Source: College of Literature, International Writing Center, Research Institute, International Exchange and Cooperation Department
From June 8th to June 9th, Mo Yan, Director of the International Writing Center of Beijing Normal University, and Chang Bao, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Executive Director of the International Writing Center Zhang Qinghua visited the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and launched Chinese and English academic exchanges activities.
Prof. Mo Yan visited Regent College and World Literature Department, accompanied by Robert Ellis, Dean of the Regent School of Oxford University, Lynn Robson, Professor of Regent School of Oxford University, Shidong Wang, Director of Oxford Global Development Outlook Center, and Ros Ballaster, Dean of Oxford World Literature Department. They formed a consensus on a number of cooperation intentions and held discussions with teachers and students of the Department of World Literature Department. Later, Prof. Mo Yan spoke on his literary experiences and development themes of world literature. He also had a high-level dialogue with British author, director of the Humanities Research Center of Oxford University, Elleke Boehmer. The event attracted participants from Oxford University and other British universities. Nearly 400 teachers and students.
The delegation of the Beijing Normal University’s School of Language and Culture to visit Oxford University in the UK is the first academic exchange between Beijing Normal University and Oxford University in the field of world literature. In the follow-up, two schools will also conduct academic exchange activities in education, psychology, philosophy, etc. to inject new vitality into the in-depth development of Sino-British cultural exchanges.