President Levin recently led a delegation of 100 Yale students, faculty and administrators in China at the invitation of President Hu Jintao of China.
President Hu made the invitation in April 2006, when he visited the Yale campus to deliver a major address.
“Yale is a forerunner in conducting China-U.S. educational exchanges and provides an important platform for cultural exchanges between our two countries,” President Hu stated during his speech at Yale. “To enhance mutual understanding between young people and educators of the two countries, I announce with pleasure here that we have decided to invite 100 Yale faculty members and students to visit China …”
The Yale delegation visited China May 15-25. The trip included visits to Peking University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai, interaction with Chinese students and scholars, meetings with government leaders, tours of major cultural and historical sites in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as visits to historical sites in the ancient city of Xi’an.