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My recent trip to China

my recent trip to chinaby David Blumenkrantz, Professor of Journalism

My recent trip to China was made possible in large part by the Faculty Development Grant I received from the CSUN China Institute. I’m very grateful for their support, and also for the continuing collaboration with Wuhan University, which provided me with accommodations and logistical support throughout my trip... [Read more about My recent trip to China]

Dean Loard's visit to China in 2014

Dean Loard's visit to China in 2014by Kenneth Lord, Dean of David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

In a series of January meetings across a large swath of China, orchestrated by Dr. Justine Su, a David Nazarian College of Business and Economics delegation explored collaborative opportunities with 12 top regional and national universities in Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Kunming, Jingzhou, and Guangzhou. [Continue reading about Dean Lord's visit to China]

Dean Spagna's visit to China in 2014

Dean Spagna's visit to China in 2014by Michael Spagna, Dean of Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Within a short week, we visited Chinese schools at all levels–elementary, secondary and university–as well as a teacher professional development school, and presented papers on creativity and comparative education to packed audiences in China National Institute of Educational Sciences, Shanghai Normal University, and East China Normal University. [Continue reading about Dean Spagna's visit to China in 2014]

President Dianne F. Harrison's Visit to China

President Harrison in group photoBuilding Relationships & Collaboration with Partners in Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou & Wuhan 
by Dr. Justine Su, ELPS and China Institute

From September 15 to 23, 2013, President Dianne F. Harrison led a CSUN delegation consisting of Mr. John Wujack and Dr. Justine Su, Professor and Director of China Institute, on a 9-day visit to partner universities and organizations in China. [Read President Harrison's report (.pdf)]

MCCAMC Delegation of Three Visits China

Dr. Maureen Rubin, Dr. Lynette Henderson and Dr. Meiqin Wangby Dr. Maureen Rubin, Dr. Lynette Henderson and Dr. Meiqin Wang, 09/ 2012

This past summer, Dr. Maureen Rubin, the associate dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication (MCCAMC), led Dr. Lynette Henderson and Dr. Meiqin Wang, two Art Department faculty, on a delegation visit to China designed to develop collaboration between CSUN and universities in Shanghai and Wuhan. Wang and Henderson were also on a separate mission to research art education in China, partially supported by a faculty development grant from the China Institute... [Read more]

Teaching on the Top of Tian Shang Ping

young girlJeannie Chen, July 2012

I see the world differently from most other people. My camera is my third eye; its lens provides a spectrum of windows to the world. Photographs are my personal method of capturing the present and preserving the past. Through my camera's eye, I discovered a different side of China: the rural countryside of En Shi in Hubei. [Read more about Teaching on the Top of Tian Shang Ping]

My Trip to Shanghai during the Chinese New Year Was beyond Amazing!

New Year's dragonby Professor Robert Gustafson, CTVA

Professor Robert Gustafson, head of the Media Management area in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts and the Director of the CSUN Entertainment Industry Institute was in Shanghai from January 11-24, 2012. While there, Gustafson met with faculty of sister institution, the Xie Jin Film and Television Art College of Shanghai Normal University. [Read more about My Trip to China during the Chinese New Year]

"Faces of Tientsi, 1946" on Show in Beijing

man with rickshawby Dr. Harold Giedt, former director of CSUN China Institute

In 1946 I was a Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant, stationed in Tientsin (Tianjin / 天津)  in the civil affairs section. My duties were to help civilians return to Europe or America after release from Japanese Internment camps or reestablish themselves in China. We also helped reopen businesses , schools, and return of automobiles, apartments and homes... [Read more about "Faces of Tientsi, 1946

The Best Learning Experience in My Life!

group shot of women's choraleby Dale Chang, China Council Scholarship Recipient

Da Jia Hao! Hello everybody! I am currently studying Chinese language and culture at Huazhong Normal University, in Wuhan, China. I can say this has, so far, been the best learning experience in my life. I have been keeping myself busy here in China. In addition to taking Chinese language classes, I have been teaching... [Read more]

Twelve Memorable Days in Shanghai

group photo of faculty participantsby Professor Barry Cleveland, Theatre

As a recipient of a 2009 -10 China Institute Faculty Development Grant, I was able to take advantage of a most exciting opportunity to join CSUN Theatre students, faculty, and staff on a twelve day visit to Shanghai and their collaboration with our long time friends from Shanghai Normal University in a performance sponsored by the USA Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo... [Read more about Twelve Memorable Days in Shanghai]

Shanghai, My New Home!

student holding a cameraby Karene Daniel, China Council Scholarship Recipient

After living in Shanghai for a few months, I've finally settled in and made the city my new home. I spend my time going to class, teaching English, and roaming around the city. The city itself is quite big and has plenty to see, not to mention the variety of day trips you can take around the city. On a normal day... [Read more about Shanghai, My New Home!]

Meet Me at the Expo

Professor Robert Gustafsonby Professor Robert Gustafson, CTVA

It has been my privilege and shared joy to travel to China often with CSUN and CTVA students and faculty. In May-June, 2010, I was able to take ten CSUN Cinema and Television Arts majors to China as guest lecturers and screen their TV, film and multimedia production work at Shanghai Normal University (SHNU)... [Read more about Meet Me at the Expo]

A "Valley Girl" in the "Wild, Wild East"

woman running on Great Wallby Lisa Farber, China Council Scholarship Recipient

In September of 2009, I came to Beijing completely blind, not knowing a soul, a word of Mandarin other than "hello" and "cup", or the slightest thing about the city, country or culture as a whole. Nearly ten months and at least eight cities later, I feel I have only just seen the tip of the iceberg…though when winter hit I felt the whole thing... [Read more about A "Valley Girl" in the "Wild, Wild East"]

A Lifetime Opportunity!

group shot of studentsby Areeya Lena Tivasuradej, China Council Scholarship Recipient

Chengdu is indeed a layback city as they claim. One thing that grasped my heart was the abundance of tea houses or tea gardens. Walking through a tea house, you can hear the locals chatting loudly in thick Sichuan dialect interrupted occasionally by the sound of crashing mahjong tiles and the cracking sound of peanuts... [Read more about A Lifetime Opportunity!]