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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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  • 2012 “Chinese Merit Scholarship” offered by Hawaii Chinese Association to UH Manoa Chinese Studies students — Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

  • 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.

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