Presentation by Incoming Confucius Institute Director

When October 17, 2017, 3:00 PM
Where College of Education, Rm 402
Speaker(s) Dr. Yongling Zhang Gorke
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Cost $0.00
Who is Invited UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and students
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Join us for an informative and inspiring talk by Dr. Yongling Zhang Gorke, incoming director of the new Confucius Institute housed in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies  at UNC Charlotte. Attendees will learn about interesting and memorable paths between China and the US in the field of higher education for the past century and reflect on potential China-partnership opportunities. The first part of the presentation will be a historical overview of the educational exchange and collaboration between US and China in higher education. Yongling will start from the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship program in the early 20th century, and detail more significant initiatives since the 1980s. In the second part, Yongling will introduce some joint initiatives between China and U.S. higher education institutions -- the New York University in Shanghai, the Fudan-UC Center at University of California, San Diego, and, most recently, the Global Innovation Exchange between Tsinghua University and the University of Washington. Finally, her talk will explore and examine the Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and their role in promoting and facilitating academic and cultural exchanges within and beyond the university. Yongling comes to UNC Charlotte's Confucius Institute from the University of Minnesota where she received her doctorate in international comparative development education and served as the assistant director for the Confucius Institute. A language teacher and international educator, Yongling works with  audiences to develop global competency through the learning of language and culture.
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