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IUPUI Office of International Affairs
902 W. New York St.,
ES 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
Phone: (317) 274-7000
Fax: (317) 278-2213
Email: oia@iupui.edu

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Monday - Friday,
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Strange Guardians

Partnership China, 2011 - 2012

This exciting series of films, performances, festivals, lectures, and gatherings continues an IUPUI tradition. 2011-2012 programming will focus on our many relationships with China.


Events

Spring 2012


March 19 Chinese Education System

11:00 - 12:00
Campus Center CE 307

Sun Yat-Sen University Vice President Chuncheng Chen and Provost Shaozhi Deng will present on the Chinese Education System. To RSVP, please e-mail Cathie Carrigan at cmcarrig@iupui.edu.


March 19 Reception for Sun Yat-Sen Delegation

5:00 - 6:30 pm
Campus Center CE 405

Hosted by Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme. To RSVP, please e-mail Sue Herrell at sherrell@iupui.edu.


March 22 Nonprofit Accountability: A Global View

12:00 pm
Global Crossroads ES 2132

Dr. Leslie Lenkowsky, Professor, Philanthropic Studies and Public Affairs
Melynne Klaus, Director, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
Anthony Lorenz, CFO, WFYI
Abbie Jung, Co-Founder, Synergy Social Venture (Hong Kong and San Francisco)

The signature event of the China Philanthropy Leadership Initiative.  Please RSVP to chengyua@iupui.edu.  Cosponsored by PSS, PASA, and the International Grant.




Past Events:

February 14 Philanthropy Leadership: Chinese and Global Context

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
University Library, 2115J

Next Tuesday afternoon, IUPUI Center for Philanthropy visiting scholar, Mr. Li Li, will give a presentation and share his understanding of philanthropy both in America and China.

To register, e-mail chengyua@iupui.edu.


February 23 IUPUI International Festival

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Campus Center Atrium

Enjoy free samples of food from China and four other countries, courtesy of IUPUI Food Service. Enter the Best-Dressed Contest for a chance to win a $25 gift card for Barnes & Noble@IUPUI.

Participants include:
Performances:
  • 12:00 Chinese Dragon
  • 12:15 Martial Arts demonstration
  • 12:30 Chinese Erhu
Student Panel:

12:30 How China Changed My World: A Panel of IUPUI Students Who Studied Abroad in China

http://international.iupui.edu/festival/



Fall 2011 Events

August 29 Study Abroad Fair

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Taylor Hall Courtyard

The Study Abroad Fair is a chance to learn about programs that send students all over the world, including China!

IUPUI's programs include:

August 29 Tai Chi

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall, East Entrance

Join Dr. Jing Wang for T'ai Chi each Monday at noon by Cavanaugh Hall. T'ai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art practiced for health and well-being, is often practiced by groups of people moving in a slow, synchronized and flowing manner.

Dr. Wang, an Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, is an expert in the practice and culture of Chinese martial arts. She practices both the Chen and Yang styles of T'ai Chi, T'ai Chi Gong Fu Fan and T'ai Chi sword (both long tassel and short tassel). In addition to T'ai Chi, she has also practiced Ba Ji (several routines), long boxing, Fan Zi, Wu Qin, Shaolin 13 form, and broad sword, among others. She has an extensive background in directing students' martial arts performances and of providing martial arts training for diverse audiences. Dr. Wang has also taught an exploration of the historical, cultural, medical, and philosophical aspects of Chinese martial arts.

The exercises are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

September 10 Indianapolis Chinese Festival

12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Military Park

The Chinese Festival in Indianapolis is hosted by the Indianapolis Mayor's Office and is a collaboration between a number of local Chinese organizations, including Confucius Institute in Indianapolis.

http://www.indianapolischinesefestival.com/

September 12 Free Mandarin Language Lessons (for IUPUI Faculty and Staff)

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall 129

The Confucius Institute in Indianapolis is offering FREE Mandarin Chinese language lessons for all IUPUI faculty and staff. Topics covered will be basic greetings, traveling, food, business etiquette, and much more. Space is limited to about 12 people — first come, first served. If interested, please contact Instructor Yang Feng at yangfeng@iupui.edu.

September 12 Tai Chi

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall

Join Dr. Jing Wang for free Tai Chi and martial arts lessons each Monday at noon at the east entrance to Cavanaugh Hall.

September 15 - 17 Chinese Teacher Workshop

The Chinese language Teacher Workshop for new and comntinuing teachers of Chinese language and culture will be held in Sheraton Hotel downtown Indianapolis.

September 26 Tai Chi

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall East Entrance

Join Dr. Jing Wang for free Tai Chi and martial arts lessons each Monday at noon at the east entrance to Cavanaugh Hall.

How Rock Music Came to China

Wednesday, September 28
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Confucius Institute, Cavanaugh Hall

Ask the Sky and the Earth: A Cantata for Sent-Down Youth
( 岁月甘泉:中 国知青组歌)

Sunday, October 2
3:00 p.m.
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University
Admission is free; ticket required.

East meets West in an exchange and celebration of music and culture as the Indianapolis Chinese Choir of ICCCI will share stage with the Butler University Wind Ensemble for the Midwest premier of "ASK THE SKY AND THE EARTH": A Cantata for Sent-down Youth (岁月甘泉:中国知青组歌)。Dr. Robert Grechesky, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Butler University will conduct the concert. The ICCCI choir first presented the cantata in the Woolsey Hall of Yale University and Carnegie Hall of New York City in February this year as an honored guest of SYGQ Chorus in Connecticut. The concert will be featured with solos by Min Chen, soprano, and Chai-lun Yueh, baritone, nationally renowned soloists. Music by Dongling Huo and libretto by Wei Su.

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Tai Chi

Monday, October 3
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall East Entrance

Join Dr. Jing Wang for free Tai Chi and martial arts lessons each Monday at noon at the east entrance to Cavanaugh Hall.

Rockefeller Medicine in China

Monday, October 3
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Van Nuys Medical Science Building, Room MS 311 A&B

Please join the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and the Medical Humanities-Health Studies Program at IUPUI for a public lecture by Mary Brown Bullock, Ph.D., Distinguished Visiting Professor of China Studies at Emory University, a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the president emerita of Agnes Scott College, on Monday, October 3, 2011 in Indianapolis.

"Rockefeller Medicine in China," is the theme of the presentation by Dr. Bullock. She will discuss the involvement of the Rockefeller family in China, including the Peking Union Medical School and China Medical Board, as well as current medical issues in China and their historical roots. Dr. Bullock's presentation will take place on Monday, October 3rd, from 12 noon-1 p.m. in the Van Nuys Medical Science building at 635 Barnhill Road, Room MS 311A&B, on the IUPUI campus. Refreshments will be served.

Mary Brown Bullock, a specialist on U.S.-China relations, is the chair of the China Medical Board and a director of the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Asia Foundation, the Harvard-Yenching Institute, the National Humanities Center and Genuine Parts Company. Her latest book, The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China, was published in June, 2011 by Stanford University Press and the Woodrow Wilson Center Press. Prior to serving as a college president, Mary Bullock was the Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Director of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China. She received her Ph.D. in Chinese history from Stanford University and lives with her husband George in Atlanta.

To RSVP or for more information, email jizukac@iupui.edu or call Judi Izuka-Campbell at 317-274-4740. Copies of Dr. Bullock's book are available for purchase at the IUPUI campus bookstore.

Parking information for the lecture and reception: http://www.iupui.edu/map/

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The Growth of Private Philanthropy in China

Peter Geithner
Monday, October 3
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Campus Center 309

Please join the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and the Medical Humanities-Health Studies Program at IUPUI for a public presentation by Peter Geithner on Monday, October 3, 2011.

Peter Geithner will lead a discussion on "The Growth of Private Philanthropy in China" on Monday, October 3rd, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the Campus Center building at 420 University Boulevard, Room CE 309, on the IUPUI campus. Mr. Geithner is a renowned expert on Chinese philanthropy, having spent 28 years with the Ford Foundation where he held program management positions mainly concerned with Asia, including Director of Asia Programs and the Foundation's first representative in China. He will be joined by two Chinese scholars currently visiting the Center on Philanthropy: Mr. Li Li, Deputy Secretary-General of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, and Mr. Lu Bo, Deputy Executive Director of the Beijing Vantone Foundation.

Mr. Geithner is an advisor to the Asia Center, Harvard University. He serves or has served as a consultant to the China Medical Board, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and other nonprofit organizations. He serves on the boards of the Harvard-Yenching Institute (Chair), National Committee on United States-China Relations (Executive Committee), China Center for Economic Research (Peking University), Center for the Advanced Study of India (University of Pennsylvania), Japan Center for International Exchange/USA, China Center for Health Development Studies (Beijing) the Sir Alex Cairncross Memorial Foundation, and China Education Initiative. He also chairs the International Advisory Board of BSR's CiYuan Project. Prior to assuming his current positions and his time with the Ford Foundation, he served with USAID, as Assistant to the President of Columbia Carbon International, and as a Naval Aviator. Mr. Geithner has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Council of Foreign Relations, and the Asia Society. He has received the State Department Distinguished Service Award and the Royal Thai Government Order of the White Elephant.

To RSVP or for more information, email kjalbert@iupui.edu or call Kelly Albertson at 317-278-8925.

Parking information for the lecture and reception: http://www.iupui.edu/map/

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Travel to China

Wednesday, October 5
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Confucius Institute, Cavanaugh Hall

Tai Chi

Monday, October 10
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall East Entrance

Join Dr. Jing Wang for free Tai Chi and martial arts lessons each Monday at noon at the east entrance to Cavanaugh Hall.

Social Changes and the Impact on Youth in China

Wednesday, October 12
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Confucius Institute, Cavanaugh Hall

Tai Chi

Monday, October 17
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall East Entrance

Join Dr. Jing Wang for free Tai Chi and martial arts lessons each Monday at noon at the east entrance to Cavanaugh Hall.

A Foreigner's Adventure in China

Wednesday, October 19
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Confucius Institute, Cavanaugh Hall

Four Heroes and the Stories Behind: A Perspective of Understanding China's Philanthropy

Thursday, October 20
12:00-1:00 p.m.
University Library, UL 2115G

Brown Bag lunch presentation by Bo Lu, Deputy Executive Director of the Vantone Foundation (Beijing), and Managing Director of World Future Foundation Ltd. (Signapore). Please RSVP by October 18 to yuantian@iupui.edu. Presented by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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Tai Chi

Monday, October 24
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall East Entrance

Join Dr. Jing Wang for free Tai Chi and martial arts lessons each Monday at noon at the east entrance to Cavanaugh Hall.

China's Two Medicines in the 20th Century--David Luesink

Tuesday, October 25
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Campus Center 148

This talk will focus on four "moments" of interaction between biomedicine and Chinese medicine as a means of ynderstanding how China developed a dual-medical system. By looking at particular moments of conflict and change we can see how larger processes of professionalization of medicine (the 1910s and 1929), socialization of medicine (1966-1976), and neoliberal reform of medicine (1990s to present) have affected health and medicine among one-fifth of the population of the globe and beyond.

Please RSVP to Kelly at kgascoin@iupui.edu or 317-278-1669.

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Confucius and Confucianism

Wednesday, October 26
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Confucius Institute, Cavanaugh Hall

Chinese Calligraphy

Wednesday, November 2
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Confucius Institute, Cavanaugh Hall

Chinese Ethnic Groups

Wednesday, November 9
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Confucius Institute, Cavanaugh Hall

China Photo Exhibit Celebration: Images Taken by IUPUI Study Abroad Students

Thursday, November 17
12:00-12:45 p.m.
University Library, First Floor (across from CTL)

Join us for light refreshments and learn about the variety of study abroad programs to China available at IUPUI.

Please RSVP or direct questions to Stephanie Leslie at slleslie@iupui.edu.

Photo Exhibit is on display through the end of the Fall 2011 Semester. Stop by the first floor of University Library during regular business hours to view the China Photo Exhibit.

Courses

New Course for Spring 2012:

History of Chinese Medicine

HIST H421 and H521

Tuesdays 3:00-5:40 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall 235
Taught by David Luesink

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This course will begin in the recent past with the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the SARS epidemic of 2003. With this striking example, completely overlooked in the Western media, this course will question common understandings of mainstream biomedicine and alternative medicine. This course will examine the history of Chinese medicine in this comparative context, from its origins in antiquity, through the influx of Indian and Buddhist healing, the developments of the imperial period, and conflict and standardization in the twentieth century as biomedicine became a new translated stream of Chinese medicine.

Open Registration ends January 16, 2012.

Fall 2011

Non-Credit Chinese Classes

Beginning in late September, the Confucius Institute offers non-credit Chinese language classes for the general public through the Community Learning Network. Conversational Chinese I, II, and III as well as Business Chinese are available at the Confucius Institute, Cavanaugh Hall 129, for a fee. For details, see http://www.cln.iupui.edu/content/cs/Catalog_Fall11.pdf.

Free Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons for IUPUI Faculty & Staff

The Confucius Institute in Indianapolis is offering FREE Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons for all IUPUI Faculty & Staff.

Topics covered will be basic greetings, traveling, food, business etiquette and much more

Date: Mondays (starting on September 12th)
Time: 12:00-12:45 pm
Location: Confucius Institute (Cavanaugh Hall Room 129)
Maximum Attendance: ~12 people (on a first come first serve basis)

If interested please contact Instructor Yang Feng at yangfeng@iupui.edu.

Connections

In addition to IUPUI's strategic partnership with Sun Yat-Sen University, here is a partial list of IUPUI's many connections with China.

Confucius Institute in Indianapolis

The Confucius Institute in Indianapolis is an apolitical, non-profit organization. It was established at IUPUI in 2007 to promote the teaching of Chinese language and culture in central Indiana and facilitate mutual understanding between the peoples of China and United States.

Download the Confucius Institute Spring 2012 Newsletter

Joint Center for Asian Law Studies

The Joint Center for Asian Law Studies was founded in June, 2010 as a collaboration between Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis and Renmin University of China School of Law in Beijing.

Asian Law Students Association