Middlebury

 

Presentation Title: Cultural Integration through Architecture: A Chinese Research Library

Section: Poster Session Group 2 2

Location: , Great Hall

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 2:45pm - 3:30pm

Abstract:

Chinese is one of the oldest written languages still in existence, and Mandarin Chinese has the greatest number of native speakers with over a billion speakers as well as being widely used in over 30 countries. As Chinese influence on the global economy grows, it has gradually become an increasingly important communication medium of commercial and cultural interactions for myriad industries throughout the world, especially in Asia. However, the number of students continuing in majoring and minoring in Chinese at Middlebury College has decreased as students rise into upper level courses due to the difficulty of the language. The design of the new Library for Chinese Studies will further support and promote the teaching of Chinese language study and other Asian cultural studies and strive to maintain and increase the number of Chinese majors. 

Type of Presentation: Individual poster

Oral presenters
Presentation Area: History of Art & Architecture

Presentation Topic: NA

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Class Project
Course name: HARC 731
Course Instructor: McLeod, John
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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): Chen, Jun
Major(s): Architectural Studies
Class Year(s): 2013.5

Sponsor(s): McLeod, John
Dept(s): History of Art and Architecture

Moderator: ,