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BOOK PANEL: "Kuo Ping Wen: Scholar, Reformer, Statesman," edited by Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu

October 4, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading Room of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, 300 Kent Hall, Columbia University

You are invited to"Kuo Ping Wen: Scholar, Reformer, Statesman," a book panel and signing event with the authors, editors, scholars and family memebers in the reading room of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, 300 Kent Hall, Columbia University at 4:00-7:30 p.m. on October 4.

Event Brief

C.V. Starr East Asian Library, in partnership with Teachers College, Columbia Confucius Institute, and Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, will host a book panel and signing event for: "Kuo Ping Wen: Scholar, Reformer, Statesman," edited by Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu (San Francisco: Long River Press, 2015), at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University, on Oct. 4, 2016.

Biography

Dr. Kuo Ping Wen (1880_1969) was born in Shanghai, China and studied with George D. Strayer and Paul Monroe at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he received his M.A. degree in 1912 and his Ph.D. in 1914.  He was the founder of National Southeastern University in Nanjing, China and Shanghai College of Commerce in Shanghai, China, confounder of the China Institute in America, and President of the Sino_American Cultural Society in Washington, D.C., an organization he founded in 1958.  Dr. Kuo was the Chinese representative to various important international conferences and was selected as the Deputy Director General and Chief Secretary of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. In 1943 as Vice Minister of Finance, Dr. Kuo was chairman of an eleven-member delegation at the United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture.

Table of Contents 

  • Introduction: Kuo Ping Wen: scholar, reformer, statesman / Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu
  • Chapter 1. Kuo Ping Wen and his family's involvement with Christian education, the Commercial Press, and their contributions to the development of education in modern China / York Lo
  • Chapter 2. Kuo Ping Wen and the University of Wooster / David Gedalecia -- Chapter 3. The first Chinese doctoral student and his learning experiences at Teachers College, Columbia University / Huimei Zhou
  • Chapter 4. Kuo Ping Wen's groundbreaking Teachers College dissertation / Gita Steiner-Khamsi Chapter 5. Contributions of Guo Ping Wen to China's higher education reform / Yechun Song Chapter 6. Kuo Ping Wen and the China Institute in America / Yanqiu Zheng
  • Chapter 7. Kuo Ping Wen as a statesman and advocate for China and Chinese Americans / Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu
  • Conclusion: Kuo Ping Wen and his legacy to the world / Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu
  • Appendix. Kuo Ping Wen on Christian education in China.

Agenda and Invited Guests:

4:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Opening Remarks

4:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Book Panel

5:40 p.m.-6:10 p.m.  Book Sale and Signing

6:10 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Reception 

Moderator:

  • David Gedalecia, Michael O. Fisher Professor of History at the College of Wooster

Panelists:

  • York Lo, Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
  • Yanqiu Zheng, Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese history, Northwestern University
  • Ryan M. Allen, Doctoral Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ji Liu, Doctoral Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University

Co-organizers

C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Columbia Confucius Institute

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

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