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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:

  • Root and Contemporaneity (Feb 2019)
    Zhu Pei, Dean, School of Architecture, Cultural Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
  • The Socioeconomic Effects of China’s Forest Restoration and Conservation Programs (Oct. 2018)
    Conghe Song, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Humanism and Rationality: The Natures of Chinese Chan (Sept. 2018)
    Dedong Wei, Director, International Center for Buddhist Studies, Renmin University
  • A New Perspective on Confucius Ideology: Ideological Core of Timing and Ecological Ethics (May 2018)
    Xingguang Wang, Professor of History, Zhengzhou University
  • Changing Trends in China’s Inequality: Key Issues and Main Findings (May 2018)
    Terry Sicular, Professor of Economics, University of Western Ontario
  • Property Rights, Land Misallocation, and Agricultural Efficiency in China (April 2018)
    Shing-Yi Wang, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World (April 2018)
    Scott Tong, Marketplace Correspondent