UD-PKU Scholar Lecture Features Study on Historical Nanjing

The Confucius Institute cordially invites campus and community audience to the annual UD-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series on Thursday October 27, 2016.

Professor Zhangcan Cheng (程章灿教授) will give a talk on the Culture Image of Nanjing in Historical Perspective – The Royal Aura of Jinling (金陵的皇家风范).

Prof. Cheng is a Changjiang Professor of Classical Chinese Literature. He has published more than ten books including: An Introduction to The Poetry of the Tang Dynasty (1992), The Great Families and the Literature in Six Dynasties (1998), Milou: Poetry and the Labyrinth of Desire (Chinese Translation from English) (2003), and Wenxuan and the Chinese Literary Tradition (2014).

English interpretation will be provided for this talk.

Date: Thursday October 27, 2016
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Brown Lab 206

Direction and parking info for Brown Lab: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC14

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided before the event. The event is open to the public for free.

This event is co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Confucius Institute.

UDCI will Host “China Town Hall 2016” Featuring Dr. Henry Kissinger and Senior Diplomat Neighbors on Oct. 18

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is in partnership with the National Committee on United-States-China Relations to present the 2016 China Town Hall program. The theme title of the talk is “The Sino-American Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities.

The program speakers include:

Nationwide Webcast Keynote: Dr. Henry A. Kissinger 

Henry A Kissinger was the 56th Secretary of State (1973-1977) and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1975). He has also taught at Harvard University and is currently chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. While national security advisor, Dr. Kissinger played a crucial role in arranging President Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, which opened the door to the re-establishment of U.S.-China relations. He is respected for his many decades of efforts to strengthen the Sino-American relationship during the past half-century.

lbsLocal Keynote: Mr. Lloyd Neighbors

Lloyd Neighbors served as a diplomat for 30 years with the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State. He retired in 2005 from the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. Most of his career was dedicated to work in greater China. As a junior officer Mr. Neighbors served in Taiwan (both Taipei and Kaohsiung) from 1975 to 1979. He was a public affairs officer (PAO) at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai from 1983 to 1987. He filled the same role in Hong Kong from 1989 to 1993 and once again in Taipei (this time at the American Institute in Taiwan) from 1997 to 1999. From 2000 to 2003, his last long-term assignment abroad, he served as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Webcast Moderator: Stephen A. Orlins
President of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

To help Americans better understand the complexity of U.S.-China relations and its impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is conducting the tenth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at more than 70 locations nationwide, featuring a live webcast and Q&A with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former National Security Advisor and Former Secretary of State. This national day of programming is designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

Please mark your calendar:

Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Location:  Kirkbride Hall 205 at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Lecture Subject Title: “the Sino-American Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Direction and parking instructions see here: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW65

Light refreshments will be served after the event. The event is FREE to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute, Institute of Global Studies,  the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Center for Global and Area Studies.

“China Forum” Featuring Discussion on the Field of Public Opinion in Contemporary China on Sept. 6, 2016 at UD

The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to the Fall Semester China Forum Lecture Series. The series will begin with a lecture from Dr. Zhendong Zou, a renowned scholar at Xiamen University, China. His talk will focus on a thought-provoking study of the “principle of the weak” in public opinion in China.

pubopDr. Zhendong Zou is a Professor of Journalism and Communications at Xiamen University, one of the best institutions in China. Before joining the Xiamen faculty, Dr. Zou was the Executive Editor-in-Chief of Xiamen Media Group, the Founding Director of Xiamen’s Satellite TV Channel, as well as the Chairman of the Xiamen Association of TV Artists and Professionals. Serving on the Advisory Board of the New Media Think Tank of the People’s Network and the Chinese Association for Public Opinion Research, Dr. Zou has published extensively on the study of public opinion in China. He is also the recipient of China’s prestigious National Social Science Foundation Research Grant.

Please mark your calendar for the lecture:

Topic: “Studies in Public Opinion: the ‘Principle of the Weak’ in Contemporary China”

Speaker: Dr. Zhendong Zou
Date: Tuesday September 6, 2016
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Venue: Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts
Direction and parking: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW94
(Parking is available at the Center for the Arts Garage for a fee.)

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided before the event. The event is Free and Open to the public.