The BXAI Team Explores “Bridging China’s Education Gap” at the Yenching Social Innovation Forum

The first Yenching Social Innovation Forum focused on “Bridging China’s Education Gap” was held at Peking University, one of BXAI’s Anchor Universities, from November 24-26.  Delegates from around the world joined the forum to hear from experts and practitioners on the ground, seek feedback to their proposals on tackling the issue, take part in field trips to migrant and government-run schools, and finally present their ideas on how to move forward to bring about positive changes.

Our BXAI team had a wonderful time of learning and exchange at the forum and we enjoyed hearing all of the delegates’ innovative ideas and proposals on “Bridging China’s Education Gap”.

Mr. Aso Hosts Mini AFLSP Gathering in Tokyo

A special thanks to Mr. Yutaka ASO, President of Aso Cement Company Ltd, Chairman of Kyushu Economic Federation, and BXAI’s Advisory Council member, for hosting a mini AFLSP gathering at his private residence in Tokyo, Japan last November!

Together with Mr. and Mrs. Ronald CHAO, Honorary Chairman of Bai Xian Asia Institute, our Scholars from Hitotsubashi University-ICS, Keio University, The University of Tokyo, and Waseda University joined the gathering to connect with one another and share their study abroad experiences.  They were also joined by Mr. Yoshihiro WATANABE, President of Bai Xian Asia Institute (Japan) Inc., BXAIJ Board Governors, and friends from our Anchor and Participating Universities.

Prof. WANG Zheng

Professor Zheng WANG is the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University.  A Carnegie Fellow at New America, Global Fellow at the Kissinger Institute on China, Senior Visiting Fellow at Nanjing University and member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, Prof. Wang is widely recognized for his extensive skills and knowledge in international diplomacy.

In this video, Prof. Wang describes how a world map he saw during his first day of graduate school taught him about different worldviews.

We were glad to have Prof. Wang lead a panel on Long-lasting Peace in East Asia vs Territorial Disputes at BXAI Summer Program 2016.

Prof. Shirley LIN

Professor Shirley Lin teaches in the Chinese University of Hong Kong global political economy master’s program and at the University of Virginia.  In this video Professor Lin shares three words of advice with our Scholars: Be excellent at what you do, broaden your skills, and have a purpose.

Professor Lin is currently doing a series of talks across America for her most recent book, “Taiwan’s China Dilemma”, published by Stanford University Press.  In August we were incredibly grateful to have Professor Lin lead a panel on national identity and cross-straits relations at BXAI Summer Program 2016.

AFLSP 2016 Selection Results

ZHOU, Lyu Yi The Chinese University of Hong KongMaster of Science in Finance
CHINSHO, KinuyoFudan UniversityJournalism
HENG, XinKeio UniversityMasters in Media Design
BAI, YangKyushu UniversityDoctoral, Faculty of Engineering, Robotics
DU, GuodongKyushu UniversityInternational Doctoral Program in Urban and Environmental Engineering
MITA, NarumiShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityAntai College of Economics and Finance
ZHANG, Yan JieSeoul National UniversityCollege of Business Administration
LIU, Zai WeiThe University of TokyoInternational Program in Economics
NAKAJIMA, YukiTsinghua UniversityMasters in Global Business Journalism

Prof. Tomonori ITO

In this video, Professor Tomonori Ito shares how Harvard Business School taught him the value of good management and cross-cultural friendship.

Professor Ito has spent 32 years in investment and corporate banking, and currently teaches graduate classes at Hitotsubashi ICS.  As one of BXAI’s Anchor Universities, Hitotsubashi ICS offers AFLSP scholars an all-English double degree program in the heart of Kunitachi, Tokyo.

AFLSP Scholars Learn about Reconstruction Efforts in Tohoku

During the BXAI Summer Program 2016, AFLSP Scholars learned about the reconstruction efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011 during their study trip to Tohoku.

Guided by Professor Motokazu MASUTANI from Tohoku Gakuin University and local officers, AFLSP Scholars visited Nami and Okuma in Fukushima prefecture.

Scholars also visited Rikuzentaka City and Otsuichi Town, which in addition to the direct damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami, suffered from the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant disaster.  In some of the most affected areas, Scholars learned from the local community about the post-disaster effects and the efforts made to rebuild their community.

The Bai Xian Alumni Initiative Award 2016

Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI) believes that education is the most critical tool in building a world of greater understanding, trust, and stability.  By strengthening relationships among the peoples and educational institutions of Asia, we seek to promote lasting friendships and bridge gaps across cultural differences.

As a way to deepen this experience for our alumni, we are launching the Bai Xian Alumni Initiative Award, an award focused on encouraging and supporting our alumni to develop socially responsible action plans to address the critical challenges faced by Asia’s communities, environments, and economies.

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