WMCI is a partnership between William & Mary and Beijing Normal University (BNU), two universities rich in history and academic excellence. Several programs are being designed at all levels to enhance cooperation between W&M and BNU, including student exchanges, faculty exchanges and various other collaborative initiatives. The first of such initiatives is the Confucian Classics Faculty Forum being held on April 17 following WMCI's Grand Opening Ceremony, and as part of WMCI's Spring 2012 "Chinese Culture Semester."
W&M and its Confucius Institute partner institution, Beijing Normal University (BNU) are hosting the Faculty Forum on Confucian Classics on April 17, 2012 from 2pm - 6:30pm in the Reves Room, Reves Center for International Studies.
Stephen Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center, will give a keynote address.
Faculty presenters will include T.J. Cheng, Eric Han, Yanfang Tang, Emily Wilcox, Tomoko Connolly and Xin Wu, as well as eminent scholars from BNU.
In honor of the establishment of the William & Mary Confucius Institute, participants will present their research and perspectives on Chinese classics such as the Book of Changes and works by authors such as Confucius and Sun Zi (also known as Sun Tzu).
See Forum Program (PDF) Here!
The Faculty Forum will be followed by a reception in Blow Memorial Hall, room 201, with music from Beijing Normal University folk musicians. The reception begins at 6:45pm.
These events are free and open to the general public.