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Faculty traveling to China are encouraged to notify Gateway director Phoebe You of their impending visit. The staff at the Shanghai office can help by facilitating focused networking, targeted recruitment and support for scholarly work abroad. The Gateways can also help identify accommodations and provide recommendations and general wayfinding. 

Summer 2014 Graduation ReceptionInternational students from six countries gathered in the Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room of the Ohio Union on Friday, August 8, 2014 to celebrate their graduation from The Ohio State University. The reception was hosted by the Office of International Affairs and celebrated graduates from Chile, China, India, Nepal, Poland, and South Korea.

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Mark Bender gives lecture at East China Normal UniversityMark Bender, professor and chair in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, recently gave nine hours of lectures as part of a symposium for young Chinese folklorists at East China Normal University. His lectures covered Appalachian material culture, including the studies of folklore and the intangible cultural heritage phenomena in China. Forty students and professors were in attendance.



Dr. Bender is a specialist in traditional Chinese performance and performance connected to literature of local Han and ethnic minority cultures in China. His lectures are built into East China Normal University’s annual summer school, lasting for a week in July. The theme of this year’s summer school was folklore tradition and its place in contemporary society, focusing on dialogue between Chinese and American folklore studies.

O-H-I-O in Shanghai, ChinaJim Pinchak, senior lecturer for Workforce Development & Education for College of Education and Human Ecology was invited as lecturer at East China Normal University from May 25-June 8, 2014. During his stay in Shanghai, Dr. Pinchak developed increased linkages between ECNU and Ohio State regarding workforce development and education and vocational education. Dr. Guoqing Xu (the "O" on right), Associate Professor at ECNU, served as primary host and guide for Dr. Pinchak and his son Nico, (the "I"). The group learned about the China Gateway office functions during a tour in late May.