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The Confucius Institute holds other inspirational events that complement its Chinese language and culture courses. These include workshops and study tours.


Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme

On 26 March 2021, the Attorney-General’s Department revoked the provisional transparency notice previously issued to the Confucius Institute under the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018. Read more.

Past events

In celebration of Lunar New Year, the Confucius Institute invited Sydneysiders to experience the 2020 Sydney Lunar Festival’s Lunar Lanterns Exhibition, guided by The Rat Lantern artist Claudia Chan Shaw. Sydney born creative Claudia Chan Shaw has a multi-faceted career as an installation artist, photo artist, curator, fashion designer, broadcaster and author. Her knowledge of contemporary Australian art and design is nothing short of prodigious. 


Thank you to everyone who attended our Beibei Wang and Taikoz: Rhythms of the World on 22 September 2019.

Beibei and Taikoz lit up the stage with an astounding display of musicianship and artistry, receiving glowing compliments from all those in attendance. A big thank you for your magnificent performance!

Special mentions to our partners: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and China Southern Airlines for your generous support; as well as the staff members and student volunteers that worked tirelessly behind the scenes. Your contribution was integral to the event’s success.


The University of Sydney Confucius Institute and Lotus Dining Group were excited to bring you an Exclusive Mother’s Day Lunch at The Gardens by Lotus.

Located inside the tranquil and elegant Chinese Garden of Friendship, The Gardens by Lotus is a one-of-a-kind Chinese dining experience: a modern interpretation of a traditional Chinese teahouse. The menu complements its location, offering traditional Chinese dishes with an innovative twist.


To support the Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition On Sharks & Humanity, the Confucius Institute organised a guided tour and a Lunar New Year celebratory lunch for our partners and Chinese media on 22 February 2019. Together we learnt that sharks—much maligned and misunderstood—are critical to our oceans’ ecosystems.


The Confucius Institute proudly supported the On Sharks & Humanity exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum in 2019. This thought-provoking exhibition about shark protection showcased work from some of China’s leading contemporary artists.