Events

Past Event

“Cross-Fertilization of Culture and Education”: U.S.-China Education Forum

December 19, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

 

 

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, December 19, 2020 (CST) | 7:30 - 11:30 PM, December 18, 2020 (EST)

Join us in-person or online for a U.S.-China education forum, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Center on Chinese Education (CoCE) at Columbia University Teachers College and the outstanding work of its founding director Professor Mun C. Tsang.

As a special part of the ceremony, the Mun C. Tsang Chinese Education Endowment Fund will be launched in honor of Professor Tsang’s contribution to the promotion of the U.S.-China educational exchange and collaboration.

In partnership with Center on Chinese Education at Columbia University Teachers College, Peking University School of Education, Peking University Education Foundation (North America), Beijing Normal University School of International and Comparative Education, EduChina Group, and Puxin Education and Technology Group.

 

Agenda

Center on Chinese Education 20th Anniversary Celebration Opening Remarks 

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Moderators:

Ni Zhang TC '06, Founder of Children's Museum Research Center at Beijing Normal University

Helena Xiao, Associate Director of Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

Henan Cheng, Deputy Director of the CoCE

Speakers:

Thomas Bailey, President of Teachers College, Columbia University (virtual)

Mun Tsang, Founding Director of CoCE (virtual)

Fengqiao Yan, Dean of School of Education, Peking University

Xudong Zhu, Dean of Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University

 

Launch of “Mun C. Tsang Chinese Education Fund”  

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Moderator:

Ni Zhang TC '06, Founder of Children's Museum Research Center at Beijing Normal University

Wei Wang, Chairman of EduChina Group

Yunlong Sha, CEO of Puxin Education and Technology Group

 

Keynote Speeches and Panel Discussion

“Cross-Fertilization of Culture and Education”: International Understanding and Educational Collaborations in an Era of Chang    

9:00 - 10:10 AM

Moderator:

Henan Cheng, Deputy Director of the CoCE

Speakers:

Mingyuan Gu, Professor at Beijing Normal University

Weifang Min, Professor at Peking University

Henry Levin, William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University (virtual)

Alex Eble, Assistant Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University (virtual)

 

Coffee/Tea Break

10:10 - 10:20 AM

 

Roundtable Discussion: Educational Challenges and Opportunities in China and the U.S. during the Pandemic and Beyond 

10:20 - 11:20 AM

Moderator:

Jun Teng, Associate Professor Institute of International and Comparative Education at Beijing Normal University

Panelists:

Yongxin Zhu, Tao Xingzhi Institute

Hongyu Zhou, Professor at Central China Normal University

Dongping Yang, 21st Century Education Research Institute

K.C. Pang, Beijing International Bilingual Academy

Sheng Lu, Yuanbo Education Group

Rong Zhou, Puxin Education Group

 

Reflections by TC Alumni and Visiting Scholars

Center on Chinese Education: A Ribbon Connecting Chinese and American Education

11:20 - 12:00 PM       

Moderator:

Dakai Li

Panelists:

Dongmao Wen, Professor at Peking University

Yu Zhang, Professor at Tsinghua University

Feng Zhou, Professor at Guangdong University of Education

Lin Qiu, Yunnan Provincial Department of Education

 

Reminders
  • Event Language: Chinese and English.
  • The in-person session opens only to Columbia students and alumni.
  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]