Donation Ceremony in January 2006
On 11 January 2006, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg thanked Prof. Dr. Xiong Yuezhi, Vice-President of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences for the book donation by holding a ceremony. Other guests of honor were Ma Canrong, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, the mayor of the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg, Dr. Siegfried Balleis and Ulrich Maly, and Günter Gloser, Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office.

The books were welcomed under the slogan "Ten thousand miles, ten thousand books."

Following the event, a workshop upon books and book market in China was organized in the afternoon.



Oberbürgermeister Dr. Siegfried  Balleis


Mayor of Erlangen, Dr. Siegfried Balleis





Prof. Dr. Karl-Dieter Grüske, Rector of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and
Ma Canrong, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China (middle)





Prof. Dr. Xiong Yuezhi presents books from the donation to Prof. Dr. Karl-Dieter Grüske




Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner at his presentation during the ceremony