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- Vanderbilt’s collaboration with South China Normal University started in 2005 when Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development created the Educational Leadership Learning Exchange (ELLE) for school principals in Nashville and Guangzhou. Since 2007, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt has been working with the Institute of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) at Sun Yat-Sen University, which is the national center for ICH (Folklore) research and affiliated with SYSU’s Department of Chinese Language and Literature.
Part of a Greater Network
The Vanderbilt Center joins the network of about 20 U.S. higher education institutions
that work with their Chinese counterparts to promote greater understanding of the United States among Chinese students and public through access to materials, cultural and academic outreach. The Center is a major institutional undertaking that involves investments from multiple parties, especially the efforts of Vanderbilt’s academic faculty and administrative staff.