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Midwest Regional "Chinese Bridge" Speech Contest Hosted by Notre Dame

Author: Cindy Zyniewicz

The 2015 U.S. Midwest "Chinese Bridge" Speech Contest was hosted by the University of Notre Dame and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures Saturday, April 18. The event was sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and the Education Office of the Consulate General of the PRC in Chicago with support from Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, College of Arts and Letters Office for Undergraduate Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Additional details at ShanghaiDailly.com Read More

Notre Dame's 8th Anuual Speech Contest

Author: Shinaola Atoro

On Friday April 10, 2015, Notre Dame’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures Department successfully hosted its 8th Annual Chinese Speech Contest. The Chinese Speech Contest is an annual competition that allows our Chinese students from beginning to advanced levels to showcase their fluency and creativity. During the contest, students present an original piece written by them. The students are expected to memorize this piece, and present it to the audience. Winners are selected based on the student’s fluency, pronounciation, grammar, presentation and content of the speech. The contest was sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, College of Arts and Letters Office for Undergraduate Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and was organized by Professor Chengxu Yin. Needless to say, the topics were amusing, creative and thought provoking. Here are the names of this year’s winners: Read More

Chinese civil rights activist to give Notre Dame’s 2015 Human Dignity Lecture

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Chen Guangcheng

Chinese civil rights activist and former political prisoner Chen Guangcheng will give the University of Notre Dame’s 2015 Human Dignity Lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 7 (Tuesday) in the McKenna Hall Auditorium.

Chen’s lecture, “Interpreting Reform: Human Dignity and Human Rights in Contemporary China,” is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL) as one of its Human Dignity Lecture series. Read More