15th Anniversary ASN Conference Held at ECNU in Shanghai

November 6, 2018

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In early November, the US-China Education Trust (USCET) and East China Normal University (ECNU) hosted a special 15th anniversary edition of the popular American Studies Network (ASN) Conference in Shanghai. 

The two-day event included an array of prominent speakers and panel discussions around the theme, The Impact of Education Exchange on US-China Relations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Among the notable and accomplished participants were Fei Chunfang, Director of the American Studies Center at ECNU; Fu Meirong, Professor and Deputy Director of the American Studies Center at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU); and Mei Renyi, Professor and Director Emeritus of the American Studies Center at BFSU. 

Shelly Fisher Fishkin, a Joseph S. Atha Professor of the Humanities and the Director of American Studies at Stanford University gave the first of two keynotes at the conference. She focused her remarks on China and transnational American studies during the last fifteen years. 

This was followed by a second keynote address from Cheng Li, Director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution who spoke on the importance and merits of education exchange amidst current tensions in US-China relations.

In total, more than 80 people participated in the conference representing some 37 Chinese and American universities and think tanks.  

In addition, and with an eye towards the future, USCET partnered with BFSU to host a special session of the Graduate Student Forum. Since 2008, USCET has    been promoting the participation of graduate students at ASN conferences through paper competitions in hopes of nurturing the next generation of American experts in China. 

This year’s first place winner was Zou Hongjin for her paper on the Changing Dynamism of Sino-U.S. Educational Ties: from a Crisis-management Tool to an Institutionalized Bridge. Li Huiyi was able to place second for her paper titled, Do Study Abroad Programs in China Understand What American Students Really Want? Both winners now have the opportunity to join a USCET delegation attending the 2018 American Studies Association (ASA) annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Tianhong Yin placed third in the competition. 

Overall, the Graduate Student Forum included 29 participants this year, representing 9 different universities.

The ASN and the ASN Conference launched in 2004 with 22 members. In the years since, membership to the Network has grown to 54 members and the conference continues to be a successful platform for scholars of American studies to come together and network, share research, and develop joint projects.

Enjoy this video highlighting the last 15 years of the ASN Conference. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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11月上旬,中美教育基金会与华东师范大学在上海共同举办了纪念美国研究15周年的特别版美国研究联络会年度会议。

为期两天的会议包括一系列杰出学者们的演讲和小组讨论,主题是“教育交流对中美关系的影响:昨天,今天和明天”。

其中杰出的参与者们包括:华东师范大学美国研究中心主任费春放,北京师范大学美国研究中心副主任付美榕教授,以及北京师范大学美国研究中心主任梅仁毅教授。

Shelly Fisher Fishkin是美国斯坦福大学美国研究学科主任以及人文学科教授。她在会议上发表了一篇主题演讲。她的演讲内容是关于在过去十五年内,中国和跨国别的美国研究。

第二篇主题演讲由布鲁金斯研究所中国研究中心主任李成发表,他讲述了中美关系中教育交流的重要性。

会议一共有超过80位参与者参加,来自37所中国和美国的大学与智库。

此外,为了展望未来,中美教育基金会与北京外国语大学合作举办了研究生论坛特别会议。自2008年以来,中美教育基金会一直通过纸质竞赛促进研究生参加美国研究联络会会议,希望培养中国下一代美国研究领域专家。

今年的第一名是邹虹瑾,她的论文题目是“中美教育关系的变化动力:从危机管理工具到制度化桥梁”。李慧怡夺得了大赛的第二名,她的论文题目是“中国的海外交换项目真的能够了解美国学生想要什么吗?”。 大赛的头两名赢得了加入中美教育基金会代表团的机会,免费前往亚特兰大参加2018年内美国研究论坛。印天红是大赛的第三名。

总体而言,今年的研究生论坛一共有29名参赛者,代表9所大学。

美国研究联络会和美国研究联络会会议于2004年启动,彼时共有22名成员。自那时起到今天,联络会成员已经增加到了54所学校。一直到今天,会议始终是一个成功将美国研究领域的学者聚集到一起、分享研究、提升和开展联合项目的平台。

欢迎大家观看中美教育基金会美国研究联络会15周年视频。