Promoting Chinese language and culture in the Mid-South.

CIUM proudly offers and participates in various programs to promote the Chinese language and culture throughout the Mid-South area. We are proud to be the only Confucius Institute with a bachelor's degree program of Asian Studies and International Trade (ASIT). We have partnered with Hubei University to offer a comprehensive study-abroad program, whereby our ASIT students have the extraordinary opportunity to learn in China.

Degree Program

Asian Study International Trade

The Asian Studies and International Trade (ASIT) program at the University of Memphis provides students with the critical combination of skills that progressive companies seek. More information

Hubei University Program

With an international vision, Hubei University keeps making breakthroughs in international exchange. It has established stable relationship of exchange and cooperation with more than 100 universities and research institutes in over 30 countries and regions. Hubei University has been accepting international students since 1960s, it has now become an ideal place for international students to live and study. The International College of Hubei University is dedicated to international students’ enrollment, administration and management, as well as Chinese language teaching and training. More information

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday Sep.8 CIUM new teacher Orientation and teaching methodology seminar
  • Monday Sep. 10 TN-China Network event in Memphis – China Business Experts Roundtable, in partnership with Memphis Chamber
  • Monday Sep. 13 9:30-11:30 PDS cultural event
  • Thursday, September 20 Discover Your Major Day
  • Saturday Sep.22 Collierville International Festival
  • Monday Sep. 24 CIUM Open House
  • Nov. 4 – 10 Woodblock New Year pictures exhibition (lectures and seminars in Dept. of Art)
  • December 1st 2018 City of Memphis Holiday Parade Saturday – "Dragon Dance"
  • 2019 Rhodes College, SEC-AAS Conference (co-sponsor)
  • Feb 4-10 2019 FedEx Forum Dragon Dance
  • Feb 2019 Lakeland Dragon Dance
  • More information

Annual Events

  • UM Language Fair (TBD)
  • Asian American Association – Tour of Asia (TBD)
  • Chinese culture lecture series (year round, TBD)
  • “Panda and me” story series (TBD)
  • Spring Festival Gala (TBD)
  • International Festivals in local communities-Germantown and Collierville (TBD)
  • Discover your major day (TBD)
  • “Confucius Day” activity series (Mid-Autumn and CIUM open house in September)
  • Tiger Blue Goes Green (TBD)
  • Chinese movie series (TBD)
  • * We will update the date of Annual Events on CIUM Website, Facebook and Twitter when the time is scheduled. More information