The Edgar Snow Symposium is a biennial forum of international scholars, artists, civic, education, business and community leaders from the U.S. and China coming together to share information and ideas. The 19th Edgar Snow Symposium will be held in Beijing and Yan’an, China, in September 2021.
Edgar Snow’s important and influential book Red Star Over China (first published in 1937) established a vital, historic link between China and Kansas City that has endured over generations. The Edgar Snow Symposium sustains that connection – celebrating and exploring the legacy of Edgar Snow’s lifelong dedication to the advancement of friendship and exchange between the people of the U.S. and China in the arts and culture, journalism and communication, trade and investment, science and education.
The 18th Edgar Snow Symposium, “80 Years of Exchange,” was held in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 4-6, 2018, at the InterContinental Hotel. Explore the links below for details of the 2018 Symposium program.