News and Announcments

ALUM TALKS: Interesting Times: Being a China Lawyer in a Time of Rapid Political & Economic Change

This year the Chinese program plans to invite a few alumni to come back to Williams (through Zoom) and give talks to students about how they have used the skills that they have learned at Williams in their career path. The second talk will be Thursday, December 3, 7-8 pm and the speaker is Mr. Jonathan Isaacs ('00). The title of his talk is " Interesting Times: Being a China Lawyer in a Time of Rapid Political & Economic Change." Click here for the Zoom link! Continue reading »

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 »