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All Roads Lead to China

Confucius Institute Partners with Christ Methodist Day School


CMDS has partnered with the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) to launch a Chinese language and cultural program as part of an after-school program. The classes will feature academic and enrichment activities focusing on the Chinese language and culture.


Classes include Chinese calligraphy, dancing, martial arts, cooking, paper cutting, and Mandarin Chinese language. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

For more information, contact Riki Jackson at 901-678-3166 or

See our full press release and application here.


Confucius Institute Offers Chinese Language and Culture Classes

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) is offering Chinese language and culture classes for individuals and groups of all ages. The CIUM provides courses in the afternoons, evenings and Saturdays (as needed) on the U of M campus. All classes are taught by certified teachers and professors who are native speakers with a specialty in teaching the Chinese language to non-native speakers. Ten group classes are offered for a total of $200. Private lessons are $300 for a ten (10) class session.

For additional information about classes or the CIUM, contact Riki Jackson at or 678-3166.

For 2014-2015 Chinese Class Information, please click here.

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Chinese Bridge Summer Camp 2014

The 2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students was an immersion camp sponsored by Hanban, the Confucius Institute Headquarters. This exciting two-week summer camp offered students a unique chance to experience China on a personal level.

The two-week summer camp took place from mid-July to the beginning of August. The camp was a wonderful opportunity for campers from high schools all over Tennessee to expand their horizon and have a first-hand experience in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. We look forward to offering the camp again next year. Click here for more information on next year's China Summer Bridge Program for High School Students.


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Confucius Institute Offered Chinese Summer Camps

"Bringing China to Memphis"

Did you know that Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and the third most widely spoken language in the United States? Or that more people speak English in China than speak English in the United States? And that one-fifth of the world's population lives in China?

To assist in building bridges between the United States and China, and to promote Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) partnered with area schools to offer its fourth annual Chinese summer immersion camps.

 summer bridge camp 2008

Campers learned Chinese martial arts, participated in Chinese art classes, and learned more about the Chinese language and culture. Each summer camp included activities such as Tai Chi, dancing, calligraphy, sculpting, paper cutting, cooking demonstrations, and special performances.

The mission of the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis is to promote the Chinese language and culture in Memphis, the Mid-South, and across the nation.

For more information about the CIUM or Chinese language and cultural programs please contact Riki Jackson, CIUM assistant director, at 901-678-3166 or visit



 CIUM, U of M and CBU to Hosted "An Oriental Monsoon" on February 9th, 2014

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM), Hanban, Hangzhou Normal University (HNU) in Hangzhou, China, the University of Memphis (U of M), and Christian Brothers University (CBU) were proud to host "An Oriental Monsoon" on Sunday, February 9th at the CBU campus. The program was free and open to the public. The CIUM was one of less than ten locations HNU visited this year in the United States. Thank you to all of those who came to watch and participate in this wonderful performance! 

An Oriental Monsoon An Oriental Monsoon An Oriental Monsoon
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