Doug Blandy, Kristin Congdon, and Wendy Larson of ChinaVine visit East China Normal University and meet with the Chair of the Univercity Council of East China Normal University Shijun Tong, Vice President Zhengrong Sun, Professor Qinjian Chen of the College of Chinese Studies and faculty of International Exchange Division: http://news.ecnu.edu.cn/keynews/2012/2012,keynews,086561.shtml
The article has also been translated to English for our English-speaking visitors. Here is the transcription:
On Oct.22, Chair of the Univercity Council of East China Normal University Shijun Tong, Vice President Zhengrong Sun, Professor Qinjian Chen of the College of Chinese Studies and faculty of International Exchange Division warmly welcomed the delegate from University of Oregon. They were Douglas Blandy, Senior Vice Provost of University of Oregon; Wendy Larson, Vice Provost for UO’s Portland programs; and Kristin Congdon, ChinaVine Principal Investigator.
This visit of Senior Vice Provost Douglas Blandy was to discuss with ECNU about the cooperation of ChinaVine program and the arrangement of an ECNU art show to be held at UO. Via pictures, videos, and paper materials, Professor Douglas Blandy illustrated in detail ChinaVine program’s model of introducing Chinese folk culture to American students for free and the model of its cooperation with Chinese University partners. He also expressed his wish to cooperate with ECNU and Chinese folklorists. ECNU Secretary Shijun Tong highly appreciated ChinaVine’s contribution of creatively introducing Chinese folk cultures by adopting various web resources and the ways American youths are interested in, saying that ECNU would provide its support for ChinaVine’s collection of folk culture materials in Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta region. After that, the two universities’ representatives discussed the arrangement of ECNU’s Art Department’s art show to be held in the University of Oregon in 2013.
In September 2009, the University of Oregon signed the memorandum of cooperation with ECNU. Each fall term, ECNU would select undergraduate students to UO to join the international education exchange internship program. ECNU is the Chinese partner of Confucius Institute at the University of Oregon. In November 2009, UO signed the memorandum of cooperation with Hanban; in March 2010, UO signed with ECNU the cooperation implementation agreement; on October 1st, 2010, Confucius Institute at the University of Oregon was inaugurated. In March of 2012, the delegate of ECNU led by Prof. Shijun Tong, on their visiting to U.S. universities and research institutes, stopped by University of Oregon. They met UO Provost Lorraine Davis and Vice provost Dennis Galvan and joined the “Nixon in China” series, celebrating the 40-year anniversary of signing of Shanghai Communiqué hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Oregon.
The University of Oregon, located in Eugene, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution. It is a comprehensive public university covering various humanity and science courses and research programs, attracting more than 20000 students each year.
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