The first session of Visiting Program for Young Sinologists 2014 was held in Beijing during July 2-22. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
The second session of Visiting Program for Young Sinologists 2014 will be held Sept 4-20 in Beijing. Thirty-eight young Sinologists from 25 countries, such as the US, Russia, the UK and Egypt have been invited to the event, which is co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The research topics will include Chinese literature, history, philosophy, art, language, politics, modern society and international relations.
These young sinologists first will receive lessons for a week. Experts and scholars such as Ge Jianxiong, Fen Gang and Yan Shaodang will give a series of lectures to provide a general view of Chinese society, economy, history and culture. After that, they will visit the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese National Academy of Arts, the Palace Museum and Beijing Foreign Studies University to discuss and exchange ideas for almost two weeks with experts and scholars.. They will also visit Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall and Beijing rural areas to experience Chinese culture and modern development.
During the program’s implementation, the Cultural Ministry also will cooperate with the Chinese Writers’ Association to implement the Research Program on Translating Chinese Contemporary Literature. It will choose 19 young Sinologists and five translators recommended by the Chinese Writers’ Association for further study. The head of the association will also introduce the Translation Project of Chinese Contemporary Literature to attract more young Sinologists to translate Chinese Literature.
The Visiting Program for Young Sinologists 2014 will be the first such program this year hosted by the Cultural Ministry and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. It’s hope that, after visiting China to meet Chinese experts and scholars, the young foreign Sinologists can form fair and deep understanding of Chinese culture and its developing path.