Xavier University of Louisiana Confucius Institute, in partnership with Hebei University in China, is the first Confucius Institute among the nation’s HBCUs and in the State of Louisiana.  The Institute is named after Confucius (551-478 B.C.E.), whose promotion of education, moral behavior and social harmony profoundly shaped East Asian civilization.   

The Confucius Institute at Xavier University helps prepare students to become global leaders, and teaches Chinese language, culture, and economic development courses to Xavier students and the surrounding communities.  It also aims to facilitate research activities in the above areas and promote increased understanding between the United States and China.

From October 18 to October 20, the Confucius Institute will celebrate its Grand Opening on Xavier campus. 

The events include:

Friday October 19, 3pm-5:30pm, St. Joseph Courtyard
Opening Ceremony with music performance
Presidential Gala (invitation only) 6:30 pm;
Saturday October 20, 2-3pm, Qatar Auditorium
Chinese Traditional Medicine workshop
Taichi workshop

For more information, please visit http://www.xula.edu/confucius.