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China Experience Thematic Year

The MSU Cultural Engagement Council launched a thematic year of cultural and other educational programming on campus and in Michigan on the China Experience that commenced in February 2015 and runs through the summer of 2016. A wide variety of lectures, exhibitions, performances, seminars, and educational experiences are being offered to both campus and community members. The MSU Arts and Culture website, managed by UOE, features a complete calendar of events as well as featured articles and blogs related to China during this period.


  • MSU Cultural Engagement Council members
  • MSU Asian Studies Center
  • MSU China Center, Confucius Center
  • China Consulate (Chicago)
  • China Business Association (Detroit), Chinese-American Business Association (Lansing)
  • MSU Chinese Graduate Student Organization
  • MSU Chinese Undergraduate Student Organization
  • MSU International Studies Program
  • Office of International Students and Scholars


  • MSU Office of the Provost
  • MSU Asian Studies Program
  • MSU China Center
  • MSU International Studies and Programs

MSU Cultural Engagement Council Members

  • College of Music
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • Residential College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
  • Broad Museum of Art
  • MSU Museum
  • Abrams Planetarium
  • University Outreach and Engagement


C. Kurt Dewhurst

Director for Arts and Cultural Partnerships, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Michigan State University Museum
Professor, Department of English
University Outreach and Engagement Campus Senior Fellow

Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship