CAFAM Lecture Series

Dear CAFAM members,

Come to learn and meet others at CAFAM’s upcoming talk. It’s the second in our new lecture series, and we’d love to have you there!

Speaker: Jim Behuniak, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Colby College
When: Thursday, Dec 1st, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: USM, Portland campus; Payson Smith, Room 303
Topic: "Recent Archeological Finds and their Impact on Early Chinese Philosophy"

Free to the public—welcome!
Chinese snacks and discussion following the talk

A Survey on Native Languages of Taiwanese People in New England

Dear CAFAM members,

My name is Ming-Tso Chien. I am a Ph.D. student of Literacy Education at the University of Maine. I am conducting a research project to learn more about the native languages spoken by people of Taiwanese origin in New England.

A native language is a language you would learn and use at home as a child.

Thank you for taking your time to fill out this brief questionnaire.

English version:


If you know other Taiwanese people living in New England, please help pass on the links to the questionnaire. Thank you! Should you have questions about the survey, don’t hesitate to contact me at

Cornell Professor to Deliver Free Lecture on China

Dear CAFAM members,

Allen Carlson, an international relations expert from Cornell University, will deliver a lecture titled “Contemporary China: Dragon or Panda” on November 21 from 3:15 PM-5 PM in Garland Auditorium on Thornton Academy’s campus at 438 Main Street in Saco. The event is free and open to the public, sponsored by Thornton Academy and York County Senior College (YCSC).

Allen Carlson is an Associate Professor in Cornell University’s Government Department. He earned a PhD from Yale University’s Political Science Department and an undergraduate degree from Colby College. He serves as Director of Cornell’s China Asia Pacific Studies Program and is currently working on a project exploring the issue of nontraditional security in China’s emerging relationship with the rest of the international system.

Thornton Academy, whose mission is to “prepare students for a changing world” welcomes students from 35 countries around the globe, including China. Seven foreign language courses are offered to students, including four levels of Honors Chinese, as well as AP Chinese, and an after-school Chinese Club provides fun opportunities to practice conversational Chinese and learn about Chinese culture.

York County Senior College provides lifelong learning opportunities and the chance for seniors to interact with their peers, both in and out of the classroom. Affiliated with the University of Maine system, YCSC is run by a governing council of volunteers.

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