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

  • Zhong Ruihua

WHO: Dr. Ruihua Zhong

WHEN: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Wednesday, May.4, 2016

WHERE: 2212 HSSB

WHO: Prof. Prasenjit Duara

WHEN: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Thursday, Feb.25, 2016

WHERE: 2135 Social Science & Media Studies Bldg.

WHO: Prof. Susan Shirk

WHEN: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Thursday, Feb.4, 2016

WHERE: 3001 HSSB

WHO: Prof. Dingxin Zhao

WHEN: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Thursday, Jan.14, 2016

WHERE: 3001 HSSB

WHO: Prof. Yanfei Sun

WHEN: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Wednesday, Jan.13, 2016

WHERE: 3014 HSSB

Upcoming Events

This program is sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in cooperation with UCSB Confucius Institute and Shandong University in China.  The program aims to provide opportunities for UCSB students to experience Chinese language, history, and culture in China, and to strengthen students’ understanding about China.  

  1. July 4, 2016 - 8:00am to July 18, 2016 - 8:00am