2009 Xiamen Workshop: Scenes
Mary Shirley speaks with Yongmiao Hong, Dean of Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University. WISE is co-sponsor of the workshop.
Small group sessions offer participants a first chance to discuss their research with faculty and fellow participants, before starting revisions.
Beautiful Gulangyu Island is a short ride by ferry boat from the workshop hotel. Participants and faculty explore, unwind, visit the gardens and the piano museum, and bargain for souvenirs.
After the hard work that goes into creating a final presentation, a lively interaction with the audience is a big plus.
Songs from the Philippines entertain the workshop during the closing gala dinner. Participants and faculty alike perform music from their homelands during a mini-festival of song.
Delicious meals - with an endless stream of dishes - are a memorable part of the Xiamen experience.