If you’re looking for ways to revisit this year’s National Chinese Language Conference, look no further – breakout session materials, plenary session and performance videos, and photos from the conference are now available online. Check them out!
In a talk taped for Asia Society’s 2014 National Chinese Language Conference, Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan talks about language, culture, and the art of translation. (5 min., 1 sec.)
On an autumn day in 1971, in a small Australian town, Kevin Rudd‘s mother handed him a newspaper. The headline announced the China had joined the United Nations. The impression it left on him led him to a lifelong study of Chinese language and culture. That small, but catalytic act might have had an impression on […]
Guest blogger Jonathan Stalling, associate professor of English at the University of Oklahoma and editor of Chinese Literature Today, offers us a glimpse into the making of a new book trailer for Mo Yan’s novel Sandalwood Death. You’ll hear more from Stalling at this Friday’s lunchtime plenary session. Joining him will be Howard Goldblatt, a […]
Are you interested in immersion or early language learning and teaching? This year’s workshop and breakout program offers a plethora of sessions for engagement. Here’s a sampling of the lineup: Preconference Workshops Establishing and Sustaining Early Language Chinese Immersion Programs Shuhan Wang and Joy Kreeft Peyton Building & Sustaining K–12 Chinese Language Programs with Policies, […]
Asia Society is thrilled to announce that former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will keynote the opening plenary at our National Chinese Language Conference (#NCLC14). Additional speakers include Kenneth Lin, a cowriter of the Netflix series House of Cards, Howard Goldblatt, principle English translator for Nobel Laureate Mo Yan’s work, Jessica Beinecke, creator of Crazy Fresh Chinese, […]
Pack your smart phone, iPad, and/or laptop—and don’t forget your charger. We’ll put your digital devices to work at #NCLC14. 1. NCLC14 Conference App–Plan your schedule, rate sessions, receive program updates Download the NCLC conference app to: See the program schedule Create a custom schedule Network with others Take notes Rate sessions Download presentations Share […]
The song-writing, banjo-playing, Chinese-speaking Abigail Washburn is armed with profound connections to culture and people on the other side of the Pacific. She’s one of the few foreign artists currently touring China independently and regularly. She completed a month-long tour (Nov-Dec 2011) of China’s Silk Road supported by grants from the U.S. Embassy, Beijing. Along […]
Early-bird registration has been extended to March 21! Register soon to get the most savings. Here’s a preview of what NCLC14 has in store for you: 70+ breakout sessions and hands-on workshops Visits to Los Angeles-area schools to observe Chinese programs in action Swap shop of classroom activities for teachers, facilitated by CLASS Research Colloquium […]
The seventh annual National Chinese Language Conference will once again be on the west coast. This year, the Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure will host the single largest gathering of Chinese language educators in the United States. Stay tuned to learn more about the theme, strands, keynoters, and other exciting announcements.