Dear Members and Friends of the China Institute,
Welcome to the Year of the Rooster! The roosters are active, hard-working, resourceful, courageous, confident, and talented. Though not all of us are a Rooster, we can enjoy the spirit of Rooster for a year. On behalf of China Institute, I wish you all a happy and productive new year!
Looking back at the year of the Monkey, we had accomplished many things together. In this newsletter, you will find what we have done in the past year. We continued to develop our China Forum Lecture series and cultural activities. In spring and fall 2016 we have brought outstanding speakers to campus, which greatly benefited our students and faculty and local community members. China Institute continues to help develop international collaborations between CSUN and Chinese universities, and 2016 has been another fruitful year for international exchanges. The China Institute Faculty Development program continues to support faculty research on China-related issues, and our CSUN students received eight Chinese Scholarship Council awards that offer one year’s free study and living in China. With the help from local community leaders and faculty advisors, China Institute and CSUN’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association continue to provide support to Chinese students and visiting scholars at CSUN. Our faculty members of the China Institute have another productive year of research. I look forward to more great things happening in 2017!
Dr. Weimin Sun
Director of CSUN China Institute
Professor of Philosophy