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Date Released: 10/27/2006

Mun C. Tsang, a leading authority on Chinese education, will discuss “Higher Education Development and Reform in China” at a Purchase College Asian Studies Lecture November 8. He will speak at 4:30 PM in Room 1064 of the Durst Family Humanities Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Mun C. Tsang is a professor of economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He founded and is the director of the Center on Chinese Education at Teachers College. He has conducted teaching, research and education exchange activities in China since 1982. He is currently an affiliated professor of Peking University and Beijing Normal University, and president of the Foundation for the Economy and Education of China. He has been a consultant with the World Bank for education projects and studies in China since 1986.

He was awarded the Cheung Kong (Changjiang) Professorship in Economics of Education by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2006, the Education for Poverty Reduction Award by the Yunnan Education Society in 2005, the Richard Swanson Excellence in Research Award by the American Academy for Human Resource Development in 2005, and named Honorary President of the Education and Economics Society, China in 1996.  He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in economics and a Ph.D. degree in economics of education from Stanford University.

The lecture is cosponsored by the Asian Studies program and the Friends of Humanities.