HKBU, Tsinghua University and Central Washington University discuss research collaboration in China studies
31 Oct 2013
The China Studies Programme Office recently held “The Hong Kong Baptist University-Tsinghua University-Central Washington University 2013-2014 Joint Research Collaboration in China Studies” working meeting to discuss research and academic collaboration in China studies.
Scholars from the three universities discussed research collaboration in international sinology and higher education in China. In addition, a seminar was organised, during which Professor Marilyn Levine, Provost and Vice-President of Central Washington University, reflected on being a foreign scholar at Tsinghua University during the 1980s and at HKBU during the 1990s. Professor Tang Wing-shing from the Department of Geography discussed the contribution of the spatial story approach to sinology. Professor Lauren Pfister from the Department of Religion and Philosophy spoke on Western missionaries’ understanding of traditional Chinese classics. Dr. Wong Man-kong, Director of the China Studies programme, examined the two English translations of Daodejing by two British missionaries in the 19th century.
Professor Rick Wong, Vice President (Research and Development), hosted a welcome lunch for the two delegations led by Professor Marilyn Levine and Professor Peng Gang, Associate Dean of the School of Humanities of Tsinghua University. Professor Wong encouraged further research collaboration in China studies among the three universities.