2012 Fall MPC Update

Thirty years is a short period of time in China, but given modern Chinese history it is quite significant. During decades of incredible change, many of MPC’s institutional and personal relationships have continued unbroken. The longevity of the program is a testament to those who founded the program on the basis of reciprocity, learning from each other and long-term commitment. It is also a tribute to the hundreds of North Americans who have spent time teaching in China and those Chi- nese scholars who have studied and taught at Men- nonite colleges. Rather than putting together a large celebration, MPC invited officials, visiting scholars and friends to dinner celebrations in Dazhou, Nan- chong, Chengdu, Zigong and Leshan. The celebra- tions included obligatory speeches, toasts and time spent getting reacquainted. -Myrrl Byler

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