A Talk with Princeton University Graduate Students at Sociology School of Beijing Normal University
Three Princeton PhD students were invited by Sociology School of Beijing Normal University to attend a talk entitled Risks and Features of Cultural Communication and to present about this topic in the event. The audiences are undergraduate students studying social science from different Chinese Universities. Ms. Jin LIU from Princeton China Center has also given a brief introduction about Princeton University and the Center.
Hannah Waight, the Sociology PhD Student from Princeton University shared her experience of learning Chinese and her undergraduate paper on Chinese college entrance examination, based on a research on college entrance examination papers. Kyle Chan, the Sociology PhD Student from Princeton, talked about his research which mainly focuses on ‘economic development’ by comparison of different countries, such as comparing China and India and causes of differences in their economic development. As a Chinese American, Grace Tien, the Sociology PhD student from Princeton, shared about her exploration on how government and religion influence economics, politics and life in Wenzhou through local research. Audiences have brought up many questions related to their talks, including attitudes of Chinese and foreign scholars towards corruption, impact of religion on political issues, development of social work, and career of pursuing a PhD degree. The interaction of the presenters and audiences were inspiring and well received by both sides.
Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
Location: Sociology School of Beijing Normal University
Organizers: Princeton China Center, Sociology School of Beijing Normal University