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!


Center for Chinese Studies Activities

Fall 2014


Sep 29–30, Oct 1–2, 4:15–6:30, UH Manoa campus, Moore Hall 258

2014 Mini Film Festival. See flyer for more details. PDF flyer

Jesse Appell, an American comedian living in Beijing and performing in Chinese (, will appear at the following events:

Tuesday, October 7. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Punahou School, Wo Auditorium

Stand-up comic routine (in Chinese; no translation)

Wednesday, October 8. 3:30–5:00 p.m. UH Manoa campus, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)

Comedy Chinese Style (lecture in English, with Chinese examples)


Thursday, October 9. 12:00-1:00 p.m. UH Manoa campus, BusAd A102

“How to use humor to learn language and ease cultural shock”


CCS China Seminar Series


Thursday, Oct 16, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)

“Trials, Judges and Lawyers in Early Chinese Movies”

Alison Conner, Richardson School of Law, UH Mānoa


Thursday, Oct 23, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)

“Field Notes on Chinese Indie Cinema”

Peng Yun, East Asian Languages & Literatures, UHM


Friday, Nov 7, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)

“Did Ancient Chinese Explore America? My Journey Through the Rocky Mountains to Find Answers”

Charlotte Harris Rees, Independent Researcher


Thursday, Nov 13, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)

“Human Capital and Economic Convergence in China”

Wang Xiaojun, Deparment of Economics, UHM


Thursday, Dec 4, 12:00 noon, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)

“Looking Ahead to 2016: The 2014 Taiwan ‘Nine in One’ Local Elections”

Bill Sharp, Independent Scholar