Dear Friends of the China Institute,
Welcome to the Year of the Mouse! The Mouse is the smallest but the first of Chinese zodiac animals. Those who were born in 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, and 2020 are born in the year of the Mouse, and people born in these years are more likely to be intelligent, energetic, and wealthy. On behalf of CSUN China Institute, I wish all of you a happy 2020 with great wisdom, health, and wealth!
Looking back at the year of the Pig, we had accomplished many things together, which you can find in this newsletter. We continued to develop our China Forum Lecture series and host cultural activities at CSUN, which benefited CSUN students, faculty, and local community. Working together with other agencies on campus, China Institute continues to promote international collaborations between CSUN and Chinese universities, and 2019 has been another fruitful year for international exchanges. The China Institute Faculty Development program continues to support faculty research on China-related issues, and China Institute aims to build a hub of research for local scholars interested in these issues. In 2019, eight outstanding CSUN students received the Chinese Scholarship Council award that enable them to study in top Chinese universities for free. With the help from local community leaders and faculty advisors, China Institute and CSUN’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association continue to provide support for Chinese students and visiting scholars at CSUN. We also welcomed new Chinese faculty members, visiting scholars, and students to join our big family. I look forward to more great things happening in the Year of the Mouse!
Dr. Weimin Sun
Director of the China Institute, CSUN
Professor of Philosophy