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Note that the Asian Studies program may offer additional events of interest to students of Chinese culture.

 

    Swarthmore College Chinese Major Wins First Place in Mandarin Speech Contest in Taiwan

    We are delighted to share the news that on November 16, 2021, Adam Boxer (2023), a Chinese and Economics double-major at Swarthmore College, won first-place in the "Mandarin Chinese Public Speaking Contest for Foreign Students" held by the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan (國父紀念館外籍學生華語文演講比賽).  This year the annual city-wide event drew a total of 33 student participants from Vietnam, Japan, the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Peru, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Korea, South Africa, and the Czech Republic.  Adam Boxer spoke on the topic of Global Responses to Covid-19.  His presentation in fluent Mandarin earned him the first prize of NT$20,000 (US$719).  Please take a look at the links below for an article reporting on Adam's accomplishment and a Youtube video of Adam's complete performance. Congratulations Adam!

    https://focustaiwan.tw/culture/202111160023

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp3TcUO1-00

     

    Picture of students and faculty on trip to Chinatown

    Dim-Sum trip to Philadelphia's Chinatown

    Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

    Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year Celebration

    Chinese New Year Celebration

    Internationally acclaimed Chinese writer Yu Hua visited campus to talk about his novel Brothers.

    Internationally acclaimed Chinese writer, Yu Hua, visited campus to talk about his novel Brothers.

    Daoist adept and grand master of the Qin Yuan Jung-Ping of Taiwan, visited the Swarthmore campus to play the Qin, demonstrate calligraphy, and to discuss traditions around tea with members of the community.

    Daoist adept and grand master of the Qin, Yuan Jung-Ping of Taiwan, visited the Swarthmore campus to play the Qin, demonstrate calligraphy, and to discuss traditions around tea with members of the community.

    Dim-Sum trip to Philadelphia's Chinatown

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    Chinese Language Table

    Chinese Chat Room (中文聊天室): Chinese Chat Room is a great opportunity to practice your Chinese with teachers and classmates, and it is strongly recommended. It will be held on-line through a persistent Zoom link at 8:00-9:00 pm on Thursdays, beginning on Thursday 9/9 in the second week of classes. Each week Chinese graduate students from the Education University of Hong Kong (香港教育大學) will also join in the discussion with Swarthmore students of Chinese.  Please do come to enjoy learning the language with teachers, to hang out with your classmates, and get to know Chinese graduate students in a stimulating yet relaxed setting!

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