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Past Events 活动回顾

10/23/2011-10/24/2011-Chinese Embassy Delegation (Click here for Inside ODU Article)
A 3 member delegation from the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., came to ODU on October 23rd and 24th. The purpose of their visit was in regards to ODU’s application for a Confucius Institute. The main goal of a Confucius Institute is to support the teaching of Chinese culture and language. The delegation was given a tour of Norfolk and ODU’s campus. They also met with President John Broderick; Provost Carol Simpson; the Interim Dean of Arts and Letters, Charles Wilson; the Dean of Education, Linda Irwin-Devitis; the Dean of Business and Public Administration, Gil Yochum, and other faculty from ODU. There was also a reception at the end of the delegation’s visit, where students got the chance to ask the members of the delegation questions.

05/25/2011-06/07/2011-Faculty Trip to China (Click here for photos)
The China Center hosted a faculty trip to China. They visited Beijing where they saw the Hongqiao Pearl market, Liulichang Street, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen square, and an opera at the Huguang Guild Hall. They then went to X'ian, where they visited a Ming dynasty city wall, terracotta soldiers, and Huaqing hot spring. They then went to Hangzhou, where they visited the Lingyin temple, the Liuhe pagoda, and the Mei Jia Wu Tea village. They then went to Shanghai, where they visited the Shanghai museum, the Bund, and the Jade Buddha Temple. They also visited the river town of Zhujiajiao.

01/22/2011-A Chinese New Year Party at the Jade Villa Restaurant

01/22/2011-Jade Villa 厅的中国新年聚
This Chinese New Year Party was attended by students, faculty, and members of the community. Dishes served included Peking duck, long life noodles, and sweet and sour fish. This is the year of the rabbit.

02/14/2010 ODU China Center Reception (click here for photos)

12/14/2010  访弗吉尼亚州商贸部部长  Jim Cheng
This event was held at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery. Jim Cheng, the Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, was the guest of honor. There were several faculty members in attendance. In addition to a talk by Mr. Cheng, presentations were delivered by Qiu Jin, the director of the China Center; Gilbert Yochum, the dean of the College of Business and Public Administration; and Wayne Talley, an ODU professor of economics. Talks focused on economic relations between Virginia and China; how the ODU China Center could be helpful in developing those relations; and the importance of international trade to Hampton Roads.