August 25-26, the 2018 Annual Meeting & Symposium of Jiangsu Society for Comparative Literature was held in Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huai’an, Jiangsu. More than 100 specialists, scholars and postgraduate students from nearly 40 institutions of higher learning, presses, research institutes attended the meeting & symposium with the theme of “The globalization of literary and cultural traditions” against the backdrop of the local culture of the Grand Canal and the literary inheritance of the Huai’an literati.
Since 2001, Ms. Wang Xuemei has been taking an active part in the Annual Meeting of Jiangsu Society for Comparative Literature, communicating with the specialists and scholars at each annual meeting, and grown into an expert in comparative literature herself. During her involvement in the annual meeting & symposium, she came to see why Mr. Yue Daiyun, “the Pioneer of Comparative Literature in China, said that “Jiangsu is one of the four bases in China for comparative literature studies (Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Sichuan). She was convinced that comparative literature researchers in Jiangsu University will do their bit to the comparative literature studies in China. (School of Foreign Languages)