Upcoming Events

2016 Events

Every Monday Night - Chinese Table

Improve your Chinese language and cultural knowledge! - UCA Christian Cafe Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

Every Tuesday from September 6 - Chinese Culture Club

Everybody Welcome! Join us for fun, crafts, laughs and cultural learning! McCastlain 108 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesday Movie Nights - Free Admission!

Wednesdays: Pizza from 6:30, Movies start 7:00 - Finish by 9:00pm

August 31, September 14 and 28, October 12

Meet at McCastlain Hall 108 - Confucius Institute

Community Language School - for Children 4-12 years

Scheduled in Fall for Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00pm in Torreyson West Room 317

04/08/2016 The Cultural Differences between Chinese and Western Education: From a PISA View

Time:Friday, April 8th,6:00 pm      Reception from 5:00 pm

Place: UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak Street, Conway

Register at (501) 852-0063

2015 Events

05/16/2015 Chinese Lesson on Chinese Calligraphy at Faulkner County Library

Time:May 16th, 2:00pm

Place: Faulkner County Library,1900 Tyler St. Conway Arkansas

Register at (501)32-77482

05/09/2015 Making Dumplings at Faulkner County Library

Time: May 9th,2:00pm

Place: Faulkner County Library,1900 Tyler St. Conway Arkansas

Register at (501)32-77482

05/02/2015 Chinese Lesson on Chinese tea at Faulkner County Library

Time:May 2nd, 2:00pm

Place: Faulkner County Library,1900 Tyler St. Conway Arkansas

Register at (501)32-77482

04/18/2015 HSK Chinese Proficiency Test

Time: 9:00am/ 1:30pm

Place: Irby 209, UCA

04/04,2015 YCT Chinese Proficiency Test

For more information:


04/04,2015 The 14th Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition for High School and College Students Preliminary Contest in Arkansas

Time: April 4th  (Saturday) 2015, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Place: Confucius Institute,Torreyson West 301 of University of  Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave.

For more information:


02/20,2015 Chinese Spring Festival Celebration

Time: Friday, Feb.20th, 5:30pm

Place: Ida Waldran Auditorium, Old Main, UCA

Free Admission

02/19,Public Lecture " Walmart- Writing a new successful story" by Mr. Donald Fan, senior director of Global Office of Diversity at Walmart.

Time: Thurday, Feb.19th, 4:00PM

Place: College of Business ( COB) Auditorium

Free Admission, Open to the public

2014 Events

10/24,2014 Chinese Karaoke Competition

Time: Friday, Oct.24th, 1:00pm

Place: Confucius Institute, 301 Torreyson West

Register at g-dqin@uca.edu

9/27,2014 Joint Concert by ECNU and UCA faculty and student musicians

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Snow Fine Arts Performance Hall

9/27,2014 CI DAY Celebration Outdoor Party

Chinese food, artifact exhibition, tea ceremony, maskpainting, games, performance

Time: 10:00 am-3:00pm

Place: Pracitce Field by  Crafton Alumni, UCA

9/26,2014 Public Lecture " The idea of multiple democracies" by Dr. Shijun Tong Chancellor of East China Normal University





Sturgis Hall, Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock

Reception and shuttle bus are provided.

Registration is needed:


10th Anniversary of Confucius Institute Worldwide


9/20,2014 Enchanting Melodies From China,  Chinese Music and Dance Performance presented by BEIJING NORMAL University

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA

9/12,2014  Mid-autumn Festival Party



Place: McCastlain Ballroom, UCA, Conway

Free event. For more information, check our Face Boook: https://www.facebook.com/ucaci2008


7/17-8/1, 2014 Arkansas High School Students Summer Camp in China


5/14-22/2014 Arkansas Educators' Trip to China


4/27/2014 Chinese Bridge--Chinese Proficiency Competition at Dallas



4/19/2014 Experience Chinese Culture Class: Chinese Calligraphy

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Place: Faulkner Country Library, Conway


4/17/2014 Chinese Culture Fair

Time: 11:00-3:30pm

Place: In front of Old Main, UCA


4/12/2014 Experience Chinese Culture Class: Paper cutting and Chinese knots

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Place: Faulkner Country Library, Conway


4/5/2014 Chinese Bridge--Chinese Proficiency Competition

Time: 2:00-4:30pm

Place: Torreyson West 302, UCA


3/39/2014 Experience Chinese Culture Class: Peking Opera

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Place: Faulkner Country Library, Conway


3/6/2014 Chinese Culture Club

Time: 1:40 - 2: 30

Place: Torreyson West 301


2/20/2014 Chinese Culture Club

Time: 1:40 - 2: 30

Place: Torreyson West 301

2/15/2014 Chinese Lantern Festival Celebration

Time: 10:00am Fuller Middle School

3:00pm Cabot High School

6:00pm Wildwood Park, Little Rock

2/6/2014 Chinese Culture Club

Time: 1:40 - 2: 30

Place: Torreyson West 301

Theme: Chinese Lantern Festival

2/1-2/2014 Arkansas Chinese Teachers Workshop

Microtel Inn, 2475 Sanders St., Conway, AR

1/31/2014 Chinese New Year Reception at UCA

Place: Brewer-Hegman Conference Center

Time: Jan.31st (Friday) 4:00—8:00 pm

1/26/2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at UALR

Place: UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Little Rock, AR

(2801 S. University Ave, Little Rock, AR, 72204)

Time: 6:00pm, Jan 26th, 2014
Ticket: Free Event

1/23/2014 Chinese Culture Club

Time: 1:40 - 2: 30

Place: Torreyson West 301

11/07/2013 Chinese Culture Club: Making dumplings

Chinese Culture Club: Make and Eat Dumplings!
When: 11-7, Thursday X-period 1:40-2:30pm
Where: 324 Western Ave. (Don't know the place? Come to Torreyson West 301 and get a mini map)

11/02/2013 Adventure in Chinese Culture: Chinese FOOD!


We will make and eat dumplings!
When: 2 p.m. Nov. 2, Saturday
Where: Faulkner County Library
The activity is free but limited to 30 people, and sign-up is required.
For more information or to register, call (501) 327-7482, email nancy@fcl.org.





10/26/2013 Adventure in Chinese Culture: Chinese Handcraft

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10/24/2013 Chinese Culture Club: Chinese Handcraft

When: 10-24, Thursday X-period 1:40-2:30pm

Where: Torreyson West 318

We will:

- make Chinese knots

- do Chinese paper-cutting

10/10/2013 Chinese Culture Club: Chinese Games

When: 10-10, Thursday X-period 1:40-2:30pm
Where: UCA Football Practice Field
We will:
- flyer kits
- play skip rope
- and kick shuttlecock

See you there!

10/12/2013 "Adventure in Chinese Culture" Lecture Series 1st: Chinese Tea Culture

UCA Confucius Institute and the Faulkner County Library will offer Adventures in Chinese Culture at 2 p.m. Oct. 12. Participants will learn the traditional Chinese tea ceremony. The class is free but limited to 30 people, and sign-up is required.
Also, a class on Chinese paper and knot crafts will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 26.
A third class, on making Chinese dumplings, will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 16.
For more information or to register for classes, call (501) 327-7482, email nancy@fcl.org

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9/26/2013 Chinese Club

Chinese Cultural Club this Thursday (9/26) X-period, 1:40-2:30
Chinese Calligraphy.
@Torreyson West, Rm. 301








9/22/2013 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration Gala

Chinese music & dance; Games; Moon cakes!
9/22 Sunday 6:30pm
Ida Waldran Auditorium, Old Main, UCA
Welcome, friends!
Free Event!




9/12/2013 Chinese Club

Thursday 9/12, X-period 1:40-2:30 pm

Torreyson West 310






9/9/2013 Chinese Table starts next Monday (9/9) 5:30pm, Cafeteria !

- Learn Chinese at UCA? Come and practice with native speakers!
- Wanna pick up some simple phrases in Chinese? Welcome!

Chinese Table on facebook





8/26/2013 Chinese Culture Fair

The Confucius Institute at UCA presents:
Chinese Culture Fair
When — 26, Aug. (Monday) 10:00am ~ 4:00pm
Where — the block area in front of Short&Denney Hall
What you can do —
1. Get information of various Chinese programs and activities at UCA;
2. Have your name written in Chinese calligraphy;
3. Play traditional Chinese games;
4. Get a bite of Chinese food;
And many more for you to discover!

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Chinese Art Performance Presented by Nanchang University Art Troupe

An artistic feast: Chinese folk songs, dances, dramas, music and more.. You won't want to miss.

Time:   7:00 pm  April 17th,  Wednesday, 2013,

Venue:  Ida Waldran Auditorium, UCA

Open to the public

Public Lecture by Professor Chung-ying Cheng

"Reality and Divinity in Chinese Philosophy"

A senior member of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hawai‘i since 1963, Professor Cheng has become an internationally well-known scholar-philosopher in Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. With a broad and deep background in the traditions of classical Chinese philosophy and Neo-Confucianism, he received his doctorate from Harvard University in the field of analytical philosophy and logic. He has lectured worldwide, and has received numerous honorary titles as honorary professor and university fellow. He is the founding president of the International Society of Chinese philosophy, and executive editor of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.  Professor Cheng has authored and edited 21 books and over 250 articles in Western, Chinese, and comparative philosophy.

Time:   April 1st, 2013, 7:00 pm

Venue:  UCA College of Business Auditorium

Sponsored by:

Humanities and World Cultures Institute, UCA College of Liberal Arts

UCA Confucius Institute

UCA Department of Philosophy and Religion


Lecture on Chinese Contemporary Dance

Speaker:  Ms. Nai-Ni Chen,

Artistic Director of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance  Company

 Time: 1:30 PM

             Thursday, March 7, 2013

Place: Torreyson West 320

The lecture is open to the public.

Live Performance ---Temptation of the Muses

Presented by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and The Ahn Trio

7:30 PM

March 7, 2013

Reynolds Performance Hall

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

6:00 PM

September 28, 2012

McCastlain Hall Ballroom

Sample traditional Moon Cakes and enjoy performances

by the UCA student population.

Open to Conway Community.

Admission is free.

Opportunities to win door prizes!