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 IL6:20pm Closing Remarks
This conference is free and community members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, September 4 at 10:30am to 6:30pm
East Academic Building, Edward Jones Commons
545 Garden Ave. 63119