At the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Hongbing Peng, a visiting scholar from Jinan University in China and colleague Yongzhong Deng gave a presentation designed to give both students and faculty a chance to understand Chinese history, as well as its present culture.
Throughout the presentation, Hongbing Deng stressed the importance of learning languages and being exposed to other cultures.
Deng said, ‘If you only know your own culture and language, you are kept in a prison.’
Hongbing Peng said that schools might lack diversity so it is important for students to take the initiative to educate themselves about China, as well as other cultures.
Hongbing Peng said, ‘Students upon graduation might travel or do business in China, opening their eyes and understanding the culture is important.’
The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire has had a relationship with Chinese higher education institutions such as Jinan University for more than two decades. Eau Claire is also in collaboration with the Chinese
1+2+1 Partnership Program, a program designed for Chinese students to receive a bachelor’s degree from University Wisconsin-Eau Claire and their institution in China.
Source: The Spectator Wisconsin