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Alum Talks: A career using Chinese, from Beijing to the state capitol and back

This year the Chinese program plans to invite a few alums to come back (though Zoom) and give talks to students about how they have used the skills that they have learned at Williams in their career path. The first talk will be next Thursday (Oct. 22) at 7-8 pm and the first speaker is Mr. Brian Connors ('00). The title of his talk is "A Career Using Chinese, From Beijing to the State Capitol and Back." Continue reading »

Two Written Languages & Three Spoken Codes: Language Policy & Practices in Hong Kong

With examples from the linguistic reality in Hong Kong, Dr. Weiping Wu, Director of the Yale-China Chinese Language Center at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, will present facts and interpretations related to the use of languages in Hong Kong. He will explore topics such as the logic and application of the language policy in Hong Kong, differences before and after 1997 (from the perspective of campuses and local communities) and how Hong Kong's language policy influences its Basic Law with relation to the “One-country, two-system” frame. ❖ Wednesday, October 9, 4 PM | Griffin 6 Continue reading »

An Evening of Chinese Song

Slater Rhea

Slater Rhea, a singer, songwriter and TV personality in China with a following of millions, will mark the Chinese New Year with an evening of Chinese folk songs. ❖ Sat, February 9th, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Paresky Center, Auditorium Continue reading »