News Archive: 2019


Art Gallery Opening and Reception - “The Painted Screen: An Exhibition About an Exhibition”

The Center in Beijing hosts another art exhibition, "The Painted Screen: An Exhibition About an Exhibition," curated by UChicago Professor of Art History Wu Hung.
December 22, 2019


Beijing Study Abroad Students explore Wuhan, from Museums to Night Markets

From October 31 to November 3, UChicago undergraduate students in the Beijing East Asian Civilizations study abroad program travelled to Wuhan, China, spending 4 days in this historic city. Based in Wuhan University, a sister university of UChicago, the group of 22 students ventured across the city, visiting archaeological sites and exploring night markets and food alleys.
November 6, 2019

Center in Beijing Public Lecture helps celebrate the Oriental Institute’s 100th Anniversary

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 anniversary this year.
November 6, 2019


Professor John Mearsheimer speaks at the Center in Beijing, 6 years since his last visit to China

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.
October 24, 2019

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing hosts Three Admissions-related Events in One Week

Following the joint admissions information session with Cornell University on October 7, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing has been hosting several more UChicago admissions-related events this month.
October 17, 2019

Undergraduate Metcalf Fellows Studying Paleontology in Beijing, Summer 2019

In the summer of 2019, three UChicago undergraduates, Andrew Traynor, Ryan Phillips, and William Currey, conducted paleontology research under UChicago Professor Zhe-Xi Luo in Chicago and Beijing.
October 11, 2019

University of Chicago and Cornell University Joint Admissions Info Session at the Center in Beijing

On Monday, October 7, 2019, the University of Chicago and Cornell University held a joint undergraduate admissions information session at the Center in Beijing.
October 9, 2019


Flurry of Events: The Center in Beijing successfully finishes a Busy Season

The months of August and September culminate the busiest time of year at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, with many events and programs welcoming and bidding farewell to students before the new academic year.
September 15, 2019


Anhui Middle School Students visit the Center in Beijing on World-Broadening Trip

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing enthusiastically welcomed a group of 40 students from Xiuning Middle School in Anhui Province, China, as part of a summer camp program organized and led by Wu Hao, an Associate Professor and Ph.D. from Peking University and the Executive Director of the Institute of Silk Road Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
August 14, 2019

Beijing a Hub of Biodiversity? British Wildlife Conservationist Terry Townshend enlightens us

Last week, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing hosted British wildlife conservationist Terry Townshend in a public lecture about Beijing’s unexpected status as one of the world’s best capital cities for wildlife and biodiversity. 
August 7, 2019


Beijing and Shanghai Send-off Dinners for Incoming Harris Students

Last week on July 14 and July 20, the Harris Alumni Chapters in Shanghai and Beijing each hosted a dinner in their respective cities to provide a warm send-off to the incoming students to the Harris School of Public Policy, before they attend classes this autumn.
July 24, 2019

UChicago Incoming Master Student Parent Reception

With a warm reception on July 12, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing welcomed the parents of incoming Masters students due to attend the University of Chicago. Ranjan Daniels, Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach at the Harris School of Public Policy, hosted the evening event as his final stop following his week-long visit to several universities in Beijing and Seoul, South Korea.
July 13, 2019

Dr. Daniel Arber, Chair of Pathology, Visits Wuhan University Medical School

It was in October 2015, Shu-Yuan Xiao, Professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago Medicine organized his first Workshop on Pathologic Evaluation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Associated Neoplasia with the support from the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.  He never stopped there. In subsequent years, he collaborated with his Chinese counterparts at Peking University Health Science Center, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Wuhan University School of Medicine, and several top professional organizations in China on the 2nd and 3rd workshops and symposia.  He was later invited to establish and be the founding director of the Wuhan University Center for Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics. This time, Dr. Xiao brought with him to Wuhan Dr. Daniel Arber, Chair of the UChicago Department of Pathology. 
July 12, 2019

Getty Traveling Seminar - From Xi’an to Dunhuang: Following Buddhist Traces in Medieval China

The Department of Art History is organizing a University of Chicago/Getty Traveling Seminar in Chinese Art History, funded by the Getty Foundation as part of its “Connecting Art History” initiative. Led and taught by Associate Professor of Art History, Wei-Cheng Lin, the traveling seminar, From Xi’an to Dunhuang: Following Buddhist Traces in Medieval China, will visit historical Buddhist sites along the Silk Road between the two ancient cities from July 21 – August 11, 2019.
July 1, 2019


Getty Dissertation Workshop in Art History

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing successfully hosted the first University of Chicago/Getty Dissertation Workshop in Chinese Art History from June 18–30. Led by UChicago Professor of Art History Wu Hung, the workshop welcomed 10 Ph.D. candidates, each representing a different university from China or around the world, with classes being exclusively conducted at the Center in Beijing during the two weeks.
June 30, 2019

2019 Wanxiang Amassador Fellows Program

From June 24 to 26, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing launched into another exciting summer season by enthusiastically welcoming 30 undergraduate students to the Center’s Green Energy Conference as part of this year’s Wanxiang Amassador Fellows program. The Center in Beijing hosted this three-day conference to commence the 6-week Wanxiang Fellows program aimed at exposing students to sustainable energy initiatives in China. Following the conference, students will be visiting key sites in Hangzhou and Shanghai related to green energy development in China.
June 28, 2019

CCIPE Delegation Visit

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing enthusiastically welcomed a delegation of 60 professional educators and officials from several Chinese universities nationwide and different provincial Departments of Education, to learn more about the Center’s role as a bridge between the University of Chicago and China. This visit was part of a training program organized by the China Center for International People-to-People Exchange (CCIPE).
June 16, 2019


2019 UChicago Residents to Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) Clinical Rotation

From May 20th to 24th, 2019, the 5th cohort of University of Chicago residents arrived at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) for a week-long clinical rotation. The three residents, Thomas Couri, Julia Sun, and Shawn Kothari respectively focused on gastroenterology and hepatology (liver diseases); rheumatology; and general medicine, oncology, cardiology during their time at this top hospital in China.
May 29, 2019

Hundreds Attend Laboratory Schools’ Centennial Colloquium on Dewey: Then and Now

On the afternoon of Thursday, May 2, UChicago Professor and Nobel laureate James Heckman, whose groundbreaking work on the benefits of early childhood education has helped shaped the field, spoke to an audience from around the world—among them, high schoolers who a year ago had traveled to the very types of rural Chinese communities that Professor Heckman's work is focusing on. For those high schoolers—some of whom were Chinese nationals from Beijing—seeing those rural schools changed their understanding of the world.
May 13, 2019

Admissions Events at the Center in Beijing

Over the extended May 1 holiday, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing provided support for a College Admissions information session, as well as a two-day conference for college application counselors from high schools throughout China.
May 6, 2019


Wen Fang Art Exhibit: Opening

On April 21 the Center in Beijing hosted a gala opening for our 2019 art exhibit in the Steve Sun Gallery. The exhibit includes three major works by the Paris-trained, Beijing-based artist Wen Fang, and also incorporated two video presentations.
April 21, 2019

Hu Shih and the Newly-Published English Version of His History of Chinese Thought

On Saturday, April 20, a workshop on Hu Shih was held at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing in connection with the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press’s publication of the English version of the Hu Shih’s History of Chinese Thought. Mr. Hao WU, the book’s Chief Editor from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and his colleague, Lu YI, Editor at Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, planned and organized the event.
April 20, 2019

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing Welcomes Admitted Students

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing hosted the 2019 Admitted Students Day, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Graduate Admissions.
April 14, 2019

What Are We Reading? UChicago Student Reading Recommendations

We asked University of Chicago students to tell us about the last good book they read in their free time or for a class. The books that students have chosen this year tell the stories of making a new life as an immigrant, the plight of poverty, and race in America.
April 1, 2019


The University of Chicago Hosts a Range of Exciting Spring Break Programs in Beijing

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing was delighted to have the opportunity to assist with and host a variety of activities aimed at utilizing the university-wide spring break week for short-term study and research programs. Below are some of the highlights.
March 26, 2019

Harris School Dean Katherine Baicker Visited Beijing and Gave a Talk on Public Health

Katherine Baicker, a leading scholar in the economic analysis of health care policy, Dean and the Emmett Dedmon Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, visited China the first time since she commenced deanship at Harris on August 15, 2017.  
March 7, 2019


EPIC Forms New Research Collaboration with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

The new joint institute will support a wide range of areas of interest between Chinese researchers and faculty from the University of Chicago focused on energy and environmental issues and policies. To mark the announcement, representatives of the University of Chicago and UCAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a joint event in Beijing.
January 10, 2019

UChicago to build expanded Center in Paris designed by Studio Gang 芝大巴黎中心扩建,甘建筑工作室操刀

The University of Chicago will expand its presence in Paris through the construction of a new building designed by Studio Gang, growing opportunities for education, research and scholarly engagement across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
January 7, 2019

Women Scholars Held Reading Group Meeting of 2019 at the Beijing Center

On January 3, women scholars from Beijing Normal University, Central University of Finance and Economics, China Academy of Social Sciences, Peking University, and Remin University of China, held their first reading group meeting of 2019 at the University of Chicago Beijing Center.
January 4, 2019