China Institute


Twelve Memorable Days in Shanghai

September 15, 2014

group photo of faculty participants

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. Read more

Shanghai, My New Home!

September 15, 2014

Visiting students having Thanksgiving dinner.

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. Read more

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

September 15, 2014

Lisa Farber with panda statue

In September of 2009, I came to Beijing completely blind, not knowing asoul, a word of Mandarin other than "hello" and "cup", or the slightest thing about the city, country or culture as a whole. Read more

2015 China Institute Outstanding Contribution Awards-Dr. Robert Gustafson

March 18, 2013

Gustafson with SMG New Year's TV show billboard

Dr. Robert Gustafson is a Professor in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts, and was a member of China Institute Executive Committee. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Gustafson has provided indispensable services to the China Institute by serving as a most valuable liaison between the Chinese visiting scholars, students, and the Hollywood creative community. Read more


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