Sinology

Taiwan's 2020 Tang Prize Laureate Wang Gungwu to Talk about the Many Faces of Sinology

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:00pm

The Tang Prize Foundation and National Chengchi University will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Sinology, scheduled to take place from 2p.m.

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  • The Tang Prize Foundation and National Chengchi University will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Sinology, scheduled to take place from 2p.m.
  • Prof. Wang Gungwu, 2020 Tang Prize winner in Sinology and world authority on the study of the Chinese overseas, will speak on the topic, "The High Road to Pluralist Sinology."
  • The Tang Prize in Sinology recognizes the study of Sinology in its broadest sense, which encompasses not only Chinese philology, linguistics, literature and art but also Chinese thought and history.
  • It is for all these achievements that he was awarded the 2020 Tang Prize in Sinology.

Confucius Institute U.S. Center Responds to State Department

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 11:03am

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, Inc. (CIUS) received a letter from the U.S. Department of State designating CIUS as a foreign mission under United States law.

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, Inc. (CIUS) received a letter from the U.S. Department of State designating CIUS as a foreign mission under United States law.
  • Much of the information requested is either already publicly available or has been offered to the State Department multiple times in the past in a good faith effort to be transparent.
  • To learn more about the Confucius Institute and how the programs operate, visit www.ciuscenter.org .
  • Confucius Institute programs are operated independently by host colleges and universities to prepare the next generation of leaders through language, arts, culture, and educational travel experiences.

Ponddy Education Receives ACS WASC Accreditation for its Online Chinese Language Program

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 6:00am

The accreditation makes Ponddy one of very few online Chinese language programs in the US that have achieved this status and marks a significant step in Ponddy's role as the leading enabler of Chinese online education worldwide.

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  • The accreditation makes Ponddy one of very few online Chinese language programs in the US that have achieved this status and marks a significant step in Ponddy's role as the leading enabler of Chinese online education worldwide.
  • It validates the integrity of the Ponddy program and enables individuals who want to learn Chinese online to earn a transferable credit," said Ponddy's CEO, Franz Chen.
  • Ponddy's accreditation furthermore empowers schools and organizations that may want to but are unable to offer Chinese language courses to offer such courses through partnering with Ponddy.
  • "The Ponddy online program had characteristics of language immersion and a friendly user interface which makes learning Chinese for a beginner level student very easy," said Dustin, 19, a student from Rochester, NY.

Amid Turmoil, 2020 Tang Prize Laureates Strive for An Orderly New World

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 5:47am

Her work laid a strong foundation for the world's march towards a sustainable future.

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  • Her work laid a strong foundation for the world's march towards a sustainable future.
  • Renowned historian Wang Gungwu won the prize in Sinology, "for his trailblazing and dissecting insights on the history of the Chinese world order, Chinese overseas, and Chinese migratory experience.
  • Established by Taiwanese entrepreneur Dr. Samuel Yin, the biannual Tang Prize consists of four categories, namely Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology and Rule of Law, with NT$ 40 million (approx.
  • Through promoting the interaction and cooperation between culture and technology, it aims to find a 21st century path to the sustainable development of the world.

Amid Turmoil, 2020 Tang Prize Laureates Strive for An Orderly New World

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 5:30am

Her work laid a strong foundation for the world's march towards a sustainable future.

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  • Her work laid a strong foundation for the world's march towards a sustainable future.
  • Renowned historian Wang Gungwu won the prize in Sinology, "for his trailblazing and dissecting insights on the history of the Chinese world order, Chinese overseas, and Chinese migratory experience.
  • Established by Taiwanese entrepreneur Dr. Samuel Yin, the biannual Tang Prize consists of four categories, namely Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology and Rule of Law, with NT$ 40 million (approx.
  • For more information, please visit the prize's official website at https://www.tang-prize.org/en/first.php
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Newly Formed Athenai Institute College Group Takes Aim at a Chinese Language and Cultural Program, Says CIUS Center

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:02am

"A recent GAO report debunks many of the Athenai Institute's complaints about university-run Confucius Institute programs, if only they had taken the time to read it."

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  • "A recent GAO report debunks many of the Athenai Institute's complaints about university-run Confucius Institute programs, if only they had taken the time to read it."
  • "The CI programs offer many traditionally underrepresented students in global education the life-changing opportunity of experiencing educational and cultural exchanges.
  • The Confucius Institute U.S. Center is a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes the value of mutual understanding between the US and China through language education and cultural exchanges.
  • Confucius Institute programs operate independently at host colleges and universities to prepare the next generation of leaders through language, arts, culture and educational travel experiences.

Confucius Institute U.S. Center Joins with the Red Cross to Encourage Community-based Service to confront Covid-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 11:03am

To continue education through community engagement, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center (CIUS Center) has launched an initiative with the Red Cross to assist students in remaining actively engaged in their communities during these challenging times.

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  • To continue education through community engagement, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center (CIUS Center) has launched an initiative with the Red Cross to assist students in remaining actively engaged in their communities during these challenging times.
  • With the Red Cross's unique expertise in crisis healthcare, these efforts stretch across the country into the communities where our students have returned home.
  • "Student lives have been disrupted and their education sidelined at this moment of crisis," said Erik Eging, CIUS Communications Associate.
  • Confucius Institute programs operate independently at host colleges and universities to prepare the next generation of leaders through language, arts, culture and educational travel experiences.

Confucius Institute U.S. Center Offers Support to Stem Spread of Coronavirus

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 4:06pm

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Confucius Institute U.S. Center announced today a program to offer translation services and language resources free of charge to medical facilities across the United States.

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  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Confucius Institute U.S. Center announced today a program to offer translation services and language resources free of charge to medical facilities across the United States.
  • This endeavor seeks to address the need of those in the medical community to understand potential cultural differences in response to the growing demand for global collaboration in addressing the spread of the coronavirus.
  • "As a community of Chinese language learners, educators, and professionals, the coronavirus outbreak hits close to home," said Gao Qing, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute U.S. Center.
  • The Confucius Institute U.S. Center is a nonprofit organization that supports the teaching of Chinese language and culture in the United States and fosters educational exchanges between China and the United States.

How Should the Confucius Institute Go Forward? Dr. Mote Provides an Answer.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Culture or propaganda?Clayton Daniel Mote Jr. was interviewed in a documentary series produced by People's Daily Online West USA about the Confucius Institute.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Culture or propaganda?Clayton Daniel Mote Jr. was interviewed in a documentary series produced by People's Daily Online West USA about the Confucius Institute.
  • Dr. Moteis theHonorary President of the National Academy of Engineering.In November 2004, he also founded the first Confucius Institute in North America at the University of Maryland, inaugurating the establishment of the Confucius Institute in the United States.
  • In the last several years, an increasing number of Confucius Institute locationsin the United States have been closed.
  • "Confucius was the first professor; everything he says has a deeper meaning than it says on the surface His ideas are everlasting."

Confucius Institute Students Recognized in Washington, DC

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 1:03am

This gathering marked the fourth annual gala of the Confucius Institute US Center, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, which recognizes the accomplishments of exemplary Confucius Institute students from universities and school systems across the country.

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  • This gathering marked the fourth annual gala of the Confucius Institute US Center, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, which recognizes the accomplishments of exemplary Confucius Institute students from universities and school systems across the country.
  • Expressing her support of the Confucius Institute at St.
  • Cloud State our Confucius Institute is a vitally important way that we make good on this educational promise."
  • One of her students, Jerrad Solberg, spoke of achieving his dream of traveling to China through his Confucius Institute, despite being born with cerebral palsy.