|All sessions will be held in the Mickey Leland Barbara Jordan Public Affairs Building and the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, Texas.
For the location of the Public Affairs Building and the JHJ School of Business, see the Texas Southern University map. Convenient parking is available at the Cleburne Garage at Sampson.
For directions on how to get to Texas Southern University, see the Texas Southern University directions page.
All talks are free and open to the public.
Persons with a disability who may need assistance are requested to call (713) 313-4282 in advance.
Chair: Dr. Danille Taylor (Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Texas Southern University)
Chairs: Dr. Ronald A. Johnson (Dean, Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Texas Southern University) and Dr. Bruce Berger (Associate Dean, Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Texas Southern University)
Professor Li ZHANG (Vice-Dean of the School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University), “Economic Development and Challenges in China: An Analysis of Macroeconomic Data (1978–2012)”
Chair: Dr. Fengxiang QIAO (Associate Professor, Department of Transportation Studies, Texas Southern University)
Professor Jun LIU (Vice President, Beijing Jiaotong University), “Overview of Chinese Transportation and High-Speed Railway”
Chairs: Shirlette G. Milton, Ph.D., R.Ph. (Interim Dean, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Texas Southern University), and Dr. Dong LIANG (Professor of Pharmaceutics and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas Southern University)
Professor Ninghong LIU (Chairman of the University Council, Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine), “Comparison between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine as Well as Medicine in the Future”
Chair: Dr. Haiqing SUN (Associate Professor of Spanish and Interim Chair, Department of Foreign Languages, Texas Southern University)
Professor Yuping WANG (Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing Jiaotong University), “Confucius, Confucianism, and the Modern World”
Chair: Dr. Roger Hart (Director, Confucius Institute, and Associate Professor of History, Texas Southern University)
Dr. Roger Hart (Director, Confucius Institute, and Associate Professor of History, Texas Southern University).
For more information on the conference, please contact Dr. Hart (HartRP@TSU.edu).
This conference seeks to develop specific proposals for future cooperation, collaboration, and exchanges between Texas Southern University and our Chinese partner institutions.
We have organized the discussions into the following four panels:
“Business and Economics”
“Science and Technology”
“Traditional Chinese Medicine”
“Liberal Arts and Social Sciences”
In the concluding session, we will discuss possibilities for collaboration.
Biographical summary: Professor Li ZHANG is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for International and Undergraduate Affairs of the School of Economics and Management at Beijing Jiaotong University. His main research areas are in the field of labor economics and social security. He has written more than 30 articles that have appeared in such journals as Productivity Research, Expert Systems, Journal of Anhui University, and Journal of Beijing Jiaotong University.
Biographical summary: Professor LIU graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University, receiving his MS (1994) and PhD (1998) in Transportation Management and Engineering. His research areas are rail transportation systems operations and management; transportation systems simulations; and logistics and e-commerce. He is a member of the following: Experts Committee of Professional Transportation of National Accreditation for Engineering Education; Ministry of Education “Transportation Organization and Safety of Rail Transit” Innovation Team; Experts Committee of Express Board of the China Transportation Association; Council of the China Railway Society; Transportation Systems Engineering Society; and the China Information Economics Society. He is also the Secretary-General of the Railway Professional Group of Transportation of the Engineering Discipline of the Railway Subcommittee for Undergraduate Education Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education.
Outline: This lecture will examine different features of two kinds of medical systems through the comparison of the understanding of life as well as disease prevention and treatment between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine. Topics covered will include the following:
This lecture will conclude with an examination of future developments in medicine—the integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern science (modern medicine).
Biographical summary: Hongning LIU, M.D., is professor, doctoral advisor, and director of University Affairs Committee and Academic Committee of Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a member of the expert group of traditional Chinese medicine theory of the National Basic Research Program (973 Program), a Committee Member of State Pharmacopeia Committee, a member of expert group of National Natural Science Foundation, an evaluation expert of National Science Progress Awards, a research expert of "Healthy China 2020" Strategic Planning held by the Ministry of Health, a deputy director of Sub-committee in chinese medicine of Educational Instruction Committee held by the Ministry of Education, the president of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies in Pharmaceutics of TCM, the executive director in Sub-Health Committee of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, and the vice chairman of the Chinese Music Therapy Society. He hosts National “973” Planing Project ‘Key Project of Natural Science Foundation of China,’ major projects of Science and Technology of nationally innovative drugs, and 5 major projects of National Science-Technology. He has published 45 academic papers including 15 SCI and EI, 3 textbooks and 2 monographs. He has won second prize in National Teaching Achievement; two first prizes in Provincial Teaching Achievement; eight provincial and ministerial-level awards in scientific research, in which one was the first prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of Jiangxi province and one was granted a National Invention Patent License.
Outline: Confucius is perhaps the most well-known thinker, educator, and philosopher in Chinese history. It is from his writings that what we now call Confucianism developed. Confucius is considered to be the most eminent of the ancient Chinese sages. Professor Wang’s lecture will focus on the Analects of Confucius, highlighting several key ideas of Confucianism, including humaneness (ren 仁), ritual (li 禮), and harmony (he 和). She will conclude with an analysis of the dialogue and fusion among different cultures in the contemporary world.
Biographical summary: Professor Yuping WANG, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Beijing Jiaotong University. Her research is on Chinese traditional culture and Western culture.