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Global Confucius Day

2018 Confucius Institute Day Celebration

September 2018 commemorates the 14th anniversary of the Confucius Institute program. The University of Idaho Confucius Institute is one of over 400 Confucius Institutes operating globally and will host several events throughout the month of September as part of the world wide celebrations.

Main event:

Confucius Institute Day Celebration- September 25, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Idaho Water Center in Boise, ID. Legacy Pointe Room. 

In honor of Global Confucius Institute Day, the University of Idaho Confucius Institute has invited visiting Harvard Divinity School professor, Dr. Anna Sun, to give a talk on "Global Confucianism in the 21st Century." The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. Lecture begins at 7 p.m.

In honor of Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese appetizers, Tsingtao beer, and moon cakes will be served. Get your free ticket here.  

Seminar Abstract:

Confucianism has taken a strong hold in East Asia for centuries, leaving distinct legacies in China, Korea and Japan. But it has also been having significant impact in Southeast Asia, especially in Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. In the turn towards the 21st century, we see new developments not only in countries where Confucianism has previously left strong impressions, but also in other parts of the world. Based on ethnographic data, this talk introduces the most recent developments of Confucianism as a religious and ritual tradition in diverse societies.

Speaker Bio:

Anna Sun is Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian studies at Kenyon College, and Visiting Professor at the Harvard Divinity School (2018-19). She is currently Vice President of the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions, and the Co-Chair of the Chines Religions Unit of the American Academy of Religion.

Sun's book Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities (Princeton University Press, 2013) has received two book awards: the Distinguished Book Award of the Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association and the Best First Book in the History of Religion Award of the American Academy of Religion. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled The Social Life of Prayer in Contemporary Urban China.

We will look forward to having you join us for these events! Make sure you keep up to date on all the fun courses and programming brought to you by the Confucius Institute at the University of Idaho! Send a request to join our mailing list to

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Our other September events and activities will include:

  • Chinese Movie Night (Moscow)- September 12, 2018 at 67p.m. in the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow, Idaho
  • Chinese Food Club (Moscow) - September 7, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the 1912 Center in Moscow, Idaho


Confucius Institute

Physical Address:
851 Campus Drive
Administration Building, Room 328
Moscow, Idaho 83844

Mailing Address:
Confucius Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3179
Moscow, ID 83844-3179

Phone: 208-885-7110

Fax: 208-885-5221


Web: Confucius Institute


Physical Address:
Idaho Water Center, Suite 442
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-885-7110