Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chinese Tidings Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ballantine Hall 109
*Light refreshments will be served*

 From Rapprochement to Engagement:
How American-Chinese Interpersonal Relationships Have Evolved Since the Reopening of China
Presented by Dr. Vivian Ling
Director, Chinese Flagship Center and Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy
Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

In this lecture, Professor Vivian Ling will present a collection of amusing and poignant vignettes that illustrate the evolution of American-Chinese interpersonal relationships. She will share stories of real encounters between herself and her students with Chinese from all walks of life over the past thirty years. These stories will be brought to life with photographs, each one speaking a thousand words—especially helpful to those whose Chinese comprehension may still be in the developmental stage.

Professor Ling, a leader in the field of Chinese language and literature, is the director of Indiana University’s Chinese Flagship Center and Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy and is a professor in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Before coming to IU, Professor Ling served as senior advisor and field director of Associated Colleges in China (ACC) and director for the Inter- University Program (IUP) for Chinese Language Studies. From 1970 to 1994, she was professor of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College, where she also managed the Chinese curriculum and served as chair of the East Asian Studies and Women’s Studies departments.

Expand your horizons--come hear the latest Chinese Tidings!
Chinese Tidings is an annual series of lectures presented entirely in Chinese. Offered to stimulate discussions on a range of topics while fostering cultural literacy and language skills, the series is open to native speakers of Chinese, students of the language, and even those with no proficiency, since simultaneous summary translations are provided throughout the lectures by Flagship students.
Chinese Tidings is sponsored by the IU Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy and IU’s Chinese Flagship Center to increase opportunities for authentic interaction in Chinese.
For more information, please contact Piin-Shiuan Wu at piwu@indiana.edu.

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