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Confucianism and Education: An International Symposium

October 17-19, 2014

Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, Amherst, NY

The proposal submission deadline has been extended to September 1, 2014

The UB Graduate School of Education invites paper proposals for a conference that examines the influence of Confucianism on Chinese education theory and practice and its relevance to education in the U.S. and elsewhere. At a time when education reform is intensifying in the United States, this conference will advance our understanding of Confucian thoughts on education, inform efforts to improve education in the United States, and promote cross-cultural understanding between China and the West. Only proposals for individual papers with one author or multiple authors will be considered for review. The conference is sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute.

Additional information about the conference and proposal submission guidelines can be found at http://gse.buffalo.edu/confucius and in the conference brochure.

 

Past Events

 

Chinese Embroidery Exhibition and Demonstration

May 13-14, 2014

Roycroft Campus Corporation, East Aurora

May 15, 2014

10:30-3:30 pm

Student Union Lobby, UB North Campus

Free and Open to the Public

The theme of this exhibition is "Chinese Embroidery Exhibition -- Painting with Threads". You will appreciate Suzhou (“Su Xiu”, 苏绣) and Hunan (“Xiang Xiu”, 湘绣) embroidery, these two famous Chinese arts at the exhibition. Suzhou Embroidery artists are able to use more than 40 needleworks and more than 1000 different types of threads to create embroidery. Their themes typically involve features of the natural environment, such as flowers, birds, animals, gardens and landscapes. “Double-Sided Embroidery” is the most distinguished style of Hunan Embroidery. Embedded in a piece of glass, both the front and back sides can be the same or two entirely different pictures.

Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

Click here to view the poster for this event.

 

UB Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture Series

The Daoist Unhewn: One Sort of Knowing

Professor Brook Ziporyn, University of Chicago

April 10, 2014

2-4:00pm

120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Free and open to the public

Professor Ziporyn is a leading scholar and translator of Chinese religion and philosophy, and he has published a number of important books, including: Evil And/Or/As the Good (Harvard, 2000), Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings (Hackett, 2009). Before joining faculty of the Divinity School, University of Chicago, he taught at Harvard University and the National University of Singapore. In this presentation, Professor Ziporyn explores the metaphor of Dao (the Way) as the "unhewn" to show the Daoist attempt to undermine definitive and rational knowledge, and its alternative view of knowledge, action, and goodness.

To view the poster for this talk, click here.

UB Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture Series

The Conflict of Values in Contemporary China

Professor Kang Ouyang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)

April 4, 2014

7:00pm

280 Park Hall, UB North Campus

Free and Open to the Public

Professor Kang Ouyang is a leading figure in contemporary Chinese philosophy. He is the Chair of the Department of Philosophy, HUST and the former Vice President of the University.   He is also a member of the Social Science Committee of State Education Department of China, and the Vice President of the National Guiding Committee of Philosophical Teaching of China (2006-). His recent books include University, Cultures and Human Life (2008), An Introduction to Social Epistemology (2012), On the Chinese Road (2013), etc. His presentation is a philosophical reflection upon the conflict of various values in contemporary China.

To view the poster for this talk, click here.

 

Chinese Architecture: Linking Heaven and Earth

Beverly Foit-Albert, RA, PhD

February 27, 7:00 pm

Clemens 120, UB North Campus

Free and Open to the Public

Dr. Beverly Foit-Albert, a retired professor from UB, serves as president of Foit-Albert Associates, PC, and a director of the University at Buffalo Foundation. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the SUNY Alumni Honor Roll Award for Publication, UB’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and an AIA Award for Excellence in teaching architecture. Her co-authored award-winning book China's Sacred Sites presents a vision of architecture as a harmonious interaction of human culture and the natural world and explores how the wisdom of ancient Chinese builders is relevant to today's sustainable building practices, green design, ecological conservation and celebration of the natural environment.

Click here to view a flyer for this event.

 

East Meets West: Wu Man in Concert with the BPO!

Saturday, March 29, 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 30, 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall

UBCI supports the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in presenting world renowned Pipa player, Wu Man, in concert. In a program that mixes Eastern influences with Western orchestral music, Wu Man will perform a Pipa Concerto written for her by Zhao Jiping.

Special discount ticket offer for UBCI supporters! See the flier here.

Wu Man has also been invited by UBCI to give a lecture/demonstration at UB, date and location to be announced.

 

2014 Chinese New Year Celebration

February 2, 2014

2:00-4:30pm

Mainstage Theater, Center for the Arts

UB North Campus

Free and Open to the Public

The Confucius Institute at the University at Buffalo (UBCI) and the Chinese Club of Western New York (CCWNY) invite you to join them for their 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration. The Chinese New Year celebration will feature lively music, colorful dances and performances by artists from China, UBCI students, and the members of Chinese Club of WNY. A dragon dance and Chinese Martial Arts will be performed by Gold Summit Martial Art Institute.

View the 2014 Chinese New Year program here.

Click here to view the event poster.

 

2014 Chinese New Year Art Contest: “Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse”

Call for Submissions

Children ages 5-18 are eligible to submit artwork for this year’s Chinese New Year Art Contest. All submissions will be displayed at the Southtowns Chinese New Year Community Event on February 9, 2014 at Bryant & Stratton College, Orchard Park Campus, where winners will be announced. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen by a selection committee for three age categories (5-9, 10-14 and 15-18).

Submission deadline: February 3, 2014

To view the poster, contest rules and submission form, click here.

Questions? Contact the Confucius Institute at UB at (716) 645-7919.

Sponsored by EZ Mandarin of WNY, the Chinese Club of WNY, Bryant & Stratton College, the Orchard Park Recreation Department and the Confucius Institute at UB.

Second Annual Southtowns Chinese New Year/Lantern Festival Community Event

Sunday, February 9, 2014

12:00-3:00pm

Bryant & Stratton College, Orchard Park Campus

Free and Open to the Public

The UB Confucius Institute, EZ Mandarin of Western New York, the Chinese Club of Western New York, Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute, the Town of Orchard Park Recreation Department, and Bryant & Stratton College are delighted to partner together to bring this unique cultural celebration to the Southtowns community. Area families will be able to take part in the Chinese New Year/Lantern Festival festivities and have fun while learning more about this time-honored tradition.

The event will feature a Chinese New Year performance by the Chinese Club of Western New York and a Dragon Dance performance by the Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute. Other scheduled activities include:

  • Chinese Dumpling making
  • Chinese tea ceremony and tea tasting
  • Chopsticks contest
  • Asian food tasting
  • Chinese traditional medicine and acupuncture seminar

The celebration will also feature a variety of kid-friendly activities, including:

  • Chinese arts and crafts station
  • Reading of Chinese New Year stories
  • Chinese language learning corner (language and songs)
  • Chinese cartoon movie corner

To view the poster for this event, click here.

 

 

Chinese music concert at Pausa Art House

Featuring Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu on guzheng

With special guest Peter Worden on guqin

Thursday, January 16

8:00-10:00 pm

Pausa Art House

19 Wadsworth St., Allentown District of Buffalo

Cost: $7.00 / $5.00 for students

Award-winning guzheng player Daisy Wu will perform traditional and contemporary pieces from many different regions of China. Ms. Wu is associate professor of music and principal conductor of the Chinese Orchestra at Hunan University of Commerce, and since 2010 has been visiting associate professor of music at the Confucius Institute at Alfred University. She will be joined in concert by Peter Worden, a UB Confucius Institute student who won the Best Program award at the 2013 Spring Festival Gala of Confucius Institutes for his guqin performance.

The intimate concert setting of Pausa Art House is the perfect environment for this wonderful performance. Enjoy wine, beer, sandwiches, and soft drinks while you listen to the concert. Doors open at 6:00. Children are welcome.

Cosponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, Asian Studies Program, and Pausa Art House.

View the concert program here.

 

Living and Laughing in Two Different Cultures

Cathy Bao Bean, Author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle

January 20

7:00 pm

120 Clemens Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus

Free and open to the public

Humorous but poignant, this talk by Cathy Bao Bean, a Chinese immigrant who was raised in the United States and is now a renowned professor of philosophy, provides a unique window into the experience of a bicultural life. Bao Bean recounts her own immigrant experience to explain how to reconcile the expectations of families and society at large, and how to raise a child in a multicultural context.

Bao Bean is a board member of the Claremont Graduate University School of the Arts and Humanities, the NJ Council for the Humanities and Chair, Society for Values in Higher Education

For a preview of the talk, view an 18-minute TED talk by Cathy Bao Bean here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyuRa-fVjzM&feature=youtu.be

Click here for an event poster.

 

The Encyclopedia or Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Professions and The Complete Library of the Four Branches: Comparisons and Connections

Xiaohua Chen, Professor of History and Director of the Historical Documents Seminar, Capital Normal University, Beijing

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

12:00 pm

280 Park Hall, UB North Campus

Professor Chen has been visiting UB to broadern her understanding of Western scholarship on bibliographical studies in China and Europe in the high Qing period (18th century). She will present her chief findings in English and Chinese. To depend the discussion, attendees are invited to read her paper prior to the session. Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, Department of History, Asian Studies Program, and Humanities Institute.

Copies of the paper in both languages may be obtained by emailing Roger Des Forges or Bruce Acker.

View a poster for this talk here.

 

Confucius Institute Lecture Series

“Why Does Ritual Matter? Theories from Classical China”--Professor Michael Puett (Harvard University)

Friday, October 18

3:00 pm

Clemens 120, UB North Campus

Free and Open to the Public

Reception to follow

Ritual (礼,禮) is a central concept of Confucianism. At Analects 12:1, we read:  “Yen Yuan asked about human goodness [ren 仁]. Confucius said, ‘It is to master oneself and return to ritual’. . . Yen Yuan said, ‘Could you specify a bit?’ Confucius said: ‘Do not look at what is contrary to ritual; do not listen to what is contrary to ritual; do not speak what is contrary to ritual, and do not act which is contrary to ritual.’”  If what Confucius said is still vague, Professor Puett will further specify.

Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University, and Acting Director of the Asia Center. His interests are focused on the inter-relations between anthropology, history, religion, and philosophy. He is the author of The Ambivalence of Creation: Debates Concerning Innovation and Artifice in Early China, To Become a God: Cosmology, Sacrifice, and Self-Divinization in Early China, and the co-author of Ritual and its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity.

To view the poster for this event, click here.

 

Live webcast with 64th United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and on-site discussion from former Henry Luce Foundation Vice President Terry Lautz

CHINA Town Hall:  Local Connections, National Reflections

Monday, October 28

7:00 pm

120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Free and Open to the Public

Refreshments will be served prior to the event

CHINA Town Hall, a national day of programming on China involving more than 60 cities throughout the United States, this year features a webcast from Madeleine Albright. Dr. Albright, serving as Secretary of State from 1997-2001, was once the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright also served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. Following Dr. Albright’s webcast, Dr. Terry Lautz will lead a discussion and give a presentation of his own entitled “China’s Identity and Projection of its Image and Influence.” Dr. Lautz is currently a visiting professor at Syracuse University where he teaches Chinese history and politics.  His recent publications deal with Sino-American cultural and educational relations, and he is currently completing a book about an American missionary/soldier in China during the Second World War.

Presented by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and sponsored by the International Institute of Buffalo, the UB College of Arts and Sciences, UB’s Asian Studies Program and the Confucius Institute at UB.

To view the poster for this event, click here.

 

Moon Festival Celebration

September 19, 2013

7:00PM

Slee Hall, UB North Campus

Free and open to the public

The Moon Festival celebration will feature lively performances by student artists from Beijing’s Captial Normal University that evoke the spirit of the Chinese people and draw on the traditions of ancient China. This exciting evening will include performances on the guzheng (similar to a zither), pipa (a four-stringed instrument sometime called Chinese lute), and flutes (gourd flute, bawu and long flute), as well as spectacular dancing and Chinese martial arts. Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, Capital Normal University, Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, and the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

Click here to view the event poster.

 

4th Annual Chinese Language Teacher Workshop

August 30 - September 1, 2013

280 Park Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus

The Confucius Institute at the University at Buffalo (UBCI) will organize and host its fourth Chinese language teacher workshop August 30 - September 1, 2013. The primary goal of the 3-day training is to enhance Chinese language teaching and learning. It is free and open to all current or aspiring Chinese teachers in Western New York. The workshop will cover (1) language learning theories, with a focus on theories of second language learning and L2 methodologies; (2) teaching and learning Chinese through songs; (3) classroom management in American Chinese classrooms; (4) teaching Chinese with technology; and (5) demo teaching by experienced local and Hanban teachers.

The first day of the workshop is designed for Hanban guest teachers and Chinese language teachers and student teachers who are new to the State of New York. However, all teachers are welcome and encouraged to join. These sessions will focus on (1) a brief overview of K-12 schools in the U.S.; (2) safety; (3) child protection policies; and (4) New York State education system, standards, curriculum, and testing.

Through lectures, workshops, and demo teaching, participating teachers will expand their knowledge of teaching and learning theories and exchange best practices in Chinese language teaching. Click here for a tentative agenda.

If you would like to attend this workshop, please mark your calendar, fill out and email the RSVP form to Shuang Wang at syprince_617@yahoo.com.cn by mid-night Monday, August 19, 2013. We will send you an kind reminder in mid-August. A confirmation email will be sent to the registrants by Friday, August 23, 2013.

 

Building Out and Building Up: Understanding Urban Hyperdevelopment in Contemporary China

Public Symposium on Chinese Urbanism

April 19-20, 2013 (Friday afternoon and Saturday)

University at Buffalo

Free and open to the public

Driven by complex economic and political conditions, the explosive growth of China’s cities has dramatic implications for urban planning, urban form, economic development, the environment, state-society relations, and China’s role in the world. At this symposium, invited scholars from around the world will examine the sources, processes, and consequences of urban development in China.

Friday, April 19, 2013

1:30-5:30 pm

309 Crosby Hall, UB South Campus

Saturday, April 20, 2013

10:00-11:30 am; 1:00-6:00 pm

105 Harriman Hall, UB South Campus

Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute in cooperation with the Asian Studies Program and the School of Architecture and Planning, with partial funding from the Ibrahim and Viviane Jammal Fund for Global Planning Studies.

For more information, contact Kristin Stapleton at kstaple@buffalo.edu or (716) 645-3474 x 1.

Chinese Paper Cutting Exhibition and Demonstration

Saturday, April 6, 2013

10:00am - 5:00pm

Power House, Roycroft Campus, 31 South Grove St., East Aurora, the Town of Arts

Admission is free

In conjunction with the UB Confucius Institute, the Roycroft Campus Corporation will be hosting a free exhibition on the Chinese folk art of Paper Cutting. The theme of this exhibition is "Chinese Paper Cutting Arts" or "Jian Zhi" in Chinese. Highlighting the exhibit will be the works of Mr. Min Li, who is honored as one of the best Paper-Cutting artists in China. The new-realism style of Yuxian paper cutting creates an almost photographic depiction. The exhibition will be held in the Roycroft Power House and will feature demonstrations throughout the day.

For more information, please click here for the press release.

 

China’s Top Designer Han Lixun Presents at the University at Buffalo

March 9, 2013 @ 10:30
Center for the Arts Screening Room

Han Lixun, the chief designer for 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony, speaks March 9, 2013 at 10:30am at the University at Buffalo, North Campus, Center for the Arts Screening Room. He will reveal the ins and outs of working behind the scenes of the Ceremony with some of the most well-known figures in the contemporary arts world. From conceptualization and bidding to material and technical choices, from contextualizing the design in a given space to the collaboration with architects and engineers, from experimentation on mechanical, multi-media and lighting devices, to testing the validity of his visual modeling, from what was not realized in the Ceremony to what has happened in China’s design/tech world after the Ceremony, his presentation will provide insight into China’s historical inventions and contemporary culture, including its politics, ethics, aesthetics, technology and the world of design. He will discuss ways to meet today’s societal demands in the field of arts, illuminating career-building skills and strategies. The presentation, made possible through the Confucius Institute at the University at Buffalo and the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies at the University at Buffalo, is part of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Upstate New York Regional Section Spring Conference, will last one-hour with a fifteen-minute period for questions and answers. The event is free and open to the public.

To view the official UB press release, click here.

Contact For Further Information:

Name: Dr. Eric Yang, Executive Director, Confucius Institute at UB
Address: University at Buffalo --202 Baldy Hall- Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-7919
E-mail: wenzhong@buffalo.edu

OR

Name: Professor Lynne Koscielniak, Director of Design and Technology
Address: University at Buffalo – Dept. of Theatre and Dance - 285 Alumni Arena - Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-0574
E-mail: lk2@buffalo.edu

 

 

Chinese New Year Art Contest

This contest is open to anyone between the ages of 5 and 18. The theme is "Happy Chinese New Year: Year of the Snake."

Click here to view the poster, with contest rules, and the submission form.

Chineese New Year Lantern Festival to be Held in Southtowns

The Southtowns Chinese New Year Event Planning Committee announced that several area organizations have partnered to host the Southtowns’ first-ever Chinese New Year Lantern Festival Community Event. The group hosting the event includes the Confucius Institute at the State University of New York at Buffalo, EZ Mandarin of Western New York, the Chinese Club of Western New York, Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute, the Town of Orchard Park Recreation Department, and Bryant & Stratton College. The event will take place on Sunday, February 24th from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Bryant & Stratton College Southtowns Campus in Orchard Park, NY, and is free and open to the public.

The hosting organizations are delighted to partner together to bring this unique cultural celebration to the Southtowns community. Area families will be able to take part in the Chinese New Year Lantern Festival festivities and have fun while learning more about this time-honored tradition.

The event will feature a Chinese New Year performance by the Chinese Club of Western New York and a Dragon Dance performance by the Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute. Other scheduled activities include:

  • Chinese Dumpling making
  • Chinese tea ceremony and tea tasting
  • Chopsticks contest
  • Asian food tasting
  • Chinese traditional medicine and acupuncture seminar
The celebration will also feature a variety of kid-friendly activities, including:
  • Chinese arts and crafts station
  • Reading of Chinese New Year stories
  • Chinese language learning corner (language and songs)
  • Wild snake exhibition
  • Chinese cartoon movie corner
Event Information
When: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Time: Noon – 3 p.m.
Where: Bryant & Stratton College Southtowns Campus
200 Redtail, Orchard Park, NY 14127
Admission: Free

Click here for an event flyer.

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

February 10, 2013

2:00 - 4:30 pm

Mainstage Theater, Center for the Arts

University at Buffalo North Campus

Sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York, in partnership with the Gold Summit Organization for the Development of Eastern Culture.

Click here for an event flyer

Click here to view this year's program

Read more about this Chinese New Year celebration

Presentation

 

“Design Foreign” How ‘Made in China’ is becoming ‘Designed in China’

by Michael James Rogers, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UB School of Architecture and Planning 

Date: November 13

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: 301 Crosby Hall, University at Buffalo’s South Campus

Free and open to the public.


Iconic Or ?: Regional Practice Within Global Context
by Li Xiaodong, Chair, School of Architecture, Tsinghu University, Beijing.

Date: October 31
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 301 Crosby, UB South Campus
Free and open to the public

Li Xiaodong, an architect and founder of the firm Li Xiaodong Atelier, has won numerous architectural prizes, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010 for his design of a school built on a bridge attached to a Hakka Roundhouse in southern China and the World Architecture Festival Prize in 2012 for the Liyuan Library in the Beijing suburb of Huairou. He believes that a good design product is the result of spiritual exploration of ideas with rational thinking, it engages with both technical knowledge and artistic judgment. The richness of a good design relies on how the matrix of detail, scale, proportion and commonsense are carefully orchestrated.

Event is co sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
Featuring live interactive webcast with Gary Locke, U.S Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
Local speaker: Andrew Mertha Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

Date: Monday, October 29
Time: Reception at 6:00 pm; Program starts at 7:00 pm
Location: 120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus
Free and open to the public
For event itinerary, click here

China Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States.

The webcast will be moderated by Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S-China Relations. Speaking and leading discussion on-site at UB will be Andrew Mertha, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University. Before his appointment as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Gary Locke was Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration and Governor of Washington.
Dr. Mertha is the author of The Politics of Piracy: Intellectual Property in Contemporary China and China’s Water Warriors: Citizen Action and Policy Change.

Event is co sponsored by UB Confucius Institute, UB Asian Studies Program, International Institute of Buffalo, National Committee on U.S-China Relations, with funding from the Starr Foundation.

2012 Moon Festival Celebration

Sunday, September 30

7:00 pm

Slee Hall, UB North Campus

Free and open to the public

The celebration will feature lively performances that evoke the spirit of the Chinese people and draw on the traditions of ancient China. The program will be presented by student artists from Beijing’s Capital Normal University. It will include performances on the guzheeng (similar to a zither), erhu (a two-stringed instrument played with a bow), and gourd flute, as well as spectacular dancing and acrobatics such as Chinese Yoyo and Monocycle.

The Moon Festival Celebration is sponsored by:
The Confucius Institute @ UB, Hanban//Confuciuus Institute Headquarters,Capital Normal University, UB College of Arts annd Sciences

 

Chinese Language Teacher Workshop

August 24-26, 2012

North Campus, University at Buffalo

120 Clemens Hall (Friday, August 24)

280 Park Hall (Saturday-Sunday, August 25-26)

Free and open to current and aspiring Chinese language teachers.

The goal of this workshop is to enhance Chinese language teaching in Western New York. The workshop will cover language learning theories; second language teaching and learning methods; course planning; teaching Chinese through stories; classroom management in American language classrooms; and sample lesson demos. The sessions on August 24, although open to all teachers, are designed for Hanban guest teachers and Chinese language teachers and student teachers who have not previously taught in New York State.

RSVP to Erqian Xu by August 10 at xerqian@gmail.com.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, August 24 (120 Clemens Hall)

  • "Basic Eligibility Requirements and Maintenance Issues for J-1 Scholars," Oscar Budde, Associate Vice Provost for Immigration Services, UB
  • "An Overview of U.S. K-12 Schools," Dr. Wenzhong (Eric) Yang, Confucius Institute, UB
  • "Safety for Yourself and Others," Speaker TBD
  • "New Child Protection Policies," Speaker TBD
  • "The U.S. and New York State Education Systems: Standards, Curriculum, and Testing," Dr. Thomas Ramming, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, UB, and Dr. Teresa Lawrence, Director of Instruction, Clarence Central School District, and Adjunct Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, UB
  • Evening reception at Eastern Pearl Restaurant in Williamsville

Saturday, August 25 (280 Park Hall)

  • "Teaching and Learning Methods and Course Planning," Dr. Lynne Yang, Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction, UB
  • "Recent Teaching and Learning Theories on Cognition and Second Language Acquisition," Dr. Lynne Yang
  • "Demo Teaching: Elementary Ages," Ming Yu, Chinese language teacher, Buffalo Public Schools
  • "Demo Teaching Using Hanban Textbooks/Teaching Materials and Self-created Materials," Dr. Qingjie Fan, Hanban guest teacher at Canisius High School, with support of Zhengzhi Miao, Hanban guest teacher at Sacred Heart Academy, and Ying Wang, Hanban guest teacher at Lewiston Porter High School
  • Dinner at Eastern Pearl Restaurant inWilliamsville

Sunday, August 26 (280 Park Hall)

  • "Classroom Management in American Chinese Classrooms," Dr. Wendy Zhou, Assistant Professor, Confucius Institute and College of Education, Michigan State University
  • "Teaching Chinese through Stories," Dr. Wendy Zhou
  • "Demo Teaching: Middle School Students," Yajie Zhang, Chinese language teacher, Nichols School
  • "Demo Teaching: High School Students," Shu'e Zheng, Chinese language teacher, Buffalo Public Schools
  • Dinner at Eastern Pearl Restaurant in Williamsville

Click here for a complete tentative agenda.