Monday, May 21, 2012

Symposium on Pearl S. Buck Part of 110 Anniversary Celebrations of Nanjing University

A symposium on Pearl S. Buck and her time in China was recently held as part of a series of events celebrating the 110th anniversary of Nanjing University. According to a short article on the symposium in China Daily, approximately 20 scholars and researchers from around the world attended the symposium, and the prevailing view was that,
Pearl S. Buck was a remarkable cultural envoy who played a pioneering role in demystifying China in the American mind in the early 20th century...
The article appears as a sidebar to a longer article, "Quality key to real learning," which described a "Meeting With Nobel Prize Laureates," another event the university organized on May 19th to celebrate it's anniversary.  Four Nobel Laureates, Daniel ShechtmanAaron Ciechanover, Robert Huber and Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio were invited to meet with middle school and university students. Of course, Pearl Buck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in literature, speaks to students at Nanjing University, Jiangsu province, on Saturday. Xu Qi / for China Daily

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