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