CAFAM Lecture Series

Dear CAFAM members,

CAFAM Kicks Off Lecture Series

Join CAFAM in welcoming Christopher Heurlin, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Government at Bowdoin College, for an evening lecture and discussion. Heurlin works on the intersection of authoritarian government and civil society in rural China, from protests to crackdowns, and will speak on modern Chinese politics.

What: A conversation with Prof. Christopher Heurlin

Where: University of Southern Maine, Portland; Payson Smith Building, Room 303

When: Thursday, October 27, 2016; 6:30 pm

The event is free and open to the public. Light Chinese snacks and tea will be served


Chinese New Year Planning

Dear CAFAM members,

The biggest annual CAFAM event is coming … the Chinese New Year celebration to welcome the Year of the Rooster! The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017. It’s always an important (and fun) way for us to share Chinese cultural festivities with the greater community.

We need your help! If you are able to help with any of the following areas–or in any way–please contact us soon. The earlier we get started, the easier it is to get things ready!

Areas where we need help:

– lecture
– demos
– kids’ activities
– vendors
– volunteers

Thank you in advance! Please contact Cindy Han cindyhan09 with questions or if you can help out.

China Town Hall

Dear CAFAM Members,

Just wanted to call your attention to an interesting event today (Tues, Oct 18th). Here is the information:

In cooperation with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations,
the World Affairs Council of Maine presents a China Town Hall
Local Connections, National Reflections

Dr. Min Ye, The Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University


Featuring Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor speaking in a live national webcast

Tuesday, October 18th, 6:00 PM
Talbot Lecture Hall in Luther Bonney Hall
USM, Portland Campus

Please park in the USM parking garage and cross the sky-walk. Luther Bonney Hall will be on your left and Talbot is on the first floor.

China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

During the webcast, Dr. Kissinger will take questions submitted via email and Twitter from members of the audiences around the country.

About Henry Kissinger
In addition to his years as national security advisor (1969-1975) and secretary of state (1973-1977), Dr. Kissinger has also taught at Harvard University and is currently chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. While national security advisor, Dr. Kissinger played a crucial role in arranging President Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, which opened the door to the re-establishment of U.S.-China relations.

About Min Ye
Dr. Min Ye is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. Her research focuses on foreign investment in and from China and India. Her publications include Diasporas and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and The Making of Northeast Asia (coau. Kent Calder, Stanford University Press, 2010). Dr. Ye was a Post-doctoral fellow at Harvard’s Fairbank Center in 2009-2010, the Director of East Asian Studies Program at BU in 2010-2014, and a Public Intellectual Program fellow at the National Committee on U.S-China Relations, 2014-2016.

Thank you to the sponsor, HeadInvest

Who We Are

The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine provides forums and outreach to promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture. More.


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