China Forum: Wisdom of Lao Tzu, Coming Up Wed. March 5


The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a new “China Forum” lecture on Wednesday March 5, 2014.

Professor Duh Bauruei, National Taiwan University (台湾大学), an internationally renowned scholar on the study of Taoism and I-Ching (Book of Changes 易经), will give a talk “Introduction to the Wisdom of Lao Tzu.”, as one of the featured lectures for the CI’s China Forum series of lectures.


Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: GORE HALL 205

Direction and parking info for Gore Hall:

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided after the event. The event is open to the public for free.



Lecture on China’s Imperial Examination on Oct. 29, 2013

The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Confucius Institute Cordially invite you to The Third Annual University of Delaware-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series “China’s Imperial Examination: An Important Cultural Tradition” by Professor Yang Zhong, Secretary-General, National Commission on Classics Editing & Research from Peking University, China.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in Lecture Room 319, Willard Hall Education Building.

The event is free and open to the public.


China Forum: “China Model, Universalism, and Asian Values”

The Confucius Institute is honored to have invited Dr. Kang Liu, Director of China Research Center from Duke University to talk about “China Model, Universalism, and Asian Values”  as the third “China Forum” lecture.

The lecture is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Kirkbride 204.

The event is free to public. All are welcome. A reception will follow after the event. Direction to Kirkbride Hall click here.

Introduction of the speaker:

Liu, Kang (刘康) is Professor of Chinese Studies at Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Director of China Research Center, Duke University, U.S.A. and he is also Chair Professor and Dean of the Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He received B.A. in English in Nanjing University in 1982. In 1983, He came to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship and received Ph.D. in comparative literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He is the author of eight books, including Aesthetics and Marxism(Duke University Press, 2000), Globalization and Cultural Trend in China(University of Hawaii Press, 2003), Culture/Media/Globalization (Nanjing University Press, 2006), and Demonizing China(Chinese Social Sciences Academy Press, 1996), a bestselling book in Chinese, which analyzes the American media’s coverage of China. In addition, Liu Kang published widely in both English and Chinese on issues ranging from contemporary Chinese media and culture, globalization, to Marxism and aesthetics. His current projects include global surveys of China’s image, Chinese soft power and public diplomacy, and political and ideological changes in China.


Transnational Encounters: Ha Jin, March 7-8

The Confucius Institute and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Delaware invite you to join Ha Jin (哈金) for the coming event of “Transnational Encounters” on March 7 and 8 on UD campus.

Ha Jin is one of the foremost and most respected Chinese-American writers. He has been the recipient of many prestigious literary awards (see below for a complete list of awards and honors of Ha Jin).

Thursday, March 7
Clayton Hall Auditorium
5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 8
Trabant Theatre
10:30 a.m.

Trabant Theatre
2:00 p.m.

All events are FREE to the public.

Awards and Honors

  • Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (1996)
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award (1997)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship (1999)
  • National Book Award (1999)
  • PEN/Faulkner Award (2000)
  • Asian Fellowship (2000–2002)
  • Townsend Prize for Fiction (2002)
  • PEN/Faulkner Award (2005)
  • Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006)
  • Dayton Literary Peace Prize, runner-up, Nanjing Requiem (2012)


China Forum Second Lecture on China’s Economy

The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to the second China Forum lecture “Reform amid Transition: New Challenges for China’s Economy” by Dr. G. Dennis O’Brien, Economist and President of China Monitor, Inc.

Date: Friday, November 30 2012
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Gore Hall 116
Reception 5:30-6:00 pm

The event is open to the public.


UDCI Kicks Off “China Forum” Series of Lectures This Week

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is presenting its “China Forum” series of lectures on UD campus in coming weeks.


The inaugural lecture “Internet Development in China: Its Impact on Public Opinion” by Professor Yan Sanjiu, Dean of the College of Communication from East China Normal University will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 at 4:00-5:30 pm in Gore Hall 116.

第一讲将由华东师范大学传播学院院长严三九教授讲述“中国网络发展对公共决策的影响”。时间:本周五10月26日下午4点至5:30于UD Gore Hall 116进行。

The Third Annual University of Delaware-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 5:00-6:30 pm in Sharp Lab 100. Professor An Pingqiu, General Director of the National Commission on Classics Editing & Research from Peking University will talk about “Wine Culture of China: An Important Aesthetic Tradition”.

第二讲将由北京大学中国古文献研究中心主任安平秋教授讲述“中国酒文化”。时间:下周二10月30日下午5点至6:30于UD Sharp Lab 100进行。

Both events are open to the public.