Confucius Institute


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The AUM Confucius Institute participated in the AUM Study Abroad Club's Cultural Food event, sharing various Chinese dishes including Chinese noodles and dumplings with students and faculty who attended this event.

The dragon dance was performed at the beginning of the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race and Festival reception which was held at AUM and sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the Central Alabama Association of Chinese.

Local schools in Montgomery participated in Confucius Institute Day—a celebration in honor of the Confucius Institute’s ten year anniversary. Programs in local schools included performers from Hubei University of Economics.

During AUM's WOW (Weeks of Welcome) events, the Confucius Institute hosted a Tea Ceremony where students and faculty were able to learn about Chinese tea ceremonies and sample various Chinese snacks and tea.

College students who attended AUM Confucius Institute's summer study tour in China learned Chinese language, Chinese culture, and visited tourist attractions including the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Three Gorges Dam.

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Celebrate Chinese New Year


The Auburn University at Montgomery Confucius Institute (AUM CI) and the Central Alabama Association of Chinese (CAAC) presented their colorful, musical, and much anticipated Chinese Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 1st. The celebration performance will took place at 2:30 p.m. at Alcazar Shriners, 555 Eastern Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36117, followed by a joyful and delicious Chinese dinner featuring traditional Chinese New Year delicacies and entertainment. Among the highlights was a performance on the guzheng (the traditional Chinese zither) by Daisy Wu, an award-winning professional Chinese musician who is currently a visiting professor at Alfred University. The Chinese Spring Festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar and ends with the Lantern Festival on the 15th day.This year, the Spring Festival fell on February 19 and launched the year of the Sheep.