“China and Turkey at the Crossroad of the Global 21st Century” International Conference Held Successfully at BU

October 19, 2012 to 20, the international conference of “China and Turkey at the Crossroad of the Global 21st Century” was held at Boğaziçi University. It was organized by Asian Study Center at BU, History Department at BU, Confucius Institute at BU, and Center for Turkish Studies at Shanghai University. 35kn, Scholars from 18 Chinese and Turkish universities and institutions attended the conference.

Picture 1: All the Representatives

Vice Rector of Boğaziçi University Prof. Ali Tekcan and Consul Mr. He Jiangchuan at Chinese Consulate General in Turkey presided over the opening ceremony and made welcome speeches. The meeting was divided into eight sessions and one discussion panel. Sholars made speech about the past, present and future development of Chinese-Turkish relationship from various perspectives including history, economics, politics, international relationship, culture and literature. The discussion panel was specially designed for the Chinese language education in Turkey. Prof. Essenbel, head of history department and Asian Study Center at Boğaziçi University and Professor Guo Changgang, head of the Center for Turkish Studies at Shanghai University made conclusion remarks and reached concensus to strengthen further Chinese-Turkish academic communication and cooperation.

Picture 2: All the Speakers in the Discussion Panel

After the conference, Chinese Director of CI associate professor Miao Fuguang showed all the repressentitives around Confucius Institute at Boğaziçi University. The meeting not oly strenthened Chinese-Turkish academic communication but also provieded international platform for researches about Chinese-Turkish relationship. The conference made contribution to more smooth communication and cooperation between China and Turkey.

Picture 3: All the Representitives at CIBU

By Han Yinhua, Volunteer Teacher at CIBU