Oct. 19, 2007
By Karla Schneider
Ohio University will host the 13th Annual Conference of the Association of Chinese Professors of Humanities and Social Sciences in the United States next week in Margaret M. Walter Hall.
Titled "China Forum: Harmony, Innovation and Development," the Oct. 26-28 conference is jointly presented by the Center for International Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, the International Development Studies Program and the Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research Center.
"Hosting this association's annual conference is a unique opportunity to provide a forum on campus to discuss China's growing economy, changing society and global impact," said International Development Studies Director and association member Jieli Li. "Students and faculty will have the opportunity to interact directly with scholars from both China and the United States who are doing research on various issues impacting China's sustainable development."
Highlights of the conference will include keynote addresses by Yongjun Chen, professor of business economics and dean of the College of Business at China Renmin University, and Ruiqing Du, professor and former president of Xi'an International Studies University. In addition, a panel featuring four Tibetan scholars will speak on gender, language and culture, and Buddhism as it relates to contemporary Tibetan studies. Individual paper presentations on topics ranging from China's economic, social and political development to specific issues concerning environment, public health, education, media, and China's diplomatic relations and foreign policies.
More information on the conference can be found on the conference Web site or by contacting Jieli Li, associate professor of sociology and director of international development studies, at 740-593-1832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.