PUSHBACK: The China Challenge

Speaker: Dr. Robert Sutter, George Washington University

Discussants: Professor Don Hellmann & Professor David Bachman from the Jackson School of International Studies

*The event is free and open to public.

*RSVP is required. Please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pushback-the-china-challenge-tickets-51744660673 for registration.

*For more information, please email chinauscommittee@gmail.com.

Dr. Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University. He also serves as the school’s Director, Program of Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs.

CIWA Culture Talk Series: What Happened to Those Aggressive Women in Early China?

A Covered History of Chinese Women with Agency
By Dr. Xiucai Zheng

This Talk is Free and Open to the Public

Time: 3:30 pm -4:30 pm
Date: Monday November 19, 2018
Location: 2M, 3rd Floor, Gowen Hall


Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Location: University of Washington, Gowen Hall, 3rd Floor, 2M Seminar Room, (inside) East Asia Library


CIWA Culture Talks Series: The Master of Martial Arts Fiction - Remembering Jin Yong (金庸) 1924 – 2018

Oct 30,2018 saw the passing of Zha Liangyong 查良镛, better known as Jin Yong 金庸, the acknowledged master of martial arts fiction 武侠小说 and one of the most widely read Chinese authors of the 20th century. In this public talk Prof. John Christopher Hamm of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington will review Jin Yong’s life and career and discuss his contributions to the martial arts fiction genre and to modern Chinese literature and culture morel Broadly.

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Date: Monday, November 26, 2018

Location: Room 2M, 3rd floor, Gowen Hall, East Asian Library, UW

Admission: free and open to the public.

Medieval Chinese Literary Thought: Lu Ji's Theory of Writing and Anxiety About Creation

Date: Wednesday Nov. 28
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: University of Washington, Thompson Hall, Room 317

CIWA will be co-organizing a talk with the University of Washington’s Asian Languages and Literature department. The speaker will be Prof. Wendy Swartz from Rutgers University, author of Early Medieval China (Columbia, 2014), Reading Philosophy, Writing Poetry: Intertextual Models of Making Meaning in Early Medieval China (Harvard University Asia Center, 2018) and Reading Tao Yuanming: Shifting Paradigms of Historical Reception (427-1900) (Harvard University Asia Center, 2008).

Modality in Classical Chinese Conference 2018

Date: November 30 – December 1, 2018

Location: University of Washington, Communications 202

A workshop bringing together scholars from mainland China, Taiwan, and the United States to present recent work and exchange viewpoints on analyzing expressions of modality in Chinese from the 5th century BCE onward. The event is open to the public, and talks will be given in either English or Mandarin Chinese.

Schedule forthcoming at simpsoncenter.org/classical-chinese

CLTA-WA WEST E 100 Designated World Language Workshop

Need the Designated World Language endorsement to teach Chinese, Korean, and other languages? Then you need to attend the CLTA-WA Designated World Language Endorsement Tips workshop! 

Who: Teacher candidates or certificated teachers who need to take the WEST E-100, presented by Dr. Bridget Yaden

What: WEST E-100 Designated World Language Endorsement Tips Workshop

Where: Chong Wa Hall, 522 7th Ave. S, Seattle Chinatown 98104

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018; 1 PM-4 PM

How: 3 clock hours from WAFLT; pre-workshop refreshments, free parking provided with registration

Co-sponsors: Chong Wa Education Society, WAFLT, CIWA

Click here to register: https://goo.gl/forms/t9L5YR5hRg8ehxPs2 

Be a part of Jeenie’s Chinese-speaking linguist community!

Here’s an exciting opportunity for Mandarin speakers! JeenieTM is a mobile app that matches travelers who need language help with LIVE language speakers who can provide it. Customers request help in the app and are matched with speakers for on-demand language and cultural help. Calls take place via smartphone audio/video, and transactions are totally cashless. Jeenie is looking for Mandarin/Cantonese-English speakers (as well as other language combinations!) who want to make extra income working from home (or anywhere), whenever they like. All they need is a smartphone with good connectivity, a professional manner, and excellent language skills!

Featured Confucius Institute Programs


The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington is proud to host the HSK and the YCT at the University of Washington. The HSK and YCT exist to certify that non-native Chinese speakers are qualified to communicate in Chinese at the level required for school and daily interactions in China. Educational institutions and businesses often require proof of language proficiency for non-natives.

Student Exchanges

This spring, Seattle is proud to send two student delegations, one from Chief Sealth International High School and one from Beacon Hill International Elementary School, to Chongqing to represent our city and school district. They represent the best of student exchange opportunities between our countries and offer us all hope for future good relations between China and the United States.

Seattle-Chongqing Sister City Partnership

The Seattle – Chongqing Sister Cities established 35 years ago as an important step in positive international relations between China and the United States. In 2010, Seattle Public Schools was invited to partner with the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission after CIWA was founded.

About the Confucius Institute

Learn Chinese language any time, any place. Connecting students and teachers to opportunities to learn and teach Chinese language and culture in China and throughout Washington State.

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