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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.

Call for conference and symposium proposals (calendar year 2021)

Recent UBCI-sponsored conferences and symposia include:

  • Chinese Language Education: Curriculum Development, Classroom Management, and Teaching Methods
    Cosponsored with the Department of Learning and Instruction, UB Graduate School of Education
    October 26, 2019
    View the conference agenda
  • Human Capital and Economic Development in China
    Cosponsored with the UB Center for Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer, Economic Growth and Development and the Department of Economics
    October 5-6, 2019
    View the conference agenda
  • June in Buffalo
    Sponsoring the participation of composer-in residence Lei Liang
    Presented by the UB Department of Music and the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music
    June 3-9, 2019
    Read more about June in Buffalo 2019
  • Global Health Symposium: China and Global Health Concerns
    Organized and cosponsored with the UB Office of Global Health Initiatives, School of Public Health and Health Professions
    November 15, 2018
  • Antipodal Intent: Creative Strategies for Environmental Quandaries
    Organized by and cosponsored with the UB Department of Art as part of the UB-Tsinghua Art Exchange
    August 30, 2018
    Followed by the opening reception for the Antipodal UB-Tsinghua collaborative art exhibition, September 6, 2018
    Learn more
  • Audiology Workshop on Hearing Disorders with China
    Organized by and cosponsored with the UB Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences and the Center for Hearing and Deafness
    July 22-29, 2018
  • Symposium on Chinese Philosophy: In Memory of Jiyuan Yu
    Organized and co-sponsored with the UB Department of Philosophy
    November 3, 2017
    View the symposium agenda
  • Building a Twenty-first Century Chinese Language Program: New Approaches for Multicultural and Multilingual Universities
    Organized and co-sponsored with the Chinese Language Program in the UB Department of Linguistics
    October 28-19, 2017
  • 25th International Conference on Geoinformatics
    Co-sponsored with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at Buffalo and the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences
    August 2-4, 2017
  • Chinese and Western Philosophy in Comparative Perspective: In Honor of the Late Professor Jiyuan Yu
    Organized and co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy
    April 20, 2017
  • 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