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Professor of Chinese Studies Presents Workshop on Confucius Institute

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Posted: Tuesday Mar 11, 2014

March 11, 2014

Dr. Tina Phillips Johnson, associate professor of history and director of Chinese studies at Saint Vincent College, presented a workshop on how to implement and manage a Confucius Institute with a Confucius classroom model at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans on Feb. 28.

Also participating in the presentation were Michele Heryford, director, Confucius Institute-University of Pittsburgh, and Sherree Willis, director, Confucius Institute-University of Kansas.

“The partnership between Saint Vincent College and the University of Pittsburgh Confucius Institute has been extremely beneficial to both institutions,” Johnson commented. “As a liberal arts college, Saint Vincent relies on expertise, prestige and funding from CI-Pitt, while it provides flexibility and the administrative means to move projects forward that may be more difficult at a large research university. Thanks to this partnership, the Confucius Classroom at Saint Vincent College is a regional center for Chinese studies in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, serving a large population that would otherwise not have the opportunity to learn about Chinese language and culture. My talk focused on my relationships with CI-Pitt and with my partner schools throughout the county.”-

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Photo: Dr. Tina Phillips Johnson

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