On March 11, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, joined with the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of Peking University and Peking University Library, hosted an opening ceremony for the exhibition titled “Hu Shih in the Intellectual History of the 20th Century in China” to commemorate Columbia alumnus Hu Shih and his legacy. HAN Xiao, Assistant to the Director of Peking University's Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences and ZOU Xinming, Associate Director of Special Collections Division at Peking University Library, also joined the event.
On June 24, Professor Jane Gaines from Film Department at Columbia University was invitied to deliver a public lecture on how to make Chinese cinema great again at Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.
In the 40-minute talk, Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University, unfolded the dynamic history of American women gaining and defining their citizenship. She began her remarks by commenting on the success of a 2013 book written by Sheryl Sandberg,the COO of Facebook, which urged women to assert themselves and accelerate career demands.
On April 16, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing successfully held the second event of Columbia Global Centers | Beijing Salon Series, themed on “New York, Columbia, and I.” Four Columbia alumni, LIN Nan (SIPA ’16), WANG Xin (SIPA '16), Kailey Xi (SIPA ’15), and LIANG Mudi (TC ’15), together with nearly 30 alumni from Columbia initiated a discussion on the history, traffic systems, architectures, and arts in the New York City.
First Public Release of V. K. Wellington Koo’s Archive of Personal Papers: Exhibition and Symposium Held at CGC丨Beijing
On July 14, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and the Institute of Modern History of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences jointly hosted the exhibition and symposium: First Public Release of V. K. Wellington Koo's Archive of Personal Papers. The event is aimed to retrospect V. K. Wellington Koo and his legendary life and to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the July 7th incident.