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The 2014 U.S.-China Student Forum

 

Co-sponsored by The Confucius Institute, College of Arts & Sciences, Institute for Global Studies, and Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at the University of Delaware.

The 2014 U.S.-China Student Forum

Is a joint project between the University of Delaware, East China Normal University, and Xiamen University. It will be held April 28- May 9, 2014 on the campus of the University of Delaware.

 

About the Forum

The U.S.-China Student Forum is a joint project between the University of Delaware, East China Normal University, and Xiamen University. Student delegates from both the United States and China will attend the two-week forum to discuss topics of social and cultural significance that would help deepen friendship between the peoples of the two countries.


Through a series of guided faculty lectures, cultural excursions, and open forum debates and presentations, students will explore a common theme together.   The 2014 theme, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Humanities, enables participants to discuss and debate the status of the humanities in the educational systems in China and the U.S., the importance of humanistic study in our increasingly technological workplaces, and the role of humanities education in an open society.


2014 marks the inauguration of the Forum, which will rotate among the campuses of host institutions in ensuing years.   The forum aims to advance cross-cultural cooperation, increase understanding and inclusiveness, and promote exchanges between students in both countries. The ultimate objective is to initiate dialogue across the Chinese and American cultures and deepen friendship between the two great countries.

The Forum Schedule

All activities take place at 44 Kent Way unless otherwise noted.

 

Monday, April 28

11 a.m.               Ice Breaker Activity, 44 Kent Way
12 p.m.               Greeting and Lunch with Provost Grasso and Chinese                             Embassy Representatives
1:30 p.m.            Campus Tour and Scavenger Hunt
3 p.m.                 Preview of Program Schedule and Expectations
5 p.m.                 Host Family Pick-Up

Tuesday, April 29

9 a.m.                 "Process Ecology and the Ideal Dao” with Professor Alan                            Fox
11 a.m.               Break
11:15 a.m.          Directed Discussion
12 p.m.               Lunch at Claymont Steak Shop
1:30 p.m.            Visit the Hagley Museum and Library
4:45 p.m.           “China’s First Railway: A Lesson in International                            Relations and China’s Modernization” with Professor                            David Pong, 204 Kirkbride
6 p.m.                 Host Family Pick-Up, Lerner Hall parking lot

 

Wednesday, April 30

9 a.m.                 “Environmental Impact of Chinese Production and American                            Consumption of Consumer Goods” with Professor McKay                            Jenkins
11 a.m.               Break
11:15 a.m.          Directed Discussion
12-1:30 p.m.       Lunch at Santa Fe Restaurant
1:30 p.m.            Visit to Historic Old New Castle, Guided by Rosanne                            Murphy
5 p.m.                 Host Family Pick-Up

 

Thursday, May 1

9 a.m.                  “Becoming Moral: a Revisit of the Confuciun ‘Sagehood’                             and Nietzchean ‘Superman/Overman’” with Professor                             Maria Tu
11 a.m.                Break
11:15 a.m.           Directed Discussion
12-1:30 p.m.        Lunch on the Road
1 p.m.                  Visit Sites of Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art,                             the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, National                             Constitution Center, and Chinatown
7 p.m.                  Host Family Pick-Up

 

Friday, May 2

9 a.m.                  “Objects around the World” with Professors Vimalin                             Rujivacharakul, Ikem Okoye, and Monica Dominguez-                             Torres, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
11 a.m.                Break
11:15 a.m.           Directed Discussion
12-1:30 p.m.        Lunch, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
1:30 p.m.             Continue Tour of Winterthur
3 p.m.                  Visit The Confucius Institute
5 p.m.                  “Chinese Corner,” meeting with students from Osher                             Lifelong Learning Institute
6:30 p.m.             Host Family Pick-Up

Saturday, May 3

6 a.m.                 Depart for New York City
9 a.m.                 Tour of New York City with a Professional Guide
5 p.m.                 Return to Campus
8 p.m.                 Host Family Pick-Up

Sunday, May 4

6 a.m.                 Depart for Washington, D.C.
8 a.m.                 Tour of Washington, D.C.with a Professional Guide
6 p.m.                 Return to Campus
8 p.m.                 Host Family Pick-Up

Monday, May 5

10 a.m.               “Young, Global, and Privileged” with Professors Patricia                            Sloane-White and Jill Neitzel
12 p.m.               Break
12:10 p.m.          Directed Discussion
12:30-1:30 p.m.  Lunch at Deer Park Tavern
1:30 p.m.            “Wilderness Preservation” Tour of White Clay Creek State                            Park with Park Ranger
5 p.m.                 Host Family Pick-Up

Tuesday, May 6

9 a.m.                 "Learning by Acting” with Professor Steve Tague
11 a.m.                Break
11:15 a.m.           Directed Discussion
12-1:30 p.m.       Lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings
1:30 p.m.            “Shanghai Calling” Film Screening with Professor Jianguo                            Chen
5 p.m.                 Host Family Pick-Up

Wednesday, May 7

9 a.m.                 Visit UD’s Early Learning Center and the Preschool                             Laboratory with Professor Cynthia Paris
12-1 p.m.            Lunch at Ali Baba’s Restaurant
1 p.m.                 Presentation Workshop
5 p.m.                 Host Family Pick-Up

Thursday, May 8

9 a.m.                 Presentation Workshop
12-1:30 p.m.       Lunch at California Tortilla Restaurant
1:30 p.m.            Public Presentation Rehearshal
5 p.m.                 Host Family Pick-Up

Friday, May 9

10 a.m.               Public Presentations, Interdisciplinary Science and                            Engineering Laboratory Room 302
12-1:30 p.m.       Catered Lunch on Campus
1:30 p.m.            Public Presentations, Interdisciplinary Science and                            Engineering Laboratory Room 302
4-6 p.m.              OISS International Coffee Hour
6 p.m.                 Farewell Dinner and Awarding of Certificates Hosted by                            Dean George Watson, Hong Kong King Buffet Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

 

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