UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

China

The aim of the Year of China program is, over the course of a full academic year, to take a wide-ranging look at China from its earliest history right up to current events. The Year of China program uses a multidisciplinary approach in order to understand and appreciate other countries and cultures.

A wide variety of events and activities will be held throughout the academic year. We are currently in the process of brainstorming ideas of engagement and activities. A basic outline of activities are: Featured books, readings, holdings; Highlighted courses with course content and focus; Lectures; Workshops and seminars; Cultural and social events.

Upcoming Events:

Year of China events are happening throughout the year. See below for more information on this year's diverse offerings.

September

Thursday, September 11:  The Wyman Series & SIE Present: The Golden Dragon Acrobatslink and Year of China Kickoff, 6:30-9:30pm, Knowles

Monday, September 15 "Jade Sky: Astronomy in China" presented by the UWRF Physics Department.  Join UWRF Physics Professor, Eileen Korenic, to learn about ancient Chinese constellations, how they are related to western designations, Chinese astronomy mythology, and modern Chinese contributions to space travel. Seating is limited to 50 so email or phone reservations are requested (eileen.korenic@uwrf.edumail, 715-425-3560). The program is free, open to the public and university students, and is suitable for all ages. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and occur in AGS 201 at 7:00pm.

Various dates throughout September:  CAFES brown bag lecture series with China Agricultural University students:

Tuesday, September 16:  Effects of Different Forage Supplementary Patterns on the Growth and Gastrointestinal Development of Holstein Calves by Mr. Wu Zhaohai, 12:00pm, AGS 333

Thursday, September 18:  Feeding Calves: Acidified Milk or Pasteurized Milk? by Miss Ma Jiaying, 12:00pm, AGS 333

Tuesday, September 23:  Prevalence of Bovine Mastitis Pathogens in Bulk Tank Milk by Mr. Bi Yanliang, 12:00pm, AGS 333

Thursday, September 25:  Effect of Reduced Energy Density of Close-up Diet on Dry Matter Intake, Milk Yield and Energy Balance in Multiparous Holstein Cows by Dr. Huang Wenming, 12:00pm, AGS 333

Wednesday, September 24:  Education Abroad Fair, 10:00am-2:00pm, UC Falcon's Nest

October

Friday, October 3:  Bonfire and Chinese Ghost Stories, Lydecker Fire Pit, 10:00pm

Wednesday, October 15 "Jade Sky: Astronomy in China" presented by the UWRF Physics Department.  Join UWRF Physics Professor, Eileen Korenic, to learn about ancient Chinese constellations, how they are related to western designations, Chinese astronomy mythology, and modern Chinese contributions to space travel. Seating is limited to 50 so email or phone reservations are requested (eileen.korenic@uwrf.edumail, 715-425-3560). The program is free, open to the public and university students, and is suitable for all ages. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and occur in AgSci 201 at 7:00pm.

Thursday, October 16:  Year of China book discussion. Alex Hatheway, Instructor in the English Language Transition Program and liaison to the students from the Zhejiang International Studies University (ZISU), will lead a discussion of Han Han's This Generation: Dispatches from China's MostHan Han book cover Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver). 4:00-5:00pm, Library Breezeway

For those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come-an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than half a billion readers. Now, with this collection of his essays, Americans can appreciate the range of this rising literary star and get a fascinating trip through Chinese culture. This Generation gathers his essays and blogs dating from 2006 to the present, telling the story of modern China through Han Han's unique perspective. (Description and book cover from Amazon)

Wednesday, October 22:  "Confucius' Ethics and Christian Philosophy" panel discussion with Walter Wietzke and Imtiaz Moosa, 4:00pm reception with 4:30pm discussion, UC Kinnickinnic Theater, more information here.

November

Saturday, November 1 Application materials for spring 2015 Experience China program due. More information here.

Tuesday, November 4 Peterson Lecture Series: "Himalayan Dominoes: China's Cold War and Tibetan Frontier" by Dr. Xiaoyuan Liu, a renowned scholar of modern Chinese history from the University of Virginia, 4:00pm reception with 4:30pm lecture, UC Kinnickinnic Theater

Since the early 18th century, when Tibet became a "frontier dependency" of the Qing Empire, the Tibetan frontier of China has assumed an important position in both China's foreign and domestic affairs.  From the recent past to our own time the so-called Tibetan question is never ending but its connotation has changed several times in temporal and spatial sense. Professor Xiaoyuan Liu's talk highlights a number of historical junctures of the twentieth century, at which the Chinese, Tibetan, and other interested parties - including the United States and India - took different political stances on the Tibetan question and defined the question in dissimilar time frames and geographic areas. More information here.

Tuesday, November 11:  "Jade Sky: Astronomy in China" presented by the UWRF Physics Department.  Join UWRF Physics Professor, Eileen Korenic, to learn about ancient Chinese constellations, how they are related to western designations, Chinese astronomy mythology, and modern Chinese contributions to space travel. Seating is limited to 50 so email or phone reservations are requested (eileen.korenic@uwrf.edumail, 715-425-3560). The program is free, open to the public and university students, and is suitable for all ages. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and occur in AgSci 201 at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, November 12:  Year of China book discussion. Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity, will leadTo Live book cover a discussion of Yu Hua's To Live: a novel. Library Breezeway, 3:00-4:00pm.

An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade's ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one man's transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant. (Description and book cover from Amazon)

Thursday, November 20: Music with Gao Hong, Chinese Pipa Soloist and Composer, and Chinese Music Ensemble. More information: http://www.chinesepipa.comlink 

Convocation
3:00pm
William Abbott Concert Hall
Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Free admission and open to everyone

Concert
7:30pm
William Abbott Concert Hall
Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Free admission and open to everyone

December

January

February

Tuesday, February 10:  "Jade Sky: Astronomy in China" presented by the UWRF Physics Department.  Join UWRF Physics Professor, Eileen Korenic, to learn about ancient Chinese constellations, how they are related to western designations, Chinese astronomy mythology, and modern Chinese contributions to space travel. Seating is limited to 50 so email or phone reservations are requested (eileen.korenic@uwrf.edumail, 715-425-3560). The program is free, open to the public and university students, and is suitable for all ages. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and occur in AGS 201 at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, February 11:  Education Abroad Fair, 10:00am-2:00pm, UC Falcon's Nest

Thursday, February 19:  "Jade Sky: Astronomy in China" presented by the UWRF Physics Department. Join UWRF Physics Professor, Eileen Korenic, to learn about ancient Chinese constellations, how they are related to western designations, Chinese astronomy mythology, and modern Chinese contributions to space travel. Seating is limited to 50 so email or phone reservations are requested (eileen.korenic@uwrf.edumail,715-425-3560). The program is free, open to the public and university students, and is suitable for all ages. Being that it is the Chinese New Year, two presentations at either 7:00pm and 7:45pm will be offered. Presentations last approximately 45 minutes and occur in AGS 201.


March

Thursday, March 12:  "Jade Sky: Astronomy in China" presented by the UWRF Physics Department.  Join UWRF Physics Professor, Eileen Korenic, to learn about ancient Chinese constellations, how they are related to western designations, Chinese astronomy mythology, and modern Chinese contributions to space travel. Seating is limited to 50 so email or phone reservations are requested (eileen.korenic@uwrf.edumail, 715-425-3560). The program is free, open to the public and university students, and is suitable for all ages. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and occur in AgSci 201 at 7:00pm.

April

Thursday, April 16:  "Jade Sky: Astronomy in China" presented by the UWRF Physics Department.  Join UWRF Physics Professor, Eileen Korenic, to learn about ancient Chinese constellations, how they are related to western designations, Chinese astronomy mythology, and modern Chinese contributions to space travel. Seating is limited to 50 so email or phone reservations are requested (eileen.korenic@uwrf.edumail, 715-425-3560). The program is free, open to the public and university students, and is suitable for all ages. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and occur in AGS 201 at 12:00pm.

Monday, April 27:  "Jade Sky: Astronomy in China" presented by the UWRF Physics Department.  Join UWRF Physics Professor, Eileen Korenic, to learn about ancient Chinese constellations, how they are related to western designations, Chinese astronomy mythology, and modern Chinese contributions to space travel. Seating is limited to 50 so email or phone reservations are requested (eileen.korenic@uwrf.edumail, 715-425-3560). The program is free, open to the public and university students, and is suitable for all ages. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and occur in AGS 201 at 7:00pm.


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