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PKU Girls Development Association launches the 1st Weiming Female Tribune

Peking University, Mar.17, 2014: The 1st Weiming Female Tribune and the funding ceremony of PKU Girls Development Association kicked off at Moonlight Hall, Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center on March 7.

 

After showing a themed video “PKU girls in your eyes”, Liao Qiuzi, the chairman of PKU Girls Development Association, introduced the overall activity plan of the association, which included two major parts — brand projects and regular programs.

 

The former contains social practice, international exchange, journal of the association Miss. PKU, and the latter consists of lectures, salons, tea receptions, etc. Focusing on high-end practices, these projects with their broad scale have deeply aroused the interest of girl students in PKU.

 

To celebrate the establishment of the association, Yuan Ming, professor of School of International Studies at PKU and director of United Nations Foundation, delivered her speech entitled “Women: Be Promoted with Elegance”. Combining with the inspiring stories of outstanding females around her, Professor Yuan shared with the audience her personal experiences about her college years, teaching career, active involvement in social affairs and oversea communication.

 

 

 

She not only stressed the significance of learning capacity for modern women, but also hoped that every college girl can grow up to be an elegant New Woman through the process of self-realization. During the Q&A session, students expressed their puzzles about the life planning of college girls, the social role and value of females and the balance between family and work.

 

"With the development of our time, women have become a force to be reckoned with. Female education has also shown its great importance and urgency,” Professor Ye Jingyi, vice chairman of Peking University Council, commented in the ceremony. She also spoke highly of the association’s effort made for PKU girls to achieve self-development and social value. “As a member of the female group in Beida, I will keep track of the development of this organization,” said Ye, “I sincerely wish you students can make it bloom.”

 

Background info:

This ceremony was co-organized by PKU Girls Development Association, PKU Student Union and Student Union of School of International Studies, PKU. In 2013, a group of girls in PKU set up PKU Girls Development Association with the help of some professors.

As the first college association in China aiming at nurturing outstanding girls, this association tries to integrate resources to set up a platform for girls’ personal development. According to the agenda, more distinguished delegates would be invited to give lectures on this tribune.

 

Written by: Meng Yiran

Edited by: Li Wenrui

Source: PKU News (Chinese)