China Week 2013

China Week, Oct. 6-11, 2013

The University of Akron's China Week, sponsored by the Confucius Institute, is an invitation to explore China's culture, politics, economics, history, philosophy, language, martial arts, cuisine and more — join us!







2013 Schedule of Events

Sunday, Oct 6: Destination China: A Taste of Autumn in Kaifeng

Time Event Location Notes
5 - 8 p.m. Destination China: A Taste of Autumn in Kaifeng E.J. Thomas Hall Opening Party for China Week

Monday, Oct. 7: Globalization: East Meets West

Time Event Location
8 - 10 a.m. Gary Harris
Morning Tai Chi

Coleman Common on the labyrinth

9:55 - 10:45 a.m. Christa Adams & Heather Folsom
China Through American Eyes
Student Union 335
5 p.m. Steve Cook
Study Abroad
Student Union 335
5 - 6 p.m. Kite Flying Coleman Common
7:30 p.m.

Cathy Bao Bean
Living and Laughing by the Chopsticks-Fork Principle

Student Union Theater

Tuesday, Oct. 8: Globalization: East Meets West

Time Event Location
8 - 10 a.m. Gary Harris
Morning Tai Chi

Coleman Common on the labyrinth

9:55 - 10:45 a.m. Jana Russ
Exploring the Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy
Student Union 312
11 - 11:50 a.m. Dr. Sheau-Huey Chiu
Traditional Chinese Medicine Versus Western Medicine
Student Union 335

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Globalization: East Meets West

Time Event Location
8 - 10 a.m. Gary Harris
Morning Tai Chi

Buchtel Commons

12:05 - 12:55 p.m. Honors Nursing Exploration of Traditional Chinese Medicine
China’s Birth Control Policy: Past and Present
Honors Commons
2:15 - 3:05 p.m. Lihong Shi, PhD, Assistant Professor Anthropology
China’s Birth Control Policy: Past and Present 
Honors Commons
5 - 6 p.m. Kite Flying Coleman Common
6:05 - 6:55 p.m. Robert LaFleur
Cultural Conjunctions: World Travelers in China at the End of Empire
Olin 124
8:10 - 9:30 p.m. Bradley Feuling President, Asia Institute
China's Economic Slowdown: Opportunities and Influences from China's Market Maturity
CBA 121

Thursday, Oct. 10: Globalization: East Meets West

Time Event Location
8 - 10 a.m. Gary Harris
Morning Tai Chi

Buchtel Commons

8:50 - 9:40 a.m.

Ms. Li Yang and Dr. Rosa Githiora
Language and Culture Job Pathways

Student Union 335
9:55 - 10:45 a.m.

Mr. Michael Kulick
Incorporating Your Travel Abroad Experience into a Career

Student Union 312
11 - 11:50 a.m. Robert LaFleur
Cultural Conjunctions: World Travelers in China at the End of Empire
Schrank S. 145
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Ms. Joy Roller, President, Global Cleveland
Ms. Kimberly Kirkendall, President, China Resource Network, Ms. Allison Polman and Mr. Rick Arnold, Lubrizol
NE Ohio Companies in China: A Case for Global Education

Student Union 335
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Assistance for International Students for Success in the US Market (OPT and CPT)

Student Union 335
2:15 - 3:05 p.m. Dr.Baomei Zhao & Mrs. Linda McArdle
Poverty in China
Student Union 312
7:30 p.m. Keynote -John Zogby
Ready Set Go Globals!!! Unleashing the Power of the "First Globals" Generation
Student Union Ballroom B

Friday, Oct. 11

Time Event Location
6 - 8 p.m. Dumpling Party The Chapel

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Assignment Samples from 2012 China Week Click Here


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