Center in Beijing Hosts Seoul National University Chinese Studies Program

Seoul National University President Yeon Cheon Oh poses with students and teachers of the Chinese Studies program held at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.

August 31, 2011

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.

A highlight for the Center was the visit of Seoul National University President Yeon Cheon Oh on Saturday, August 20.  Oh, who attended SNU as an undergraduate before earning a PhD in Public Administration from New York University, was given a tour of the Center by Executive Director Beth Bader.  "President  Oh emphasized that 22 University of Chicago graduates hold faculty positions at Seoul National University," she reported.