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Event History

 

The list below provides a short description of every event the University at Buffalo Confucius Institute has organized or co-sponsored since its founding in 2009. If you are aware of other Confucius Institute events that should be on the list but have been omitted, please let us know.

The Confucius Institute looks forward to many more years of active programming and partnership with UB departments, K-12 schools, and community organizations in our efforts to support education and research about Chinese language and culture at UB and throughout the Buffalo area.

Confucius Institute events, fall 2009 to spring 2019 (PDF)

 

2019

CHINESE CHORAL CONCERT
November 2, 2019, 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Baird Recital Hall
Cosponsored by Chinese Club of Western New York Chorus

SYMPOSIUM: CHINESE LANGUAGE EDUCATION: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, AND TEACHING METHODS
October 26, 2019, 8:30AM – 6:00PM
280 Park Hall
Cosponsored by the Department of Learning and Instruction, UB Graduate School of Education

PERFORMANCE: AMAZING CHINESE OPERA
October 25, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30PM
Slee Hall
Presented by the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University (SUNY)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: HUMAN CAPITAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA
October 5-6, 2019
509 O’Brian Hall
International conference with 15 participating scholars from the U.S. and China
Cosponsored by the UB Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer, and Economic Growth and Development

CONFUCIUS INSTIUTE LECTURE: BEING THERE…THERE…AND THERE: AN OPEN DISCUSSION WITH DR. VANESSA FONG ABOUT LONGITUDINAL METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
September 18, 2019, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Vanessa Fong, Professor of Anthropology, Amherst College
474 Baldy Hall, UB North Campus
Cosponsored by the Educational Culture, Policy and Society Program, UB Graduate School of Education

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE LECTURE: EDUCATION, GENDER AND UPWARD MOBILITY AMONG CHINA’S SINGLE-CHILD GENERATION
September 18, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Vanessa Fong, Professor of Anthropology, Amherst College
555 Baldy Hall, UB North Campus
Cosponsored by the Educational Culture, Policy and Society Program, UB Graduate School of Education

MOON FESTIVAL CELEBRATION
September 13, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Student Union Atrium, University at Buffalo North Campus

TWO-WEEK SUMMER LANGUAGE STUDY PROGRAM IN BEIJING
July 7 – 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
29 student participants from UB and other SUNY campuses
Hosted by Capital Normal University, Beijing

UNDERSTANDING CHINA: A 30-HOUR NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR TEACHING ABOUT ASIA SEMINAR
July 8 – 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
509 O’Brian Hall (Law School Conference Room), UB North Campus
In association with the Five College Center for East Asian Studies and the Buffalo Teacher Center

BUFFALO NIAGARA DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL
June 15, 2019, 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Hope Chest Dragon Boat Team
Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo

JUNE IN BUFFALO
Confucius Institute sponsorship of composer-in-residence Lei Liang
June 3-9, 2019
Slee and Baird Halls, University at Buffalo
June in Buffalo is an annual program of UB’s Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music

ABORTION AS A TOPIC FOR FEMINIST HISTORICAL RESEARCH: THE CASE OF CHINA
May 7, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
207 UB Commons, UB North Campus
Matthew Sommer, Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University Gender Institute
Feminist Research Alliance Workshop Series

POLYANDRY AND WIFE SALE IN QING DYNASTY CHINA
May 6, 2019, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
509 O’Brian Hall, UB Nprth Campus
Matthew Sommer, Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University
Cosponsored by the UB Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, Gender Institute, Department of History and Confucius Institute

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE
April 16, 2019, 4:00-6:00 PM
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

BEYOND TELEOLOGICAL AND MAO-CENTERED HISTORY: THE BEGINNING OF THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION RECONSIDERED
April 10, 2019, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus
Yiching Wu, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

ANGER, COMPASSION, AND THE IDEA OF “NO SELF”
April 4, 2019, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
141 Park Hall, UB North Campus
Kwong-loi Shun, Professor of Philosophy, University of California-Berkeley
Cosponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Philosophy Department

FIGHTING FUTURE TERRORISM VIA SENSE OF BELONGING AT SCHOOL: EVIDENCE FROM CHINA AND 46 OTHER COUNTRIES
April 2, 2019, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Baldy 555, UB North Campus
Ming Ming Chiu, Chair Professor of Analytics and Diversity, Education University of Hong Kong
Cosponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Graduate School of Education

THE INVISIBLE “READING WARS” IN CHINA AND THE LESSONS FOR AMERICA
March 29, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Baldy 12, UB North Campus
Philip Hui Li, Professor in Early Childhood, Macquarie University, Australia
Cosponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Early Childhood

LANTERN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION
March 1, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Clemens 120, UB North Campus

ROOT AND CONTEMPORANEITY: DISTINGUISHED ARCHITECTURE LECTURE
February 13, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus
Zhu Pei, Dean, School of Architecture, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Co-organized by the School of Architecture and Planning

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
February 9, 2019, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
UB Center for the Arts
Organized by the UB Confucius Institute and Chinese Club of Western New York

THE BUTTERFLY LOVERS CONCERTO: CELEBRATING CHINESE NEW YEAR
February 2, 2019, 8:00 – 9:00 PM ; February 3, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo

2018

AMAZING CHINESE OPERA
November 16, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Slee Hall, UB North Campus
International Education Week event

INTERNATIONAL COFFEEHOUSE
November 15, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Student Union 210
Cosponsored by the Confucius Institute as part of International Education Week

THE THIRD WAY OF LOVE – FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
November 15, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Confucius Institute, 113 UB Commons
Cosponsored by the Confucius Institute as part of International Education Week

GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: CHINA AND GLOBAL HEALTH CONCERNS
November 15, 2018, 12:00 – 2:30 PM
182 Farber Hall
Simin Liu, Professor of Epidemiology and Director, Cardiometabolic Health, Brown University
Cosponsored by the Confucius Institute as part of International Education Week

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN CHINA
November 14, 2018, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Confucius Institute, 113 UB Commons International Education Week event

San Xun Martial Arts Performance
OCTOBER 24 @ 7:00 PM
Slee Hall, UB North Campus

The Socioeconomic Effects of China’s Forest Restoration and Conservation Programs
OCTOBER 19, 2018
Confucius Institute / Department of Geography lecture
170 Fillmore

China Town Hall
OCTOBER 9
Co-sponsored with the World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
Salvatore’s Restaurant

Chinese Bridge for Educators Study Tour
October 6-14, 2018
Beijing (CNU) and Xi’an

January – September 2018

Confucius Institute Day
September 30 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM
UB Center for the Arts Atrium

Dance of Youth: Charm of China
SEPTEMBER 17 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Performance by students from Capital Normal University
Drama Theater, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus

Humanism and Rationality: The Natures of Chinese Chan
SEPTEMBER 14 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Confucius Institute / Philosophy Department Lecture
Wang Xingguang, Professor of History, Zhengzhou University
Confucius Institute, 113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

Antipodal: Exhibition Opening
SEPTEMBER 6 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Part of the UB-Tsinghua Art Exchange
UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

Antipodal Intent: Creative Strategies for Environmental Quandaries
AUGUST 30 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Confucius Institute / Art Department Symposium
With students and faculty from UB and Tsinghua University
Department of Art Lower Gallery, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

Hearing Loss Diseases and Treatment: Audiology Continuing Education Workshop with China
JULY 21-29, 2018
UB North Campus

Chinese Bridge Two-Week Summer Camp in Beijing and Ping Yao
JULY 8 – 21
Hosted by Capital Normal University, Beijing

Buffalo Niagara Dragon boat festival
JUNE 16 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Buffalo Riverworks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo

A New Perspective on Confucius Ideology: Ideological Core of Timing and Ecological Ethics
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 4:00-5:30 PM
Wang Xingguang, Professor of History, Zhengzhou University
113 UB Commons

Changing Trends in China’s Inequality: Key Issues and Main Findings
May 4, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Economics Department Seminar / Confucius Institute Lecture
Terry Sicular, Professor of Economics, Western University, Ontario
444 Fronzack Hall, UB North Campus

Property Rights, Land Misallocation and Agricultural Efficiency in China
April 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Economics Department Seminar / Confucius Institute Lecture
Shing-Yi Wang, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
444 Fronzack Hall, UB North Campus

China in Africa: Global Perspectives
April 26, 2018, 9:00 – 4:00 PM
Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Committee Symposium
Cosponsored by UB Confucius Institute
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Love Education (2017)
April 25, 2018, 7:15 – 9:15 PM
Film Screening
With introduction and discussion by Yitian Zhai, PhD candidate, UB Department of Comparative Literature
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

Confucius Institute Open House
April 20, 2018, 4:00-6:00 PM
113 UB Commons

Yangqin: An Introduction
April 18, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Confucius Institute / Department of Music Lecture-Demonstration
Helen Yee, Music of China.
Baird Recital Hall, UB North Campus

The Assassin (2016)
April 11, 2018, 7:15 – 9:15 PM
Film Screening
With introduction and discussion by Yitian Zhai, PhD candidate, UB Department of Comparative Literature
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World
April 5, 2018, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Confucius Institute Lecture
Scott Tong, Marketplace Correspondent
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Youth (2017)
March 28, 2018, 7:15 – 9:30 PM
Film Screening
With introduction and discussion by Yitian Zhai, PhD candidate, UB Department of Comparative Literature
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

Lantern Festival Celebration
March 15, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
An evening of Chinese cultural activities, games, music, and food
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Chinese New Year Celebration
February 17, 2018, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Mainstage Theater, UB Center for the Arts, UB North Campus
Organized by the UB Confucius Institute and Chinese Club of Western New York

Chinese New Year Performance Tour
February 12-16, 2018
Local Chinese musicians, dancers and martial artists gave 12 performances in local K-12 schools throughout the week leading up to Chinese New Year

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (千里走单骑)
February 9, 2018, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Global Cinemaspectives film screening, in conjunction with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services
With introduction and discussion led by Huadong (Mark) Yin, Associate Director, UB Confucius Institute.
4 Knox Hall, UB North Campus

Also in spring 2018

Chinese Language Corner
Every Monday 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
A weekly conversation to help students converse in Chinese about everyday topics.
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

Community Language Classes
Beginning Chinese      Mondays
2nd-year Chinese        Tuesdays
113 UB Commons, 6:00-8:00 PM

Tai Chi Class
Every Wednesday, 5pm-6pm
145 Student Union, UB North Campus

 

2017

Income and Wealth Inequality in China
December 1, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Sociology Department Colloquium / Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
Yu Xie, Professor of Sociology, Princeton University
107 Capen Hall, UB North Campus 

Song of Silk Chinese Concert
November 15, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Presented by faculty and visiting professors from the Confucius Institutes of Binghamton University and Alfred University
Student Union Theater, UB North Campus

Imagination and Interpretation in the Classical Chinese Philosophical Tradition
November 9, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
Michael Puett, Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, Harvard University
509 O’Brien, UB North Campus

The Grand Master (一代宗师)
November 8, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Film Screening
With introduction and discussion by Nie Xi, Confucius Institute teacher at Nardin Academy.
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

Music of Youth: Color of China
November 5, 2017, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Capital Normal University (Beijing) Performance Tour 2017
Student Union Theater, UB North Campus 

Symposium on Chinese Philosophy: In Memory of Jiyuan Yu
November 3, 2017, 8:45 AM – 6:00 PM
Department of Philosophy / Confucius Institute Symposium
107 Capen Hall, UB North Campus 

Chinese Values and Their World Meanings
November 2, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Kang Ouyang, Dean, Institute of State Governance, and Director, Institute of Philosophy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus 

Building a 21st Century Chinese Language Program: New Approaches for Multicultural and Multilingual Universities
October 28-29, 2017
Department of Linguistics / Confucius Institute Symposium
509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus

Scholarships for Study in China
October 25, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Presentations by past scholarship winner Michaela Rubinfeld, Megan Stewart, UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, and UBCI Associate Director Mark Yin.
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus 

China Town Hall
October 24, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Webcast with Ambassador Susan E. Rice, former National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations, and local speakers including UBCI Director and Associate Professor of Economics Zhiqiang Liu.
Buffalo Niagara Marriott

Chinese Club of Western New York Chorus: In Concert
October 21, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
The Chinese Club Chorus, joined by students from City Honors School
Baird Hall, UB North Campus

Is There a Socialist Everyday? Collectivizing Beijing in the Mao Era
October 20, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Confucius Institute Distinguished Speaker
Fabio Lanza, Associate Professor of History of University of Arizona
509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus

Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Art for Today’s Healthcare World
October 18, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Herbert Lau, PhD.113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

The Road Home
October 13, 2017, 5:oo – 7:30 PM
Global Cinemaspectives film screening, in conjunction with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services
With introduction and discussion led by Huadong (Mark) Yin, Associate Director, UB Confucius Institute
4 Knox Hall, UB North Campus

The Piano in a Factory
September 13, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Film Screening
With introduction and discussion led by Nie Xi, Confucius Institute teacher, Nardin Academy
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

25th International Conference on Geoinformatics
August 2 – August 4, 2017
Center for Tomorrow and Buffalo Niagara Marriott
Organized by the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences and National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at Buffalo, co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute.

Understanding China: NCTA Seminar for Teachers
June 26 – June 30, 2017
Providing K-12 teachers with content and resources to more effectively teach about China. In association with the Buffalo Teacher Center and Five College Center for East Asian Studies
107 Capen Hall, UB North Campus

Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival
June 17, 2017
Buffalo Riverworks
Sponsored by Hope Chest Buffalo
UB Confucius Institute enters two teams and sponsors a Chinese culture table

Modern Judaism and Its Significance for Chinese Culture
May 9, 2017, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Confucius Institute Distinguished Speaker Event
Youde Fu, Founding Director, Judaic and Inter-Religious Studies Program, and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Shandong University, Jinan, China.
Samuel J. Friedman Library, 7th floor, Clemens Hall, UB North Campus
Cosponsored by the UB Department of Jewish Thought 

Chinese Zodiac
May 4, 2017, 7:00 -9:00 PM
Film Screening
Introduced by Confucius Institute Chinese teacher Chen Rongying, St. Benedict School
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

Singing Peking Opera: A Lecture Demonstration
May 3, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Youde Fu, Director, Judaic and Inter-Religious Studies Program, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, and President, Peking Opera Association, Shandong University
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

History Re-storied
April 27, 2017, 6:00 -7:30 PM
Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
Wang Hui, Principal Architect and Co-founder, Urbanus Architecture & Design, Beijing
301 Crosby Hall, UB South Campus.
Co-organized by the School of Architecture and Planning

Dearest
April 26, 2017, 7:00 -9:00 PM
Film Screening
Introduced by Confucius Institute Chinese teacher Nie Xi, Nardin Academy
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

Remembering Jiyuan Yu as a Colleague and Friend
April 21, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Moderator: Zhiqiang Liu, Director, University at Buffalo Confucius Institute
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus.

Chinese and Western Philosophy in Comparative Perspective: In Honor of the Late Professor Jiyuan Yu
April 20, 2017, 1:00 -3:50 PM
UB Department of Philosophy / Confucius Institute Symposium
509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus 

Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven
April 5, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Film Screening
Introduced by Confucius Institute Teacher Wang Zhao, Sacred Heart Academy
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

Eat Drink Man Woman
March 1, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Film Screening
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus

“King of Masks” and “Wu Tianming and His Films”
February 23, 2017, 4:00 – 6:40 PM
Distinguished Lecture and Film Screening
Tan Ye, Professor of Comparative Theater, University of South Carolina
Screening Room, 103 Center of the Arts, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute and Center for Global Media, Department of English

Intelligence of the Poor: Experimental Exhibitions in 1990s China
February 16, 2017, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
Feng (Eric) Fan, Assistant Professor, Institute of Contemporary Art, Tsinghua University
280 Park Hall, UB North Campus

Chinese Cultural Expo
February 10, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Student Union Lobby, University at Buffalo North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Chinese Student and Scholar Association and Confucius Institute

Memorial Service for Professor Jiyuan Yu
February 3, 2017, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Organized by the UB Department of Philosophy and Confucius Institute
Screening Room, 103 Center of the Arts, UB North Campus

Chinese New Year Celebration
January, 28, 2017, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Mainstage Theater, UB Center for the Arts, UB North Campus
Organized by the UB Confucius Institute and Chinese Club of Western New York 

Also in 2017

Community Language Classes
Beginning Chinese      Mondays
2nd-year Chinese        Tuesdays
113 UB Commons, 6:00-8:00 PM

Tai Chi Class
Every Wednesday, 5pm-6pm
Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 semesters
145 Student Union, UB North Campus

HSK and YCT Chnese language exams offered in 2017
HSK is a standardized international Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily life, academic and work settings.
The HSKK oral test is offered in conjunction with the HSK written test on select dates.
YCT is a standardized international Chinese language test to measure primary and secondary school students’ ability to apply Chinese in their studies and daily life.

HSK Exams                            HSKK Exams                         YCT Exam
January 14                              March 19                                 November 18
March 19                                 October 15
October 15                              December 5
December 5

 

2016

A Taste of Sichuan Province
November 30, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Yunqing Yang, Confucius Institute Guest Teacher, Nichols School
113 UB Commons

Amazing China: Selections from Beijing Opera
November 18, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Slee Hall, UB North Campus.
Presented by the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera, Binghamton University, SUNY
Sponsored by the UB Confucius institute as part of UB’s celebration of International Education Week

Recovering China’s Landscapes: A Symposium
October 26, 2016 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Hayes Hall 403, UB South Campus
Cosponsored by the UB School of Architecture and Planning, Confucius Institute, and Asian Studies Program.

China’s Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future
October 25, 2016, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
James Miller, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
October 18, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Organized by World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, Confucius Institute at University at Buffalo, School of Management at University at Buffalo, Asian Studies Program at University at Buffalo.
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew

Mountains May Depart
September 23, 2016, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Global Cinemaspectives film screening, in conjunction with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services
With introduction and discussion led by Qiaomei (Maggie) Lu, Associate Director, UB Confucius Institute
4 Knox Hall, UB North Campus

With and Without the Other: Art Exhibition Opening
September 8, 2016, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Graduate students and alumni from the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University and the Department of Art, University at Buffalo.
Artists: Fu Xin, Lin Ru, Alyssa Crane, Liu Rong Rong, Morgan Arnett, Sun Tianlong, Carl Spartz, Teng Teng, Zhou Quan, Liz Black, Wei Haoyu, Xu Dehao, Gareth Lichty, Zheng Xinyu, Caroline Doherty.
University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.
This exhibition and artistic exchange are co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Department of Art.

With and Without Agreement: Symposium on Chinese Art
September 1, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Featured Speakers: Ou Ning, Lecturer, Columbia University; Kristin Stapleton, Associate Professor, History Dept. and Asian Studies Program, University at Buffalo; Shannon Bassett, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo.
Department of Art Lower Gallery, B45 Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.
Symposium and art exhibition opening on September 8 co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Department of Art

Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival
June 18, 2016
Buffalo Riverworks
Sponsored by Hope Chest Buffalo
UB Confucius Institute enters a team and sponsors a Chinese culture table

China and the World: 1950s Urban Culture and Planning
April 29, 2016 8:30 am-4:15 PM
Organizer: History Department, University at Buffalo; Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute
107 Capen Hall, UB Honors College, UB North Campus.

Confucian “Xiao” as Filial Love
April 28, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Professor Chenyang Li, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore/Stanford University
Confucius Institute Distinguished Speaker Series
280 Park Hall, UB North Campus

Could Russia Have Followed the Pattern of Chinese Reforms?
April 27, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Alexaner Pantsov, Professor of History, Capitol University
107 Capen Hall, UB Honors College, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB History Department, Asian Studies Program, Honors College and Confucius Institute

Studying in China on Confucius Institute Scholarships
April 19, 2016, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
113 UB Commons, UB North Campus.

Looking Back: Chinese Music in the Eyes of a Chinese Musician
April 18, 2016, 1:00 pm-2:20 PM
Lecture / Demonstration by Yueqin Chen
Baird Recital Hall
In collaboration with the UB Music Department

Nutrition, the Elephant in the Room: Diet and Disease in China
April 12, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
T. Colin Campbell, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor, Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University
Confucius Institute Distinguished Speaker event
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

The Limits of Confucianism in America
March 29, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Sam Crane, W. Van Alan Clark ’41 Third Century Professor, Williams College
Confucius Institute Distinguished Speaker event
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

“Like Loving a Lovely Site”: Similes and Metaphors in Chinese Philosophy
March 22, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Bryan Van Norden, Professor of Philosophy, Vassar College
Confucius Institute Distinguished Speaker event
Park 280, UB North Campus

HT Chen and Dancers Present “South of Gold Mountain”
March 12, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Nichols School, Flickinger Performing Arts Center
Cosponsored by the Nichols School Confucius Classroom, Pick of the Crop Dance Company, UB Confucius Institute, New York State DanceForce, New York State Council on the Arts

A Conversation with New Music Composer Du Yun
March 7, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Baird Recital Hall, UB North Campus
Organized by UB Confucius Institute and the Department of Music at UB

Literature as a Way of Seeking for Truth
March 1, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Zu-yan Chen, Professor Chinese Literature and Confucius Institute Director, Binghamton University, SUNY
Confucius Institute Distinguished Speaker event
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Chinese New Year Celebration
February 7, 2016, 2:30 – 5:00PM
Mainstage Theater, UB Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo
Presented by the Chinese Club of Western New York and the UB Confucius Institute

 

2015

Chinese Folklore Music Performance
Chinese Culture Club Event
November 18, 2015

Symposium: Language Transitions: Policy and Practice from Primary to Higher Education
November 14, 2015
509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Graduate School of Education and Confucius Institute

China Trivia Competition
October 28, 2015
145 Student Union, North Campus

Nanjing Normal University Performance Tour
October 29, 2015
Student Union Theater, UB North Campus

Natural Conflicts: Husbandry, Environmental Protection and Controversial Water Use in Western China
Gregory Veeck, Western Michigan University
October 16, 12:00-1:30 pm
Cosponsored by Department of Geography, Asian Studies Program, and Confucius Institute
280 Park Hall, UB North Campus

An Evening of Chinese Classical Music
October 3, 2015, 7:30 PM
Slee Hall, UB North Campus
Featuring faculty and students from China’s Central Conservatory of Music

World War II with the Flying Tigers
Deborah Chung, University at Buffalo
Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
September 28, 2015, 4:00 PM
509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus

Flying Tigers Photo Exhibition
September 21-31, 2015
113 UB Commons, Confucius Institute, UB North Campus

Confucius Day Tent Festival
September 27, 12:00pm-3:00 pm
Student Union Field

TV for One Billion: Historical Evolution, Current Challenges, and Future Trends in China
Zhifeng Hu, Communication University of China
Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
September 15, 2015, 4:00-5:30pm
509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus

Rooted and Roaming: States of Contemporary Chinese Art
September 10, 6:00-8:00 pm
Art Department, Lower Gallery, UB Center for the Arts
Co-sponsored by the UB Department of Art and Confucius Institute

A Glance at China
September 1-25, 2015
Photography Competition sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute

China Bridge Study Tour for High School Students
July 16-31, 2015
Beijing and Harbin, China

Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival
June 19, 2015
Lake LaSalle, University at Buffalo
Sponsored by Hope Chest Buffalo
UB Confucius Institute enters a team for the first time and sponsors and Chinese culture table

George Lee and the UB-China Academic Relationship
May 5, 2015, 3:00 PM
Symposium and presentation of Confucius Educator Award to Professor George C. Lee
107 Capen Hall, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Office of Vice Provost for International Education and Confucius Institute

A Gull Between Earth and Heaven: Imagery in Traditional Chinese Poetry
April 24, 2015, 4:00 PM
Zu-yan Chen, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Binghamton University
120 Clemens Hall
Co-sponsored by the UB Department of Comparative Literature and Chinese Language Program

Chinese Art through Early Bronze Mirrors
March 27, 2015, 12:00 PM
Professor Hanmo Zhang, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, SUNY New Paltz
280 Park Hall, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Asian Studies Program and Confucius Institute

2015 Chinese temple Fair

March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Student Union Atrium, University at Buffalo
Co-sponsored by the UB Chinese Student and Scholars Association and Confucius Institute

2015 Chinese New Year Celebration
February 21, 2014, 2:30–5:00 PM
UB Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre

Chinese New Year Art Contest
Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, EZ Mandarin of Western New York, and the Chinese Club of Western New York

Suicide in China: a Confucian Perspective
February 13, 2015, 4:00 PM
Jie Zhang, Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for China Studies, Buffalo State College
Clemens 120, UB North Campus

 

2014

Progressive Confucianism and Our Global Future
November 13, 2014, 5:30 PM
Stephen C. Angle, Chair, College of East Asian Studies, and Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University
UB Distinguished Lecture Series
Park 280, UB North Campus

Confucianism and Education: An International Symposium
October 17-19, 2014
Organized by the UB Graduate School of Education and Confucius Institute
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, Amherst, NY

Confucius Day / Moon Festival Celebration
September 26, 2014
Drama Theater, UB Center for the Arts
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, Capital Normal University, Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, and the UB College of Arts and Sciences

Experience China Summer Camp
August 4-15, 2014
Elmwood Franklin School

Chinese Bridge High School Summer Camp
July 2014
14-day study tour to Beijing and Jinan  

Chinese Embroidery Exhibition and Demonstration
May 13-14, 2014
Roycroft Campus Corporation, East Aurora

May 15, 2014
Student Union Lobby, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Student and Scholars Association

The Daoist Unhewn: One Sort of Knowing
April 10, 2014
Brook Ziporyn, Professor of Chinese Religion, Philosophy, and Comparative Thought, University of Chicago
Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

The Conflict of Values in Contemporary China
April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM
Kang Ouyang, Professor of Philosophy and Vice Chairman, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
280 Park Hall, UB North Campus

Chinese Architecture: Linking Heaven and Earth
February 27, 2014
Beverly Foit-Albert, RA, PhD, President, Foit-Albert and Associates
Clemens 120, UB North Campus

East Meets West: Wu Man in Concert with the BPO
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:30 PM
Kleinhans Music Hall 

2014 Chinese New Year Celebration
February 2, 2014, 2:00–4:30 PM
UB Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre

2014 Chinese New Year Art Contest: “Happy Chinese New Year of the Horse”
February 9, 2014
Children ages 5-18
Bryant & Stratton College, Orchard Park Campus,
Sponsored by EZ Mandarin of WNY, Chinese Club of WNY, Bryant & Stratton College, the Orchard Park Recreation Department, and the UB Confucius Institute.

Second Annual Southtowns Chinese New Year/Lantern Festival Community Event
February 9, 2014, 12:00–3:00 PM
Bryant and Stratton College, Orchard Park Campus
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, EZ Mandarin of Western NY, Chinese Club of Western NY, Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute, the Town of Orchard Park Recreation Department, and Bryant & Stratton College 

Chinese Music Concert at Pausa Art House
January 16, 2014, 8:00 pm
Featuring Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu on guzheng
With special guest Peter Worden on guqin
Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo
In conjunction with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia seminar for teachers

Living and Laughing in Two Different Cultures
January 20, 2014
Cathy Bao Bean, Author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle
120 Clemens Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus

 

2013

The Encyclopedia or Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Professions and The Complete Library of the Four Branches: Comparisons and Connections
December 4, 2013, 12:00 pm
Xiaohua Chen, Professor of History and Director of the Historical Documents Seminar, Capital Normal University, Beijing
280 Park Hall, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored with the Department of History and Asian Studies Program 

“Why Does Ritual Matter? Theories from Classical China”
October 18, 2013, 3:00 pm
Professor Michael Puett, Professor of Chinese History, Harvard University
Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
Clemens 120, UB North Campus

CHINA Town Hall:  Local Connections, National Reflections
Live webcast with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and on-site discussion with former Henry Luce Foundation Vice President Terry Lautz
Monday, October 28, 2013, 7:00 pm
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus
Sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, UB Asian Studies Program, and UB Confucius Institute 

Moon Festival Celebration
September 19, 2013
Slee Hall, UB North Campus
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, Capital Normal University, Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, and the UB College of Arts and Sciences 

4th Annual Chinese Language Teacher Workshop
August 30 – September 1, 2013
280 Park Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus 

China and India: Comparisons and Connections
July 1-19, 2013
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers
Organized by the Asian Studies Program, co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute

18th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)

July 21-24, 2013
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center
Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp
July 2013
17-day study tour to Beijing and Kunming

Experience China Summer Camp
July 8-19, 2013, East Aurora Union Free Schools
July 15-26, 2013, Lewiston-Porter Central Schools
July 15-26, 2013, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
July 15-26, 2013, Depew Union Free Schools

Raise the Red Lantern
July 8, 7:00 pm
Film directed by Zhang Yimou
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus
Part of the NEH Summer Institute: China and India: Comparisons and Connections, organized by the UB Asian Studies Program

An Evening of Chinese Music
July 5, 7:30 pm
Featuring Hong Zhang (mezzo soprano) and Zhongbei Wu (guzheng)
Center for the Arts Screening Room, University at Buffalo, North Campus
Part of the NEH Summer Institute: China and India: Comparisons and Connections, organized by the UB Asian Studies Program

Building Out and Building Up: Understanding Urban Hyper-development in Contemporary China
April 19-20, 2013
309 Crosby Hall, UB South Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Asian Studies Program, School of Architecture and Planning, and Confucius Institute

Chinese Paper Cutting Exhibition and Demonstration
April 6, 2013, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Power House, Roycroft Campus, East Aurora
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Roycroft Campus Corporation 

Lecture by Han Lixun, Chief Designer for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
March 9, 10:30 am
Screening Room, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies and Confucius Institute

Southtowns Chinese New Year Lantern Festival
February 24, 2013, 12:00–3:00 pm
Bryant and Stratton College, Orchard Park Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, EZ Mandarin of Western NY, Chinese Club of Western NY, Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute, Town of Orchard Park Recreation Department, and Bryant & Stratton College

Chinese New Year Celebration
February 10, 2013, 2:00pm–4:30 pm
Mainstage Theater, Center for the Arts University at Buffalo North Campus
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western NY, in partnership with the Gold Summit Organization for the Development of Eastern Culture.

 

2012

Design Foreign: How “Made in China” Is Becoming “Designed in China”
November 13, 2012, 5:30 pm
Michael James Rogers, UB School of Architecture and Planning
301 Crosby Hall, University at Buffalo’s South Campus

Iconic Or ?: Regional Practice Within Global Context
October 31, 2012, 5:30 pm
Li Xiaodong, Chair, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing
301 Crosby Hall, UB South Campus

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
October 29, 2012
Local speaker: Andrew Mertha Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus
Cosponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, UB Asian Studies Program, and UB Confucius Institute

2012 Moon Festival Celebration
September 30, 7:00 pm
Slee Hall, UB North Campus
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, Capital Normal University, Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, and the UB College of Arts and Sciences

Chinese Language Teacher Workshop
August 24-26, 2012
120 Clemens Hall (Friday, August 24)
280 Park Hall (Saturday-Sunday, August 25-26)

Chinese Bridge High School Summer Camp
July 2012
17-day study tour to Beijing and Changzhou

Experience China Summer Camp
Four 2-week sessions at three Western NY schools.

Beyond New Confucianism: Confucian Thought for Twenty-first Century China
April 27-28, 2012
107 Capen (Honors College Colloquium Room)
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, with support from SUNY-Geneseo, UB Humanities Institute, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, UB Philosophy Department, and UB Asian Studies Program

Sichuan University Art Troupe Performance
February 18, 2012, 6:30 pm
Warren Enters Theater, Buffalo State College
Cosponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Center for China Studies at Buffalo State College, in association with the Confucius Institute for Business at SUNY Levin Institute

Constructing Place and National Identity through Architecture: Comparison between Contemporary China and Greece
February 17, 2012, 12:00 pm
Ho Hon Leung, Sociology Department, State University of New York College at Oneonta
105 Diefendorf Hall, South Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB School of Architecture and Planning, Asian Studies Program, and Confucius Institute

Chinese Temple Fair
February 6, 2012, 12:30–5:00 pm
UB Student Union
Co-sponsored by UB Confucius Institute and UB Chinese Student and Scholars Association

Chinese New Year Celebration
January 28, 2012, 2:30–4:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Chinese Club of Western New York

 

2011

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
November 16, 2011
Featuring webcast with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. national security advisor during the Carter administration
Sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, UB Asian Studies Program, and UB Confucius Institute

Beijing Buffalo: Translation
September 16-October 22, 2011
Featuring collaborative artwork by students from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and the UB Department of Visual Studies MFA program.
2nd Floor Gallery, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus

Moon Festival Celebration
October 1, 2011, 7:00 pm
Slee Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, Capital Normal University, Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, and the UB College of Arts and Sciences

Performance Tour
October 2-8, 2011
Albion Elementary School, Depew Middle School, Depew High School, Eden Elementary School, Grover Priess Primary School, Eden Junior/Senior High School, Silver Creek Elementary School, and City Honors School

Chinese Bridge High School Summer Camp
July 2011
17-day study tour to Beijing and Luoyang

Experience China Summer Camp
July 2011
Language and culture day camps at City Honors School, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, Starpoint School District, and Williamsville School District

Chinese Bridge for American Educators
June 19-26, 2011
Study tour to Beijing and Tianjin for 17 Western New York educators
Sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban

Chinese Language Teacher Workshop
June 27, 28, and 30, 2011
University at Buffalo, North Campus

UBCI Chinese Culture Trivia Contest
April 20, 2011

Chinese New Year Celebration
February 5, 3:00-6:00 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Chinese Club of Western NY

 

2010

Chinese Bridge Study Tour to China for American Educators
December 2010
Sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban

Chinese Moon Festival Celebration Performance
October 1, 2010
Nichols School, Buffalo
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute

Living with the Enemy: Insights from the Manchurian Diary of Jin yufu, 1931–1935
September 22, 2010, 12:00 pm
Annping Chin, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Yale University
509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus
Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, Asian Studies Program and Department of History

Matteo Ricci and His Legacy in China: The Perils of Success
September 21, 7:00 pm
Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History, Yale University
City Honors School, Buffalo
Presented by the UB Confucius Institute and Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Fund. Co-sponsored by the Buffalo Public Schools, UB Department of History and Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy

Chinese Bridge High School Summer Camp
July 2010
17-day study tour to Beijing and Xi’an for Buffalo Public School Students

Experience China Summer Camp
July 2010
Language and culture day camps at South Park High School and Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

Chinese Folk Dance residency at UB
January–June 2010
Xingqiong He, choreographer, teacher, and performer, Chengdu Musical Theater Troupe
Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and Theatre and Dance Program

Grand Opening Ceremony
April 9, 2010
Mainstage Theater, UB Center for the Arts