Lectures in 2021

2/10/2021 | Men and Women in China | John Brender, Wayne State University

In this presentation, the author will discuss perceptions of Chinese men and women through the eyes of Millennial Expats who have lived in China for an average of 4-6 years.

2/16/2021 | Nezha and Miaoshan: Myth, Desire and Chinese Patriliny | Steven Sangren, Cornell University - Distinguish Lectures Series

3/3/2021 | Millennial Expats in China - K-12 and University Edu | John Brender, Wayne State University

In this presentation, the author will discuss Chinese K-12 and university education in China through the eyes of expat Millennials who have been directly involved in Chinese education as university students and as teachers at various levels.

3/10/2021 | Chinese Meet Americans | Yi Zhou, University of Toledo

Through some comic pictures, you will understand why the thinking, words and deeds of Chinese people are so different from Americans. This is actually caused by the differences in Chinese and Western cultures and values.

3/23/2021 | Chinese K-12 education | John Brender, Wayne State University

In this presentation, the author will discuss Chinese K-12 and university education in China through the eyes of expat Millennials who have been directly involved in Chinese education as university students and as teachers at various levels.

4/1/2021 | Educational Opportunities for Children with Autism in China | Helen McCabe, Daemen College

In this session, the speaker will discuss collaborative efforts to expand opportunities for children with autism in China based on her experience volunteering, working, training and researching in this field.

4/7/2021 | 10 China Travel Tips You Should Know | Yi Zhou, University of Toledo

Chinese people are why China is a country worth visiting. Are you worried that cultural differences might make it hard for you to visit?  No problem! We've provided ten helpful tips you to make sure you fit in, make friends, and get to know the people!

4/23/2021 | The Urbanization of People: Development, Labor Markets, and Schooling in the Chinese City | Cli Friedman, Cornell University - Distinguish Lectures Series

Lectures in 2020

10/1/2020 | Chinese Festivals | Zhanguo Zheng, University of Toledo

The lecture gives a brief introduction to some important festivals in China and will focus on the explanation of their agrarian origins. The traditional and modern ways for people to celebrate will be introduced, as well as cultural insights and values.

10/8/2020 | Millennial Expats | John Brender, Wayne State University

Learn about the experiences and perceptions of 20 North American millennials who have lived in China for 4-5 years on average. Discover their personal changes and stratification of international groups in China.  

10/15/2020 | U.S China Deaf School Project | Kathryn Johnson, St. Cloud State University

Three Chinese student interns and one Chinese Visiting Scholar, all of whom are deaf, will share their experience coming to work in the U.S. and how this experience has impacted their lives.

10/21/2020 | Scholarships and the Power of People to People Exchange for Impacting your Future Career | Xinyu Yang, Chinese Embassy D.C. & Levi Johnson, St. Cloud State University - Distinguish Lectures Series

10/29/2020 | Chinese Food | Lianyu Yang, Western Michigan University

Food has been at the heart of Chinese culture for centuries.  Learn about the main characteristic of Chinese Dietary  and understanding Chinese Culture through Chinese food.

11/12/2020 | U.S. Heartland China Association | Min Fan, U.S. Heartland China Association

Come and learn more about the USCHA and how your organization may become involved in USCHA!

11/13/2020 | Dragons in Chinese Culture | Yi Zhou, University of Toledo

Come and join us for a session to learn about the mystery and majesty of the Chinese Dragons. Explore its origin and differences between dragons in Western culture.

11/13/2020 | ​Unity Through Diversity | Mei Han, Middle Tennessee State University

Come and join us to learn about Chinese instruments and the important fundamentals of Chinese music while touring the Center for Chinese Music and Culture.

11/18/2020 | Hollywood and The Chinese Other | Dr. Tan Ye, University of South Carolina - Distinguish Lectures Series

11/19/2020 | Buddhism and Martial Arts | Erin Markle, University at Buffalo

Erin Markle, president of Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute, will discuss the fusion of martial arts and spiritual practices in China and the value of these practices for herself and her students.

12/3/2020 | Education in China | Yi Wu, Western Michigan University

This lecture offers a basic introduction of the current educational model in China and answers some of the commonly asked questions about the system.