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Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera

The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO) at Binghamton University  is a nonprofit organization jointly formed by Binghamton University and the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts (NACTA), and is sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, China. As with all Confucius Institutes around the world, CICO supplies tools and support for teaching Chinese language and culture. Furthermore, as a specialized Confucius Institute, it also focuses on promoting Chinese opera and music. In addition to offering courses on the Binghamton campus, CICO organizes lectures, workshops and various other activities. Binghamton's Confucius Institute has also established the only performance group in the United States to feature Beijing opera, a unique aspect of our Confucius Institute which plays a major role in the promotion of Chinese opera, performing arts and culture on college campuses and in communities nationwide. Join our Facebook Page to keep up with the latest news and activities!


Board of Directors:

Binghamton University Members

Donald Nieman

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Board Chair

Krishnaswami Srihari

Dean of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

Elizabeth Chilton

Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

John Chaffee

SUNY 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

Ji-Song (Robert) Ku

Associate Professor and Chair of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS)

Zu-yan Chen 陈祖言

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Chinese Language and Literature; Director of CICO

National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts (NACTA) Members

Ba Tu 巴图

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

Yu Jiangang 于建刚

Director of International Affairs


Faculty

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

Ting Wang 王婷

Visiting Associate Professor of Chinese Opera

Yuanyuan Gao 高媛媛

Visiting Associate Professor of Chinese Language

Junzhi Zhu 朱君芝

Visiting Associate Professor of Chinese Language

Zichen He 何子琛

Visiting Instructor of Chinese Opera

Yuxiao Chen 陈雨潇

Visiting Instructor of Chinese Traditional Music

Lu Yan 闫璐 

Visiting K-12 Chinese Language Instructor


Staff

Carrie Feyerabend 白珂

Assistant to the Director of the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO)

Office: (607) 777-3056
Fax: (607) 777-3039
Email: cbuck@binghamton.edu

Office Location: Library South Ground 612 (LSG 612)

Last Updated: 7/24/18