Past Event

Beijing Webinar: What is the key to happiness?

June 8, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

What is happiness? What does it mean to be truly happy? It seems to be an odd question, but this is not only the subject that ancient and modern philosophers ponder, but also the question that each of us must face.

On June 8, join us for a discussion to dive into the science of happiness, what the definition is, and why it is important. You will hear straight from Professor Dongmao WEN, Professor in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy at the Graduate School of Education at Peking University, on happiness and happiness education, how to create a fulfilling and significant life, and how to increase your happiness intelligence from an academic, theoretical, and interdisciplinary perspective. Professor Wen was also a visiting scholar of Columbia University's Teachers College. 

What you will learn:

  • Is happiness related to life satisfaction or success?
  • Can technology make us happier?
  • Are people with higher education happier?
  • How to increase your happiness through education?

Previously, Beijing Center initiated our first discussion on fulfillment and happiness particularly among the middle-aged to understand struggles, reflections, thinking, and opportunities after the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please click here.

This is the eighth event of the Beijing Center's Coronavirus Thematic Series Program.


Dongmao Wen

Professor Dongmao WEN holds a Bachelor and Master of Education degree in Hunan Normal University, a Doctorate of Education in Peking University. The main research areas are the principles, systems and policies of education. He also has specialized researches on the system and policy of college enrollment and employment, education privatization, private education and balanced development of education. His recent studies are about traditional Chinese culture and education, happiness education and other topics. He has been involved in the development of major national education policies such as the Outline of the National Medium and Long Term Education Reform and Development Plan, and the Implementation Opinions on Deepening the Reform of the Examination Enrollment System. Courses taught: "Introduction to Education", "Education Policy: Case Study", "Education and Happiness" and so on.


  • Webinar will be at 20:00 in Beijing Time (8:00 in NY Time) and conducted in Chinese.
  • Please click link below to register. Once you complete the registration form, the Zoom meeting ID and password will be displayed.
  • If you have any questions, please scan the QR code below to add Beijing Center's WeChat assistant for more information.
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