Summer Lecture Series – Elling Eide Center

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Beat the heat this summer & join Dr. Matthew Wells, the Elling Eide Center’s Research Director, for a limited summer lecture and discussion series that explores different aspects of Chinese culture and history! This five-part series is designed for people who have little or no background in Chinese history, language, and culture. Come listen and enjoy a delicious cup of roasted coffee and pastries at our new summer lecture series, “Coffee & Confucius.”

Start Time: 9:30 – 10:00 am: Coffee and pastries served;

10:00am – 11:00am: Lecture program

Cost of Program: $15 per lecture or $50 for all 5 (five) lectures

Registration: Register at or on Eventbrite

Schedule: Wednesdays in June and July of 2022

June: 8, 15 & 29, July: 6 & 13
Program Focus:

1) June 8: Chinese Writing and Language: An Introduction

2) June 15: Chinese History: Issues, Problems, and Approaches

3) June 29: Sages, immortals, and Buddhas: Chinese religion and philosophy

4) July 6: From poetry to ghost stories: An overview of early Chinese literature

5) July 13: One Belt One Road: China’s 20th century and beyond

Price of event: $15 per lecture or $50 for all 5 (five) lectures