The University of Iowa

UI Confucius Institute celebrates 10 year anniversary Feb. 17

January 12th, 2017

The Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa is celebrating 10 years of collaborative programming between the University of Iowa, Iowa communities, East China Normal University, and the Chinese Ministry of Education. Join us as featured guests reflect on the past ten years and look to future endeavors as the Confucius Institute enters this second decade. The event, which will be held Friday, February 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum, is free and open to the public.

Featured UI guests include: President Bruce Harreld, Provost Barry Butler, Professor Chuanren Ke, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Downing Thomas. East China Normal University Vice President Changli Yang, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago Yinghui Chen, and Iowa City Community School District Superintendent Stephen Murley will also be featured guests. 

Special musical performances will be provided by vocalist Tieyi Zhang as well as the Iowa Saxophonists’ Workshop under the direction of Professor Kenneth Tse.

Program schedule:

6:30-7:00 p.m. 
Prelude: Piano—Samuel Mullins

7:00 p.m. 
Welcome remarks by UI Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs-Downing Thomas

7:45 p.m. concert:
Tieyi Zhang-University of Iowa
Accompanied by Xuan Kuang-University of Iowa

In a Land Far Far Away. <在那遥远的地方> Chinese Folk Song

How can I help but think of her. <教我如何不想她> 赵元任 (1892-1982)

Clair de lune. <Moonlight> Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

8:00 p.m. 
Iowa Saxophonists’ Workshop under the direction of UI Professor Kenneth Tse

Cyrus the Great by Karl King (Iowan March!)

La Boda de Luis Alonso by Gerónimo Giménez

Devil’s Rag by Jean Matitia


Programs offered by the Confucius Institute serve to enhance and enrich language learning, cultural exchange, and teacher education through classes, outreach, and research.

This event is sponsored by the Confucius Institute and UI International Programs.

For more information, contact Erin Mullins at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Mullins in advance at 319-335-3857.