Self-taught Chinese speaker wins regional competition

Quinton Quaye, a Western Michigan University senior, won first place May 15 at the Midwest Regional Chinese Speaking Contest at Northwest University in Chicago, Ill.


Famous Chinese calligrapher to speak at WMU

Dr. Yue-chuan Wang, a gifted Chinese calligrapher, literature expert and full-time professor from Beijing University, will speak about his craft and Chinese culture from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 16 in WMU’s Brown Hall Room 2037.


Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!

Happy Chinese New Year from the
Confucius Institute
at Western Michigan University!

This year the Chinese New Year falls on Sunday, Feb. 14, which also coincides with Valentine's Day. This year will be the year of the tiger, one of the 12 zodiac animals in Chinese culture.



Chinese song and dance troupe provided prelude to Year of the Tiger

More than 800 people from campus and the local community attended a performance by the Huazhong University of Science and Technology Musical Troupe on January 28 in Miller Auditorium sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University. 


Summer Fest

On July 16, 2012 the Confucius Institute at WMU held a Chinese Summer Festival at the Fountain Plaza on campus. Families joined together for an evening of Chinese language and culture.


Confucius Institute brings new Chinese Instruction and Research Collection to Waldo Library

Local access to a broad range of contemporary Chinese language instructional materials, including books and videos, is now available at Western Michigan University’s Waldo Library through a new Chinese Instruction and Research Collection established by the Confucius Institute.

The new collection, which resides on the library’s lower level, includes more than 1,000 titles donated to WMU by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Hanban, a unit of China’s ministry of education.


Chinese music and dance troupe to give free performance Jan. 28

The Huazhong University of Science and Technology Musical Troupe will stage modern, traditional and ethnic Chinese performance arts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Western Michigan University’s Miller Auditorium.