Confucius Institute Staff and Visiting Professors 

Mrs. Holly Harris Bane
Interim Director, Confucius Institute
Associate Vice President for Strategic
Initiatives and Partnerships
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Mingzhou Qin, PhD.
Professor
 

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Qin Mingzhou, Ph.D., is Professor and Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute The University of Akron. He also is the professor of Doctorial tutors of geography and ecology with Henan University. Dr. Qin is the Director of the Center for Environment and Health Engineering and Technology Research Leader of the Post Science Innovation Team of Geography with the universities of Henan Province.

As director, Dr. Qin has led more than 40 grants including NSFC, National Key Science technology supporting program as well as China-USA joint research and local government grants. He has published over 60 articles and 14 books, acquired three times of Ministry of Land and Resources, has received the Excellent Achievement and the Province Government Science Research Achievements.

Mingzhou Qin is a member of the CI Board, Chinese Branch of International Landscape Ecological Association (ILEA) and is the Vice Director of Resources Education Work Council, CRS 

 Kang Li M.A. 

Instructor Kang Li M.A. is an instructor in the International School for Chinese Language and Culture in Henan University, China. She has been teaching Chinese for 20 years and has taught courses such as Mondern Chinese Language, Spoken Chinese and Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language. She has taught Chinese language and traditional Chinese culture at Yat Sen Secondary School in Fiji for three years.                                            

Her research interests are in linguistics, applied linguistics and teaching Chinese as a second language.

 

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Yuxue Qiao M.A.

Instructor Yuxue Qiao M.A. is an instructor in the International School for Chinese Language and Culture in Henan University, China. During her teaching career, she has taught courses such as Primary Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Chinese, Chinese Traditional Cultures, Chinese Character and Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language.

Her research interests are in linguistics and teaching Chinese as a second language.

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Nancy Easterling
Assistant to the Director and Events Coordinator
nee@uakron.edu
330-972-2013

 

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 About our Institute Partner 

Henan University is located in Kaifeng, a famous historic city and the capital of sevenhenan-univ dynasties in Chinese history. It was founded in 1912 and was originally named The Preparatory School for Further Study in Europe and America.

At present Henan University is a comprehensive university with 11 branches of learning: liberal arts, science, engineering, economics, management, law, philosophy, education, history, agriculture and medicine.

 Learn more about Henan University.

 Henan University's Web site:  ChineseEnglish

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Goals of the Institute

The Confucius Institute at The University of Akron is a partnership between UA and Henan University in China. According to the agreement signed between Hanban, the Office of Chinese Language Council International, and the University of Akron, the major missions of the Confucius Institute include:

  • teach Chinese language using a variety of methods;
  • train teachers to teach Chinese language in primary schools, high schools and colleges;
  • administer the Chinese Proficiency Test and other tests to certify teachers' ability to teach Chinese as a foreign language;
  • teach Chinese courses of various types in various areas for individuals who are not registered students of the University of Akron;
  • sponsor academic activities and Chinese competitions;
  • show Chinese movies and TV programs;
  • provide consulting services for individuals wishing to study in China; and
  • provide reference materials for the educational and other professional individuals.

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