Upcoming Events

Class Registration

  • November 16 - Dec 5, 2015

  • Early registration for the 2016 Spring semester Chinese language courses begin on November 16th and end December 4th. All students interested in studying abroad must register for courses before the start of Spring semester.

    Celebrating Diversity and World Peace

  • November 7, 2015
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Minute Maid Park

  • The Confucius Institute is currently offering FREE tickets to the “Celebrating Diversity and World Peace” Event on Nov. 7th, 6-9PM at Minute Maid Park. The event boasts International Cultural entertainment from around the world, as well as over 50 door prizes! Tickets are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis, in the Confucius Institute Offices, M.L.K. 302.

    Confucius Institute Open House

    • International Week
    • November 17, 2015
    • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m MLK 302

    • On November 17th, the Confucius Institute will be having an Open House from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, in M.L.K. 302. Come prepared for a taste of Chinese cuisine and the opportunity to gain knowledge about Confucius Institute Programs and the 2016 Study Abroad Program.

    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.



    • 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.


    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.