Student’s Business Proposal to Preserve Chinese Traditional Art Wins Harvard Award

George Mason finance major, Ran Niu, recently won an award from the Harvard Action for Tomorrow Venture Program. The competition, held by the Harvard College Association for U.S.-China Relations, invites teams of young entrepreneurs from elite universities in both countries

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Patriot Profile: Danjing Shen

Year: Junior Major: Finance Hometown: Jiangsu Province, China China 1+2+1: This fall, Danjing Shen will be one of more than 70 Chinese students studying at Mason as part of the China 1+2+1 program. Mason is one of 18 public universities

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Chinese Media Expert Speaks at Mason

On Feb. 9, Guoming Yu, a well-known expert on Chinese media and deputy dean of the School of Journalism at Renmin (People’s) University in Beijing, spoke on “Media and Culture: Reflections on the China Experience” to a large group of students

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Mason’s Artistic Connections with China Create Rich Learning Environment

Walking through the de Laski Performing Arts Building, it’s not uncommon to see a nine-foot grand piano, a trumpet, a bassoon or even a five-piece drum set. But what about an erhu, a zhonghu or a bamboo flute? These traditional Chinese

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Mason Celebrates Graduation of U.S.-China Dual Degree Program Students

On June 22, Mason Provost Peter Stearns attended the annual graduation ceremony for the U.S.-China 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program, where 22 students received their diplomas in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The 1+2+1 program is a partnership between American

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Mason Recognized in Top 100 of Academic Ranking of World Universities

Mason was ranked as one of the top 100 North and Latin American universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Institute of Higher Education conducts the analysis annually and published the results on the institute’s

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A Bookended Approach to Attracting Chinese Students

Type 1+2+1 into Google and the search automatically — and unhelpfully — reverts to calculator mode (=4). The figures also add up to an increasingly popular model for undergraduate dual degree programs involving Chinese and American universities. Students start and

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Chinese Students Thrive in Dual Academic Program

Mason has a strong history of international ties, and its U.S.-China 1+2+1 Joint Academic Program adds to the tapestry of one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. Since Mason joined the program in 2004, Mason’s China coordinator

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Chinese Administrator Explores American University System through Mason Visit

Xia Jinwen, director of the Teaching Affairs Office at Nanjing Normal University in China, has been at George Mason since Feb.10 shadowing Provost Peter Stearns to learn more about the American university system. Mason is one of 10 public universities

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International Agreement Will Bring Chinese Students to George Mason

One of the key accomplishments of President Alan Merten’s trip to Asia last fall was signing agreements with seven Chinese universities that will send students to Mason for their sophomore and junior years. As a result of the agreements, part

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