CFP: Confucianism and Education

You are cordially invited to submit a proposal to:

Confucianism and Education: An International Symposium

University at Buffalo, October 17-9, 2014; Proposal Submission Deadline: June 15, 2014

For details, please visit Conference Website:

As education reforms in K-12 and higher education are becoming intensified in Western countries, especially in the US, there has been a growing interest in Chinese education due to Chinese students’ 
outstanding academic performances, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). However, the research literature on Chinese education remains limited and outdated, and few Chinese education scholars publish in English. Since Chinese education theories and practices are rooted in Confucianism, a systematic examination of its influence on Chinese education and its relevance to education in the US and other Western countries is both important and timely. The International Conference on Confucianism and Education is dedicated to this purpose. The conference will advance our knowledge and understanding of Confucian thoughts on education, inform efforts to improve education in the US, and promote cross-culture understanding between China and the Western world.

Topics to be addressed include (but not limited to):
a. Confucianism and functions of education b. Confucianism and learning objectives c. Confucianism and pedagogy d. Confucianism and educational leadership and administration, and teacher education e. Confucianism and educational assessment and evaluation f. Confucianism and education in other Asian countries and regions (e.g., Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan)

The conference is brought to you jointly by UB Confucius Institute and UB School of Education, and is the first in UB Confucius Institute Symposia Series. The convener is Professor Xiufeng Liu, Professor and Associate Dean of UB School of Education.

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