  • Parking available at the East Garage at the corner of Blodgett and Ennis.

Archive of Past Events

Confucius Institute Joins Freshmen Open House

  • Freshmen Open House
  • Monday, August 18th - August 22nd
  • Meet and greet with Confucius staff in University student center
  • Information will be available in Room 302, Martin Luther King Building, Texas Southern University

Freshmen Open House will take place on Monday, August 18th - August 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student center. The presentations will take place at noon. Come learn about the Confucius Institute, as well as the exciting programs we have to offer.


“American China Dreams and American China Nightmares, 1913–2013”

  • Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom
  • Thursday, October 17th, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
  • Room 113, JHJ School of Business, Texas Southern University

Dr. Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at the University of California, Irvine. His most recent books are China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Chinese Characters: Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land (University of California Press, 2012), co-edited with Angilee Shah. He is editor of the Journal of Asian Studies and co-editor of the Asia section of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Dr. Wasserstrom will discuss the rise and fall of positive and negative fantasies about China, from a century ago (when the first Fu Manchu novel came out) up to the present.


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.