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 Visit 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 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 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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