MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Vice Minister Xu Lin of China shared their cultures, ideas and a few gifts Sept. 30 during a visit by Xu to the Tennessee State Capitol and to the Confucius Institute on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.
Xu and four associates flew into Nashville early Monday following a weekend meeting at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., attended by Confucius Institute leaders from across the United States. Xu oversees the 400-plus Confucius Institutes located in 117 countries around the world.
The delegation finished its trip with a visit to MTSU’s Confucius Institute inside Peck Hall, where they were greeted by a group of Chinese students as well as Rutherford County students and parents who have participated in recent cultural exchanges.
You can read more about the visit at http://mtsunews.com/confucius-institutes-ceo-visits.