Tenth Anniversary of the UChicago Center in Beijing

Through January 29, 2021

9:00–10:00 am

Organizer: UChicago Global

Jan. 6

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing celebrates its tenth anniversary with programming that demonstrates the University’s broad and deep history of engagement with China. The University’s relationship with China dates back to 1914, when our second president, Harry Pratt Judson, led a Rockefeller Foundation commission that helped to establish the China Medical Board and continued when UChicago alumni in Physics, Yang Chen Ning and Lee Tsung-Dao, became the first Chinese nationals to be awarded the Nobel Prize. This month-long celebration of the Center in January 2021 honors our history while showcasing faculty research and key partnerships in China.

The establishment of the Center in Beijing has cultivated new opportunities for collaboration across disciplines and throughout the region. Since its inception, the Center has hosted over 500 events, welcomed over 45,000 visitors, and been a home away from home for over 2,500 University of Chicago faculty, staff, and students. This celebration will serve as an opportunity to thank our alumni, local leaders, and the faculty and staff whose support has enabled the Center in Beijing to become a hub for engagement in China.

Event details, including the full list of speakers and event descriptions, are available on the website.

Dates and times listed on the registration site are in Central Standard Time.


Program of Events

Dates listed below are in Hong Kong Time.

Date Topic
January 6 Understanding China's Economic Rise: History, Trends, and Challenges
January 8 China REACH: Promoting Early Childhood Development in Rural China
January 13 Medical Education Reform in China: The WUMER Project
January 15 Interdisciplinary Networks in the Study of Traditional and Contemporary Chinese Art
January 20 A Conversation on Medical Diversities in China
January 22 The Next Frontier in Chinese Energy and Environmental Policy
January 27 Chemistry: A Tool for Understanding Human Health
January 29 The Future of Higher Education: A Presidential Perspective