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Shanxi University Grandly Celebrating Her 110th Founding Anniversary

On May 8, 2012, Shanxi University ushered in her 110th founding anniversary. Jia Qinglin, member of standing committee of Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and chairman of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Liu Yandong, member of Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and member of the State Council, and other party and state leaders sent congratulatory letters and telegrams. Yuan Chunqing, secretary of Provincial Party Committee of Shanxi and director of the standing committee of Shanxi Provincial People’s Congress, Xue Yanzhong, chairman of Shanxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference (SPPCC), secretary of leading Party group of SPPCC and Grade 1976 alumnus of Chinese Department of Shanxi University, and other leaders at provincial level attended the celebration meeting. Several thousand teacher and student representatives and over 300 guests, including leaders from different districts, cities, ministries, commissions, offices and bureaus all over Shanxi Province, experts and scholars from key universities and research institutions in China, presidents, experts and scholars from foreign universities, leaders from other universities and colleges of undergraduate course and some partner institutes all over Shanxi Province, alumni representatives from all walks of life at home and abroad, the current and retired leaders of Shanxi University, and heads of democratic parties, attended the meeting, which was presided over by Qin Liangyu, secretary of the Party Committee of Shanxi University.


 

The meeting started with the ceremony of raising the national flag and the school flag, followed by the reading out of the congratulatory letters and dedications from Party and state leaders.

President Guo Guichun gave a speech, reviewing and summarizing the development of Shanxi University over the past 110 years in terms of process, tradition, aim, disciplinary construction, scientific research, personnel training, teaching staff, international cooperation, campus construction, Party building, ideological and political work.


 

Representatives of teachers (Professor Shuang Shaomin from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Shanxi University), students (Guo Peixiang from the School of Politics and Public Management of Shanxi University), former presidents’ fellow countrymen (Huang Jiannan, secretary of the County Party Committee of Xilin County of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region which is the hometown of Cen Chunxuan, founder and first president of Shanxi University), alumni (Professor Wu Weihua from China Agricultural University, academician with Chinese Academy of Sciences), foreign scholars (Professor Devitt from the University of New York, famous linguistic philosopher) and other universities (Professor Zhang Jie, alternate member of the Central Committee, academician with Chinese Academy of Sciences and president of Shanghai Jiaotong University) made speeches in succession, all showing great respect and expressing best wishes for the 110-year-old university.

Mr. Guan Peijun, chief of Personnel Department of the Ministry of Education and Grade 1978 alumnus of Economy Department of Shanxi University, read out the congratulatory letter from the Ministry of Education. Zhang Ping, vice governor of Shanxi Province, delivered a warmly congratulatory speech to all the teachers and students as well as all the alumni of Shanxi University from home and abroad on behalf of Shanxi Provincial Party Committee, Shanxi Provincial People’s Congress, Shanxi Provincial Government, Shanxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference. Yuan Chunqing, secretary of Shanxi Provincial Party Committee, awarded certificates of honor to six outstanding alumni of Shanxi University, who are respectively Han Shishan (Grade 1965 of History Department, famous writer), Sun Zhengping (Grade 1973 of Physical Education Department, famous presenter of CCTV), Wu Weihua (Grade 1977 of Biology Department, academician with Chinese Academy of Sciences, famous biologist and professor of China Agricultural University), Bai Lv (Grade 1979 of Philosophy Department, major general and political commissar of a combined corps), Li Shaoxian (Grade 1979 of History Department, famous expert in international studies) and Yang Jianping (Grade 2005 of the School of Physical Education, gold medalist of the World Archery Championship). The celebration meeting drew to a close amidst warm applauses.


 

With the end of the celebration meeting began the theatrical performances themed “Hello, My Alma Mater!”, marking the 110th founding anniversary of Shanxi University.

After the performances, all the school leaders and participant alumni attended the luncheon specially arranged for the anniversary celebration, toasting to what Shanxi University has achieved over the past 110 years and what she is going to embrace in future.

 
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