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We would like to extend a huge thank you to our most recent speaker, Dr. Emily Wilcox. Students of dance at Webster University learned a lot, and had so much fun in the process!



Previous Events

Revolutionary Bodies: Eighty Years of Chinese Concert Dance

Presented by:Emily Wilcox

Professor Emily Wilcox

Hosted by:

Professor Beckah Reed


Large dance studio, Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance, The Department of Dance


11:30-12:50 on Thursday, February 28th

Emily Wilcox is Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. She is a specialist in Chinese performance culture and is author of the book Revolutionary Bodies: Chinese Dance and the Socialist Legacy, published by the University of California Press. Dr. Wilcox has published over a dozen articles and essays on Chinese performing arts and has also created exhibitions and digital humanities projects related to the history of dance in China. She is the recipient of national fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, and the Fulbright Program.

All are welcome to attend!


What They Don't Teach You About Doing Business in China in Business School


Wednesday, September 26 from 9:00am to 10:30am/confucius-institute/events.pcf Image

 Browning Hall Auditorium (ISB 160)

Presented by Dr. Elanah Uretsky, moderated by Dr. Elsa Fan.

Includes a reception after the talk.

Dr. Elanah Uretsky is an Assistant Professor of Global Health, Anthropology, and International Affairs at Brandeis University. Her research interests include medical anthropology, HIV/AIDS, gender roles and disease transmission.

Dr. Uretsky is particularly interested in the social context of sexually-transmitted diseases. Her work highlights the interaction of governance and HIV/AIDS in China and raises awareness of the pivotal role that men, especially "mobile men with money," play in the spread of the epidemic. In her first book, “Occupational Hazards: Sex, Business, and HIV in Post-Mao China” (Stanford University Press, 2016), she examines how the networking practices that hold together Chinese social fabric and have led to the China's economic rise facilitated the development, transmission, and administration of China's HIV epidemic. More recently, she has expanded her focus to the role of migration in the spread of the epidemic in the region.

Dr. Elsa Fan is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Webster University


CHINA Town Hall to feature Condoleezza Rice video conference

riceJoin us Oct. 9 for a national teleconference with Condoleezza Rice as well as an internationally recognized expert on China’s public health and demographic challenges.  The free event is hosted by the National Committee on U.S. China Relations, the Confucius Institute at Webster University, and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis.  Reception immediately prior to the teleconference, followed by Q&A and a local lecturer. 

See the Webster News for coverage of this event.