"Embracing the World: China's Transformation in the New Era" Academic Conference

The Confucius Institute at Webster University will be hosting a day-long academic conference on September 4, 2019 titled "Embracing the World: China's Transformation in the New Era, 1978-2019." Scholars from Webster University and universities across both the United States and China will come together to discuss China from the angle of their expertise.


10:30-10:35am Welcome Speech

10:35-12:00pm Panel I: Revisiting Popular Culture in China’s Early Reform Era, 1978-1989

12:00-1:10pm Lunch Reception

12:20-12:40pm Opening of Art Exhibition “Wandering in Nature”

1:10-2:40pm Panel II: China’s Global Exchange in Culture, Politics and Economy

2:50-4:20pm Panel III: Globalizing Chinese Literature: Sinophone and Diaspora Writings

4:30-5:30pm Round Table Discussion: US-China Academic Exchange – Challenges and Opportunities, moderated by Nancy Hellerud, J.D. Vice Provost, Webster University

5:30-6:30pm Dinner Reception

5:50-6:10pm Art Appreciation Talk: Brush and Ink: “Reading” Chinese Paintings, by Dr. Tongyun Yin, Curator of Asian Art at The Lizzadro Museum of Art in IL

6:20pm Closing Remarks

This conference is free and community members are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:30am to 6:30pm

East Academic Building, Edward Jones Commons
545 Garden Ave. 63119

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Divisions, Confucius Institute





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