Professor and Dean, Department of English,
School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yat-sen
Research: Americans' Interpretations
of Ancient Chinese Poems: A Functional Linguistic
Host: Stanford University, Stanford,
September 2004-June 2005
|I was at
the Center for International Studies
at University of St. Thomas in Houston,
Texas during April 11-13, 2005 as an
Occasional Lecturer. The University
of St. Thomas is a Hispanic-serving
university listed as one of the qualifying
minority-serving institutions in the
Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Fund.
During my time at St. Thomas, I was
able to do the following:
|Prof. Gustavo Wensjoe,
Prof. Guowen Huang and Prof. William
J. Cunningham (from right to left)
- I gave a public lecture entitled, "The
Chinese Family: Similarities and Differences
in Comparison with the American Family,"
to an audience of about 20 students and
faculty at the university campus. The
lecture was followed by a question and
- I gave a presentation entitled, "The
Chinese Family, with special reference
to China's 'one-child policy,' "
to a class of nearly 30 students on the
introduction to international studies.
The presentation and question and answer
period lasted more than an hour.
- I discussed general issues concerning
China with a class of 10 students pertaining
to the regional study of East Asia.
- I exchanged ideas on both professional
studies and general education issues with
professors at the university.
- I had discussions with international
studies students in the common room/library
of the Center for International Studies.
Although my visit lasted only three days,
I feel that I have learned a great deal about
the Catholic university. One interesting observation
that I had was that both the students and
teachers whom I talked with know a great deal
about my country of China. I feel that the
students and teachers are very interested
in issues concerning China, and I was happily
surprised when both professor Hans Stockton
and professor William Cunningham spoke Chinese
to me in our casual conversations. From the
questions students and professors asked, I
can see that my talks were of great interest
to them, and I believe the talks were beneficial
for those who attended. I am very grateful
to the Fulbright Scholar Program for making
the trip to the University of St. Thomas possible
|Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, Dr. Hans Stokton,
Dr. Gustavo Wensjoe and Dr. Guowen Huang (from right to left)