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The Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture Series brings leading scholars in the field of China Studies to UB to present their research to broad, interdisciplinary audiences. Visit our events calendar to learn about upcoming and recent speakers.

All UB faculty members are invited to recommend prominent scholars in their fields so the series can cover a broad range of topics related to Chinese culture.

Recent presentations at UB have included:

  • TV for One Billion: Historical Evolution, Current Challenges, and Future Trends in China
    Zhifeng Hu, Professor, Communication University of China and Visiting Professor, Harvard University
  • A Gull Between Heaven and Earth: Imagery in Traditional Chinese Poetry
    Zu-yan Chen, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies and Director of the Confucius Institute, Binghamton University
  • Progressive Confucianism and Our Global Future
    Stephen C. Angle, Chair of the College of East Asian Studies and Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University
  • The Daoist Unhewn: One Sort of Knowing
    Brook A. Ziporyn, Professor of Chinese Religion, Philosophy and Comparative Thought, University of Chicago