Oct. 29: Peking University lecturer

Third annual UD-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture announced

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11:48 a.m., Oct. 23, 2013--The third annual University of Delaware-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 4:30–6 p.m., in 319 Willard Hall Education Building on UD’s Newark campus.

Yang Zhong, professor and secretary-general of the National Commission on Classics Editing and Research at Peking University, will present “China’s Imperial Examination: An Important Cultural Tradition.”

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The lecture, which is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Confucius Institute at UD, is free and open to the public. 

Peking University, often referred to as “China’s Harvard,” is recognized as one of the top institutions of higher education in China.

Since the signing of a cooperative agreement between UD's College of Arts and Sciences and Peking University’s National Commission on Classics Editing and Research in 2010, the partnership has sought to “establish active scholarly linkages and create the long-term foundation for collaboration among the academic disciplines” the two institutions share.

UD and Peking University now have joint projects under way in areas ranging from Chinese culture to a Global Educational Exchange Initiative (GLOBEX) in engineering.

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