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Clothing and Social Status in Traditional Chinese Culture


We are pleased to forward the folowing announcement from our friends

UAA Confucius Institute.

To register for this year's WTCAK China-related events, click on the following links:

November 11, 2013 - Chinese Calligraphy Night @ WTCAK

December 12, 2013 - 9th Annual Alaska-China Business Conference

Dr. Ning Yang is currently a faculty member of the Confucius Institute at George Mason University (GMU). In the meanwhile, she is an associate professor in College of Foreign Languages at Beijing Language and Cultural University (BLCU). She earned her doctoral degree at Radboud University of Nijmegen
in the Netherlands and later worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Hong Kong University. She taught the course Comparative Studies between English and Chinese to post-graduate students of Macao Polytechnic Institute in May 2010 and April 2011. She has been the translator of more twenty films from English to Chinese while working with CCTV Movie Channel during 2000 to 2010.

In recent years, she has been actively involved in programs relating to international education of Chinese language and culture, especially in comparative culture studies. She has given a series of English lectures on Chinese culture (Bamboo and Chinese Culture, Lanterns, Mahjong, Chinese Films, and Chinese Chess) to international audience in BLCU during 2009 to 2011 and her lecture notes were included in a book published in 2011.

Since 2012, she have been one of the instructors offering lectures to OSHER/OLLI members of GMU Fairfax Campus, and Encore Learning members at GMU Arlington Campus, as a course called “A Chinese Potpurri”.

Mon Nov 4, 2013 1pm – 3pm Alaska Time
UAA Bookstore 2nd floor (map)


About UAA Confucius Institute


Sponsored by the Office of Chinese Language International Council (Hanban), Confucius Institute at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA-CI) was established in November 2008. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Confucius Institute helps to better prepare UAA students in terms of learning the Chinese language and culture.

Northeast Normal University (NENU), based in Changchun, Jilin province in China, is UAA's academic partner to further the CI's mission to promote understanding of Chinese language and culture in the communities served by the university. This partnership aims to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation between China and the United States. NENU provides trained personnel to assist the UAA-CI achieve its core mission.

To carry out Hanban's mission, the UAA-CI makes Chinese language, cultural and educational resources, and services available to the public, and promotes cross-cultural interactions and communication in the State of Alaska that is featured by cultural diversity. Through Chinese language and cultural courses, conferences and cultural events such as the summer camp program, the UAA-CI provides a variety of opportunities for UAA students, Alaska K-12 school students, and local residents to learn the Chinese language and experience the Chinese culture in China.

To learn more about the Institute and their programs, visit: www.uaa.alaska.edu/ci/

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