Chinese Department


Chinese Portland

Upcoming Events

Lecture: Wendy Larson, "Collecting Under Socialism: Philately in 1950's China"

Date/Time: Saturday, September 12th, 2020, 9:30-11:00 a.m. fspdx-2020-09-image2_orig.jpg
: Zoom webinar; advance registration required

There has a long history in China of collecting, including birds, insects, flowers, stamps, art, and later, Mao badges.  When the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949, collectors rethought their activities in the new political environment.  In this talk Dr Wendy Larson introduces the contentious debates among stamp collectors in the 1950's, which focused on both the dangers and pleasures of the hobby..

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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
: 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