Blog | Duke Kunshan University


The GLS, which ran 2014 to 2017, laid much of the groundwork for Duke Kunshan’s undergraduate degree program. Some of the 500-plus students and 73 faculty members who participated share their memories of this important time in the university’s history.

Duke Kunshan’s award-winning display at the second Zijin Award College Student Design Exhibition featured thought-provoking short films, photography from around the world, and two high-tech applications.

First-year graduate student Suad Muradov has been studying remotely from his home in Baku, Azerbaijan, since the fall. He shares his experience coping with the global pandemic and his nation’s conflict with neighboring Armenia.

Faculty Focus: Zairong Xiang, assistant professor of comparative literature, discusses his work curating “Why Collectivity,” one the main exhibitions in the Guangzhou Image Triennial 2021, and his plans to build a lively, artistic atmosphere on the Duke Kunshan campus.

Despite evidence that face coverings reduce Covid-19 infections, some people still refuse to wear them. Student researcher Ke Ding explores why masks are a contentious issue, and how those who refuse could be convinced otherwise.