C.V. Starr East Asian Library, in partnership with Teachers College, Columbia Confucius Institute, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and Office of Global Centers, will host a book panel and signing event for: "Kuo Ping Wen: Scholar, Reformer, Statesman," edited by Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu (San Francisco: Long River Press, 2015), at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University, on Oct. 4, 2016.
Description of Project
Dr. Kuo Ping Wen (1880_1969) was born in Shanghai, China and studied with George D. Strayer and Paul Monroe at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he received his M.A. degree in 1912 and his Ph.D. in 1914. He was the founder of National Southeastern University in Nanjing, China and Shanghai College of Commerce in Shanghai, China, confounder of the China Institute in America, and President of the Sino_American Cultural Society in Washington, D.C., an organization he founded in 1958. Dr. Kuo was the Chinese representative to various important international conferences and was selected as the Deputy Director General and Chief Secretary of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. In 1943 as Vice Minister of Finance, Dr. Kuo was chairman of an eleven-member delegation at the United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture.
Table of Contents
Agenda and Invited Guests:
4:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. 致辞/Opening Remarks
4:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m. 讨论会/Book Panel
Moderator: David Gedalecia, Michael O. Fisher Professor of History at the College of Wooster
Panelist: York Lo, Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
Panelist: Yanqiu Zheng, Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese history at Northwestern University
Panelist: Ryan M. Allen, Doctoral Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University
Panelist: Ji Liu, Doctoral Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University
5:40 p.m.-6:10 p.m. Book Sale and Signing
6:10 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Reception
C.V. Starr East Asian Library
Columbia Confucius Institute
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing
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