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Conferences and Symposia

The UB Confucius Institute sponsors conferences, symposia, artistic production and workshops related to Chinese language and culture.

All UB faculty are invited to submit proposals for UBCI support for a project they are planning. Before submitting a proposal, faculty members are encouraged to contact the Confucius Institute to discuss potential funding levels and administrative details.

Recent UBCI-sponsored conferences and symposia include:

  • Recovering China’s Landscapes: Renewing Confucian Values of Harmony and Balance in Nature through Architecture and Design
    Organized and co-sponsored with the Department of Architecture
    October 26, 2016
  • Cultural Discourse Through the Making of Contemporary Chinese Art
    Symposium, artists residency, and art exhibition organized by the UB Department of Art
    August 28-September 9, 2016
  • Chinese Views of the Global Order: Sino-Soviet Relations
    Organized by the Department of History as part of “Building an Interdisciplinary Approach To Study Chinese Views of the Global Order,” a scholarly initiative of the Research Foundation of SUNY
    April 27-29, 2016
  • Language Transitions: Policy and Practice of Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language
    Collaboration with the UB Graduate School of Education
    November 14, 2015
  • George C. Lee and the UB/China Academic Relationship
    Symposium in Honor of Professor George C. Lee
    May 5, 2015
  • International Conference on Confucianism and Education
    Co-sponsored by the UB Graduate School of Education
    October 17-19, 2014
  • Globalism in Chinese Perspective
    Symposium in Honor of Professor Roger Des Forges, in conjunction with the Department of History, Asian Studies Program, and Office of International Education
    October 2, 2014