University of Kentucky Confucius Institute welcomes two China scholars

UK Confucius Institute

Chinese involvement in Africa and female drug dealers in Chinese prisons–that’s what this year’s Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series by the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute will be addressing.

This year’s event will feature talks from both Ching Kwan Lee, a sociology professor at University of California, Los Angeles, and Sheldon Zhang, a sociology professor at San Diego State University.

Lee’s talk, “The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Zambia,” will be on September 24 at 3:30 p.m. on the 18th floor of Patterson Office Tower.

Zhang’s presentation, “Women in China’s Heroin Trade: A Niche Market Perspective,” will be on September 25 from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Niles Gallery.

Lee will be addressing China’s role in copper and construction in Zambia. Zhang’s presentation is based on a three-year field study that he conducted about the role of gender in the illicit drug dealing enterprise in China.

The Confucius Institute welcomes proposals from UK faculty for inviting Chinese scholars to speak for the Distinguished Scholar Speakers Series. These events serve as a gateway to Chinese culture, art, business and insight.


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