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  • Tan Dun brings his masterpiece to Sydney - Nu Shu: the Secret Songs of Women[2 December 2016]

    Tan Dun Conducts Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    The Confucius Institute is very proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's first Chinese New Year concert conducted by Oscar and Grammy Award composer Tan Dun. This concert is a highlight of City of Sydney's 2017 Chinese New Year Festival. More

  • 2016 China Study Tour Scholarships Announced[14 November 2016]

    2016 China Study Tour Scholarships Announced

    Earlier this month we were delighted to announce the recipients of this year's China Study Tour scholarships. The China Study Tour is a fixture on the Institute's annual calendar. The program is supported by Fudan University of Shanghai, our educational partner. While at Fudan we'll be attending a week of language courses and lectures while mixing with Fudan's students. The group will also travel along the Huangpu River and visit cultural institutions including the Shanghai History Museum. From there it will be on to Su Zhou and Nanjing. More

  • Chinese New Year with the City of Sydney, Public Lecture: Fengshui, Cities and Southern Culture[14 November 2016]

    Chinese New Year with the City of Sydney

    In this fascinating presentation, Dr Michael Paton goes back to basics to reveal the true meanings and origins of fengshui, how it has influenced the design of cities from Shanghai to Sydney and how this philosophy provides a new way of understanding the development of Australia's own culture and history. More

  • Free Chinese for Beginners and Tai Ji for Health Trial Classes [22 August 2016]

    Chinese program

    Free Chinese for Beginners and Tai Ji for Health Trial Classes More

  • Free Chinese for Beginners and Tai Ji for Health Trial Classes [22 August 2016]

    Chinese program

    Free Chinese for Beginners and Tai Ji for Health Trial Classes More

  • WU MAN in concert: Immeasurable Light[27 July 2016]

    The sell-out concert "Wu Man: Immeasurable Light - Songs of the Silk Road" on July 2 at the Art gallery of NSW was a resounding success! More

  • Chinese Art Forum and Mooncake Tasting[21 July 2016]

    Chinese Art Banner

    As part of this year's Confucius Day celebrations, we're proud to present a special forum with five leading artists discussing the realm of contemporary Chinese art. Join expatriate artists Guan Wei, Tianli Zu, Xiaoping Zhou and Dapeng Liu as they discuss their experience as emigrants, their changing perceptions of China, their 'idea' of Australia, and the profound effects these have on their work as artists. More

  • Career Development Seminar - Succeeding in the global marketplace[1 May 2016]

    Skills Seminar

    In today's global marketplace, working effectively across cultures, language barriers and time zones is a distinct advantage. International Chinese students have a unique opportunity to develop these skills. The Confucius Institute and the Sydney University Chinese Student Association have invited three panellists of Chinese heritage, who will share how they built successful careers in the finance and banking sectors. More

  • Wu Man in Concert: Songs of the Silk Road With special guest Riley Lee[1 May 2016]

    Wu Man

    The Confucius Institute in association with the Art Gallery of NSW is proud to present pipa virtuoso Wu Man in concert. More

  • Free Film Screening and Q & A: ATA[8 December 2015]


    To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Confucius Institute invites you to see the world anew with a special screening of Ata. More

  • A Special Event Celebrating the Year of the Monkey[4 November 2015]


    To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, the University of Sydney Confucius Institute has invited Yin Cao, Curator of Chinese Art at the Art Gallery of NSW More

  • General Manager's Message[13 October 2015]


    Here at the University of Sydney, we've engaged with the cultural and political landscapes of China for more than 100 years. More