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.  

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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, 2015

David Marshall at Confucius Institute Opening Ceremony

David Marshall at Confucius Institute Opening Ceremony, 2015

UCSB Campus

UCSB Campus View

UCSB Campus

UCSB Campus- Lagoon

Gymnasium, Shandong University

Chinese Religio-Environmental Ethics and Practice Conference 2019

2019 Chinese Religio-Environmental Ethics and Practice Conference 

2019 UN Chinese Language Day Celebration

2019 UN Chinese Language Day Celebration

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

2018 Summer Program

2018 Summer Program

2017 Summer Program

2017 Summer Program

Summer Palace, Beijing

Pudong, Shanghai

Front Gate, Shandong University

Upcoming and Recent Events

Professor Lisa Rofel

In developing its market economy, China is often...

  1. May 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • A Flyer of Professor Sen's Talk on Temple and Chinese Migrants

Professor Tansen Sen

(co-sponsoring event organized by the Department of...

  1. April 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Would you like to learn how to perform some traditional Chinese arts?  In celebration of UN...

  1. April 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Announcements

WHEN: 6:00pm,Thursday, October 19th, 2017
 
WHERE: Multi-Cultural Center (MCC), 2nd Floor GSA Lounge

 

WHO: Prof. Shuihui Yang
 
WHEN: 2:00pm-3:15pm, Friday, October 13th, 2017
 
WHERE: 2212 HSSB