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2017 UNC System Asia Scholar Network Conference

February 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 6:45 pm

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8:30-9:00 AM: Registration, Coffee & Pastries

9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM-12:45 PM: Chinese Language Pedagogy Roundtables

Roundtable 1: Course Design and Teaching Methodology: Chinese as a Foreign Language in the UNC System

Chair: Yi Zhou, Senior Lecturer of Chinese, UNC-Chapel Hill

  1. Lini Ge, Lecturer of Chinese, UNC-Chapel Hill: “Promoting Intermediate-Level Chinese L2 Learners’ Oral Practice Initiatives through Integrating ACTFL OPI Guidelines into the Classroom”
  2. Jinhua Li, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies & Language and International/Interdisciplinary Studies, UNC-Asheville: “Improving Lower Level Chinese Learners‘ Social Linguistic Abilities through Service-Learning in Study Abroad”
  3. Runlei Zhai, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar, N.C. State University: “Innovation Versus Tradition: A Textbook Evaluation of Encounters, Integrated Chinese, and New Practical Chinese Reader”
  4. Meiqing Sun, Lecturer of Chinese, UNC-Greensboro: “Course Design for Writing-Intensive Intermediate Chinese”

Roundtable 2: Curriculum, Course Design and Teaching Methodology: Chinese Language Instruction at Advanced Levels

Chair: Wendan Li, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill

  1. Wen Xiong, Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Winston-Salem State University: “Build Up Curriculum Collaboration through UNC World Language Exchange”
  2. Wendan Li, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill: “An Interdisciplinary Approach in Designing Upper-Level Chinese Language Courses”
  3. Yi Zhou, Senior Lecturer of Chinese, UNC-Chapel Hill: “Preparing Language Students for the Workplace: Revisiting Curriculum Integration”
  4. Luoyi Cai, Lecturer of Chinese, UNC-Chapel Hill: “The Task-Support Pedagogical Design Upon the Acquisition of Modal Adverbs ‘毕竟’ and Its Kind”
  5. Jing He, Lecturer of Chinese, UNC-Chapel Hill: “Usage of Authentic Materials for Abstract Words Learning”

12:45-1:15 PM: Lunch

1:15-3:00 PM: Panel 1: China

  1. Wei Zhao, Associate Professor of Sociology, UNC-Charlotte: “Market Transition, State Policies, and Income Inequality in Urban China, 2003-2013”
  2. Rose A. Sackeyfio, Associate Professor of English, Winston-Salem State University: “Africans in China: Race Identity and Culture”
  3. Eric Karchmer, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Appalachian State University: “Orientalizing the Body: Chinese Medicine and the Encounter with Modern Anatomy”
  4. Han Lheem, Associate Professor of Political Science, Fayetteville State University: “The Unity of Knowledge and Action: Existential Phenomenology of Wang Yang Ming”

3:15-4:15 PM: Panel 2: India & Korea

  1. Robert Anderson, Lecturer of Portuguese, UNC-Chapel Hill: “The Meanings of August 15: Devotion and Nationalism in Goa”
  2. Won Sub Kim, Associate Professor of Sociology, Korea University, South Korea & UNC-Chapel Hill Visiting Scholar: “Development of the Welfare System after Democratization: A Comparative Analysis of the Center-Left and Conservative Governments in South Korea”

4:30-5:45 PM: Panel 3: Southeast Asia

  1. James Anderson, Associate Professor of History, UNC-Greensboro: “The Poetry of Diplomacy: 10th-Century Assertions of Vietnamese Autonomy in a Sinitic Cultural Discourse”
  2. Rungsima Kullapat and Leedom Lefferts, UNC-Chapel Hill Research Scholars: “The Buddha’s Previous Lives in Two Old Local Temple Murals: Wat Ban Yang, Northeast Thailand”

6:00-6:45 PM: Keynote Speaker

Allen Hicken, the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan: “Loser’s Consent and Winner’s Restraint: The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia”



This event is part of Asia Week 2017.


February 24, 2017
8:30 am - 6:45 pm
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Carolina Asia Center
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