Columbia University’s Tang Center for Early China Inaugural Reception

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Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and her husband Oscar L. Tang attend the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and her husband Oscar L. Tang attend the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Oscar L. Tang, a private investor and philanthropist, and his archaeologist wife, Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D., a cultural policy advisor to UNESCO and the US Cultural Property Advisory Committee and a documentarian of the Mysteries of China archaeology series on History Channel Asia, have donated a $5 million endowment gift to Columbia University and its Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures towards the creation of the Tang Center for Early China.

Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, Oscar L. Tang, Agnes Hsu-Tang, David Madigan, EVP and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, and Li Feng, Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology at Columbia University, attend the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University in New York on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, Oscar L. Tang, Agnes Hsu-Tang, David Madigan, EVP and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, and Li Feng, Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology at Columbia University, attend the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University in New York on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The Tang Center for Early China was officially inaugurated in the Low Library at Columbia University in the City of New York on October 2, 2015, with remarks by John H. Coatsworth, Provost of the University and Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History at Columbia University, The Honorable Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and current President of Asia Society Policy Institute, Oscar L. Tang, Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

The Honorable Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and President of Asia Society Policy Institute, Dr. Agnes Hsu Tang and her husband Oscar L. Tang listen to Li Feng, Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology at Columbia University, give a lecture on "The Importance of Early China and the Indispensable Role of Western Institutions in Its Studies" at the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The Honorable Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and President of Asia Society Policy Institute, Dr. Agnes Hsu Tang and her husband Oscar L. Tang listen to Li Feng, Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology at Columbia University, give a lecture on “The Importance of Early China and the Indispensable Role of Western Institutions in Its Studies” at the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Li Feng, Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology at Columbia University, gives a lecture on "The Importance of Early China and the Indispensable Role of Western Institutions in Its Studies" at the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Li Feng, Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology at Columbia University, gives a lecture on “The Importance of Early China and the Indispensable Role of Western Institutions in Its Studies” at the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Li Feng, Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology at Columbia University, gives a lecture on "The Importance of Early China and the Indispensable Role of Western Institutions in Its Studies" at the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Li Feng, Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology at Columbia University, gives a lecture on “The Importance of Early China and the Indispensable Role of Western Institutions in Its Studies” at the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Li Feng, Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology, Columbia University, presented a lecture on “The Importance of Early China and the Indispensable Role of Western Institutions in Its Studies”, which was followed by a cocktail reception.

The Tang Center is located in Kent Hall, on the Morningside campus of Columbia University.
For more information and upcoming events, check out The Tang Center for Early China Website.

Tracy Tang-Limpe, Shirley Young, Agnes Hsu-Tang, Oscar Tang, Dana Tang and Andy Darrell attend the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Tracy Tang-Limpe, Shirley Young, Agnes Hsu-Tang, Oscar Tang, Dana Tang and Andy Darrell attend the inaugural reception for The Tang Center for Early China in the Low Library at Columbia University on October 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

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