When and Where
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
George L. Mosse Humanities Building
University of Wisconsin
Celebrate the relationship that China, Taiwan and Hong Kong share with the US through National Pengyou day, a day dedicated to talking about the influential relationship these countries communities share with one another.
Celebrate the relationship that China, Taiwan and Hong Kong share with the US through National Pengyou day, a day dedicated to talking about the influential relationship these countries communities share with one another. Alongside hearing speakers present we will also be engaging in a series of social activies and raffling away prizes!
This years theme will be “Cross-Cultural Interactions and the Rise of the Far East”
Key note speakers include:
Weijia Li (Confirmed) – Specializes in Cultural encounters between China and the West
Judd Kinzley (Confirmed) – “Rethinking China, Rethinking the World: A Personal History.”
Judd Kinzley has a PhD in modern Chinese history from the University of California, San Diego and has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2012. He has broader research interests in Chinese border regions, resource extraction enterprises, and material-centered histories. After first traveling to Beijing in 1998 as a study-abroad he has lived for extended periods in both China and Taiwan.
Chinese/Hong Kong snacks and Taiwanese Milk tea will be provided
#PengyouDay is on November 16, 2017. In conjunction with the U.S. State Department’s International Education Week, over 50 Project Pengyou Campus Chapters and Asia Society Confucius Classrooms across the U.S. will simultaneously launch events and social media campaigns to celebrate US-China study, engagement, and friendship. The Fulbright Program and the US-China Strong Foundation have also joined us as partners to spread the #PengyouDay campaign in their national networks!
The “#PengyouDay” campaign seeks to empower students of Chinese to spread their knowledge to other Americans, starting with simple conversations like the teaching of one word in Chinese to a friend.
Project Pengyou (“Pengyou” means friend in Mandarin Chinese) is a program of the Golden Bridges Foundation, backed by funds from the Ford Foundation. Project Pengyou Chapters serve as a platform for young leaders with firsthand experiences in both the U.S. and China to build friendships with one another, fight xenophobia and promote collaboration, inclusion and mutual understanding in their community.