The U.S.-China Center for Education and Culture Center is an international initiative of Vanderbilt University in collaboration with South China Normal University (SCNU) and Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU), located in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. The Center’s goal is to connect American education and culture to China’s Pearl River Delta, the most economically dynamic region in the country. The key audiences are students and faculty at the two partnering universities; local K-12 public and private school teachers and administrators in need of professional development; and government and non-profit entities engaged in the preservation and presentation of cultural assets.
Fall 2013 Events
Bridging Cultures: Conversations Through Music
Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt University, Alumni Hall 100
Both the United States and China are fortunate enough to have a long and vibrant history of rural folk music, and Bridging Cultures aims to connect Chinese and American cultures through music. Special guests and speakers are Jim Millward, professor of Chinese history at Georgetown University, Jeff Wasserstrom, professor of Chinese history at the University of California-Irvine and editor of The Journal of Asian Studies, and Abigail Washburn, Chinese and English bilingual singer-songwriter, who will be officially named the first US-China Center Fellow.
This event is free and open to the public.
Vanderbilt Delegation Visits the US-China Center
November 26-28, Guangzhou
A delegation of Vanderbilt administrators travels to Guangzhou during Thanksgiving vacation, meeting with administrators from local partnering universities in the hopes of further building the US-China Center and its educational goals. The delegation, which includes US-China Center co-directors Bill Ivey and Xiu Cravens, Carolyn Miller, assistant director of the Vanderbilt International Office, and Joy Calico, associate professor of musicology, aims to further ties between South China Normal University as well as other Guangzhou-area colleges.