Welcome to the U.C. Santa Barbara Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute was established at U.C. Santa Barbara in 2014, funded by the Office of Hanban in Beijing, China, with matching funds from UCSB.  The main task of the Confucius Institute is to promote educational exchanges and cooperation between UCSB and academic institutions in China.  We will work with our partner university in China, Shandong University, to strengthen and support China Studies, including the learning of the Chinese language, as well as humanistic and social science research on China.  The Institute organizes lectures, film screenings, academic workshops and conferences, and cultural and artistic performances and events at U.C. Santa Barbara.  It also provides some fellowships and grants for research and travel for UCSB graduate students and faculty pursuing China Studies.  We also seek to enhance the friendship and interaction between students and scholars from China and American and other students studying at UCSB.  Furthermore, we also make outreach efforts with the larger community of the city of Santa Barbara County and the Tri-County area of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo.

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UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang and Shandong University Chairman of the University Council, Dr.Shouxin Li at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang and Shandong University Chairman of the University Council, Dr.Shouxin Li at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

David Marshall at Confucius Institute Opening Ceremony

David Marshall at Confucius Institute Opening Ceremony

UCSB Campus

UCSB Campus View

UCSB Campus

UCSB Campus- Lagoon

Gymnasium, Shandong University

Panda Reserve, Chengdu, Sichuan

Confucian ritual, private Confucius School, Qufu, Shandong

Mother and babies, Hebei Province countryside

Daoist Temple, Wenzhou

Buddhist wall painting, Zhejiang

from left:  Mr. Guan Daoxiong, Prof. Lijuan Zhang, Prof. Mayfair Yang (Director of Confucius Institute), Prof. Xiaojian Zhao, Ms. Xiao Xiao

Summer Palace, Beijing

Pudong, Shanghai

Front Gate, Shandong University

Chengdu, Sichuan Province

Announcements

WHO: Prof. Haiyan Lee

WHEN: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

WHERE: 2212 HSSB

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WHO: 12 outstanding speakers from top universities in China and U.S., with academic expertise on international political economy, trade, finance, global and strategic studies.

WHEN: 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday, Feb 11, 2017

WHERE: Loma Pelona Center 

 

 

UCSB students taking Chinese language classes should purchase their tickets from their Chinese teacher

All other faculty & students:  purchase tickets from Jing HAO in Confucius Institute Office, 2220 HSSB; tel. 893-4954;  jhao@eastasian.ucsb.edu

 

WHO: Prof. Zhen Liu

WHEN: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WHERE: 3041 HSSB

WHO: Dr. Jia-Ching Chen

WHEN: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

WHERE: 2212 HSSB