Past Events

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


Three UCM faculty will visit PUMCH on November 12th to organize a residency education themed workshop "Innovations in Residency Training".

Nov. 4

Call for proposals: November 4, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Funding coverage period: 1 July 2020-30 June 2021


The University of Chicago Center in Beijing welcomed Christopher Woods, the John A. Wilson Professor of Sumerology and Director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, and Jean M. Evans, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Oriental Institute Museum, to speak about the Oriental Institute, which celebrates its 100th year anniversary this year.

The International Workshop on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, organized by the Center for Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Movement Disorders, Neurology and Neurosurgery of the University of Chicago Medicine, in conjunction with the Department of Neurology, Beijing Hospital, will be held in Beijing on October 26, 2019.

Distinguished Lecture - The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

7:00–8:30 pm
The University of Chicago Center in Beijing


On the evening of October 22, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing welcomed back John Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, to give a talk on why U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold War was doomed to fail.

Harris School of Public Policy Information Session

All day
Through October 29, 2019

Oct. 14



On Monday, October 7, 2019, the University of Chicago and Cornell University held a joint undergraduate admissions information session at the Center in Beijing. 

University of Chicago Beijing Civilizations Program

Through December 7, 2019
The University of Chicago Center in Beijing

Sep. 27

Ten-week study abroad program brings a group of University of Chicago undergraduate students to experience Chinese culture, society, and history in Beijing.

2nd Annual Global Health Executive Training Program (in Chicago)

All day
Through September 20, 2019
Center for Care and Discovery

Sep. 16

Managing the Hospital of the Future

In 1999, Cambridge University Press published The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 B.C., a volume which combined both traditional historical records and the most recent archaeological discoveries to produce a comprehensive history of the period beginning with China’s first written records in the Shang dynasty (c. 1200 B.C.) and extending through to the establishment of the Qin dynasty in 221 B.C. In the West, this volume has been regarded as a benchmark in the study of ancient China. In China, perhaps because it has never been translated into Chinese, the volume has taken on an almost mythical status, regularly hailed as a milestone in the Western study of China. 2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the book. Not only have these twenty years brought ever more archaeological discoveries, but they have also brought greater sophistication in their treatment by the most recent generation of scholars in both the West and in China. This conference will bring together these scholars to evaluate both the book and the current state of the field.

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