In 2017, Professor Ioannis Liritzis and Professor Miao Changhong signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the Aegean (School of Humanities, Dept. of Mediterranean Studies, the Laboratory of Archaeometry and the Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology) and Henan University (School of History & Culture, School of Environment & Planning, the Dept. of Geosciences, the Collaborative Innovation Center on Yellow River Civilization of Henan Province, and the Key Institute of Yellow River Civilization & Sustainable Development) with the ambition of creating a fruitful and substantial partnership.
The objective of this partnership was the outlining of key research and educational activities to be carried out jointly and coordinated through the Sino-Hellenic Academic Project. We invite to explore further this website for more information on our activities.
In September 2018, the Opening of the Research Center for Hellenic Civilisation at Henan University, Kaifeng, was made with the personal visit of His Excellency the Ambassador of Greece to China Leonidas
Furthermore, a specialised library with volumes in Chinese, English, and Greek began being created with many volumes already there. The library is already a focal point for all students of Henan University who wish to study Greek history and archaeology. The Center is also equipped with study spaces within the library and can host students and researchers and open to all those who wish to study the materials there.
In the course of the year, this website (huaxiahellas.com) was also created to facilitate communication and share our updates and activities.
The Center is already operational with Greek joint-doctoral student Alexander Westra (admin) and
In June 2019, the Research Center for Hellenic Civilization and Henan University