We facilitate academic exchange between the UK and China, working with Lancaster’s academic faculties, departments and centres and our partners in China, Europe and Africa to organise high level research events including conferences, Annual Lectures, and our joint Seminar Series with LU China Centre.
The Confucius Institute welcomes scholars working in academic fields related to China or Chinese language and culture.
Please visit the Visiting Scholar page for more information.Visiting Scholars
We run a joint seminar series, with the Lancaster University China Centre, featuring speakers both from Lancaster University and other institutions.Seminars
New trends in Chinese as a Second Language Conference
New trends in Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) is an international conference focusing on Chinese as an additional language (L2, L3, L4, Ln).New trends in Chinese as a Second Language
The Confucius Institute Annual Lecture has been held by Lancaster University Confucius Institute since 2012. We have been privileged to host eminent speakers who give their perspective on an aspect of China.Annual Lecture
See here for all our upcoming research events, e.g. Seminars, Annual Lecture, Conferences, etc.
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Lancaster University Confucius Institute Teaching Lead, Dr Mengke Li, presents her research at the ‘Seminar on Chinese Language Teaching in UK Universities 2023’ at Glasgow University
On Saturday 28 October 2023, Lancaster University Confucius Institute Teaching Lead, Dr Mengke Li, gave a well-received presentation on her research ‘The Challenges and Identity Shifts faced by British students during their one-year study abroad in China’ at the ‘Seminar on Chinese Language Teaching in UK Universities 2023’, hosted by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) UK at Glasgow University.
Lancaster University Confucius Institute Teaching Lead, Dr Mengke Li, presents a paper at The 5th Harvard International Conference on Chinese Pedagogy
On 13-14 October 2023, Lancaster University Confucius Institute Teaching Lead, Dr Mengke Li, presented 'A Case Study of British Students’ Identity Transitions During One-year Study Abroad in China' at The 5th Harvard International Conference on Chinese Pedagogy in the United States.
Belt and Road Initiative Conference and Launch of the Belt and Road Initiative Research Consortium
From Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th June, the Confucius Institute played host to a three-day interdisciplinary conference at The Roundhouse, focused around challenges in the implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).