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HGSE | The Future of Values in China


  • Harvard Center Shanghai, 5F, IFC-HSBC Bldg. 8 Shiji Dadao Pudong Shanghai (map)

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is pleased to invite all Harvard
alumni and their guests to a pair of free events at the Harvard Center Shanghai:

  • Saturday, Dec. 13, 5:15 - 7:00 PM: Cocktail reception with a discussion of The Futures of Values in China
  • Sunday, Dec. 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon: Coffee reception with a research presentation on Value Challenges Facing Young People in China Today
  • Spaces are limited, so if you would like to attend kindly RSVP as soon as possible to Tracy Qin at [email protected]

On Saturday, December 13, we will host an evening cocktail reception following an invited
academic symposium. HGSE Professor Robert L. Selman will moderate a discussion of
alternative possible Futures of Values in China by leading social scientists Christian Welzel (author of Freedom Rising, winner of the 2014 Alexander L. George Award for the best book in political psychology and the 2014 Stein Rokkan Prize for comparative social science research) and Cheng-tian Kuo
郭承天 (author of Democratizing Nationalist ­theologies).

On Sunday, December 14, HGSE Professors Robert L. Selman (author of ­the Promotion of Social Awareness) and Helen Haste (co-editor of ­the Development of Political Understanding) will be joined by Dr. Xu Zhao 赵旭 (author of Competition and Compassion in Chinese Schools) to discuss findings from their Harvard China Fund-sponsored research examining Value Challenges Facing Young People in China Today. Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be served.

Both events will offer opportunities for dialogue with the speakers, and will begin with a brief video greeting by HGSE Dean James Ryan highlighting his plans for deepening the impact of HGSE’s teaching and research on education in China. Spaces are limited, so if you would like to attend kindly RSVP as soon as possible to Tracy Qin at [email protected] We look forward to meeting you at either or both of these events.