2023 DeVane Lectures: “China in Six Keys”

Jing Tsu sitting on a bench on campus

Professor Jing Tsu, a cultural historian and literary scholar at Yale, will explore reasons behind the increasing friction between China and the United States in a semester-long lecture series in which members of the New Haven and Yale communities will learn alongside Yale students, who can take the course for credit. 

“China in Six Keys” will offer a “deep dive” into China’s rich cultural and historical background through a contemporary lens. To learn more about the 2023 DeVane Lectures, read the recent Yale News interview with Jing Tsu.

Dates & Location

January 18 to April 26, 2023
Mondays and Wednesdays
2:30-3:20 p.m.

Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, Room 114
1 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT

How to Register

The lectures are free for New Haven and other local community members, as are all course materials and related media. Registration is now closed. Due to the high level of interest, registration does not guarantee your spot in the lecture. Selection for enrollment will be made randomly from the pool of registrations. In early December, you will receive an email regarding your registration.

Students may sign up for the course through the registration features in Yale Course Search.

The DeVane Lecture series was established in 1969 to honor William Clyde DeVane, dean of Yale College from 1939 to 1963. The last DeVane Lecture course was “Power and Politics in Today’s World,” taught by Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science, in 2019. The lecture series was suspended during 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.