On the afternoon of April 14th, the reading conference on The American Founding Fathers was successfully held in the conference room in Suiyuan Campus. In their papers, Wang Ping and Zhang Yuan respectively gave an account of Thomas Jefferson, the drafter of American Constitution, and John Winthrop, who is called the forgotten father of America. The conference was presided by Associate Professor Zhang Ruihua. All members of the institute, along with some young teachers of English Department, Department of European Languages, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, as well as graduates participated in this seminar.
Professor Yan Zhijun fully affirmed the conference and wished that long-term exchanges and cooperation could be established with “Think-Tank” of Jiangsu province and other research institutions to further broaden the horizons in research. The editor-in-chief of Chinese Arts&Letters Yang Haocheng made a speech for improvement in the form of the conference and conducted profound discussion with participants about the content. All attendees reaped a lot of benefits from this event.