On November 26th, the CI-UHM co-sponsored a lecture and activity at UH-West Oahu. Prof. Jayson Chun, who teaches history and coordinates Asian languages at UHWO, organized the event in collaboration with the CI-UHM.
Some 90 eighth-grade students from Nanakuli High and Intermediate Schools attended the event, participating in three groups of 30 each. UHWO is trying to build a base for their budding Chinese Studies program, and reaching out to the relatively isolated population in Nanakuli is a good start. The students experience life on a college campus through GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), and the CI-UHM is a partner in this outreach effort.
CI UHM faculty and grad students Zhuang Yi, Jiang Wenyan, Wang Na, Li Simin and Zhou Ruifang engage Nanakuli high and intermediate students in encountering Chinese culture
The CI-UHM’s faculty member Zhuang Yi is offering a credit-bearing Chinese language & culture course at UHWO, which enrolled 10 students and a number of auditors in Fall, 2018. The course will continue in Spring, 2019.