Chinese Department

中文系

Chinese Portland

Upcoming Events

Lecture: Margaret E. Davis, "Preserving Tradition: China Under the Covers - A Bookbinder's Journey to the Roots of Books"

Date/Time: Saturday, January 11th, 2020, 9:30-11:00 a.m. China under the china-under-the-covers_orig image
Place
: PSU, Academic & Student Recreation Center (ASRC), Room 230

The author of this book, who studied bookbinding where it was invented and where the oldest, dated, printed book in the world was discovered, will take us on a journey to learn about this craft along with her adventures of traveling the Middle Kingdom.

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Lecture: Stephen Wadley, "Phonetic Renderings Schemes for Chinese Characters: An Introduction"

Date/Time: Saturday, March 7th, 2020, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 700px-yunjing.jpg
Place
: PSU, Academic & Student Recreation Center (ASRC), Room 230

The Chinese writing system, like all writing systems based on spoken language, relies on phonetic forms which evolve over time.  A historical review will be made of some early pronunciation tools.

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Lecture: Keith Dede, "Down the Cultural Crosswords: The Chinese Dialect of Xining"

Date/Time: Saturday, June 6th, 2020, 9:30-11:00 a.m. laji-lake-xining-crop_1.png
Place
: PSU, Academic & Student Recreation Center (ASRC), Room 230

The city of Xining in Qinghai Province is in the high altitude Tibetan Plateau of SW China.  Explore an examination of the Chinese Xining dialect to reveal its unique features which are the result of its ethnolinguistic position at the crossroads between the Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian civilizations.

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Places to Visit

lansu imageLan Su Chinese Garden (蘭蘇園

Old Town Chinatown

Portland's "Shanghai" Tunnels

Chinese Restaurants in Portland

Dumplings in Portland

Asian Restaurants on 82nd Avenue