APPLETON - Lawrence University has received a $400,000 grant to help improve its relationships with China.
School leaders say the grant, from the New York City-based Henry Luce Foundation, will support Lawrence's "Sustainable China: Integrating Culture, Conservation and Commerce" program.
The grant will enable Lawrence to expand partnerships with two Chinese institutions - Guizhou Normal University and the Linden Centre, a retreat for those studying how traditional Chinese culture meshes with modern economic development in an ecologically responsible way.
"This grant offers our students first-hand experiences in China with study tours to both rural and urban sites as well as research opportunities on environmental and cultural issues, such as ethnic minorities and economic development, " Lawrence associate professor of Chineses Jane Parish Yang, said in a news release. Yang is set to co-direct the "Sustainable China" program for the first year.
Last November, a separate Luce Foundation grant supported a 19-day study tour to China for 13 students and four faculty members for an investigation of water resource management issues.
The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents who were missionary educators in China.
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