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Program

Cultivating Collaboration: Bridging Cultures Through Humanities Research and Innovation

Friday, April 10, 2015

National Endowment for the Humanities

Constitution Center
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC 20506

Morning

Welcome:

  • Dr. William ADAMS, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Mr. DING Wei, Vice-Minister of Culture of the PRC

Keynote speeches:

  • Dr. Peter BOL, Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University
  • Professor LIU Dong, Vice Dean of the Academy of Ancient Chinese Studies, Tsinghua University (to be confirmed)

Highlights from New Collaborations:

  • Ms. Leslie BOWMAN, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., on a collaborative exhibition between Monticello and the National Library of China
  • Mr. LOU Wei, Deputy Director of the Palace Museum of China, on the collaboration between the Palace Museum and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Perspectives on Collaboration in Humanities Research:

  • CHEN Pingyuan, Professor of Chinese Literature, Peking University
  • Jamie MONSON, Professor of History, Macalester College
  • LU Jiande, Director-General of the Institute of Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Science
  • Marvin BOLT, Curator of Science and Technology, Corning Museum of Glass

Break for Lunch

Afternoon

Bridging Cultures in the Humanities: a Student's View:

  • Jeffrey WOOD, undergraduate student at George Mason University, Gilman Scholar, and Boren Scholar
  • Cynthia YU Yan, graduate student at Georgetown University

Concurrent Sessions: Exploring New Opportunities for Collaboration

Note: Conference participants will be asked to sign up for one of three sessions according to their interests

1. Scholarly Translation

  • Steven BOKENKAMP, Professor of Chinese, Arizona State University
  • JIA Leilei, Vice President, Chinese National Academy of the Arts
  • LI Xinfeng, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Social Science in China
  • Kristin STAPLETON, Associate Professor of History, State University of New York-Buffalo

Also attending from the Chinese delegation will be LIU Dong, Vice Dean of the Academy of Ancient Chinese Studies, Tsinghua University, and LU Jiande, Director-General of the Institute of Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Science.

2. Big Data and Digital Humanities

  • Neil FRAISTAT, Professor of English and Director of the Maryland Institute of Technology, University of Maryland
  • SUN Yigang, Assistant Director-General, National Library of China
  • John UNSWORTH, Vice Provost, Chief Information Officer, University Librarian, and Professor of English, Brandeis University
  • ZHAO Zhouhao, Director of the Survey and Data Center, Chinese Academy of Social Science\

Also attending from the Chinese delegation will be SHAO Xiaojie, Director of the Audio and Video Center, Library of the Chinese National Academy of Arts.

3. Online Education

  • Peter BOL, Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Harvard University, Harvard University
  • JIANG Zhongbo, Head, NETEASE Open Course
  • LI Xiaoqiu, Director, Library of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
  • Peter ONUF, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor, Emeritus, Department of History, University of Virginia

Also attending from the Chinese delegation will be CHEN Pingyuan, Professor of Chinese Literature, Peking University.

Informal Reports on Concurrent Sessions

Concluding Remarks:

  • Ms. Eva CALDERA, Assistant Chairman for Partnership and Strategic Initiatives, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Ms. LI Hong, Minister Counselor, Chief of the Office of Cultural Affairs, Embassy of the PRC