Non-credit Tourism Chinese Course by CIWA 2015 Spring

CI 101 – Tourism Chinese Spring 2015 April 6 – May 28, 2015 The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) offers a Non-credit Tourism Chinese Course for UW on campus students, staff and the local communities. It is a practical 8-week course designed for Non-Chinese speakers who need help communicating while traveling in […]

Teaching Chinese Language in the U.S.: Challenges and Prospects

  Chih-p’ing Chou Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University December 3rd, 2016 1:30-4:20pm SMITH 205, University of Washington, Seattle 讲座回顾世界第二次大战之后,美国汉语教学的发展与变革;分析过去30年来,汉语教学界在二语习得洋理论的冲击下,所面临的困境与脱困之道。

A Reflection on the Dilemma of modernizing education for the Yi Ethnic Minority People in Liangshan Autonomous Region in Sichuan, Southwest China

Prof. Aga Rehamo, Sichuan Normal University Friday, December 9, 12:00-13:00 HUB 340 The introduction of modern education into a society which in the past did not have a formal education system, coupled with the three forces of globalized capitalism, the modernization of the state and the development of nationality minorities, is a dynamic process which […]

Writing systems of the Yi peoples of Southwest China: past and present

Professor Steve Harrell Thursday, November 17, 12:00-13:00 HUB 332 Almost all the writing systems in use today are derived from the Phoenician alphabet devised in the second millennium BCE; the best-known exceptions are Chinese characters and the Korean Hangul phonetic system.  However, the Yi peoples of Southwest China have systems for writing their own language […]

The Art of Chinese Tea Drinking

Speaker: Prof. Lotus Perry, University of Puget Sound Thursday October 27th,  12:00-13:00 HUB 337 Tea is a global commodity in the 21st century, and has come a long way since it was first celebrated in Chinese tea classics over 1,200 years ago. What can modern tea enthusiasts learn from the ancient tea masters? Prof. Perry […]