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Chinese journalists to spend day touring WSU campus
June 14, 2006

PULLMAN — With the potential to reach more than 300 million people in China, members of the Chinese media are coming to Pullman to take home a taste of Washington agriculture and Washington State University.Sixteen members of the Chinese media will visit the Pullman campus on Monday, June 19, as part of a week-long tour highlighting Washington’s agricultural products, especially Washington sweet cherries. The Washington State Fruit Commission is sponsoring the tour. The journalists will create an educational video highlighting Washington’s agriculture to promote trade of Washington agricultural products and student recruiting in China.The group will interact throughout the day with various departments and schools … » More …

China scholar probes culture and economics
October 14, 2005

Considered by many to be the world’s leading expert on Chinese economics, Kenneth Pomeranz will take part in two public events during his visit to WSU Oct. 17-18.The Chancellor’s Professor of History and professor of East Asia languages and literatures at University of California, Irvine, will lecture on “Historical Perspectives on the East Asian Miracle” at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in Bryan 305. The talk will explore the extremely rapid economic growth of East Asia, investigate the patterns of trade, social change, and the environmental impact of industrialization, and suggest implications for contemporary affairs.Pomeranz will take part in a seminar-style presentation on popular religion … » More …

Chinese scholars participant in entrepreneurship forum
July 28, 2005

PULLMAN — Washington State University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will co-host the second Sino American Forum on Entrepreneurship and Management Aug. 4-5 in Pullman.The forum will be held in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 518. Representatives from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China, will also attend.“The forum was established to foster the sharing of research and ideas between scholars, students, business, and government officials on important, rapidly developing issues in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial management,” said Jerman Rose, faculty member and director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the College of Business and Economics. Contact between WSU and … » More …

Trip yields meaningful China-Palouse soil comparison
October 18, 2002

Erosion rates on the Palouse are severe. However, on a recent two-week trip to the Republic of China, a research team from Washington State University realized that they can be worse.The team visited several areas including Bejing and Yan’an, where the crops, climate and soil composition are similar to the Palouse. Both regions have “loess” soils, which are formed of dust deposited by wind. Besides the similar soil type, the long history of productive agriculture in China made the region of particular interest to WSU researchers. “Our purpose was to learn about the agricultural systems, crops, soil management and erosion problems and … » More …