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

2019 UN Chinese Language Day Celebration

2019 UN Chinese Language Day Celebration

2018 Sichuan Opera Performance

2018 Sichuan Opera Performance 

Prof. Jing Wang, Media & Cultural Studies, M.I.T., guest speaker, 2018

Prof. Jing Wang, Media & Cultural Studies, M.I.T., guest speaker, 2018

Gymnasium, Shandong University

2017 Summer Program

2017 Summer Program

Prof. Dingxin Zhao in Sociology, from University of Chicago, guest speaker, 2016

Prof. Dingxin Zhao, Sociology, University of Chicago, guest speaker, 2016

Autumn Moon Festival, Sept 15, 2015

Autumn Moon Festival, Sept 15, 2015

International Conference on the Future of U.S.-China Economic Relations, Feb. 10, 2017

International Conference on the Future of U.S.-China Economic Relations, Feb. 10, 2017

 
Prof. Vincent Goossaert, lectures on Daoism, April 2019

Prof. Vincent Goossaert, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, lectures on Daoism, April 2019

Professor Haiyan Lee, Guest Speaker 2017

Professor Haiyan Lee, Guest Speaker 2017

Professor Prasenjit Duara, Guest Speaker 2016

Professor Prasenjit Duara, Guest Speaker 2016

UCSB Campus

UCSB Campus View

Chinese Religio-Environmental Ethics and Practice Conference 2019

2019 Chinese Religio-Environmental Ethics and Practice Conference 

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

2018 Summer Program

2018 Summer Program

2015 China in the Global Economy: A Dialogue

2015 China in the Global Economy: A Dialogue 

Prof. Susan Shirk in Political Science, from U.C. San Diego, guest speaker, 2016

Prof. Susan Shirk, Political Science, U.C. San Diego, guest speaker, 2016

Shandong University, Qingdao Campus

Shandong University, Qingdao Campus

Prof. Lisa Rofel, Anthropology, U.C. Santa Cruz, guest speaker 2019

Prof. Lisa Rofel, Anthropology, U.C. Santa Cruz, guest speaker 2019

Conference on the Environment:  Issues & Strategies in the U.S. and China, April 2016

Conference on the Environment:  Issues & Strategies in the U.S. and China, April 2016

Professor Shu-mei Shih, Guest Speaker 2018

Professor Shu-mei Shih, Guest Speaker 2018

2018 Chinese New Year

2018 Chinese New Year 

Professor Kenneth Dean gave lecture on Daoism in Southeast Asia, Feb. 2015

Professor Kenneth Dean gave lecture on Daoism in Southeast Asia, Feb. 2015

Conference on Ancient China in a Eurasian Context, April 2018

Conference on Ancient China in a Eurasian Context, April 2018

Professor Cao Jin, Guest Speaker 2015

Professor Cao Jin, Guest Speaker 2015

UCSB Campus

UCSB Campus- Lagoon

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