With financial support from the Gu Mingyuan Educational Research and Development Foundation (the Mingyuan Foundation), the Center on Chinese Education has launched the Mingyuan Education Project. The project is aimed at promoting education exchange between China and the United States, supporting research on Chinese education, and extending the outreach of the Mingyuan Foundation. Published: 5/8/2015 6:27:00 PM
On April 14, 2014, professor Zheng, Lei, a visiting scholar from Beijing Normal University's Faculty of Education, delivered a presentation titled sex composition of sibling, intra-household resource allocation and educational attainment in China. Published: 4/16/2014 1:47:00 PM
Professor Chen Chao, a visiting scholar from Naikai University of China, presented his research on the March 3 of 2014. His topic is on the ratio of administrators and administrative staff-to-faculty in public universities and its implications. Published: 3/4/2014 1:00:00 PM
Professor Xia Xue's presentation on quantity and quality of primary and secondary school teacher quality in China
On February 17, 2014, Xia Xue, a visiting scholar from Northeast China Normal University, gave a presentation on the quantity and quality of primary and secondary school teachers in China. Published: 2/17/2014 6:36:00 PM
Professor Zhou Huimei's presentation: the institutional analysis of changes of the mass education museum in Republic of China
On the February 3 of 2014, Zhou Huimei, a visiting scholar from Beijing Normal University's Faculty of Education, gave a presentation on the changes of mass education museum in Republic of China. Published: 2/3/2014 4:15:00 PM
Center on Chinese Education is hosting a group of visiting scholars and students for the 2013-2014 academic year, who continue to be present in the spring 2014 semester. Published: 2/1/2014 1:27:00 PM
Professor Sheng Zhengfa's lecture on developing scientific research capacity in China's newly-built four-year colleges
On the afternoon of November 19th, 2012, Professor Zhengfa Sheng, currently an associate professor of Hunan Institute of Humanities, Science and Technology, and a post-doc at National Institute of Education Sciences (NIES), presented a lecture on developing scientific research capacity in China's newly-built four-year colleges. Published: 11/19/2012 1:25:00 PM
On the afternoon of November 12th, 2012, Professor Lingshuai Kong presented his reflections on Shanghai's Result in PISA 2009 in our seminar. Published: 11/12/2012 1:10:00 PM
The Mingyuan Education Project
With financial support from the Gu Mingyuan Educational Research and Development Foundation (the Mingyuan Foundation), the Center on Chinese Education has launched the Mingyuan Education Project. The project is aimed at promoting education exchange between China and the United States, supporting research on Chinese education, and extending the outreach of the Mingyuan Foundation. The project supports the activities of the Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University, during the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019. These activities include research, education and training, education exchange, and seminars. Funding for the project will be mainly used to provide financial support to student assistants associated with the Center on Chinese Education who participate in and contribute to these activities. These student assistants will be designated as the “Mingyuan Research Assistants”. In AY2014-2015, the Mingyuan Research Assistants include Xin Gong, Jing Li, Na Feng, Huanhuan Xia, and Yipeng Tang.
The Mingyuan Foundation was founded in 1997 in the name of Mr. Mingyuan Gu, a well-known educator in China and professor of comparative education in Beijing Normal University. He is one of the founding fathers of comparative education in China. Professor Gu is a former President of the World Council of Comparative Education Society as well as a former President of the Chinese Society of Education. Currently he is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Education, the leader of the team on Advancing Quality Education Reform, the Vice Director of the Advisory Committee of Research Center on Education Development, and the Director of the Teacher Education Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Education, China. Professor Gu has published more than 600 research articles and over 40 books. Not only has he been well-established in educational theories, but he is also very influential on educational practice. He has participated in the major educational reforms in China for over sixty years.
Apart from the Mingyuan Education project, the Mingyuan Foundation has other scholarship projects such as the Mingyuan Education Award, Educators in Growth and Mingyuan Plan for Educational Entrepreneurship. A brochure of the Mingyuan Foundation in Chinese can be downloaded below.