Why I Love China, Reason #297

By Patrick Murphy – April 2009 The internet in China, as everywhere, can be somewhat user unfriendly. Factor in technoglop in a foreign language (like “Make sure the subnet mask is disengaged”) and it becomes simply impossible to achieve connectivity unaided. Not only was I faced with that challenge, but my old computer had becomeContinue reading “Why I Love China, Reason #297”

Review: Chinese Measure Word Dictionary

Chinese Measure Word Dictionary: A Chinese-English English-Chinese Usage Guide by Jiqing Fang and Michael Connelly (Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2008) Review by Craig Dietrich CAFAM’s own Mike Connelly is co-author of a unique and just-published learning tool and reference guide for Chinese language learners. It has to do with “measure words.” Measure words are foundContinue reading “Review: Chinese Measure Word Dictionary”

Bangor Chinese Conference

Dear CAFAM members, Earlier we announced the 2011 Maine Chinese Conference, scheduled for October 28 in Bangor. The principal organizer, Jing Zhang sends the following reminder and extended early bird registration deadline: Dear Colleagues, Just want to remind you that the last day of the Early-bird registration for 2011 Maine Chinese Conference will be OctoberContinue reading “Bangor Chinese Conference”

Portland multicultural committee

Dear CAFAM members living in Portland The City of Portland has a Multicultural Advisory Committee which makes policy recommendations concerning the citys growing ethnic and racial diversity. Eric Larsson has been serving as CAFAMs representative, but there are times when he cannot attend the meetings. Case in point: this Thursday, October 6. So we areContinue reading “Portland multicultural committee”

Maine Chinese Conference

Dear CAFAM members, The 2011 Maine Chinese Conference will be held on October 28-29, at Husson University in Bangor. (This is the conferences third year.) The conference theme is: “Creating cooperative opportunities in education and business between US and China through promoting Chinese language teaching in Maine and establishing local business partnerships between the peoplesContinue reading “Maine Chinese Conference”