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USF Confucius Institute 2010-2011 Lecture Series
September 16, 2010

On September 16, Kun Shi, Director of the USF Confucius Institute (CI), delivered the first lecture of the academic year, “Shamanism in China.” Approximately 80 students, faculty and community members attended the presentation at the College of Public Health auditorium. The audience was fascinated by the revival of shamanism as a cultural and healing tradition among the Tungus-speaking peoples in northeast China. Audience members expressed interest in studying the shamanic traditions there in connection to their research in public health and belief systems.
This is the first lecture planned for the 2010-11 Confucius Institute Lecture Series. (The presentation PPT is available here.

The next two CI lectures are listed below and more are being planned for the spring of 2011.

  1. October 7 (Thursday), 4:30-5:30pm: “The Future of US-China Relations” by Dr. Douglas Spelman, Deputy Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Click here for the flyer.
  2. November 23 (Tuesday), 4:30-6:00pm: Urban Poverty and Social Assistance in China” by Dr. GUAN Xinping, Chair of the Department of Social Work and Social Policy at Nankai University (partner of USF). Click here for the flyer.