News Archive: 2011


Renslow Sherer Wins Hubei Province Chime Bell Award

Initiated by the government of Hubei Province in 1994, the Chime Bells Award honors foreign experts who have contributed to the betterment of the province.  The University of Chicago's Renslow Sherer was the only American among this year's ten recipients. "The Chime Bell award was very moving," he reported.
October 11, 2011

2011 Fall East Asian Civilizations Program in Beijing

The 2011 East Asian Civilizations Study Abroad Program features classes taught by University of Chicago professors James Hevia, Dingxin Zhao and Jacob Eyferth, as well as Chinese language instructors from Renmin University ZHANG Zhi and YU Hechuan.
October 3, 2011


Center in Beijing Hosts Seoul National University Chinese Studies Program

Seoul National University brought its study abroad program in Chinese Studies to the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.  The nine-day program (from August 19 to 27, 2011) included seminars by Korean CEOs, lectures by eminent professors of Chinese studies and field trips to world heritage sites and Korean companies in Beijing.  Fifty SNU undergraduates were taught by Professor Jeonghoon Lee, Department of Chinese Language & Culture, and four assistants.
August 30, 2011

2011 Chinese Language Summer Program: Exploration and Immersion

Youqin WANG points to two charts from an article she's recently published.  The first tracks the increase in the number of students enrolled in the University of Chicago Chinese Language Program, which she's headed since 2001.  The second shows the increase of mainland China's GDP over the same period.  The charts show roughly similar inclines.
August 11, 2011


Henry M. Paulson Jr. appointed distinguished senior fellow at the Harris School

Henry M. Paulson Jr., former United States Treasury Secretary and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, has been appointed as a distinguished senior fellow at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies.
June 28, 2011

Justin Yifu Lin Wins Alumni Professional Achievement Award

Justin Yifu Lin (PhD'86) is an influential and important economist who has contributed to the field of development economics. He is one of the first UChicago social science PhDs to return to China, introducing the ideas of market economics learned at the University. Lin founded the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University, and has given extensive lectures and written numerous articles and books on economic development. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.
June 7, 2011


Renmin University Professor Tao Ran Teaches UChicago Economics Course in Beijing

TAO Ran, who earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2002, taught a Social Sciences course entitled “The Chinese Economy in Transition” to UofC students in the Spring, 2011, Social Sciences Study Abroad program.  Professor Tao, the first non-UofC professor to teach at the Center in Beijing, joined two experienced University of Chicago professors– historian Michael Geyer and sociologist William Parish– to lead this program.  Besides his current duties at Beijing’s Renmin University, Tao previously taught as a post-doctoral fellow at Oxford University.
May 31, 2011


Spring 2011 Study Abroad Students Explore Beijing

The majority of students in the Social Sciences Spring Study Abroad program departed from the original topic for a paper in Professor Michael Geyer's Global Condition class.  Instead of writing on Giovanni Arrighi's Adam Smith in Beijing, an assigned reading, they opted to discuss the global condition in China using as a starting point one of their excursion discoveries, especially the Military History Museum, the National Museum of China, the performance of the "Red Detachment of Women" or the architecture tour.
April 19, 2011

University of Chicago Professor Judith Zeitlin Wins Guggenheim to Continue Research on Chinese Opera

Judith Zeitlin, a scholar of Chinese literature, cultural history and opera, has received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
April 18, 2011


Opportunity for Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Global Cancer Research

A new jointly funded program has recently been established between NIH and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to encourage research cooperation between U.S. and Chinese scientists. The intent of this initiative is to foster, stimulate, and/or expand collaborative basic, translational, and applied research cooperation between eligible NIH grantees and eligible Chinese researchers in the areas of cancer, allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities.
February 18, 2011

Lunar New Year Reception Held at Center in Beijing

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing and the Renmin University of China International Office jointly hosted a Chinese New Year Holiday Reception at the Center in Beijing for our friends and colleagues in international higher education and international affairs. Representatives from foreign universities and organizations with offices in Beijing came to enjoy dinner, drinks, and a chance to network. This successful event will be the first of many similar opportunities to come.(Photos by HU Jingqiu.)
February 17, 2011


Shanghai Children’s Medical Center Signs Exchange with Comer Children’s Hospital

Shanghai's Jiao Tung University has also named Donald C. Liu as a Chair Professor.  Liu is the Mary Campau Ryerson Professor of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital as well as Vice-Chair in the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Surgery.
January 27, 2011

Why President Hu Jintao Chose to Visit Chicago

Why did Chinese President Hu Jintao choose to visit Chicago?  Here's a short round-up of news articles explaining that.
January 24, 2011

Law & Economics Professor Ronald Coase Talks to Wang Ning About Their New Book

Ronald Coase, the Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics and 1991 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, was recently interviewed by Wang Ning.  The two collaborated on a new book entitled How China Became Capitalist.  Following is an excerpt from their interview published at Unirule.
January 22, 2011