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Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera

The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University (CICO) is a nonprofit organization jointly formed by Binghamton University and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, and is sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, China. As all Confucius Institutes around the world, the CICO teaches Chinese language and culture. As a specialized Confucius Institute, however, it also focuses on promoting Chinese opera and music. In addition to offering courses on the Binghamton campus, the CICO organizes lectures, workshops and various other activities. It also establishes the only performance group in the United States to feature Beijing opera, which plays a major role in the promotion of Chinese opera, performing arts and culture on college campuses and in communities nationwide.

 

 

Board of Directors

From Binghamton University, SUNY:

Donald Nieman
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Board Chair

Anne McCall
Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Katharine Krebs
Vice Provost of International Education and Director of International Programs

 

John Chaffee
Distinguished Service Professor of History and Asian and Asian American Studies; Director of Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas

Barbara Wolfe
Associate Professor and Chair of Theater Department

James Burns
Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Music Department

 

Zu-yan Chen 陈祖言

Professor of Chinese Language and Literature; Director of CICO


From the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts:

Zhou Long 周龙
Vice President; Vice Chair of the Board
 

Cao Lin 曹林
Director of the Office of Academic Affairs

Zhang Yao 张尧
Professor and Chair of the Beijing Opera Department

Liu Xiaojun 刘小军
Professor and Chair of the Acting Department

Xie Zhenqiang 谢振强
Professor and Chair of the Music Department

Li Wei 李威
Professor and Chair of the Stage Design Department

 

Han Dongqing 韩冬青

Professor of Chinese Opera and Co-Director of CICO




Faculty

James Burns
Associate Professor of Music and Music Education Coordinator of CICO

Chenqing Song 宋晨清
Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics and Language Education Coordinator of CICO

Hong Zhang 张泓
Instructor of Chinese and Performance Coordinator of CICO

Qianghua Wang 王强华
Scenic Artist/Assistant Technical Director of Theatre and Artist of CICO

Julie Wang
Area Studies Librarian for Asian/Asian American Studies and CICO

 

Linghui Tu 涂玲慧
Visiting Professor of Theatre

 

Shijun Cheng 程世君

Visiting Associate Professor of Music

 

Weizhong Lei 雷伟中
Visiting Associate Professor of Chinese Language

 

Chunhua Li 李春华
Visiting Associate Professor of Chinese Language

 

Chan Wang 王婵 and Liuxiaoshuang Shi 石刘晓霜

Visiting Instructors of Chinese Language



Staff

Laura Scott 高若兰

Assistant to the Director of CICO
Office: (607) 777-3056
Fax: (607) 777-3039
Email: lscott@binghamton.edu

Office Location: LS G612 (lower level of Bartle Library, number G612)

 

 

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Last Updated: 10/14/14