Dr. Wing-kai To, professor of history and coordinator of Asian Studies, will present a paper, "Samuel Wells Williams' Views of Chinese Immigration and his Influence on the Chinese in America," at the International Symposium in Memory of the 200th anniversary of the birth of S. W. Williams: Relations Between East Asia and the United States in the 19th Century, at Beijing Foreign Studies University, on December 16. Samuel Wells Williams (1812–1884) is an important figure in the relations between East Asia and the United States in the 19th century. He is one of the earliest missionaries to China, and the first university professor of sinology in US who established the first Chinese program at Yale University in 1877. In addition, Dr. To was also invited to give guest lectures at Beijing Jiaotong University, a partner institution with BSU, on Chinese and American cultural relations on December 18-19. During the spring semester, Dr. To will be a visiting scholar at both the American Studies Program at the University of Hong Kong and the History Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.