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July 26, 2010

President Mary Sue Coleman's television interviews in China

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Interview on CCTV show Dialogue with host Tian Wei (田薇), taped in Beijing July 1, 2010 and premiered all around the world July 23, 2010. Please click below to watch the interview in its entirety.

Phoenix TV interview with Sheng-Yang Chiang (姜声扬, LSA '99), taped in Hong Kong June 27, 2010 and originally aired in Greater China region July 9, 2010 (English with Chinese subtitles).

The complete Chinese transcript of this show can be found here.

Posted by zzhu at 09:25 PM

July 25, 2010

President Coleman discusses U.S.-China cooperation with Chinese State Councilor Liu

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This is a borrowed entry from Jefferson Porter's wonderful U-M Giving in China Blog.

Partners: President Coleman and Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong (photo: Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Chinese media gave prominent coverage to our meeting July 1 with State Councilor Liu Yandong (刘延东). Madame Liu praised Michigan’s cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Chinese universities, including Peking University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. The considerable planning that went into this meeting paid off as the high-level discussion was a success and a very important step in UM’s continuing efforts to build relationships in China.

President Coleman was accompanied to the meeting by Professor Ken Lieberthal, Deans David Munson (Engineering) and Terrence McDonald (LS&A), Professors Jun Ni and Mary Gallagher and UM China Initiatives Coordinator Jen Zhu.

News footage from CCTV-1:

Chinese-language coverage on China’s government website.

English-language story from the Xinhua News Agency.

Posted by zzhu at 09:54 PM

July 21, 2010

Indiana University East Asian Studies Center outreach coordinator position opening

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University announces a position opening for an outreach coordinator. Please see the job description and qualifications below. This is a full-time professional staff position with benefits. Applications must be submitted through the Indiana University Online Application (OLA) system. To access the job announcement in OLA, please follow the steps below:

Go to http://www.jobs.indiana.edu/ .
Click on “University OLA” on the left.
Click on “Browse Jobs” at the top.
Select “Bloomington” for Location, and click on “Search.”
Scroll down to position number 2132, Outreach Coordinator

Outreach Coordinator
Job Description: Plans, coordinates, and implements East Asian Studies Center’s (EASC) K-12 and general public outreach programs in compliance with IU, Center, federal, and private foundation policies and procedures. Manages the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) K-12 teacher professional development program, which includes overseeing Teaching about Asia seminars for K-12 teachers throughout the Midwest and South and a national, weeklong Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School workshop each summer. Hires, trains, and supervises the three-member outreach staff; establishes procedures within the outreach programs; directs budgets and prepares expenditure reports; writes performance reports; collaborates with external organizations, external partners, and internal partners; coordinates EASC’s volunteer program for local outreach activities; edits a biannual newsletter for K-12 educators; and represents the Center at national workshops and conferences. This position is grant-funded.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in a field with an East Asian focus and working knowledge of an East Asian language; two years of international experience, including residence or extended travel overseas; and at three years of administrative experience, including event planning and preparing budget and financial reports required. Strong writing skills and the ability to work cooperatively with diverse actors both in and beyond the university, including Center faculty and staff, K-12 educators, and representatives of government agencies and private foundations needed.

Indiana University is an equal employment opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.

Posted by zzhu at 11:29 AM

July 19, 2010

The New York Times cites U-M business school professor and CCS faculty associate Linda Lim and her latest book

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Linda Lim, a professor of business strategy at the University of Michigan, said financial liberalization had helped Asian rebalancing but was incomplete because of nationalist objections and resistance to increased competition.

"I.M.F. Turns on the Charm in Asia"
by Alan Wheatley, The New York Times

Posted by zzhu at 02:20 PM