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

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 (All day) - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 (All day)

ASU CI collaborates with Sichuan University and ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) to offer an intensive 8-week summer Chinese language program at Sichuan University.

Application: Jenny Fisher in ASU’s Center for Global Education Services at jenny.fisher@asu.edu. Visit https://studyabroad.asu.edu/?go=Sichuan about the application process and program deadline.

Program poster, click here.

Fellowship support and travel grant: ASU students can apply for summer fellowships from the ASU Confucius Institute, click here for application. The information on travel grant and other scholarships can be found on https://studyabroad.asu.edu. Click “ASU Students” then “Financing your Study Abroad”. The deadline to apply for this grant is March 15, 2011.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

Dr. Michael E. Everson is an Associate Professor of Foreign Language Education at The University of Iowa. He will present a teacher workshop on “Do We Really Know About How Students Learn Chinese Characters?”

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP to Lihong Ge at lihong.ge@asu.edu before April 29. Click for flyer.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:00pm

“How did the non-Han people become the Han Chinese in Early Medieval China?”

This talk is given in Mandarin Chinese by Dr. Hou Xudong, professor of Tsinghua University.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

“From Collective Amnesia to National Festival: The Celebration of Birthdays and Buddhism in Medieval China.”

This talk is given in Mandarin Chinese by Dr. Hou Xudong, professor of Tsinghua University.

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 4:00pm

A talk of Dr. Ronald Egan Talks , Professor of Chinese, University of California, Santa Barbara.

《管锥编》出版后,学者们异口同声称赞钱锺书学问渊博,对中国古籍和西洋文学有独特的见地,但一般读者对钱锺书为何致力于这看似琐碎无章的论作有点不解. 艾朗诺教授将从《管锥编》的内容以及钱锺书其他言论着手,探讨他从事这浩大工程的动机,有时候钱锺书避而不谈的话比他说出的话更值得我们注意.

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