Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies

Established in fall 2010, the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies was created to enhance the work of faculty and graduate researchers at Western Michigan University who have expertise in some field of Sinology, or teaching or research interests in China.

Spring 2015 lectures

Dr. Linyou Lan

Dr. Linyou Lan

Thursday, March 5

4:30 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall

“Sex Worker, Drug Addiction and AIDS Prevention:  Anthropological Study in a City of Southwest China,” by Dr. Linyou Lan, Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor of anthropology at Harvard University and Minzu University of China. Information

Thursday, March 19

4:30 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall

"Cold War Discourse and the Creation of the Global Child—United States–Taiwan Crosscultural Perspectives," by Dr. Mei-Ying Wu, Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor of literature at University of Minnesota and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.  Information.  

Spring 2015 China brown bag meetings

Friday, March 6
Noon, Bernhard Center, President's Dining Room

“Lineage Organization and Village Polity: An Anthropological Study in Rural North China,” by Dr. Linyou Lan, Harvard University and Minzu University of China. Free lunch provided; reservation required.
Write: renita.bellmore@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-3951.

Friday, March 20
Noon, Bernhard Center Room 204

“Crosscultural Dialogues and Disputes—Children's Literature Studies in China and the United States,” by Dr. Mei-Ying Wu, University of Minnesota and National Cheng Kung Univesity in Taiwan. Free lunch provided; reservation required.
Write: renita.bellmore@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-3951.

WMU East Asian Forum April 17

Faculty and staff and members of the academic community of the West Michigan region engaged in ongoing projects and interests related to East Asia are invited to participate in WMU's East Asian Forum planned for Friday, April 17, 2015. The forum will include panel presentations and a keynote speaker. Panel submission deadline is January 31. Information. Registration form.

A research center of the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.