Professor Guo Yingjian of Renmin University of China visits JU

On the afternoon of April 22, Professor Guo Yingjian of Renmin University of China visited Jiangsu University and delivered a lecture entitled “Trends in studies on Pearl S. Buck” in Room 513 of the Main Building. The lecture was presided over by Vice Dean Li Chongyue of the School of Foreign Languages and welcomed more than 60 students and staffs as well as Professor Wu Qinghong and Professor Shi Huige, respectively Dean and Vice Dean of Jiangsu University Research Institute of Pearl S. Buck Studies.

Professor Guo Yingjian, based on a recollection of his own studies on Pearl S. Buck and the literature review of Pearl S. Buck studies both in China and abroad, pointed out the issues to be further explored in the future concerning studies on Pearl S. Buck. The academic presentation delivered by Professor Guo is both lively and interesting. The answers made by Professor Guo to the questions raised by the audience after the lecture are amazing and enlightening, demonstrating his prospective contribution to studies on Pearl S. Buck in China and his keen insights into higher education, the administration of a foreign language school in a university, and studies on reading.

The excellent lecture of Professor Guo Yingjian’s is both instructive and inspirational to our studies on Pearl S. Buck, to the curriculum setting and feature development of the discipline of foreign languages in Jiangsu University. In the meanwhile, he impressed us deeply as a state-level model teacher of China and by his painstaking work in and great devotion to the foreign language education in China. To better our work in future, we have a lot to learn from Professor Guo.

(School of Foreign Languages)

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