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ERIC Number: ED479046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An American University in China: Teaching through the Crisis.
Watkins, Patricia
China Incarnate Word (CIW) is a joint venture of University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, Texas), and South China Normal University (Guangzhou, China). Courses are taught in English by U.S. professors, and a University of the Incarnate Word degree is earned. Two of the main goals of China Incarnate Word are: (1) to create an environment in which the finest aspects of Chinese and United States cultures are respected and communicated; and (2) to provide multicultural opportunities to enable students to learn about various cultures in the contemporary world. This paper describes how eloquently the sadness and empathy was unspoken on the streets of Guangzhou (formerly Canton) the day the New York twin towers fell, defining cross-cultural communication. The paper notes that the author serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at China Incarnate Word Education Center and that was settling U.S. instructors (n=17) into the campus, who had arrived just one week before the U.S. terrorist attacks. It relates the personal experiences of the author and colleagues as they interacted with the Chinese in the community about the September 2001 U.S. terrorist attacks. (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; New York