Academic & Business Programs

Faculty Exchange: The ASU Confucius Institute promotes both academic and cultural exchange through visiting scholar programs with Sichuan University and other universities in China.

Lectures and Symposia: The Confucius Institute regularly invites scholars and professional experts to present public lectures and presentations on China-related research and business topics.

Past Events

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

China has become an economic powerhouse and an increasingly influential global player with growing collaborative and strategic opportunities. In this panel, the speakers will share experiences and discuss strategies for developing synergies of conducting business between the U.S. and China.

Featured Speakers:

  • "Path to Globalization - The Pactera Story"
    Jeff Wu, Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer Pactera Technology International
  • "China Opportunities: Cultural Products and Media Industries"
    Daniel Shum, Partner, Najafi Companies
    Emily Tadano, Vice President,  Najafi Companies
  • "Medtronic in China - A Short History and What's Next..."
    Randal Schulhauser, Sr. Product Development Manager, Medtronic, Inc.

For questions, please contact Tony Tam at or Fannie Tam at

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited, please click the title to register.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:30am


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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:30pm


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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:30am

This talk will by presented by Dr. Xiaolu Wang of Sichuan University. 

It focuses on how the traditional mono-Marxism, i.e. mainly translated from the former Russian’s interpretation and selection as the authentic dominant ideology for the study of both literature and art in mainland China, has been relocated, since the late 20th century, on the original Marxism, based on the direct translation from German. And what’s more, more neo-Marxist or post-Marxist theorists in both Europe and North America have been introduced together with other western cultural and literary theories as the important Western sources for theoretical discourse in the field of literary and cultural studies. Tracing such a clue, the speaker tries to demonstrate that the academic culture within mainland China has been under transformation with diversified sources toward its modernity in scholarship in both social sciences and the humanities.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The ASU Confucius Institute will host a professional teacher workshop for teachers in its eight Confucius Classrooms. The title of the workshop is “Enriching Teaching Experience Through Classroom Activities”.

During the workshop, teachers will have opportunities to share their best practices and activities they use in the ASU Confucius Classrooms.

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