October 4, 2013 Brown's Office of International Affairs hosted five Nanjing University deans to plan next steps for the partnership between the two institutions. The Nanjing University delegation included:
Cong Cong, Deputy Dean for the Institute for Advance Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Wang Haixiao, Dean of the Department of Applied Foreign Language Studies
Xu Xingwu, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts
Zhou Xiaohong, Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
October 25-30, 2012 Nanjing University Vice President Yang Zhong and Deputy Dean Cong Cong traveled to Brown University to attend the inauguration of Brown University President Christina Paxson and meet with Brown's academic leadership. Meetings were held with President Paxson, Provost Mark Schlissel, Vice President of International Affairs Matthew Gutmann, Pembroke Center Director Kay Warren, Cogut Center Director Michael Steinberg, East Asian Studies Faculty Chair Kerry Smith, Nanjing-Brown Joint Program Co-Director Lingzhen Wang, and many senior faculty members, including John Logan (Sociology) and Vincent Mor (Medicine). Discussions centered on how to further consolidate and expand Nanjing-Brown collaborations in gender studies and the humanities, and how to renew Nanjing-Brown partnerships in public health, medical Studies, and urban studies.
Scholars from Brown University, Nanjing University, Hong Kong University, Wellesley College, McGill University, Shanghai China -Eastern University, University of California-Davis, Shanghai University, Xiamen University, Nanjing Normal University, University of Chicago, Dalian University, Rice University, University of Paris VII, City University of New York, and Chinese University of Hong Kong participated in a three-day conference exploring gender issues relating to late imperial Chinese literature and culture, (trans)gender performance and the body, modern Chinese literature, history, and culture, and the market era. The conference also included a roundtable discussion concerning feminism, theory and practice, and keynote speeches from Kam Louie (Hong Kong University), Tani Barlow (Rice University), Julia Kristeva (University of Paris VII), and Kay Warren (Brown University).
June 9, 2012Zhou Xian, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Nanjing University An exciting outcome of the Nanjing-Brown Joint Program in Gender Studies and the Humanities is the establishment of this new academic center within the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanjing University.