Professor William Nienhauser was in Nanjing University giving a two-week Workshop on the Assassin-Retainer biographies from the Shiji (Grand Scribe’s Records). For two weeks he read the original text, translated and annotated it with about thirty graduate and undergraduate students from six different universities in China and Hong Kong. This is the third year in a row the Professor Nienhauser has held this workshop and two of its “graduates,” Zheyu Su and Yixuan Cai, are now ALC graduate students. Ms. Tingting Zhou, one of the current participants, will be a visiting fellow next year at UW. It is hoped that this kind of cooperation between the two universities will foster even closer ties.