The mission of the Chinese Flagship Center is to create global professionals who can function culturally and linguistically in the professional Chinese world.
The Brigham Young University Chinese Flagship Program is an intense and rewarding language program that correlates with your existing career goals. It has three phases:
This past April 18th almost a thousand junior high and high school students from 37 secondary schools descended on the Tanner building at BYU to participate in Chinese language and cultural activities such as calligraphy, Chinese chess, Martial Arts, Lion Dance, Bingo, Karaoke, and photos in front of the Great Wall. All students and volunteers were asked to speak only Chinese during the activities, and a mock “jail” with “police” was set up for violators who used English! This was all in fun, and students were released from jail after answering a few questions in Chinese (this was one of the students favorite activities)!
Students also participated in competitions that included poetry recitation, interview, skit/drama, singing group, and a cultural art display. We also had a Confucius Institute speech contest where students were able to win scholarships to study in Szechuan, China this summer.
All students earned points from their competition results to go toward their school total, and three high schools and three middle schools received trophies:
|Middle Schools:||High Schools:|
|First Place||Midvale Jr. High||Lehi High School|
|Second Place||Eastmont Jr. High||Hillcrest High School|
|Third Place||Summit Academy Jr. High||Jordan High School|
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Chinese Language Fair.
We especially want to thank the many volunteers from the community and BYU who participated as volunteers and judges.
We are pleased to announce that four BYU students were chosen to receive, or as alternates to receive, 2013-14 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships. Two of the four students selected are BYU Chinese Flagship students set to go to Nanjing this Fall. The prestigious Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. We would like to express our congratulations to these students.
Nanjing University, one of the top-ranking universities in the People’s Republic of China, offers a wide range of study disciplines on both undergraduate and graduate levels. To facilitate its worldwide recognition, and to attract intelligent and motivated students, the University offers the following scholarships:
Chinese Government scholarship,
Confucius Institute scholarship,
Jiangsu Province Jasmine scholarship,
Nanjing University President’s scholarship, Nanjing University-China Unicom scholarship.
On Monday, April 8, 2013 a delegation from Nanjing University including Chancellor Hong Yinxing visited BYU. The BYU Chinese Flagship Center was instrumental in coordinating the visit. The delegation was hosted to breakfast by the Dean of the College of Humanities, Dr. John Rosenberg and also met with President Samuelson to discuss various BYU collaborations with Nanjing University. Chancellor Hong Yinxing a professor in the business school gave a lecture on Chinese Economics to a group of BYU students. This was a unique opportunity to hear from one of the top 10 economists with substantial influence on China's sixty-year economic development. During his visit Chancellor Hong Yinxing also signed an MOU with the Marriott School of Business to facilitate future partnerships that will further the relationship between the two universities. The BYU Chinese Flagship Center has oversight of the Nanjing Flagship Center operation in Nanjing and sends from ten to fifteen students there each year.