Previously Featured

 

Roger T. Ames Awarded

(1) http://jining.iqilu.com/jnyaowen/2013/0927/1682283.shtml

(2) http://www.confucius.gov.cn/Item/2257.aspx

Roger T. Ames Documentary video – with traditional Chinese subtitles
Roger T. Ames Documentary video – with simplified Chinese subtitles

 

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Events

 

 

The following is the line-up of upcoming public events. More information on specific events will be available later, and more events may be added. In the meantime, please put these dates on your calendar, stay tuned, and plan to attend!

 

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Wednesday, Oct 9, 4:00 pm, Keoni Auditorium, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, East-West Center
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series presents
Charles W. Freeman, Jr, Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
“Interesting Times: China, America, and the Shifting Balance of Prestige”
Co-sponsored with East-West Center
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Monday, Oct 14, 4:30 pm, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
Asian Studies Program, SPAS, presents
James A. Cook, SPAS Andrews Chair 2013-14
“Constructing Chinese Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian, Overseas Chinese, and Xiamen, 1842–1937″
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Wednesday, Oct 16, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM Chinese Studies Seminars Series
C. Y. Hu, Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, CTAHR, UHM
“Tea: A Chinese Culture”
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Friday, Oct 18, 2:30–5:30 pm, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM, and the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures present
A free screening of the Chinese film City of LIfe and Death (南京!南京!) followed by an extended Q & A with director LU Chuan (陆川); host: Mingbao Yue (EALL)
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Monday, Oct 21, 12:30–4:00 pm, History Dept. Library, Sakamaki A-201
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM and Departments of History and Philosophy, UHM, present
“Comparative Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences: The View from China”—A Colloquium of faculty from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Monday, Oct 21, 2:30–4:30 pm, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM, Center for Japanese Studies, Depts. of History and East Asian Languages & LIteratures, and Richardson School of Law, UHM, present
“Critical Perspectives on the Nanjing Massacre—A Roundtable Discussion” with Poet Wing-Tek Lum; Yuma Totani, UHM–History; and David Cohen, UHM–Law. Moderator: Mingbao Yue, UHM-EALL
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Tuesday, Oct 22, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM Chinese Studies Seminars Series presents
Li Qikeng, China Director, Confucius Institute at UHM and Professor of American Studies, BFSU
“The Confucius Institutes’ Role in Public Diplomacy”

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Wednesday, Oct 23, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM Chinese Studies Seminars Series
Akram Helil, Mekit Dolan Cultural Center, North China University of Technology
“A Connection to Our Past: The Development and Contemporary Engagement with Uyghur Central Asian Dance”

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Thursday, Oct 24, 4:30 pm, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series
Andrew F. Jones, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California at Berkeley
“Quotations Songs: Portable Media and Pop Song Form in the Chinese 1960s”
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Friday, Oct 25, 2:30 pm, Music Department Classroom 9, UHM
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series
Andrew F. Jones, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California at Berkeley
“Circuit Listening: Mambo and Musicals in the Chinese 1960s”
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Wednesday, Oct 30, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM Chinese Studies Seminars Series
Alison Conner, William S. Richardson School of Law, UHM
“Trials and Justice in Awaara: An Indian Movie on Chinese Screens”

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Friday, Nov 1, 6:30 pm, Art Auditorium (Art 132)
CCS presents the 2013 Taiwan Film Series, cosponsored with Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; Taiwan Academy; and the Academy for Creative Media, UHM. All screenings are free and open to the public. Following screenings on Nov 4, 18, and 25.
“At the Rooftop (天台)”
An action-musical about a group of slackers and their brawling, skirt-chasing escapades features extravagant dance numbers. Directed by Mandopop superstar Jay Chou (周傑倫). 122 min. The screening will be preceded by a reception at 6:00 pm.
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Monday, Nov 4, 1:00 pm, Moore Hall 258
CCS presents the 2013 Taiwan Film Series, cosponsored with Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; Taiwan Academy; and the Academy for Creative Media, UHM. All screenings are free and open to the public. Following screenings on Nov 18, and 25.
“Hi, Baby! (嗨!寶貝!)”
Heat-warming journeys of four families overcoming barriers of language and culture to adopt children in Taiwan. 90 min.

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Wednesday, Nov 13, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM Chinese Studies Seminars Series
Pu Miao, Dept. of Architecture, UHM
“Public Space in Chinese High-Density Cities: Incubating a Future Civil Society”

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Monday, Nov 18, 1:30 pm, Moore Hall 258
CCS presents the 2013 Taiwan Film Series, cosponsored with Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; Taiwan Academy; and the Academy for Creative Media, UHM. All screenings are free and open to the public. Final screening on Nov 25.
“Zombie 108 (Z-108 棄城)”
Taipei falls into a bloody post-apocalypse dead zone as a virus sweeps the city overnight. Directed by Joe Chien. 85 min.

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Monday, Nov 25, 1:00 pm, Moore Hall 258
CCS presents the 2013 Taiwan Film Series, cosponsored with Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; Taiwan Academy; and the Academy for Creative Media, UHM. All screenings are free and open to the public.
“Sing It (唱歌吧!)”
A spirited journey of a group of indigenous children finding their confidence and voices through signing. 64 min.
“Crustacean Rhapsody (螃蟹狂想曲)”
A magical exploration through the life cycles of three species of crabs, featuring environmental musician Matthew Lien. 48 min.

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Thursday, Dec 5, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
CCS & Confucius Institute at UHM Chinese Studies Seminars Series
Julie Jiang, East Asian Languages & Literatures, UHM
“Language Universals and Variation: What Makes the Chinese Languages So Different from Other Languages?”

 

 

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Wednesday, 10/24, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
ZHANG Wei, UHM Sociology Department
“Psychological Distress of Older Chinese: Exploring the Roles of Leisure Activity Participation, Social Support, and Subjective Social Status”
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Wednesday, 10/31, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
Christopher McNally, Chaminade University & East-West Center
“The 18th Party Congress: Implications for Political Stability and the Rebalancing of China’s Political Economy”

Wednesday, 11/14, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
Christopher Bae, UHM Anthropology Department
“The Movius Line: Then and Now”

Tuesday, 11/28, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
JIANG Song, UHM East Asian Languages & Literatures
“TBA”

The Fall 2012 China Seminars & Public Events are cosponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. All listed events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 956-8891, e-mail: china@hawaii.edu.

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The Confucius Institute of UHM (CI-UHM), a program of the Center for Chinese Studies, is pleased to present renowned China historian Professor Kenneth Pomeranz as part of its CI-UHM Distinguished Speaker Lecture series. Prof. Pomeranz will give two public lectures as UHM; his visit is being co-sponsored by the UHM Department of History. The university community and public are cordially invited to attend.

Daniel Tschudi, Program Coordinator, Center for Chinese Studies
956-8891
china@hawaii.edu

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Fall 2012 CI-UHM Distinguished Speaker Lecture presents

Kenneth Pomeranz, University Professor of History, University of Chicago
President-elect, American Historical Association

Author of The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy
(winner of the 2001 John K. Fairbank Book Prize in East Asian History), and
The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society, and Economy in Inland North China, 1853–1937
(winner of the 1994 John K. Fairbank Book Prize in East Asian History)

in two public lectures

“Late Imperial Legacies: Land, Water and the Dynamics of Chinese Economic Development”
Monday, September 24, 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Reception to follow.

and

“Populating China’s Southwest Frontier: ‘Han’ and ‘Minority’ in Qing Political Economy and Global History”
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Sakamaki Hall A201 (History Department Library)
Co-sponsored with the UHM Department of History

Professor Pomeranz developed his interest in China as a student at Cornell University, where he received a BA in history in 1980. A course on China prompted his interest in studying comparisons between societies. He became a graduate student of China at Yale University, where he studied under pre-eminent China historian Jonathan Spence. Pomeranz joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine after receiving his PhD in 1988, and moved to the U of Chicago in July, 2012.

The Confucius Institute at UHM Distinguished Speaker Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit our website at: http://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org, or call 956-8891, e-mail: china@hawaii.edu.
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Wednesday, 9/5, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
Reginald YW Kwok, UHM Asian Studies Program, and Urban & Regional Planning Department
“Transnational Urbanization: The Chinese Cultural Imprint in Southeast Asian Cities”

Fall 2012 CI-UHM Distinguished Speaker Lecture
Kenneth Pomeranz, University of Chicago
Sept 24, 3:30 p.m., CKS Auditorium
“Late Imperial Legacies: Land, Water, & the Dynamics of Chinese Economic Development”
Sept 25, 1:00 p.m., History Dept. Library
“Populating China’s Southwest Frontier: ‘Han’ and ‘Minority’ in Qing Political Economy and Global History”

Wednesday, 9/26, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
Denny Roy, East-West Center
“China’s Rise and Regional Security”

Wednesday, 10/10, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
Richard Trappl, University of Vienna, Austria
“The Menglong Poets: Historical Context and Personal Approach”

Monday, 10/15, 4:00 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
LEI Yixin, Sculptor, M. L. King Memorial in Washington D.C.
“The World of Art and Dream 艺术梦想世界)” (in Chinese with English interpretation)

 

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Tao-chung (Ted) Yao


When Tao-chung (Ted) Yao came to the University of Hawai‘i in 1995, he made the right move on a couple of levels: First, he escaped the Massachusetts winters he’d endured at Mount Holyoke College for more than ten years; second, he added much expertise to UHM’s East Asian Languages and Literatures in the field of Chinese pedagogy. The number of Ph.D. students who come to study with Ted and their success in snagging jobs in the difficult academic market are proof that UHM made the right decision in bringing Ted here.

Born in Taiwan, Ted received his B.A. from Soochow University in English literature, then went on to Seton Hall for his master’s degree and the University of Arizona for his Ph.D. in Chinese Language and Culture. He wrote on the Ch’üan-chen Taoist sect during the 12th and 13th centuries and its influence on Chinese society. Over the years he has established himself not only as an outstanding and sought-after teacher and mentor, but also as an international leader in testing. He is inextricably involved with the ETS SAT II-Chinese Achievement Test as a member of the development committee, and is the first Chief Reader for the Chinese Advanced Placement Test of the College Board.

Ted is well known for his textbook Integrated Chinese, which has been in print under the Cheng & Tsui imprint since 1997. He has also developed a computer-adaptive test for reading Chinese (CATRC).

The author of over fifty scholarly articles in English and Chinese, Ted’s research findings have appeared in the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, and he has been a major contributor to the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association.

Ted’s teaching credits include not only Mount Holyoke and UHM; he has also taught as a visiting professor at Chung-yuan Christian University, Nanyang Technological University, Indiana University, The Ohio State University, Middlebury College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of Arizona.

Although Ted maintains a heavy teaching and consulting schedule, his abiding interest in Taoism infuses both his professional and personal life.