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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:

  • Literature as a Way of Seeking for Truth
    Jinmei Yuan, Professor of Philosophy, Creighton University
  • Like Loving a Lovely Sight: Similes and Metaphors in Chinese Philosophy
    Bryan Van Norden, Professor of Philosophy, Vassar College
  • The Limits of Confucianism in America
    Sam Crane, Professor of Political Science, Williams College
  • Nutrition, the Elephant in the Room: Diet and Disease in China
    Colin Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
  • Confucian Xiao as Filial Love
    Chenyang Li, Professor of Philosophy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • China’s Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future
    James Miller, Professor of Religious Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario