In light of the sudden surge of COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant across China, especially, in Shanghai and Shenzhen and the subsequent drastic measures that the Chinese government has taken to contain the pandemic, the so called “dynamic zeroing” policy, we want to assure our students, faculty and alumni that the Center in Beijing will follow the guideline and policies issued by the Beijing municipal government, as well as related guidelines by the property management.  The Center remains open to the public and general use.  Ever since August, 2020, the Center has had limited access and resumed normal operation, we have helped students, faculty, alumni and our partners in providing office, meeting and general gathering spaces and has also held in-person events.  We plan to have our Chicago Scholars series of lectures as in-person events as we possibly can.  During the summer, we will invite families of newly admitted College students come to the Center, as part of our tradition, to have a reception and the Alumni Club will also host a Send-Off party for the new students later in the summer.  If you need to use the Center for your study, research and discussion, please reach out to David at: davidh1@uchicago.edu


The University of Chicago Center in Beijing provides a physical presence to enhance and strengthen the University’s traditionally strong ties to Chinese thought and culture. Building upon more than a century of collaboration between scholars from Chicago and China, the Center in Beijing enables the University to expand existing activities and form new alliances and partnerships with universities, businesses, medical centers, policy groups, government agencies, and cultural organizations in China.

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Second “Rule of Law Enlightenment” Workshop: New Light on Legalism

In the spirit of bringing together leading historians and scholars to shed a new light on Legalism, this event was jointly sponsored by China pre-Qin History Society, School of Chinese Classics at Renmin University of China and UChicago Center in Beijing.
April 20, 2022

Following UChicago on Chinese Social Media

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing has been always been committed to advancing the global profile of the University in China. By providing timely information about the developments of the University through various media platforms and solid support for the University’s engagement with China, the Center has successfully strengthened its outreach efforts during the pandemic. Its communications to the local community have created intended impact among students, faculty, alumni, parents, friends and partners. The pandemic has made communications more difficult, but also more valuable.

We invite you to follow us on social media platforms, which we hope will provide a new channel of exchange.
March 17, 2022

A Greeting from Incoming University of Chicago President Paul Alivisatos

In a greeting to the UChicago community, Paul Alivisatos describes how the University inspired him as a College student and shares his ambitions as its 14th president.
March 5, 2021

Summer Residencies for Graduate Student Researchers at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing

The UChicago Center in Beijing is pleased to announce the resumption of summer residency award for graduate students after a two-year pause due to the pandemic. University of Chicago graduate students planning field or archival research in China in 2022/2023 academic year are invited to apply for short-term research residencies at the University of Chicago Beijing Center.
April 24, 2022