CEAS | Chinese Badgers/Badgers in China

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Memorial Union | 800 Langdon St. Madison, WI
@ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chinese Badgers/Badgers in China
Learn about the impact of our earliest students from China at this exciting event! Meet the families of these students and discover how their careers were impacted by their time in Madison. This event will be held at Memorial Union’s “Old Madison” Room
Historian Joe Dennis will moderate presentations by Badgers on Badgers from the early 1900s including:
-Paul Reinsch, Milwaukee native, 1869-1923, inaugural chair of the UW Political Science Department, and US Minister to Republican China, 1913-19
-Wen-Shion Tsu, Jiangsu Province, 1883-1939, UW Class of 1912, president of the UW’s Chinese Students Club, and pioneer in the use of modern scientific methods in the study of Chinese astronomy
-Yuan-Lung Yeh, Anhui Province, 1897-1967, UW bachelor in 1921, master’s degree in 1922, recipient of the prestigious “golden key” award from the Artus honorary economics fraternity in Madison
-Wen-Ying Peng, Jiangxi Province, 1904-1962, UW Class of 1927, one of three from Jiangxi’s Anfu County trained in political science at UW who went on to become prominent political activists in China. Peng’s writings and advocacy made him a target of both the left and the right in China, but also helped introduce the concept of human rights to Chinese audiences.
Members of the Tsu, Yeh, and Peng families will be present for this workshop, to listen to the presentations and offer personal reflections.
In conjunction with this workshop, the East Asian Reading Room in Memorial Library will host an exhibit, “Journey Across Cultures: The Saga of Early Chinese Badgers” that same day.