University of Washington President Mark A. Emmert hosted State Councilor Yandong Liu and other ministers from the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on April 18 on the UW campus.
Liu met with Emmert, Provost Phyllis Wise, and members of the UW administration for a discussion on UW–China interests.
The UW has been teaching courses on China for exactly 100 years, starting in 1909 at what was then known as the Department of Oriental History, Literature, and Institutions. This department evolved over time into the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.
“We cherish and nurture our relationship with China, as the state of Washington is geographically well positioned to strengthen both its trade and cultural ties with the Asian–Pacific region,” said Wise.