“Confucius China Studies Program” Chinese Visiting Scholar Successfully Launched

[Source]    Hanban [Time]    2014-02-17 09:39:27 

In January 2014, as the first entrant of the “Confucius China Studies Program” Chinese Visiting Senior Scholar, Associate Professor Huang Chunyuan from Nankai University formally started her work at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the United States and opened courses such as “Chinese Financial Market”, “Chinese Commerce” and “Chinese Economy” for senior undergraduate and graduate students. Since the opening of the courses a month ago, their sizes have been growing continuously and they have been warmly welcomed by faculty and students of the university. Right now both sides are preparing for carrying out cooperation research projects on economic and trade relations between China and Latin American countries.

Chinese Visiting Senior Scholar is one project of the subprogram “Understanding China” Fellowship of “Confucius China Studies Program” set up by the Confucius Institute Headquarters. Since last October, the Headquarters, in cooperation with fourteen first-class universities and some specialized colleges and universities, carefully selected and prepared a batch of Chinese visiting scholars in the fields of humanities and social sciences such as politics, economics, law, sociology, pedagogy, language and literature, and international relations. These scholars are not only high in professional and academic level but also capable of using a foreign language directly to teach or give lectures. Thus they have become high-quality resources popular among Confucius Institutes. The Headquarters will, in accordance with the needs of Confucius Institutes, increase its efforts in dispatching visiting scholars, support foreign universities to open credit courses related to China studies, carry out academic activities in Confucius Institutes such as keynote speeches and lecture series, and encourage the cooperation between Chinese and foreign universities in carrying out joint studies in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

The “Confucius China Studies Program”, a high-end academic project recently set up by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, consists of six subprograms including Sino-Foreign Joint Ph.D. Fellowship, Ph.D. in China Fellowship, Young Leaders Fellowship, “Understanding China” Fellowship, International Conference Grant, and Publication Grant. Its purposes are to promote the sustainable development of Confucius Institutes, help other countries get a deep understanding of China and Chinese culture, and enhance the friendly relationship between China and the people of other countries.