First Public Release of V. K. Wellington Koo’s Archive of Personal Papers: Exhibition and Symposium

Date: 
July 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
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Location: 
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

First Public Release of V. K. Wellington Koo’s Archive of Personal Papers: Exhibition and Symposium

On July 14th, Columbia Global Centers| Beijing will present an Exhibition & Symposium for Institute of Modern History of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences-Columbia University Libraries to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the joint digitization project of V. K. Wellington Koo Archive. The special exhibition, titled “Wellington Koo and Anti-Japanese War/Second Sino-Japanese War: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary for the Outbreak of the War,” will unveil selected digital images of Koo’s archive of personal papers. This will be the first time materials from the 300 boxes of papers & documents from Wellington Koo's personal archives covering his years as China's diplomat have been seen publicly. The exhibition will give special focus to materials related to the period 1937-45 and the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War/Anti-Japanese War. Distinguished guests from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China, Columbia University, Institute of Modern History of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Committee of 100, as well as Koo’s family representatives and renowned scholars will participate into the events and deliver remarks.

Participants will include Xin Peng, Executive Director of Finance & Administration, Columbia Global Centers; Jianlang Wang, Director of Institute of Modern History (IMH), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Ann Thornton, Vice Provost and Columbia University Librarian; Shirley Young, Chair, US-China Cultural Institute, Cultural Associate of the Committee of 100 and V. K. Wellington Koo’s step-daughter; Ying-Ying Tsien Yuan, V. K. Wellington Koo’s granddaughter; David Koo, V. K. Wellington Koo's grandson; Sean Quimby, Director of Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) , Columbia University; Yilin Jin, Deputy Director of Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Lydia H. Liu, Wun Tsun Tam Professor of Humanities and Director of Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University; Jim Cheng, Director of C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University; Guangyao Jin, Professor at History Department, Fudan University; Zhongjun Hou, Associate Researcher of Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; and Bingbing Wei, Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

 


Agenda

 

Morning Session

9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registration 

9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.     

Opening Remarks by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and speech by invited guests

10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 

Introduction & Presentation of Digitization Project of V. K Wellington Koo Archive

10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Short Film Screening: “Columbia and China” 

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Exhibition of the digital images of V.K. Wellington Koo Archive

 

Afternoon Session

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Symposium: V. K. Wellington Koo and Modern China

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Discussion

 

Speakers

Xin Peng, Executive Director of Finance & Administration, Columbia Global Centers

Jianlang Wang, Director of Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Ann Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Columbia University

Shirley Young, Chair, US-China Cultural Institute, Cultural Associate of the Committee of 100 and V. K. Wellington Koo’s step-daughter

Ying-Ying Tsien Yuan, V. K. Wellington Koo’s granddaughter

David Koo, V. K. Wellington Koo’s grandson

Sean Quimby, Director of Rare Books and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Yilin Jin, Deputy Director of Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Lydia H. Liu, Wun Tsun Tam Professor of Humanities and Director of Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University

Jim Cheng, Director of C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University

Guangyao Jin, Professor, History Department, Fudan University

Zhongjun Hou, Associate Researcher of Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Bingbing Wei, Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

 

Venue

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.

West Gate, Core Plaza. 1 Shanyuan Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China.

 

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