Both William & Mary and Beijing Normal University have storied histories in their respective countries. Today, both universities are centers for scholarly excellence in a multitude of fields and disciplines, and as such WMCI serves as a bridge to connect intellectuals from and academic work being done at these two schools.
The first W&M/BNU collaboration was the Faculty Forum on Confucian Classics, which took place as part of the WMCI Grand Opening festivities in April, 2012. It is hoped that in the future faculty and student exchanges as well as departmental and program collaborations will take place as well.
Other planned future projects include a center for I Ching Studies, a Chinese Classics Native Perspective Series, and an Invited Scholar Speaker Series.