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Chinese Scholar Visits Chicago
CHICAGO, November 4, 2004 Professor Song Mengrong received a grant from the Chinese government to fund a six-month visit to Loyola University Chicago as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy. Song, of the Liaoning Province College of Politics and Economics, Shenyang, PRC, arrived in Chicago early in June to study Western conceptions of market socialism. While conducting her research, Song worked on translating Loyola University Chicago professor David Schweickart’s recent book, “After Capitalism.”
Song was unexpectedly recalled to China in October to be named President of her university. She has returned to Chicago, but will be leaving for China early this month following a short trip to Washington D.C. where she will make a presentation on “The Character and Development of Political Reform in China.”
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