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Big news!!!!

All 6 of the current fall semester overseas students got Chinese scholarships for the entire year they are in China!
We are really proud of our Flagship students!

Darrell Day was on TV in China

Our very own Darrell Day was on TV in China! The news has been calling him the "cool CEO-look American young guy." We love seeing our Flagship students enjoying themselves overseas!

Flagship Students in 2017 Chinese Advanced Speech Competition

All of the students who placed in this year's Chinese Advanced Speech Competition were Flagship Students! Congratulations to Mark Lindsey, Alex Harper, and Dexter Murray! First and second place winners, Dexter and Alex, will travel to Washington D.C. at the end of April to compete in the national Chinese Bridge Speech Contest. Best of luck to our students!

Chinese Speech Competition (Nanjing Center)

The Nanjing Center hosted its own Speech Competition on 6/23, where students rallied to give speeches on their interests and topics that they found personally meaningful to them.

The winner of the competition of the evening, however, was Zayne Callahan (BYU) who spoke emotionally on his experience of being born into a Chinese family with a medical condition, and being told by doctors he would have no future. His speech then focused on how, as an adult, and being adopted by his parents, helped prove those doctor’s words wrong.

Are you interested in using your Chinese language skills after you graduate?

Are you interested in using your Chinese language skills after you graduate? The Hopkins-Nanjing Center offers graduate coursework that elevates your Chinese language proficiency and prepares you for a career related to international relations.
Learn more about the HNC, guaranteed scholarships, campus life and more by attending an information session on Monday, November 13 from 12:00-1:00 pm at HRCB 238

Congratulations to our Chinese Flagship Director, Dr. Matthew Christensen on this award.

The Society of American Travel Writers Foundation (SATW) announced the winners of the 2017 Lowell Thomas Journalism Competition and A GEEK IN CHINA was awarded GOLD in the Guidebook category! The awards are named for Lowell Thomas, acclaimed broadcast journalist, prolific author and world explorer during five decades in journalism.
The Lowell Thomas awards, recognized as the most prestigious in travel journalism, were announced in Portland, Oregon, at the annual conference of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the premier professional organization of travel journalists and communicators.

Twenty-five faculty members from the University of Missouri School of Journalism did the judging. The competition, for work from spring 2016 to spring 2017, drew 1,190 entries. This year, the SATW Foundation is giving 89 awards in 24 categories and nearly $20,000 in prize money to journalists in recognition of outstanding travel journalism.

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Discovering the Land of Alibaba, Bullet Trains and Dim Sum
By Matthew B. Christensen
ISBN: 9780804844697; $16.95 paperback; December 2016

Here’s what the judges said about A Geek in China:
“A very different kind of guidebook, ‘A Geek in China’ delivers on the ambitious goal of actually helping would-be travelers understand this unique and complex culture. It achieves that goal through the engaging and authoritative voice of its author and in its bright, bite-sized design. The effect is both nuanced and delightful, as if one were just given a cultural crash course by a guide who is equal parts enthusiast and expert.”

PREVIOUS PUBLICITY:

“A Geek in China is a precious and all-encompassing guide through the intricate maze of practices, manners and patterns that shape the Chinese lifestyle. By all means read it whether you are moving to China or even only planning a business trip. You will be traveling with the right baggage of information to embark on a productive journey and learn the values of patience, community, modesty and humility.” —Angela Corrias, Chasing the Unexpected

“Packed with photographs and short articles on all aspects of Chinese culture, past and present, ‘A Geek in China’ is a smart, concise and accurate guide to the world’s most populous and longest continuous culture.” —Xu Qin, Shanghai Daily

“A Geek in China is the perfect book for anyone who wants to be culturally savvy about China, fast. In 150 pages that make for terrific reading, you can quickly transcend the usual travel guide stuff on China and really delve into the intricacies of the country. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to be more knowledgeable about China, especially when it comes to basic cultural literacy.” —Jocelyn Eikenburg, Speaking of China

“I loved 'A Geek in China'! It's the perfect book to read while planning a trip to China, to get acquainted with this wonderful and complex country, with chapters about Chinese history, culture, society and naturally FOOD, plus some brilliant travel tips! It also makes for a lovely gift or coffee table book, as it's full of lovely pictures and curiosities about China that make for some good reading. Really made me want to go back to China!” —Margherita Ragg, The Crowded Planet

“If you could take a travel blog, edit it, and then publish it in a traditional print format, A Geek in China would be the result. It's readable and interesting even if you're not ready to board a plane for Asia immediately: it finds a nice balance between researched pieces on history, culture, and the arts, and fun, funky personal recollections of Christensen's time in China.” —Natalie,Cosmos Mariners Blog

“…helpful for introducing the general culture to first-time visitors.” —Kevin Kelly, Cool Tools'
Congratulations to our Chinese Flagship Director, Dr. Matthew Christensen on this award.

The Society of American Travel Writers Foundation (SATW) announced the winners of the 2017 Lowell Thomas Journalism Competition and A GEEK IN CHINA was awarded GOLD in the Guidebook category! The awards are named for Lowell Thomas, acclaimed broadcast journalist, prolific author and world explorer during five decades in journalism.
The Lowell Thomas awards, recognized as the most prestigious in travel journalism, were announced in Portland, Oregon, at the annual conference of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the premier professional organization of travel journalists and communicators.

Twenty-five faculty members from the University of Missouri School of Journalism did the judging. The competition, for work from spring 2016 to spring 2017, drew 1,190 entries. This year, the SATW Foundation is giving 89 awards in 24 categories and nearly $20,000 in prize money to journalists in recognition of outstanding travel journalism.

A Geek in China9780804844697.jpg
Discovering the Land of Alibaba, Bullet Trains and Dim Sum
By Matthew B. Christensen
ISBN: 9780804844697; $16.95 paperback; December 2016

Here’s what the judges said about A Geek in China:
“A very different kind of guidebook, ‘A Geek in China’ delivers on the ambitious goal of actually helping would-be travelers understand this unique and complex culture. It achieves that goal through the engaging and authoritative voice of its author and in its bright, bite-sized design. The effect is both nuanced and delightful, as if one were just given a cultural crash course by a guide who is equal parts enthusiast and expert.”

PREVIOUS PUBLICITY:

“A Geek in China is a precious and all-encompassing guide through the intricate maze of practices, manners and patterns that shape the Chinese lifestyle. By all means read it whether you are moving to China or even only planning a business trip. You will be traveling with the right baggage of information to embark on a productive journey and learn the values of patience, community, modesty and humility.” —Angela Corrias, Chasing the Unexpected

“Packed with photographs and short articles on all aspects of Chinese culture, past and present, ‘A Geek in China’ is a smart, concise and accurate guide to the world’s most populous and longest continuous culture.” —Xu Qin, Shanghai Daily

“A Geek in China is the perfect book for anyone who wants to be culturally savvy about China, fast. In 150 pages that make for terrific reading, you can quickly transcend the usual travel guide stuff on China and really delve into the intricacies of the country. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to be more knowledgeable about China, especially when it comes to basic cultural literacy.” —Jocelyn Eikenburg, Speaking of China

“I loved 'A Geek in China'! It's the perfect book to read while planning a trip to China, to get acquainted with this wonderful and complex country, with chapters about Chinese history, culture, society and naturally FOOD, plus some brilliant travel tips! It also makes for a lovely gift or coffee table book, as it's full of lovely pictures and curiosities about China that make for some good reading. Really made me want to go back to China!” —Margherita Ragg, The Crowded Planet

“If you could take a travel blog, edit it, and then publish it in a traditional print format, A Geek in China would be the result. It's readable and interesting even if you're not ready to board a plane for Asia immediately: it finds a nice balance between researched pieces on history, culture, and the arts, and fun, funky personal recollections of Christensen's time in China.” —Natalie,Cosmos Mariners Blog

“…helpful for introducing the general culture to first-time visitors.” —Kevin Kelly, Cool Tools

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