Cultural Activities

  • “Cervantes and Don Quixote International Caricatures”Launched in Guiyang Confucius Academy

    On May 25, the “Cervantes and Don Quixote International Caricatures” co-organized by Guiyang Confucius Academy and Quevedo Institute of the Arts of Humor of Alcala University in Spain was launched in Art Hall of Guiyang Confucius Academy. Artists from 46 countries and regions show Cervantes and Don Quixote from different cultural perspectives through modern art forms such as comics. Meanwhile,

  • The First Exhibition of Bamboo Slip & Silk Penmanship by Teachers and Students of Advanced Class Opened in Guiyang Confucius Academy

  • The 5th “Xishan Book Club” of Confucius Academy: The Great Flowing River and “Ms. Qi Bangyuan of My Acquaintance”

  • Chinese Percussion Music performed in Confucius Academy

  • A Concert Held at Guiyang Confucius Academy by Professor Ma Qiuhua and Her Students

    On May 31, the Progression of Seasons–Concert by Professor Ma Qiuhua and Her Students” was held in Guiyang Confucius Academy. Ma Qiuhua, a famous Chinese vocal music expert and professor in China Conservatory of Music, together with her students as Jin Shengquan, Cai Min, Deng Xiaoxi, Yu Liucheng, Zhu Zhenghuai and Gu Xinlei, presented a vocal music feast for the audience in Guiyang.

  • Chinese Zither Day Activity Held at Guiyang Confucius Academy

    On June 1, the Chinese Zither Day activity “National Music–Chinese Zither”, a celebration of the 70thbirthday of the motherland, was ceremoniously staged at Guiyang Confucius Academy. “I’ll wait for you in Guizhou” was played by 327 Chinese zithers. The melodious sound of the zithers reverberated over the ceremonial square, the scene was grand ... bringing a wonderful audio-visual feast to the citizens.

  • Foreign Students Visited Guiyang Confucius Academy

    On June 6, more than 50 international students from Russia, India, Vietnam, South Korea, Brazil and other countries started a journey to experience traditional Chinese culture at Guiyang Confucius Academy. The abundant cultural activities including visiting Confucius Academy, listening to lectures on traditional etiquette, wearing Hanfu, reciting Chinese classics, and experiencing Chinese tea culture and food culture have attracted overseas

  • “Coming-of-Age Ceremony” held at Confucius Academy for 600 Students

    On May 11, 2019, the “Coming-of-Age Ceremony” was held at Confucius Academy. Six hundred 18-year-old young students from Guiyang Minority Middle School declared at Confucius Academy that they were marching towards adulthood – courteous and determined to take responsibility. Nearly 1,000 parents at the scene witnessed the students’ important moments.The Coming-of-Age Ceremony is one of the traditional Chinese rites and one of

  • Confucius Academy Issued a Suite of 9 Original Songs in The Book of Songs

    The Book of Songs is the earliest collection of poems in China and a treasure of traditional Chinese culture. The Book of Songs was primarily for singing rather than reading. It was folk songs collected from various parts of the folk by poetry collectors in Zhou Dynasty. Nowadays, when we read The Book of Songs, most of them are read aloud rather than sung, thus weakening the musicality and artistic display of The Book of Songs.

  • Confucius Academy Launched a Series of Activities on “World Reading Day”

    On April 21, the series of activities of “4·23” World Reading Day at Guiyang Confucius Academy were in full swing. Wonderful reading activities such as searching for books, exploring secrets, music dialogues, reading talents, book clubs, and heart-to-heart talks unlocked various reading methods for the public to enjoy reading together.On the day of the activity, the second “Reading Talent” Award ceremony of Confucius Academy Library was held in Minglun Hall

  • Sixteen Thai Teachers and Students Entered Confucius Academy to Experience Traditional Culture

    On the afternoon of March 18, 2019, sixteen Thailand teachers and students from the “2019 Sino-Thai Cultural and Educational Exchange-Colorful Tour to Guizhou” program came down to Confucius Academy to visit and experience traditional culture under the guidance of the College of International Education of Guizhou University.In order to help teachers and students better understand Confucius Academy and traditional Chinese culture

  • The First Guiyang Music Festival & International Orchestra Competition Opened at Confucius Academy

    On February 12, the first Guiyang Music Festival & International Orchestra Competition opened at Guiyang Confucius Academy. More than 30 musicians and 400 contestants at home and abroad will participate in various events, including masters’ courses, lectures, concerts and musical instrument competitions at Confucius Academy from February 12 to 17.

  • “Stories of Art at Xiangbaoshan Compound”Exhibition at Guiyang Confucius Academy

    On January 5, “Xi Shan Han Ji” painting and calligraphy exhibition, with the theme of “Shared Pursuit of Art” Stories of Art at Xiangbaoshan Compound opened at Guiyang Confucius Academy to review representative works created by painters and writers when they lived in Xiangbaoshan Compound from 1980 to 2003.Vintage objects and photos are also exhibited, allowing visitors to look back on years when art was flourishing

  • 2018“Benevolence in Guizhou” of Confucius Academy Successfully Concluded

    On December 22, 2018, at the time of the Winter Solstice Festival, “Benevolence in Guizhou” of Confucius Academy—charity event to spread traditional culture in schools—ushered the closing day. This four-month “benevolence journal” brought traditional culture into six migrant children schools, and more than 3,600 migrant workers felt the warmth and positive energy of traditional culture.

  • “Cultural Journey through Action-Knowledge Guizhou of Confucius Academy”Concluded in Chongqing

    On December 15, 2018, “Cultural Journey through Action-Knowledge Guizhou of Confucius Academy” entered the Three Gorges Square in Shapingba District, Chongqing. Integrating inheritance, communication and public welfare, this ritual and music festival across time and space once again caught the attention from many media and citizens. In the three live broadcasts of the regional official user “Guizhou Headline”of Sina Weibo

  • “Coming-of-age Ceremony”of Confucius Academy Held at Maotai Institute November 25, 2018

    On November 25, “Coming-of-age Ceremony” of Confucius Academy, as a part of the “Four Ceremonies of Confucius Academy” held in communities and schools, was held at Maotai Institute. Especially for1, 160 young students from the institute, the special “jar sealing ceremony” is the session to demonstrate their ambitions.

  • “Cultural Journey through Action-Knowledge Guizhou of Confucius Academy”in Guangzhou

    On November 17, 2018 “Cultural Journey through Action-Knowledge Guizhou of Confucius Academy” kicked off in Guangzhou, a famous historic and cultural city in China. An event package of traditional culture which is familiar to people in Guizhou was presented to citizens in Guangzhou, including lectures delivered by renowned scholars and experts, “Coming-of-age Ceremony”, “First Writing Ceremony”, the play of Epiphany Mind, little theatre shows about Chinese idioms and an exhibition of Confucius comics.

  • Guizhou and Beijing Music Played at Confucius Academy

    On November 2, graduate students from China Conservatory of Music presented a concert themed as “Guizhou Meets Beijing” at Yangming Lecture Hall. With the passion for Chinese folk music, these students, born in the 1980s and 1990s, interpreted traditional Chinese music and paid tribute to Chinese classics in their voice.In the concert, from folk songs in Northern China to folk songs in Southern China, from the interpretation of historical allusions to singing

  • Impassioned Folk Music and Jazz Performed at Confucius Academy

    On November 4, “Winter Overture Concert”, one of the series of activities of Music Trip in Xishan featuring a combination of Chinese and western musical instruments as well as Chinese folk music and western jazz, was staged at Confucius Academy. Tien Square, a music band composed of eight artists, including KONG Hongwei, well-known jazz pianist and composer, FENG Mantian, famous musician and creator of unique techniques and

  • 2018 “Cultural Journey through Action-Knowledge Guizhou of Confucius Academy”in Nanjing

    From October 16 to 18, the 2018 “Cultural Journey through Action-Knowledge Guizhou of Confucius Academy”, organized by Guizhou Provincial Department of Culture, Guizhou Provincial Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, Cultural Communication Center and Development Foundation of Guiyang Confucius Academy, kicked off in the city outside Guizhou for the first time with the traditional Chinese culture.

  • Confucian Cuisine Culture Presented at Confucius Academy

    On October 22, 2018 China (Guiyang) Confucius Cuisine Culture Festival and Confucian Cuisine Competition opened at Guiyang Confucius Academy. Confucius gastronomy is regarded as the “top cuisine of China” that originated from Shandong, the hometown of Confucius, and delicacies of Guizhou cuisine provide citizens opportunities to experience traditional Chinese fare.

  • BIAN Liunian Erhu Concert Held at Confucius Academy

    On the evening of October 5, “Beautiful Night & Reminiscence of the Past Erhu Concert”, one of the series of activities of Music Trip in Xishan, was staged at Yangming Lecture Hall of Confucius Academy. BIAN Liunian, National First-Grade Composer and concert performer, along with such youth concert performers as LIU Yifu and CAI Jingdi, presented a distinctive Erhu special performance on the scene, and brought the lecture on Tell China’s Story

  • Second Guizhou Go Invitational Tournament of “Confucius Academy Cup”

    On September 30, the Second Guizhou Go Invitational Tournament of “Confucius Academy Cup” hosted by Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy was wrapped up. Forty amateurs with the highest level from varied places of Guizhou Province have experienced a three-day fierce competition, settling their respective score and ranking finally. WANG Xue, a player from Guiyang, won the championship of this tournament, while

  • Concert of ZHAO Jiping’s Works Held at Confucius Academy

    On the evening of September 28, the “Concert of ZHAO Jiping’s Works” was staged at Yangming Lecture Hall of Confucius Academy, gathering such artists as ZHANG Lie, National First-Grade Conduct and outstanding conduct of Chinese national orchestral music, SHEN Cheng, well-known Huqin performer and professor of China Conservatory of Music, and ZHANG Ningjia, famous soprano and professor of the Department of Vocal Music

  • Play of Ci Xin Guang Ming (This Heart
    Longing for Brightness) Staged at Confucius Academy

    On September 16, the original historical play Ci Xin Guang Ming (This Heart Longing for Brightness), sponsored by the Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy, Guizhou Provincial Department of Culture and Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and created by Guizhou Repertory Theatre and Zhejiang Repertory Theatre, was performed at Confucius Academy. The play will run 10 performances

  • Guizhou and Cantonese Music Played at Confucius Academy

    On September 14, Guizhou Meets Cantonese - Intangible Cultural Heritage Music’ concert was held at Guiyang Confucius Academy. Based on the theme of intangible cultural heritage, Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble from Hong Kong and Chinese Orchestra of Guizhou Province presented a musical feast to their audience from Guiyang.The event was hosted by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Chengdu (CDETO) of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)

  • Exhibition of LIANG Shuming’s Life Stories Opened at Confucius Academy

    On September 8, Has Man a Future: Exhibition of LIANG Shuming’s Life Stories opened at Confucius Academy. More than one hundred precious photos recording important moments in Liang’s life and some of Liang’s works are exhibited. It is the first time that his handouts for the course “History of Confucian Ideology” at Peking University in 1923 are shown. The exhibition will last until December and citizens are welcomed to pay a visit.LIANG Shuming, a well-known Chinese thinker, philosopher, educator, social activist and one of the early representatives of modern Neo-Confucianism

  • Children’s Art Exhibition Opened at Art Hall of Confucius Academy

    On September 8, a children’s art exhibition, themed as “A Distinctive and Proud Art Student” and hosted by Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy, opened at Art Hall of Confucius Academy. Little artists from Arts’ School, a cultural and art training school, brought more than 160 works and presented a world of the wildest fantasies, of naivety and of fun to the public.Children expressed what they saw, heard and thought in various forms including oil painting, prints sketches and sculptures.

  • The “Little Successor of New Six Arts” Come Into Being

    On August 30, the Guiyang Confucius Academy held the First Children’s Competition of Traditional Chinese Folk Music Instruments “Searching for Little Successor of New Six Arts” and Recital. Through fierce competition, 13 contestants and three Chinese orchestras respectively won the titles of champion, second-place and third place in the Toddler Group, Kids Group and Teenage Group.

  • Confucius Academy Holds
    “Chanting of Classics in School-Opening Season”

    On September 1, Guiyang Confucius Academy held the “Chanting of Classics in School-Opening Season”. Over 500 pupils from Guiyang City No. 4 Experimental Primary School and Jing Yang School Primary Section finished their school-opening first class in the experiences of chanting of classics, oral reading of masters, Shuo Wen Jie Zi (Word and Expressions), and traditional etiquettes.

  • Chinese Zither and Flute Concert Held at Confucius Academy

    On August 11, “History Narrated through Music” Concert of Chinese Zither and Flute performed by WU Ruojie and ZHANG Jian was held at Confucius Academy. WU Ruojie, Chinese zither performer and president of Guizhou Chinese Zither Society, and ZHANG Jian, young Chinese flute performer, brought a feast of classical Chinese music to the audience at Yangming Lecture Hall of Confucius Academy.

  • Concert of Pipa Classics Performed by YANG Jing and Her Students

    In the evening of July 15, “Yuan Fang De Ke Ren Qing Ni Liu Xia Lai” (Guest from far away, please stay) Concert of Pipa Classics Performed by YANG Jing and Her Students held at Guiyang Confucius Academy. YANG Jing, well-known Pipa Concert Performer, Professor and master and doctorial tutor of China Conservatory of Music, and her students performed several beautiful

  • National Invitational Exhibition of Calligraphy on Bamboo Slip and Silk Opened at Confucius Academy

    On July 21, 2018, Qin Feng Chu Yun (Charm of Qin and Chu) -National Invitational Exhibition of Calligraphy on Bamboo Slip and Silk was opened at Confucius Academy. The current exhibition is an itinerant exhibition and the exhibition at Confucius Academy is the first one lasting till August 22. Then, there will be exhibitions held at Shandong Museum and Hunan Yuelu Academy successively.

  • Chinese National Vocal Concert Held at Confucius Academy

    On May 27, Confucius Academy Chinese Music Promotion and Research Institute and China Conservatory of Music Postgraduate Academy jointly held the initial special vocal concert ---“Music Trip in Xishan Chinese National Vocal Concert” at Confucius Academy Yang Ming Auditorium. HUANG Xu, Popular Candidate of CCTV Avenue of Stars, DIE Dangjiu and A Youduo, excellent singers of Miao nationality, MU Weiping, well-known tenor singer, and Professor ZHOU Qiang

  • Announcement on Award Results of the First Guizhou “Confucius Academy Cup” Culture and Tourism Innovative Design Competition

    On July 2, the award results of the 2018 First Guizhou “Confucius Academy Cup” Culture and Tourism Innovative Design Competition were announced. On the award issuing ceremony held at Confucius Academy, the competition organizing committee issued certificates and prizes for the award-winning contestants of 47 entries, including Le Qu Lun Yu (Learn the Analects of Confucius with Fun), He Yi Chi (Unity Ruler), Meng Kong U-Pan (Cute Confucius USD Flash Disk).

  • Chanting of Classical Chinese Poems on Dragon Boat Festival at Confucius Academy Traversing Through History with Poetry

    On June 16, the Confucius Academy Classical Chinese Poems Vocal Concert, one of the series of activities of “Musical Trip in Xishan”, kicks off at Guiyang Confucius Academy. WANG Sufen, Professor of China Conservatory of Music, well-known soprano singer and Chinese Classical Poems expert, together with her students stared the performance, providing audience with a visual and audio feast integrating with literature, music and performance.

  • Musical Appreciation in Midsummer Night Summer Solstice Classical Concert Held in Confucius Academy

    On June 23, the 2018 “Summer of Music and Joy” Summer Solstice Classical Concert as one of a series of activities of “Musical Trip in Xishan” was held at the Guiyang Confucius Academy. LIAO Haoyue, a Chinese violinist studied in Austria, leads performers and new forces in the music circle and gets together in Guiyang Confucius Academy, so as to bring to audience a feast of European classical music.

  • “4.23 World Reading Day” Nationwide Reading Promotion Activities of Confucius Academy Kicks Off

    On April 21, the “4?23 World Reading Day” Nationwide Reading Promotion Activities hosted by the Confucius Academy kicks off. It lasts for three days, welcoming visitors.In such event, Confucius Academy Library has selected five “Reading Talents”, that is, LI Jianyong, XU Lin, ZHAO Aixia, XU Guoqing, and MO Haiping, on the basis of reader’s quantity and creditworthiness of book borrowing since the opening of the library and issued awards to them.

  • Special Exhibition of “Legend of Lamp -Oil Lamp Painted by Contemporary Artists” Kicks off in Guiyang Confucius Academy

    On April 29, hosted by the Culture Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy and the Museum of Oil Lamps and contracted by the Calligraphy and Paintings Research Institute of Confucius Academy and Chen Lyusheng Art Museum, Xishan Hanji Special Exhibition of “Legend of Lamp -Oil Lamp Painted by Contemporary Artists” kicks off in Guiyang Confucius Academy, lasting for one month and free to visitors.

  • “Confucius Academy Cup” Guizhou Province Weiqi Invitational Tournament Kicks off in Guiyang Confucius Academy

    From January 4 to January 6, “Confucius Academy Cup” Guizhou Province Weiqi Invitational Tournament hosted by the Culture Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy kicks off in Guiyang Confucius Academy.In the current tournament, 38 amateur Weiqi players attracted from around Guizhou province compete for the individual event, 20 invited fans for the special invitational event, and 50 children for the youth class event. The participants include the Weiqi players aged from 4 to 60, covering the varied age groups of the senior, the middle-aged, and the youth. There are about 1,000 visitors, witnessing the events, attending the lectures, and experiencing the Weiqi interactivities.

  • 2017 Grand Confucius Ceremony of Confucius Academy and “First Writing Ceremony” Opened

    At the 2,568th anniversary of Confucius’ Birthday on September 28 and the fifth anniversary of the establishment of Guiyang Confucius Academy, the 2017 Grand Confucius Ceremony of Confucius Academy and “First Writing Ceremony” is held at the Etiquette Square of Confucius Academy.

  • The Third National Joint Conference of Confucian Societies held at Guiyang Confucius Academy

    The Third National Joint Conference of Confucian Societies and the Seminar on Confucian Culture and Core Values is held at Guiyang Confucius Academy on August 19, 2015. The conference lasts two days; over 40 Confucian societies from all provinces, cities and regions of the country, and hundreds of experts and scholars gather together to have lively discussion and make experience sharing on “Contemporary Confucianism and Socialist Core Values”.

  • Confucius Academy Holds “Confucius of the World · International Cartoon Contest”

  • “Confucius Academy ·Travel for Wang Yangming’s Philosophy of Mind” Officially Set Out

  • 2017 Grand Confucius Ceremony of Confucius Academy and “First Writing Ceremony” Opened

  • 2017 Highlights of National Network Media on Wang Yangming’s Philosophy of Mind in Guizhou Initiated

    On September 27, the 2017 Highlights of National Network Media on Wang Yangming’s Philosophy of Mind in Guizhou is initiated. Over 30 network media representatives across China get together in Guizhou for the activity subject of “Humanity in Guizhou and Unity of Knowing and Doing”, initiating the root-seeking tour on Wang Yangming’s Philosophy of Mind and exploring the new story, new highlights and new looks of cultural development in Guizhou.

  • Wang Yangming International Cartoon Exhibition Opens

  • Network Media Reporters From Around China Visit Xiuwen, the “Holly Land of the Learning of Wang Yangming”

  • “Confucius Academy ·Travel for Knowledge and Action on Guizhou Cultures -Approaching the Places of Guizhou” Initiated

    On March 21, the press conference of “Confucius Academy ·Travel for Knowledge and Action on Guizhou Cultures -Approaching the Places of Guizhou” is held, marking the official initiation of the event themed “Awareness on Courtesy and Shame and Emphasis on Virtue and Good”.

  • The First Book Fair of Confucius Academy ·Traditional Chinese Culture Opened

    On October 16, the First Book Fair of Confucius Academy ·Traditional Chinese Culture is opened at Confucius Academy, Guiyang.Such event is sponsored by Guizhou Provincial Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, Guangming Daily Newspaper Office, and Guiyang Municipal People’s Government. The Book Fair provides 11 exhibition areas and over thousand of exhibitions stands and booths,

  • Original Historical Drama Ci Xin Guang Ming of Confucius Academy Debuts

    In the evening of May 25, Ci Xin Guang Ming, an original historical drama of Confucius Academy with the main creative personnel of LI Baoqun, a well-known scriptwriter, and GONG Xiaodong, a well-known director, is debuted, helping the audience to “retrace” Wang Yangming’s road.

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