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 anthony.tam@asu.edu or Fannie Tam at fannie.tam@asu.edu

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

Direction to ASU Memorial Union: http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&building=MU

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:30am

应ASU孔子学院和国际与文学院的邀请,来自中国四川大学的著名学者王晓路教授将为ASU做中文主题讲座。本讲座通过展示20世纪中国最为典型的社会风尚,折射出其中重要的观念变革。讲座者将这一社会文化风尚的变迁视为内在观念变化的重要表征,透视出风尚背后观念演进史,从中揭示民族国家现代进程中观念发生与变迁的历史文化意义及其重要性。

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:30pm

应ASU孔子学院和国际与文学院的邀请,来自中国四川大学的著名学者王晓路教授将为ASU做中文主题讲座。本讲座对中国文化中的“鬼”以及相关的概念进行了梳理,将重点置于自我与非我文化的认知关系上,从其中的一些关键词语,如“夷”、“狄”、“蛮”、“洋鬼子”、“鬼子”以及“老外”等称呼和言说的变化中,呈现中国对外部世界观的逐渐迁移。中国历史实际是与周边区域与外部世界不断的交融、碰撞和互识的历史。从“鬼”到“老外”作为外在称呼的变化,说明了中国文化从内向外的转变进程,同时也说明了中国文化在主动进入国际社会的过程中更为包容和开放。

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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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