2009 Xiamen Workshop: Scenes

Mary Shirley and Yongmiao Hong
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 meets during workshop
Small group sessions offer participants a first chance to discuss their research with faculty and fellow participants, before starting revisions.
Small group meets during workshop
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.
Final presentation by a participant
After the hard work that goes into creating a final presentation, a lively interaction with the audience is a big plus.
Philippine workshop members sing a traditional song from their homeland
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.
Lavish Chinese dishes fill the dining table
Delicious meals - with an endless stream of dishes - are a memorable part of the Xiamen experience.