Past Events

Previous University of Chicago Center in Beijing Conferences and Events are listed below. Click on an event for more information.

2019 Beijing Launchpad Reception

5:30–7:30 pm
Baijia Dayuan


A warm reception for the University of Chicago greater China community in Beijing.

The conference is the sixth (and the last in this series) in a sequence of conferences held biennially on the art of tombs, the longest and most deeply rooted ritual art tradition in pre-modern China. This is a vital and growing field of study both in the sense of the increasing materials available from archeological activity and in the multi-disciplinary scholarship that it has inspired.

The Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies will organize an online webinar for students who are interested in its Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) program.

Beijing: the Capital of Biodiversity

7:00–9:00 pm
University of Chicago Center in Beijing


In this lecture, British wildlife conservationist Terry Townshend explained why Beijing is one of the world’s best capital cities for wildlife, as well as how technology is allowing us to discover incredible secrets about some of this capital's best known species.

Graduate Student-at-Large Program

All day
Through August 6, 2019

Jul. 25

Graduate-Student-At-Large (GSAL) is a non-degree program that provides students who already have a B.A. degree the opportunity to enroll as full-time students at the University of Chicago. International GSAL students can take undergraduate and graduate courses at University of Chicago College; the Graduate Divisions of the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities; and the various graduate schools, such as the Divinity School, Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago Law School, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and the School of Social Service Administration.

The Ninth Chinese Political Sociology Workshop

All day
Through July 19, 2019
University of Chicago Center in Beijing

Jul. 17


On June 30, as part of EdTalks Global Elite Universities Alumni Education Forum series on the pre-school education industry, “Little Kids, Big Future” was held at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. The forum, which targeted key issues in pre-school education, invited 3 speakers and 5 other roundtable discussants to share their views, and brought together about 40 people to the Beijing Center.

Demystifying Film Sound and Music

2:00–5:00 pm
University of Chicago Center in Beijing


The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Beijing Alumni Club organized a successful public event on June 29, 2019 at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. The tiered Lecture Hall crowded in 90 people on this Saturday afternoon for the event entitled Demystifying Film Sound and Music.

“Cultures of Labor, Inequality, and Eviction” Interdisciplinary Workshop

All day
Through June 23, 2019
University of Chicago Center in Beijing

Jun. 22

“Cultures of Labor, Inequality, and Eviction: Migrant Workers’ Literature and Media Practices in Contemporary China,” an interdisciplinary workshop was held at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, June 22-23, 2019.

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