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Language Learning Tips

Date: 11/14/2022

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. John Brender

Join us for this session and learn the tips on how to maximize your language learning ability.

 

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Modern Conveniences in China

Date: 11/15/2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: TBD

As one of the four greatest ancient civilizations, China has more than 5000 years civilized history. Since the reform and opening-up policy, China has made tremendous changes during the past 40 years. Do you know how people live in modern China? With mobile payment, high-speed railway and so on, people say that China is one of the most convenient and habitable place to live in.

 

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Beyond Verbal Communication in Five Languages

Date: 11/18/2022

Time: 11:30 - 12:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. John Brender

Join us for this session for some personal insights on understanding and interpreting non-verbal cues in Great Britain, Spain, Japan, China and the U.S. Learn about differences in smiles, gestures, organization of ideas, and value-laden interactions

 

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An Introduction to Chinese Characters

Date: 11/22/2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: Arjene Chen

 

Join this online presentation and learn about the Chinese Characters and the stories and myths behind it!

 

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College Life in China

Date: 9/13/2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. John Brender

Wayne State University

 

What is it like to be a college student in China? Based on extensive interviews for his book "Millennial Expats in China," Dr. Brender explores the competitive nature of entering universities in China, the academic and social expectations upon admission, and the goals and strategies employed by students for taking the next step in their professional lives. 

 

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Chinese Zodic

Date: 9/20/2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: Seven

 

Join this online presentation and learn about the Chinese Zodiac and the stories and myths behind it!

 

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Minorities in China

Date: 10/4/2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: SCSU

 

Join this online presentation and learn about the Chinese deaf culture!

 

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Traveling in China:
How to get around

Date: 10/11/2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: Mengyao Chen

Michigan State University

 

Traveling globally is a great way to develop cultural competence. Traveling to China could enhance the understanding of Chinese culture. As international travel during the pandemic has a lot of restrictions, the Chinese educators in Michigan State University explored alternative ways to visit China via virtual tours. In this session, we will introduce some of attractions in China and lead virtual tours to understand the geography and environment of different parts of China.

 

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Family Life in China

Date: 10/18/2022

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. Changzheng Liu

Western Michigan University

With the development of the times, Chinese people’s family values and family structure are changing. This lecture will introduce such evolvements.  

 

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Differences between Chinese and American cultural values

Date: 10/25/2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. John Brender

Wayne State University

In this presentation, Dr. Brender will argue that cultural identities consist of a set of values; that is, the degree to which such institutions as family, education, friendship, work roles, and gender roles are esteemed and how they are generally regarded within a given culture. By analyzing differences between these Chinese and American institutions, Dr. Brender will present a basic understanding of what it means to identify as Chinese or to identify as American. 

 

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Colors in Chinese Culture

Date: 11/1/2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: Michelle Chen

Many cultures or countries have certain favorite colors. So does China, a few colors represent different meanings throughout the dynasties and history, or they are symbolic in life custom. The presenter will introduce and explain the top three popular lucky colors in China. In addition, to explain other colors of significance. The presenter will also talk about the unlucky colors. What color is appropriate for certain ceremonies or events, such as weddings and funerals. In the end, learners will be able to know about their lucky Chinese zodiac colors. 

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Chinese Food by Region

Date: 11/8/2022

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Lianyu Yang

Western Michigan University

This lecture will introduce the characteristics of Chinese dietary, and also bring you understanding of Chinese culture through Chinese food.

 

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