The 55th Anniversary of the International Chinese Language Program
The First ICLP Forum

Introduction

To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the school’s founding, we will be hosting a forum by inviting alumni, instructors, and administrators to share their experiences.

The forum will encompass four panels: “IUP in Taiwan”, “Research Funding: Chinese Language Teaching and Beyond”, “Global Trends in Mandarin Acquisition”, and “My Road to Learning Chinese”.

Panel 1:IUP in Taiwan

Former Program Directors and Executive Directors are invited to talk about their experiences during their days at IUP.

Panel 2:Research Funding: Chinese Language Teaching and Beyond

The representatives of the government departments concerned are invited to talk about the research funding and Chinese language education and teaching resources in Taiwan.

Panel 3:Global Trends in Mandarin Acquisition

The directors and teachers of Chinese Language Departments in the USA and Europe are invited to talk about the global trends in Mandarin Acquisition and provide advice on international cooperation between Chinese languages centers in Taiwan and universities abroad.

Panel 4:My Road to Learning Chinese

ICLP/IUP distinguished alumni are invited to share their personal experiences in learning Chinese and how the language is a niche for their careers.

Topics, Moderators and Panelists

Panel 1:IUP in Taiwan

Former Program Directors and Executive Directors are invited to talk about their experiences during their days at IUP.

Moderator:

  • Prof. Chin-Jung Chiu (Director, ICLP)

Panelists

  • Prof. Albert E. Dien (Program Director, 1962-1964)
  • Prof. William M. Speidel (Program Director, 1975-1980)
  • Prof. Shou-hsin Teng (Program Director, 1981-1982, 1991-1993)
  • Prof. Chih- p’ing Chou (Program Director, 1993-1994)
  • Prof. Vivian Ling (Program Director, 1994-1997)
  • Prof. Thomas B. Gold (Executive Director of IUP 2000-2016)

 

Panel 2: Research Funding and Chinese Language Education & Teaching Resources

The representatives of the government departments concerned are invited to talk about the research funding and Chinese language education and teaching resources in Taiwan.

Moderator:

  • Ms. Chang-Jen Chou (Senior Chief Instructor, ICLP)

Panelists:

  • Bill Keh-Ming Chen (Director-General, Department of Policy Planning, MOFA)
  • Cynthia Huang (Deputy Education Counselor, Department of International and Cross-strait Education, MOE)
  • Shu-Chen Kuo (Senior Executive Officer, Department of Education Affairs, OCAC)
  • Jane Liau (Ph.D., Center for Chinese Studies)
  • Paul R. Katz (Program Director, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation)

 

Panel 3: Global Trends in Mandarin Acquisition

The directors and teachers of Chinese Language Departments in the USA and Europe are invited to talk about the global trends in Mandarin Acquisition and provide advice on international cooperation between Chinese languages centers in Taiwan and universities abroad.

Moderator:

  • Prof. Wei-Hung Kao (Deputy Director, ICLP)

Panelists:

  • Joanne Chiang (University of Princeton; Senior Lecturer, IUP 1972-1988)
  • I-Hao Ma (University of California, Berkeley; Senior Lecturer, IUP 1973-1985)
  • Der-lin Chao (Professor, Hunter College; IUP 1983-1987)
  • Claudia N. Ross (Professor, College of the Holy Cross; IUP Alumni 1972-1973)
  • Madeline K. Spring (Professor, University of Hawaii; IUP Alumni 1973-74/1979-80/1996-97)
  • Joseph R. Allen (Professor, University of Minnesota; IUP Alumni 1977-78/1987-88/1999)
  • Charles H. Egan (Professor, San Francisco State University; IUP Alumni 1983-1984)
  • Halvor Eifring (Professor, University of Oslo; IUP Alumni 1984-85/1985-86)

 

Panel 4: My Road to Learning Chinese

ICLP/IUP distinguished alumni are invited to share their personal experiences in learning Chinese and how the language is a niche for their careers.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Li-Yuan Chen (Director of Academic Affairs, ICLP)

Panelists:

  • Gordon Levine (Retired Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth; IUP Alumni 1967-1968)
  • Kirsten E. Speidel (Senior Lecturer, Swarthmore College; IUP Alumni 1984-1985)
  • Scott McGinnis (Academic Advisor, Defense Language Institute; IUP Alumni 1988-1989)
  • Daniel Lynch (Professor, City University of Hong Kong; IUP Alumni 1989-90/1994/1998/2003-04)
  • Craig Anthony Quintero (Assoc. Professor, Grinnell College; IUP Alumni 1995-96/1997-98)
  • Leigh Jenco (Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science; ICLP Alumni 2003-2004)

Schedule of Events (tentative)

Time: Friday, October 27th, 2017
Venue: The 55th Anniversary Exhibition (Special Collections Room, NTU Main Library, 5F)
The First ICLP Forum (Auditorium, NTU Main Library, B1)

SchedulePanels
8:30-9:00Registration
9:00-9:50ICLP/IUP’s 55th Anniversary Exhibition Opening
10:00-10:10The ICLP Forum – Opening Remarks
10:10-10:20Documentary: Interviews with Former Program Directors
10:20-11:10Panel 1
Topic:IUP in Taiwan
Chair:Prof. Chin-Jung Chiu (Director, ICLP)
Panelists:Program Directors and Executive Directors during the IUP period
11:20-12:00Panel 2
Topic:Research Funding: Chinese Language Teaching and Beyond
Chair:Ms. Chang-Jen Chou (Senior Chief Instructor, ICLP)
Panelists:
Bill Keh-Ming Chen (Director-General, Department of Policy Planning, MOFA)
Cynthia Huang (Deputy Education Counselor, Department of International and Cross-strait Education, MOE)
Shu-Chen Kuo (Senior Executive Officer, Department of Education Affairs, OCAC)
Jane Liau (Editor, Center for Chinese Studies)
Paul R. Katz (Program Director, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation)
12:00-13:30Buffet Lunch (Venue: ICLP (Language Building, Floor 3))
13:30-15:00Panel 3
Topic:Global Trends in Mandarin Acquisition
Chair:Prof. Wei-Hong Kao (Deputy Director, ICLP)
Panelists:Directors and Teachers of Chinese Language Departments in the USA and Europe
15:00-15:20Break
15:20-16:20Panel 4
Topic:My Road to Learning Chinese
Chair:Dr. Li-Yuan Chen (Director of Academic Affairs, ICLP)
Panelists:Distinguished Alumni
16:20-16:30Closing Remarks
16:30-17:30Revisiting the ICLP Historical Exhibition (Special Collections, 5F)