Second Application Round for the Yale-China Fellowship

  Yale-China is holding a second application round for one of the oldest and most prestigious fellowships on the Yale campus: the Yale-China Fellowship. Scores of Yale graduates are deeply grateful for the experience and call their two years of service, learning, and professional development "a life-changing experience." Yale-China seeks mature, flexible, good-humored and curious candidates who would benefit from the professional and personal development that is central to the Yale-China Fellowship experience. No Chinese language experience required; the program provides intensive Chinese language study over the first summer in China. The application deadline is coming up fast on March 23rd.

"Beyond the Smog: Grassroots Conservation in China’s Hengduan Mountains"

  "Beyond the Smog: Grassroots Conservation in China’s Hengduan Mountains"

Come to the Yale-China Association on February 2nd from 4-5:30pm and be part of a discussion with Kyle Obermann.

Kyle Obermann is a Mandarin and English speaking environmental photographer based in China. His work connects China’s rapidly growing adventure sports industry and environmental movement by focusing on the role of people in nature and arguing that meaningful exploration needs to be conservation-focused. Kyle is currently spending a year inside western China’s Hengduan Mountains to document grassroots conservation communities protecting China’s last pieces of precious backcountry. His project is sponsored by The North Face and WildChina Travel, and his writing and photography have been published with Conservation International, Sixthtone, Sidetracked Magazine, Pengpai News, and more.

Save the Date: Join Yale-China's Rural Health Service Trip, March 17-24th!

  Click here to view detailed information for the Rural Health Service Trip.

Dr. Andrew Junker Appointed as Yale-China's Next Hong Kong Director

  Yale-China Association is delighted to announce the hiring of Dr. Andrew Junker to be the organization's next Hong Kong Director, effective January, 2018. Andrew brings to the position strengths in both the academic and NGO program worlds, as well as strong ties to Yale, and extensive experience living and working in China, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. Andrew previously worked for Yale-China in the New Haven office, serving as Director of Teaching Programs and Exchanges (2000-2005), so he arrives already familiar with our mission and partnerships.

Andrew received his PhD in sociology from Yale University, MA in religious studies from Indiana University, and BA in East Asian studies from Wesleyan University. Currently a member of the Sociology and Criminology faculty of Valparaiso University, Indiana, he was previously a postdoctoral fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago's Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. Andrew's academic focus is on religion, politics, and transnational sociology, with a regional focus on China and Chinese diaspora. His articles have appeared in Mobilization and Sociology of Religion, and he has a book forthcoming with Cambridge University Press that is based on his dissertation (which received the 2014 Marvin B. Sussman Best Dissertation Award from the department of sociology at Yale). Andrew's previous professional background included work for the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (1994-1995, Thailand) and the American Friends Service Committee (1993-1994, Cambridge, MA), and research as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow (1991-1992), for which he studied woodblock printmaking in Kyoto, Kathmandu, and the Himachal Pradesh in India.

We look forward to engaging Andrew's many talents and prodigious energy for Yale-China's programs in the field and expansion of our relationships in Hong Kong and our presence at New Asia College and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Andy will take over the running of our Hong Kong Office from Leslie Stone, who took up that position in 2012. Leslie continues with Yale-China in New Haven as the Director of Education Programs. We look forward to introducing Andrew to everyone in the trans-Pacific Yale-China community!



In Memoriam: Maude Pettus

  Dear Friends,

I’m writing to let you know that our friend and legendary alumna, Maude Pettus, passed away on Saturday, April 22, at age 103. Maude’s daughter, Ann Mattina, wanted us to know that Maude was not ill and that she seemed to be ready (and would not want us to be sad). She celebrated her 103rd birthday five days earlier in April, after which she suggested to Ann that it was her time.

From the moment Maude and her husband, Dr. Winston Pettus, first traveled to war-torn Changsha and Yuanling to join Xiangya, they have been an inspiration to people all around them. Maude served as head nurse at Xiangya Hospital from 1940 to 1945, while Win was chief surgeon until his untimely death near the end of the war. Maude has been an indominable force within the Yale-China community ever since. In 2014 she celebrated her 100th birthday by returning to China with a Yale-China delegation, where she participated in anniversary celebrations in Changsha and visited the Great Wall. One year later, she returned to China as a guest of the Chinese government to join the national commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing, where she met President Xi Jinping, was interviewed by scores of Chinese and international journalists, and was in the front row for the parade on Chang An Avenue. Maude also wrote her memoir, Maudie and Win, Ten Good Years (Tate Publishing, 2015).

Below is Maude's obituary, and the family wanted you to know that there will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 17th at 11:00 at Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien, CT.

Maudie: we will miss you so much!

David Youtz
Executive Director
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Maude Pettus
April 17, 1914 – April 22, 2017

Maude Miller Pettus went home to be with the Lord at her home in Stamford, CT on April 22, 2017 at the age of 103. She was a very special woman, marked by God, who had a deep well of wisdom, a great sense of intuition, and lived a full, joyful life.

Maude was born in Springs, PA on April 7, 1914, and received her nursing degree from Capital City School of Nursing in Washington, DC in 1936. During her training, she met a Yale medical school student, William Winston Pettus, whom she married on June 23, 1937. After graduation, Maudie worked in the Neurological Surgery Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital while Win did his residency there. In 1940 they began serving as a surgical team in Changsha, China at a hospital founded by Yale University. Shortly after the birth of their two daughters, Ann and Sally, Win was tragically killed in a plane crash on November 18, 1945, in China. Following the death of her husband, Maude received her PHN degree at UCLA in 1948. She had a second career as a school nurse at the Beverly Hills Unified School District until her retirement in 1984. Maude moved to Stamford, CT in 1986, where she worked in home healthcare to the elderly. As the daughter of a Mennonite minister, her faith was always very important to her. Maude belonged to the Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, CT, where she was a member of the Tuesday Morning Bible Study, the Prime Timers Senior Fellowship and the Flower Team.

She will be remembered especially for her contagious joy, her deep faith, her caring spirit, and her persevering resiliency as she faced the many trying circumstances of her life. Toward the end of her life, Maudie returned to China to celebrate her 100th birthday with friends at Yale-China in 2014, and again in 2015 as a guest of the Chinese Government.

Maude was predeceased by her parents Rev. Ed and Annie Miller, her brothers and sisters Edith (Miller) Lautenschlager, Clark Miller, Curtis Miller, Elva (Miller) Phillips, and Daniel Miller, her loving husband, William Winston Pettus, and her daughter Sally Pettus. She is survived by her daughter Ann (Pettus) Mattina of Stamford, CT, grandchildren Laura Mattina Gordon, James Mattina, Philip Mattina, and Christopher Mattina; great grandchildren Christine Clark, Brittany Clark, Brookelynn Nielson, Breanne Nielson, Rachel Johnson, Jacob Gordon, Justin James Mattina, Taylor Ann Mattina, Hope Natalie Mattina, Reed Winston Mattina and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road in Darien, CT on Saturday, June 17th, at 11:00 a.m. Contributions in memory of Maudie Pettus may be made to the Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Photos of Maude Pettus

[Photo captions from top to bottom] Maude enjoying her 100th birthday celebration in Changsha, China, 2015
Maude with fellow nurses during her 100th birthday visit in Beijing
Winston and Maude Pettus
Maude and Winston (lower rungs) on the steamer that brought them to China, 1940
[left] Maude with two volunteers at the International Red Cross station in Guiyang, where she also worked
[right] Maude aboard a Red Cross truck traveling a circuitous route from Hong Kong to Changsha to avoid battle zones
Yale-China Board Resolution

APPLY BY 12/1: Yale-China Fellowship

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Application Deadline:
December 1, 2017
Yale-China is now accepting applications to the 2018-2020 cohort of the Yale-China Fellowship..

A remarkable, immersive Fellowship in China that will be the two most life-changing, career-enhancing, service-oriented years of your life. Join a 109-year tradition! Gaining cross-cultural fluency and leadership skills, Fellows are immersed in their Chinese communities. Ongoing professional support from Yale-China staff, formal Chinese language study, and post-fellowship career mentoring by members of the deeply committed Yale-China community are special features of this exceptional opportunity.

In Memoriam: BJ Elder

  The Yale-China community mourns the passing of one of its legends, Betty Jean Elder, on March 14, at the age of 84. B.J., as she was fondly known, spent much of her childhood in the Yale-in-China compounds in Changsha and Yuanling and said that Hunanhua was her first language. In her beautiful book, The Oriole's Song: An American Girlhood in Wartime China (Eastbridge, 2003) she memorialized those years and the experiences during and after WWII of her father, Dwight Ruth, the last Yale-in-China representative remaining in Changsha when the Korean War broke out in 1951. Betty Jean was a living embodiment of Yale-China's long-time mission to build friendship and understanding between Chinese and American people, despite the great upheavals of the century. We celebrate her contributions to that mission and will miss her presence in our trans-Pacific family.
David Youtz
Executive Director
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March 12, 1933 – March 14, 2017

Betty Jean (“BJ”) the only child of Dwight and Winifred Wintler Rugh, was born in Changsha, China. Her parents worked with the Yale-in-China Association which helped support a hospital, and Ya-li, a boys’ middle School in Changsha. BJ spent most of her first sixteen years in China, with interludes in the US on home leave. She spent her last two China years at the Shanghai American School.

In the US, BJ graduated from Los Gatos High School in California, and Oberlin College and Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing in Ohio. In 1957 she married fellow Oberlinian, David Elder, and worked for the Cleveland Visiting Nurses Association before she and her husband went to Japan with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to manage International Youth Work Camp program. This was followed by five years in Hong Kong, again with the AFSC, where she and Dave adopted their two daughters, Jennifer and Renee.

Returning to the US, the family lived in Philadelphia, PA where BJ became the school nurse at Germantown Friends School and the family joined the Germantown Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) The family spent part of 1973 in Hong Kong (again with the AFSC), a stay that culminated in a rarely granted one week trip with the family to her “home town” of Changsha in January, 1974, a time when the “Cultural Revolution” still dominated daily life in China This was the first contact in twenty five years between Yale in the US and the Ya-li community in China and it eventually led to the restoration of ties between the two communities. Subsequently BJ was able to return to China five more times, with the last visit in 2007.

After returning from Hong Kong in 1974, BJ enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania program for Nurse Practitioners. On graduation she worked with a newly formed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in Center City, Philadelphia. Many of her clients were from the nearby gay community which was just beginning to experience what was later identified as HIV/AIDS. Afterwards, BJ became the director of nursing at UU House, a nursing facility in Germantown.

On retiring from UU House BJ began to develop her interest in writing. She enrolled in writing courses, and her short pieces on her growing up years in China eventually evolved into her lovingly written memoir “The Oriole’s Song: An American girlhood in wartime China,” which was published in 2003.

BJ and Dave moved to Kendal at Longwood in 2010 where she continued to enjoy writing short pieces and also some poetry which was printed in the Kendal residents’ literary publication, “As You Like It.”

Predeceased in 2012 by son-in-law Roland Bischoff, BJ is remembered with love by her husband, Dave, daughters Jennifer and Renee and her husband, Dan Ingberman, and grandsons Nicholas and Christopher Bischoff, and Alexander (“AJ”) and Teddy Ingberman.


[top] BJ’s parents, Dwight and Winifred Rugh, worked with the Yale-in-China program from 1930 to 1951, with most of the time spent in China. From 1941 to 1944 the Rugh family lived in the small town of Yuenling, in Hunan Province, a time and place that BJ wrote about at length in her memoir, “The Oriole’s Song.” Their cook was Tou Shi-fu, and his oldest daughter, Yuan-mei became one of BJ's two really close friends. BJ wrote about Yuan-mei and Xi-Xi at some length in her book. When they were about to leave Yuenling, Winifred Rugh made dresses for the three girls, using the same material for all three, as "sister" dresses to record their very close friendship. (Yuan-mei is in the middle).

[center] B.J. Rugh with friends on the Yale-in-China campus soccer field, Changsha, 1937.

[bottom] BJ with her parents Dwight and Winifred Rugh

Apply by 2/16/2018: Guizishan Fellowship

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Application Deadline:
February 16, 2018
Yale-China is now accepting applications to the 2018-2019 Yale-China CCNU Guizishan Fellowship.

Guizishan Fellows carry out an individualized program of inquiry in any field or area of interest; Fellows also teach a half-time course load at CCNU, with assigned classes to be determined by the backgrounds of the selected Fellows and needs at CCNU.


在雅礼协会的协助下,长沙市与纽黑文市缔结了新的姐妹城市关系。为了庆祝这次合作和即将到来的中国新年,我们将于2月4日周六下午5:30至7:30,在耶鲁大学Woolsey Hall的President’s Room举办这次特别的中国姊妹晚宴。纽黑文市长Toni Harp女士会加入我们一起正式宣布与长沙缔结的新姊妹城市关系。宴会结束后我们还在宴会厅对面为各位嘉宾们准备了精彩的节目表演与中国歌舞。不要放过这个发现未来纽黑文与长沙商贸及交流机遇的时刻,快来加入我们与各界新老朋友欢聚一堂,共同欢庆新春佳节!
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  Dear Friend,

Yale-China’s work just became much more important.

All of us have endured a year of rising xenophobia, distrust across ethnic and political lines, attacks on stability and on long-time partnerships, and a long list of U.S.–China tensions.

The antidote to these trends is what Yale-China accomplishes every day. We may be a small organization in a large world, but our impact is infectiously positive and transformational for thousands of Chinese and Americans, many of whom go on to become influential leaders across many fields in both countries. We are a strong community that has survived tough times and changed minds and taught respectful understanding for 115 years.

Last month, what Yale-China accomplishes was on display when Yali High School and Xiangya Hospital – both of which we co-founded in 1906 – celebrated their 110th birthdays! Alumni and professionals from across the decades returned to Changsha and expressed how “Yali Spirit” and the professional training we provided – as well as lasting relationships with beloved Yale friends and teachers – had changed their lives. This fall, Yale-China and the City of New Haven are forging a new “Sister City” relationship with Changsha to bring more people together and benefit both cities. These practical contributions and our people-to-people engagement provide stabilizing ballast in the often-tangled relationship between China and the United States – maybe the most important relationship of this century.

Yale-China needs your support. Can you make a gift to our Annual Appeal? (Click here) Cast your vote for respect, learning, positivism and service across borders to heal the wounds of our fragile world.

With thanks and warm wishes from New Haven and all of our partner cities,


David Youtz
Executive Director

Yale-China Review Spring/Summer 2016

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Announcing our 2016-2018 Teaching Fellows

  Yale-China Teaching Fellows are posted to partner sites in mainland China and Hong Kong, where they spend two years teaching, learning, and serving as members of the local community.

For more information on the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship, visit http://www.yalechina.org/teach.

The Yale-China Association is pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals as Yale-China Teaching Fellows of the 2016-2018 term.

Ben Healy ES '16
Andres Valdivieso, PC '16
Mollie Korewa, BK '16
Jessica Hahne, YSPH '16, SM '15
Kevin Su, MC '16
Sebastian Monzon, PC '15
Symba Nuruddin, MC '16
Yunyi Chen, ES '16

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2016-2018 Yale-China Teaching Fellows

BEN HEALY, ES '16 (History), Xiuning Middle School
Ben Healy is heading to Xiuning Middle School with the Yale-China program from Lexington, Kentucky. At Yale he majored in History and spent much of his free time playing double bass in the Yale Symphony Orchestra and in numerous other undergraduate music groups. A proud member of Ezra Stiles College, Ben served as a Freshman Counselor, a Master’s Aide, and a fierce competitor on the Intramural fields. He has a strong interest in teaching, and the summer after his junior year he designed and taught a class on Ornithology to a group of New Haven seventh graders with the Ulysses S. Grant Program, an academic enrichment program for New Haven Public School students. Ben loves reading, hiking, and cheering on the University of Kentucky basketball team and Arsenal Football Club. Ben is thrilled to start learning Mandarin and teaching English. He is especially excited to get to know his students and to explore the community surrounding Xiuning County.

ANDRES VALDIVIESO, PC '16 (Environmental Studies), Xiuning Middle School
Andrés is a nature enthusiast that joins the Yale China Xiuning family with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, Wildlife Conservation focus. His love for animals and desire to learn more about the conservation field propelled him to study wildlife management in Tanzania, rehabilitate juvenile howler monkeys and white-faced capuchins in western Panama, and intern as part of the science team in the Galapagos National Park. When not outdoors, thinking about trees or doing genetics research on the hybridization of Galapagos Giant Tortoises, he can be found singing as part of the Yale Glee Club (an undergraduate mixed choir) and Living Water (Yale’s Christian a cappella group). He is ecstatic about immersing himself in Chinese culture and cannot wait to share his appreciation for the flora and fauna with which we cohabit. After the fellowship, Andrés plans to pursue conservation education to continue cultivating these passions further.

MOLLIE KOREWA, BK '16 (Ethnicity, Race & Migration), Yali Middle School
Mollie joins the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship with a B.A. in Ethnicity, Race & Migration. As an undergraduate, she was an Education Studies Scholar and tutored through PALS Tutoring and Mentoring and the Yale Refugee Project. She taught for and co-directed Yale’s Ulysses S. Grant Summer Program, where she got to make friends with New Haven students and teach them about immigration, conservation, Arabic and Impressionist art.

She loves to travel and has studied abroad in China, Spain, and Morocco. She has enjoyed studying Mandarin since middle school and fell in love with China when she spent a summer in Harbin on a Light Fellowship. She has also gotten to know the world through music on a radio show, in which she butchers the names of artists from across the globe. She is thrilled to join Yale-China and cannot wait to meet her students and get to know Changsha.

JESSICA HAHNE, YSPH '16, SM '15 (Masters in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Science), Yali Middle School
Hailing originally from the suburbs of Los Angeles, Jessica Hahne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Yale. She sets forth on the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship after spending a fifth year at Yale earning a Master’s Degree in Public Health and volunteering part-time with Yale Students for Christ. As part of her public health training this past summer, she participated in Yale-China’s Community Service Exchange as an Intern in Mental Healthcare. She is excited to be returning both to China and to the realm of English literature as a teaching fellow, and looks forward to pushing new intellectual and imaginative frontiers with her students at Yali Middle School.

As a former Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Scientific Magazine and the author of a senior undergraduate thesis on how the germ theory of disease shaped early-1900s American Literature, Jessica is eager for opportunities to continue integrating her proclivity for the written word and her passion for public health. While in Changsha, she hopes to find opportunities to learn more about Chinese medicine and bioethics, in anticipation of a possible career in academic nursing.

KEVIN SU, MC '16 (Anthropology), Lingnan (University) College
Growing up as a first-generation American in New York City, Kevin Su has had ample opportunities to learn not just in the classroom but also from the communities and cultures around him, and he is now excited to share his love of cross-cultural learning as a Fellow at Sun Yat-Sen University. At Yale, he studied Anthropology alongside a pre-medical concentration, particularly interested in the ways that communities create, organize, and sustain beliefs, traditions, and institutions surrounding health and medicine. He has taught sexual health to New Haven high school students with the Yale Community Health Educators for two years and has found education a fulfilling way to actively encourage a culture of knowledge and responsibility among American youth. His past two summer experiences have also helped him refine and foster his particular interests in medicine and anthropology: in the summer of his sophomore year, he interned at APICHA Community Health Center in New York City, which delivers care to the LGBT and Asian American populations in Manhattan's Lower East Side. There, he saw first-hand the importance of culturally- and structurally-sensitive care in medicine, as well as the need for educational resources among vulnerable populations such as immigrants and young people. In the summer of his junior year, he had the privilege to study Traditional Chinese Medicine in Kunming, China for six weeks, and the experience solidified his interest in better understanding Chinese health beliefs and institutions, both in their native manifestations and also as translated in immigrant communities abroad. Outside of his academic interests, Kevin also served on the executive board of WYBC Yale Radio for two years and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge of and passion for American culture, especially music, with his students. Kevin is grateful for the opportunity to return to China for a longer period of time as a teacher and foster deeper mutual understanding in and out of the classroom at Sun Yat-Sen University.

SEBASTIAN MONZON, PC '15 (Political Science), Lingnan (University) College
Sebastian, a native Chicagoan, is honored to join the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship at Sun Yat-sen University. At Yale, Sebastian studied political science and served as the co-coordinator of the Dwight Hall Urban Fellows Program, where he led a cohort of student fellows who were assigned two-year work placements across various nonprofits and New Haven government. As a junior, Sebastian co-founded a wearable health technology company, and in the year following his graduation he worked diligently to make it thrive. He wore many hats, but focused on business development and fundraising. Sebastian found a well-timed opportunity to leave the company in the care of the other co-founders, two people he could not respect more, to pursue his longtime goal of living and working abroad.

Sebastian is most looking forward to finding new and enriching perspectives and experiences while living in China. He cannot wait to spend substantial time and effort understanding Chinese culture, politics, governance, and business. Sebastian is also a language enthusiast, due in part to having grown up in a Spanish-English bilingual household, and he is eager to hone his Mandarin skills and make many embarrassing mistakes along the way.

SYMBA NURUDDIN, MC '16 (Art History), Chinese University of Hong Kong
As a creative third culture kid raised in over six different countries, Symba Nuruddin cannot wait to continue making cross-cultural connections as aCUHK Yale-China Teaching Fellow. She is especially eager to return to Hong Kong after having fallen in love with the city while living there during her freshman and sophomore years of high school. As an undergraduate art history major with a demonstrated passion for education, Symba is already thinking of ways to incorporate the many incredible visual arts resources that Hong Kong has to offer into her lessons. At Yale, she explored her dual interests through a variety of extracurricular activities. During the school year and over summer vacation, she worked and taught at a number of arts institutions, including the Creative Arts Workshop, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Frick Collection. During her senior year, in addition to interning at the Yale University Press and the Yale University Art Gallery, she also tutored ESL with Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven and the beta online tutoring website TalkIvy. Although she enjoyed teaching English domestically, she studied mandarin at Yale and looks forwards to improving her own language skills in China after graduation. She cannot wait to meet her students so that they can begin to learn and grow together!

YUNYI CHEN, ES '16 (History), Chinese University of Hong Kong
Yunyi Chen is a senior from Yale College, expecting graduation in May, 2016. She was born and raised in Changsha, Hunan Province, P.R. China. She went to Yali Middle School before going to the United States for her college education in 2012. As a history major, she has studied a wide range of topics in world history, including classical history of Greece and Rome, British Enlightenment history of the 19th century, early American republican history, the American Civil War and Reconstruction, Eastern Europe in the 20th century, the Cold War, Colonial African history and modern Chinese history. Her interests include film, music, art and literature. Having been admitted as a teaching fellow for a two-year term at the Chinese University at Hong Kong, she is excited to learn the craft of teaching through experience and engage with the students in a meaningful and rewarding way. An admirer of Qian Mu, the founder of New Asia College where she will be teaching at CUHK, she is ready to steep herself in the culture and history of the school and community. She hopes to connect her future students with a variety of resources for their intellectual enrichment.

Yale-China Review Fall/Winter 2015

  Dear Friends and Members of the Yale-China Community,

Hard to believe that December has arrived already! And with the end of the fall, our new Yale-China Review is here. Also this month the Yale campus is full of music and year-end studying, our fellows in China and Hong Kong will soon be sharing American holidays with their students and communities. Our Chinese teaching fellows in New Haven and Louisville will be experiencing American Christmas with their host families, and the medical and nursing fellows in New Haven will take a break from classes and projects to travel.

We hope you enjoy reading the electronic version of the Yale-China Review here—a mailed copy is also on its way to you soon. And if your year-end giving includes Yale-China, we are very grateful for your gift.

With warm holiday wishes!

David Youtz
Executive Director
Yale-China Association


  Dear Friends of Yale-China,

I arrived just a few weeks ago as the new executive director of the Yale-China Association, and I’m delighted to send you warm greetings from New Haven. As some of you know, I am both new and not, having served as the Association’s Hong Kong Director for the first half of the ‘90s. It is wonderful to be back in this community. And I am especially struck by how much has changed and how much is vibrant and new about Yale-China’s work with its partners in China, Hong Kong and the United States.

I urge you to take a new look at Yale-China. Two great ways to do this are to visit our Web site (http://www.yalechina.org) and to read through the latest Yale-China Review. I hope you received this new issue that we sent to you a few weeks ago in the mail, or take a moment to look through the attached electronic version click here http://issuu.com/yale-china/docs/yale-china_review_spring_2015 This .Review was designed to help catch you up on the Association’s initiatives in 2015 in health, education and the arts. From our new experimental site in Wuhan, to the first Arts Fellows who delighted everyone in New Haven and Louisville, to the hundreds of thousands of patients and health professionals touched by our health programs, Yale-China is working to ensure that we keep pace with the astounding velocity of change in Greater China (not to mention quite a lot that is new at Yale…). Like me, Yale-China is both new and not.

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I hope that what you learn moves you to make a contribution. There is a Donate button on the Web site, and an envelope tucked discretely into the mailed copy of the Review. Because Yale-China – while based on the Yale campus – raises all of its own funding each year to accomplish its mission. Which means we depend on you.

There has never been a more important time for the good will that happens naturally when we bring people together. In today’s climate of negative U.S.-China headlines and rising distrust between our governments, Yale-China’s work demonstrates daily that Chinese and American people transform each other’s lives joyously and deeply. Our programs result in changed minds and clear benefits in classrooms, hospitals, and performance halls in both countries. All of this transform thousands of people who go on to make a difference.

Enjoy the final weeks of Summer, and I hope to hear from you and get you more involved this year in the Yale-China community.

With thanks and warm wishes,

David Youtz

Executive Director

Arts Fellows Take Projects to Louisville, Kentucky

  After the Yale-China Arts Fellows took the spotlight in New Haven at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, they packed their bags for a two-week residency in Louisville, Kentucky. Check out what they've been up to by visiting the following links:

Yale-China-Louisville Exchange Week 1
Yale-China-Louisville Exchange Week 2-3
YouTube: Hong Kong Artist Engages Youth at Louisville's Neighborhood House
Smoketown Arts Festival in The Courier-Journal
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“Yale-China’s launch of its inaugural Arts Fellowship has been an exciting program to develop because of the shared art-making and shared learning that is instigated by the presence of two Hong Kong artists in the New Haven community, home of Yale University. I am so pleased to see that an introductory visit to Louisville for the Humana Festival of New American Plays has opened new doors not only for our collaborative and curious HKETO-NY Arts Fellows, but also for the ready and welcoming community of Louisville. The steadily growing audience for these two artists encourages our belief that creative exchanges for person-to-person relationship building is key to developing a more understanding global society,” said Annie Lin, Senior Program Officer, Arts, Yale-China Association.

“IDEAS is honored to be part of the the Yale-China Arts Fellowship program in its inaugural year with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York. Our organizations share similar aims of inspiring people to learn and serve together—through the arts,” said Theo Edmonds, co-founder of IDEAS. “Parry Ling and Yang Hao will work along-side local residents, visual artists, filmmakers, YouthBuild students, emerging African-American spoken word artists and musicians, Asia Institute – Crane House, the Ballet, businesses like SeedCapitalKY and even professional gardeners from Versailles, France, West African artists and an Israeli curator – all in celebration of the 150 year anniversary of the Smoketown community. We are bound together by a common concern for each other and a belief in the democratizing power of the arts as an empowering force in our world.”

“At Asia Institute Crane House we believe the exchange of culture and ideas this residency brings to our community is vitally important in growing our region’s global fluency. By bringing artists from China, through the Yale-China Arts Residency, to work directly with our community this summer, powerful person to person connections will be made that will bring the world to Louisville and Louisville to the world. It is exciting to work in partnership with IDEAS to make this happen in our city,” said Bryan Warren, Executive Director, Asia Institute – Crane House.

In addition to their investigative residency with IDEAS, artists Ling and Hao will be participating in the Smoketown Arts Festival on July 11, 2015. The Festival is part of the Creative Innovation Zone in Smoketown supported by ArtPlace America. It will feature the premier of Lavel White’s film “More Than Bricks and Mortar: Smoketown, A New Beginning,” community arts activities with Steam Exchange, and a special performance of The West End Poetry Opera by Roots & Wings.

雅礼协会任命游子达(David Youtz)为会长

  以下是雅礼协会董事会主席范美珊(Martha Finn Brooks)写给全体雅礼会员和朋友的信——


亲爱的雅礼协会成员和朋友们,我很高兴地宣布,自2015年7月1日起,游子达(David Youtz)将成为雅礼协会的新会长。雅礼协会拥有114年的历史及与耶鲁大学的密切关系,这份独特的背景需要一位强大、有创造力、且对中国有深刻了解的领导人来加以利用。游子达在公益界和企业界的数十年领导经验使他胜任此职,带领雅礼协会面对未来的机遇和挑战。游子达现为美中关系全国委员会的高级顾问,策划并开发了一项美中能源的战略性新项目。我们很多人一直都关注着他的职业发展,因为他曾在1990年代担任过5年的雅礼协会香港地区主管。非常高兴他回归雅礼。我也要感谢遴选委员会的成员们,除了我担任主席,还有Ping Liang, Douglas Ferguson, Katherine Sandweiss, Deborah Davis和Joan Channick几位理事担任遴选委员。 感谢Robert Rohrbaugh和 Christian Murck参与了最后一轮面试。遴选委员会一致赞成任命David做会长,这一决定在董事会特别会议上也全票通过。

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我们非常感谢孟克文(Christian Murck)任职代理会长时作出的贡献,他将继续担任雅礼协会的理事。最后,这次新会长的遴选过程充分体现了雅礼协会的优势——理事、工作人员、合作伙伴、捐助人和雅礼的朋友们拥有广泛的人脉网络。谢谢所有为我们提供建议、推荐、为雅礼的未来献计献策的人。

请各位和董事会及雅礼工作人员一起欢迎游子达(David Youtz)的加盟!


范美珊(Matha Finn Brooks)

游子达(David Youtz)长期担任公益组织主管,在美国和亚洲的非盈利组织工作长达25年。最近,他被聘为总部设在纽黑文的雅礼协会的会长;早在1990年代,他就担任过五年的雅礼协会香港地区主管。游子达还曾在香港的儿童服务公益组织——“母亲的选择”——担任四年的行政总裁;又在摩根士丹利公司亚洲组担任主管六年。他还在亚洲协会(Asia Society)、世界文化遗产基金会( World Monuments Fund)及东西方研究所(EastWest Institute)担任过领导职务,并在全美的领养倡导组织“我们的孩子来自中国”(Families with Children from China)担任了七年主席。从2013年到2015年,他担任美中关系全国委员会顾问(兼任会员),策划并启动了一项美中能源新项目。游子达毕业于欧柏林大学(Oberlin College)艺术历史专业。1982年至1985年,他作为欧柏林山西教员在山西省任教。他在约翰•霍普金斯大学尼茨高级国际研究学院(SAIS)获得国际关系专业硕士。他的太太Mary Child是一名图书编辑;他们有四个女儿。




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LIA DUN, CC住宿学院,2015届毕业(东亚研究专业), 驻教香港中文大学
东亚研究专业毕业的Lia对于能加入雅礼教员的队伍非常兴奋。她曾获得Richard U. Light奖学金,去北京生活学习了一个暑假加一学年,学会了普通话,并从此对中国产生了浓厚的兴趣。Lia也在一些与教育相关的非盈利组织实习过,比如“美丽中国”支教组织(Teach for China)和天使岛移民站基金会(Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation);她对进一步积累教学经验无比期待。在耶鲁期间,她参与亚裔美国文化中心和亚美研究行动小组的活动,并从中认识到向学生宣传社会多样性有多么重要,并且要以实际行动真正做到这一点,而不仅仅停留在表面口号。她希望能将这一理念带入她在香港大学的教学。

HORACIO HERRERA-FAJER, TD住宿学院,2015届毕业(政治学专业), 驻教雅礼中学


CASSIDY LAPP, MC住宿学院,2015届毕业(科学及医学历史专业), 驻教中山大学岭南(大学)学院

AUSTIN LONG, CC住宿学院,2015届毕业(化学与政治学专业), 驻教香港中文大学
Austin来自加州旧金山湾区的皮诺尔(Pinole)小镇,是一名能源学者,拥有化学和政治学的双学位,他期待将自己在耶鲁的学习和实践应用到日后香港中文大学的教学中。Austin在耶鲁的最大收获来自亚裔美国人社团。他先担任了亚裔美国学生联盟的政治行动和教育委员会联执主席;之后重建并担任亚美研究行动小组主席;在耶鲁亚裔美国文化中心担任朋辈联系员,为新生提供咨询;并参加耶鲁的亚裔写作与表演组织Jook Songs的表演。此外,Austin还在纽黑文学院当了两年的公立学校实习生,还在皮博迪自然历史博物馆担任生日聚会教员,为孩子们举办生日聚会,向小朋友们讲解恐龙。

在此之前,Austin曾获得Richard U. Light奖学金,在暑假期间去往北京参加中文强化班学习;作为雅礼协会社区服务实习生,在香港的社区组织协会(Society for Community Organization)担任英语教师及社区中心工作人员;并在耶鲁气候能源学院和纽黑文市工程部门担任能源实习生。Austin对即将去香港中文大学教学感到十分激动,期待在那里继续他对社会公正、公共服务和教育等领域的探索。

DOMINIC LOUNDS, TD住宿学院,2015届毕业(艺术专业), 驻教中山大学岭南(大学)学院

ALLISON MILLER, PC住宿学院,2015届毕业(语言学专业), 驻教休宁中学
Ally怀着激动的心情加入雅礼大家庭,对即将去中国工作生活的两年充满期待。来自宾夕法尼亚州乡村的Ally对任何一个出国旅行的机会都不会错过,能深入体验中国文化更让她兴奋不已。在耶鲁期间,她参与Learning Enterprises(以跨文化交流为主旨的英语培训组织),作为志愿者领队去毛里求斯,教授英语对话课程并组织志愿活动,最终成为该组织的项目策划执行总监。她也在纽黑文的Wexler-Grant社区学校当课堂助教,并且是女子清唱团Something Extra的成员兼业务经理。


TAYLOR NICOLAS, BR住宿学院,2015届毕业(女性及性别研究专业), 驻教休宁中学
Taylor Nicolas来自纽约布鲁克林。她的本科专业是女性和性别研究,主要关注美国的性别、种族和法律的交叉领域问题。在耶鲁期间,Taylor参加过水球俱乐部,担任过布兰福特住宿学院院长的助手,在“无关闭之门”社会公益组织做过志愿者,还担任过Walden 朋辈心理咨询组织(Walden Peer Counselling)的学生顾问。大三上学期,Taylor去巴黎交流学习,学会了一口流利的法语,吃了太多的羊角面包。虽然她没有去过中国,也没学过普通话,但她对即将到来的中国之行非常雀跃,期待在休宁中学当雅礼教员的生活体验。休宁支教期结束后,她打算攻读法学博士。

THOMAS VEITCH, PC住宿学院,2015届毕业(心理学专业), 驻教雅礼中学
在波士顿地区长大的Thomas非常荣幸而又充满期待地加入雅礼教员的行列。他拥有心理学学士学位,尤其关注如何利用心理学来完善法律的设计和教育的实施。本科期间,他喜欢在耶鲁交响乐团吹奏法国号,并且是耶鲁大学民主党(民主党在耶鲁校园的官方学生代表组织)的董事会成员。他热爱教书,当过英语外教志愿者,学习过教育法规政策,担任过Ulysses S.基金会(该基金会为纽黑文地区青年提供夏令营活动)的联合主管和老师。虽然他从没有出过国,但他一直对中国很好奇,迫不及待地想去长沙,了解这座城市和当地的居民。当然,他最最期待的是与他的雅礼中学的学生们见面。














  以下为雅礼协会董事会主席范美珊(Martha Finn Brooks)发给全体雅礼人员的信:


很高兴告诉大家,孟克文(Christian Murk)将接任姚南薰,于2015年1月1日起成为雅礼协会的临时会长。董事会非常高兴Chris答应出任我们的临时会长,直到2015年7月1日。我们希望在这半年内能选定并任命一位正式的雅礼协会会长。

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Chris在其职业生涯里一直致力于从不同的方面推进中美关系的发展。接任雅礼之前,Chris是中国美国商会(AmCham China)会长。从2001年到2010年间,他任职于安可顾问有限公司(APCO Worldwide),先担任中国区总经理,接着担任亚洲区首席执行官。加入安可之前,他负责美国大通银行驻北京的业务,担任了五年总经理和高级主管。1991年到1996年间,他住在台北,负责大通及其前身机构的分行业务。他于1965年从耶鲁毕业,随后在普林斯顿大学取得东亚研究系博士学位。



范美珊(Martha F. Brooks)


  以下为雅礼协会董事会主席范美珊(Martha Finn Brooks)发给全体雅礼人员的信:


告诉大家一个消息,姚南薰(Nancy Yao Maasbach)在担任雅礼协会会长五年半之后,将于2014年12月31日卸任。Nancy将去往纽约,担任美国华人博物馆(Museum of Chinese in America,简称MOCA)馆长。正是在雅礼工作的几年里,Nancy进一步发展了她对艺术、文化和个人历史的热爱。Nancy将在华人博物馆继续向此三方面努力。让我们一起祝贺她!

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为了表达我们对Nancy工作的感谢,我们开设了一项基金,并将在2015年2月13日的旗袍舞会上作为礼物赠送给雅礼协会。在Nancy的要求下,所有赠送给她的礼物都汇入雅礼的李洁明(James R. Lilley)纪念基金——这是为纪念已故美国驻中国大使李洁明(James R. Lilley)而设立的基金,用于支持我们在安徽休宁中学的教育项目。如果您或您的朋友愿意参加,请电邮yale-china@yale.edu。如果您能参加2月13日的旗袍舞会,那就更好了!

我们已成立了一个由董事会成员组成的遴选委员会。如果您或您的朋友对雅礼会长一职感兴趣,或有任何疑问或推荐,请私邮财务运营主任Jonathan Green(jonathan.green@yale.edu)或我(mfbrooks1@me.com)。



范美珊(Martha Finn Brooks)



康州纽黑文 ——雅礼协会很高兴向大家宣布:杨浩(YANG Hao)和凌展腾(Parry LING Chin Tang)获选2014-2016年度雅礼艺术研究员。杨先生和凌先生将在纽黑文驻访六个月,与耶鲁及大纽黑文地区的艺术家及专家教授切磋,并设计酝酿自己的课题。驻访期结束后,他们会回到香港,花一年的时间继续完善自己的课题。2016年6月,杨先生和凌先生将参加纽黑文国际艺术创意节,展示他们的作品。

香港驻纽约经济贸易办事处主任Steve Barclay说:“我们香港驻纽约经济贸易办事处很高兴能与雅礼协会合作,创立这个艺术研究员项目,并遴选出两名年轻有为的香港艺术家。驻访期间,他们将全方位参加为他们量身定制的项目和活动,从中寻找创作灵感,丰富他们的艺术经历。香港是新兴的艺术文化港口,现正着力把西九龙文化区发展为主要的综合文化区。希望这一合作项目能顺势结果,并在将来的日子里进一步加强香港和康州以及全美之间的纽带。” 更多 >
凌展腾(Parry Ling)是常驻香港的关系艺术家。他毕业于香港中文大学和香港浸会大学,获得多个艺术奖项,其作品——包括影像装置、表演艺术及其他视觉艺术——在香港很多地方都有展示。除了在香港浸会大学视觉艺术学院讲课之外,Parry还在1a空间画廊、A-lift画廊、奥赛奇人画廊、香港艺术中心、香港中文大学许氏文化馆和香港浸会大学有作品展览。Parry探索的主题包括社会认同、政治和环境。

杨浩是常驻香港的现代舞蹈家。杨浩在重庆长大,在北京念书,2007年他搬到香港,在香港演艺学院学习。除了在香港教舞蹈之外,杨浩还在中国歌剧舞剧院、中国广州歌舞团和广东现代舞团和城市现代舞公司授课。最近,杨浩为多个表演编舞,包括Autorun(2011)、Rush (2013)、韩国国际舞蹈节上的《Cube》、香港2014艺术节上的《直言不讳》以及和Alice Rensy合作的《Nothing...but Something》(2014)。


  2014年10月18日,雅礼代表团前往湖南长沙,庆祝湘雅医学院——雅礼协会于20世纪初在长沙创办的机构之一——成立一百周年。代表团中的首席贵宾是1940年代湘雅医院的护士长玛迪女士(Maude Pettus),今年也正好一百岁,远涉重洋来与湘雅共庆生日。玛迪的重访湘雅和湘雅为她安排的百岁贺寿深深体现雅礼团体的悠久情谊与牢固纽带。中国当地媒体对此作了大量报道,以下节选其中片段,并附链接。 更多 >
长沙晚报, 2014年10月20日, A2页 (文章及图片)

本报讯(记者 唐江澎 通讯员 武海亮)“我为我深爱不疑的丈夫感到骄傲!在他曾工作并为其献出生命的地方度过100岁生日,这是庆祝我生日的最好方式!”昨日,对美国人玛迪来说,注定不同寻常。这位湘雅医院曾经的“洋护士长”,在刚参加完湘雅医学院的百岁庆典后,又和湘雅人共庆自己的百岁生日。



在丈夫长眠的地方“洋护士长”度过百岁生日 萧山晨报
百岁美国护士长跨洋长沙庆生 中国新闻网
美国老人长沙过百岁生日 曾任湘雅医院护士长(图) 湖南日报

















特邀竖琴手Elizabeth Hainen表演谭盾作品《女书:女性的秘密歌谣》




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CORY COMBS,TD住宿学院,2014届毕业(物理和哲学专业), 驻教雅礼中学
Cory从未去过中国,但满怀对教育和新事物的热爱加入雅礼协会。他在耶鲁担任过新生辅导员、住宿学院院长助手、课后辅导员;并在手稿档案馆和耶鲁资产部工作过。同时,他通过各种辅导和社会拓展培训项目与纽黑文许多中学生有过交流。作为物理和哲学专业的学生,他主要在耶鲁外行星实验室做科研,并爱探索自然定律。他热爱科研,更热心于推进普通民众对科学的兴趣与参与:他的物理毕业设计是在行星猎人市民科学项目(Planet Hunters Citizen Science Project)志愿者的工作成果上发展起来的。他期待在中国深入了解文化,拓宽跨文化的视野。他热切期待学习中文、中国文学和历史,更重要的是他迫不及待地想见到雅礼中学的每一个人。

MEGAN JENKINS,SY 住宿学院,2014届毕业(分子生物物理学和生物化学专业),驻教休宁中学
Megan是个自豪的怀俄明州人,专业为分子生物物理学和生物化学,并热爱音乐会。在实验室里,她研究在生物模型C. elegans里调控GABA传递信号的生化机制;在实验室外,她在耶鲁交响乐队(YSO)做了四年小提琴手,并在大三时被选为YSO主席。YSO给了她很多精彩音乐项目的合作参与机会,其中包括与耶鲁合唱团(Yale Glee Club)登台卡内基音乐厅、与土耳其钢琴家Idil Biret合作录制全套欣德米特钢琴协奏曲、以及最近的巴西音乐会演出。耶鲁还培养了她对语言的兴趣,她先学法语,大四又开始学中文。她期待见到休宁的朋友们,进一步提高她的中文。

KERRI LU,PC住宿学院,2014届毕业(英语专业),驻教香港中文大学
作为一个出生在中国的加拿大人(进入耶鲁又成了伪美国人),Kerri对跨文化交流及社会服务一直很有兴趣,十分期待在香港中文大学期间在这两方面都有收获。她在耶鲁攻读英语专业,并参加耶鲁对饥饿和无家可归者的援助行动计划 (YHHAP)和耶鲁校长设立的暑期社会服务项目。Kerri在中国待过两个夏天,分别在故宫博物馆和百度公司工作,不仅对中国的文化与社会有所了解,公共服务部门和私企的不同经历更让她看到中国的高速发展和历史遗产之间的复杂动态关系,激起了她进一步探索东亚的兴趣。本科期间,Kerri是钟琴演奏协会(Guild of Carillonneurs)会员、在招生办公室担任过高级面试员和耶鲁校报驻公共事务和对外交流办公室的撰稿人。Kerri非常期待借此机会了解香港文化,并通过教书继续她的社会服务事业的追求。

MAGGIE NEIL,ES住宿学院,2014届毕业(人文学专业),驻教中山大学岭南学院
Maggie从人文学专业毕业,研究重点为视觉艺术。进耶鲁之前,她在十余个不同城市上过学,体验过美国和法国的不同教育制度。这一经历培养了她对海外生活和国际化教育的兴趣。她在耶鲁学习视觉艺术和心理健康,并在耶鲁大学美术馆工作,还在意大利威尼斯的佩姬•古根汗美术馆(Peggy Guggenheim Collection)工作过一个夏天。她为耶鲁本科生自编的艺术与艺术史刊物《维度》(Dimensions)撰稿并编辑,并成为主编。她也在耶鲁本科生热线Walden Peer Counseling工作过,还有一年夏天在西西里岛巴勒莫市的难民诊所当志愿者。Maggie希望在中山大学教完书后读研,攻读艺术史或临床心理学。

BRENDAN ROSS,BK住宿学院,2014届毕业(历史和东亚研究系专业),驻教 雅礼中学
Brendan满怀憧憬地加入到雅礼教员的大家庭里。在密苏里乡村和圣路易斯度过童年之后,他来到耶鲁探索外面的世界,攻读历史和东亚研究专业。本科期间,他担任过可持续性食物计划的农场主管,作为FOOT领队带领大一新生穿越丛林,并通过雅礼的暑期社区服务项目到中国漓江的绿色教育中心(Green Education Center)实习。毕业后,他得到Richard U. Light奖学金,去北京学习中文。他很看好可持续农业和绿色经济的未来,尤其是在中国,希望将来能在这些交叉领域发展事业。他喜爱读书、爬山、听音乐会,并收集各种地图(包括长沙最新地铁地图)。他非常高兴即将深入中国的腹地,前往雅礼中学教书并学习。

DANIEL SISGOREO,BK住宿学院,2014届毕业(英语专业),驻教中山大学岭南学院
Daniel Sisgoreo获得英语专业本科学位,其兴趣在于中国、人权和国际法。 他的学术研究重点是后殖民文学,毕业论文是种族隔离年代南非小说里的种族政治问题。在Richard U. Light奖学金的慷慨资助下,他在2012年暑假里到哈佛北京学院学习中文,在耶鲁也选修了好几门中文课及关于中国政治与社会的课程。除了对中国的兴趣,他也是耶鲁校报编辑,并在多家报社杂志社实习工作过,其中包括 《中国手》(China Hands)、《匹兹堡邮报》(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)、《耶鲁校友月刊》(Yale Alumni Magazine)等。大四时,Daniel在伯克利学院担任大一辅导员。他希望在中国也能有类似的机会辅导学生。Daniel希望在担任雅礼教员期间更深入地学习中国文化与社会,锻炼语言能力,融入一个陌生而全新的社区中。之后,Daniel希望能进法学院深造。

ARIELLE STAMBLER,MC住宿学院,2014届毕业(英语专业),驻教香港中文大学

KATIE STEWART, JE住宿学院,2014届毕业(英语专业),驻教休宁中学
Katie Stewart从英语专业毕业,本科经历丰富,曾任女子足球队队长、踢踏舞队员 、大一新生背包旅行领队、文学杂志编辑及学术研究助理,并热衷于多项校内体育活动。Katie最喜欢做的是学生辅导与教书,她是MC住宿学院的大一辅导员,并给各年龄段的孩子做过家教,辅导数学、阅读与写作。大二暑假里,她参与Ulysses.S.基金项目——一个给纽黑文中学生提供的提高班,设计并教授一门课程。她很高兴即将学习一门新语言,体验一种新文化,融入一个新的社群,并能继续教书。




在雅礼教员前往中国支教一百多年后,雅礼协会开始从中国选派教员来美国公立学校任教。该新项目挑选优秀的中国大学毕业生前来美国公立学校教授汉语与中国文化。作为今年的首批教员,邓海晖目前在艺术人文高中(Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School)任教,龙川在大都会商科学校(Metropolitan Business Academy)任教。

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作为“十万强计划”重点合作伙伴,雅礼协会向大家隆重推出2013-2014年度“十万强计划”学生大使名单。当选的十名学生大使将在本年度内积极推进社区里的中美讨论。其中八名是康州纽黑文市的高中生——四名来自大都会商科学校(Metropolitan Business Academy),另四名来自艺术人文高中(Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School)。还有两位是派驻中国湖南雅礼中学任教的雅礼教员。雅礼学生大使来自不同的背景,既有美国本土的高中生,又有前往中国生活与工作的大学毕业生。他们不同的经历体现了跨越物理与文化障碍、建立互相沟通的桥梁有各种可能的方式。这些优秀的年轻人不仅将在当地引领中美关系的重要讨论,并有机会在活动中结识界内的重要人物。我们将不断更新报道,与朋友们一起分享他们的经历。




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雅礼协会会长姚南薰将与美国国务卿John F. Kerry及其他有关人员在华盛顿聚会,正式宣布这一消息。作为重点合作伙伴,雅礼协会已选出十位高中生与大学生作为“十万强计划”的学生大使,在各自社区展开活动。





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雅礼协会最近的艺术活动之一是邀请耶鲁大学合唱团前往安徽休宁中学与休宁海阳二中表演与交流。休宁中学是与雅礼协会联合开展 雅礼教员项目 的最新合作学校,休宁中学与海阳二中也都是2011年休宁服务与文化交流项目的合作组织者。耶鲁合唱团成员为休宁师生们表演节目,并向学生教唱耶鲁校歌。


  The Yale-China Association is pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals as Yale-China Teaching Fellows for the 2013-2015 term.

Yale-China Teaching Fellows are posted to partner sites in mainland China in Hong Kong, where they spend two years teaching, learning, and serving as members of the local community.

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2013-2015 Yale-China Teaching Fellows

JOHN COPP, JE ‘13 (English), CUHK
China and English, in combination, attracted John to Yale-China. His love of English language and literature lead at Yale to his working on the literary Yale Undergraduate Magazine, interning at the Yale University Press, and majoring in English. The opportunity for new lingual and cultural experiences led him to a semester in Beijing under the auspices of the Peking University–Yale University Joint Undergraduate Program. There he developed a great interest in China and the Chinese language, while continuing to explore English—through discussions with non-native speakers, and then by teaching at the High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University. This teaching experience—and a previous summer's experience at the Louisville Science Center—were highly rewarding to John. Thus he is very excited to be teaching, English, in China, at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

REBECCA JAYE, JE ‘11 (American Studies), Lingnan College
Rebecca joins the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship with a degree in American Studies and a focus on creative non-fiction writing. Through the lens of ethnography, Rebecca studied the social and economic inequities that influence the way race, culture, and public policy are formed both in the United States and internationally. Rebecca was previously the recipient of the Richard U. Light Fellowship, which enabled her to study Korean language in Seoul for two summers. Her summers in Korea allowed her to develop an appreciation for cross-cultural education. Subsequently, she spent a semester abroad in London studying British history and art, as well as serving as an intern for the Israeli Ministry of Justice’s Department for the Battle Against Human Trafficking. On campus, Rebecca was a tutor for New Haven Reads and led workshops for the Women’s Art Collective, which helped students use art as therapy. Rebecca is excited to engage in cross-cultural learning and deepen her knowledge of Chinese history and culture. Following her time in China, she hopes to pursue studies in divinity and law.

DRISANA MISRA, TC ‘13 (Literature), CUHK
Drisana has cultivated a deep interest in art and culture through the Literature major at Yale, where she focused primarily in Japanese literature and film. During her sophomore year, she spent a semester in London studying British literature, art, and political history with the Yale-in-London programme. Relishing every moment of this experience, she then continued living abroad the following two summers through the generosity of the Light Fellowship, studying modern Japanese in Tokyo and classical Japanese in Kyoto. Drisana pursues her interests in travel writing, photography, and foreignness through her commitment to the Jetset Times, a daily online travel publication. She became interested in teaching after spending her senior year working closely with high school students who were learning English as a Second Language at Ivy Labs Education in New Haven, Connecticut. These experiences inspired her to become a Yale-China Teaching Fellow. She is excited to join the Yale-China family and share her love of literature and culture with the students at CUHK. In Hong Kong, she hopes to acquire Chinese language skills, travel all over Asia, cultivate knowledge of Chinese culture, and expand her analytical framework. Following this fellowship, Drisana plans to continue her studies in Comparative Literature.

JULIUS MITCHELL, BR ‘13 (Political Science and Ethnicity, Race & Migration), Xiuzhong
Julius Mitchell is excited to join the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship with a degree in Political Science and Ethnicity, Race & Migration. Born and raised in Chicago, he has a strong interest in ethnography, travel, and international education. His experiences in China began after completing a language program at East China Normal University in high school. At Yale, Julius was awarded the Light Fellowship to study in Beijing at Associated Colleges in China. He is a freshman counselor in Branford College and has spearheaded numerous projects for Yale Admissions like Bulldog Days and the Multicultural Open House. He is the former business manager and choreographer of Shades (Yale’s youngest a cappella group). He looks forward to immersing himself in the Xiuning community and strengthening his language proficiency.

HANA OMIYA, JE ‘13 (Fine Art), Yali
Hana joins Yale-China with a passion for people and a degree in the Fine Arts. Her love for drawing and learning about East Asia has led her to study language, art, and architecture in China, Korea, and Japan. Back home, she designs floral arrangements and interior paintings for Mari's Japanese Cuisine. On campus, she is dedicated to mentoring Yalies through cultural education. She has served as a co-moderator of the Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth and of the Taiwanese American Society, as well as a peer liaison for the Asian American Cultural Center. She enjoys working closely with students as a tutor at Yale's Center for Language Study, and is interested in pursuing art and language education as a career. Hana is excited to meet her class at Yali and fill her sketchbook with delicious recipes of Changsha.

CHINH PHAM, TC ‘13 (Psychology), Yali
Chinh Pham joins the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship with a degree in Psychology and a special interest in developmental psychology. During his time at Yale, Chinh has been active in a wide array of activities, serving as a Freshman Counselor, a coordinator of an adopted siblings program, a co-president of the Yale Lion Dance Troupe, a board member of the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, and a representative of the college council. He has travelled to England, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and his home country, Vietnam, multiple times and is excited to actively learn about China during his time in Changsha. In his free time, Chinh likes to read, cook, and engage in competitive sports. Following his time in Changsha, he hopes to apply the skills he will have acquired and pursue a career in education policy.

CAMERON ROTBLAT, JE ‘13 (Global Affairs and History), Lingnan College
Cameron joins the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship with a degree in History and Global Affairs and with strong interests in international development and international law. While at Yale, Cameron served as leader of the Yale Roosevelt Institute International Development Center (a student think-tank), senior editor of the Yale Review of International Studies, managing editor of the Yale Undergraduate Law Review, and a political science research assistant. He also volunteered as a MATHCOUNTS tutor for New Haven middle school students. During summers and college breaks he enjoyed studying and conducting research abroad in Haiti, Ghana, France, Switzerland, Senegal, and China. Cameron is incredibly excited to spend two years living and teaching at Sun Yat-sen University in Zhuhai. After the Fellowship he plans to study at Yale Law School.

JAMES SILVEIRA, JE ‘13 (Cognitive Science), Xiuzhong
Jamey joins the Teaching Fellowship after having exhausted nearly every other program the Yale-China Association has to offer. His work in the Cognitive Science major focused primarily on cross-cultural and cross-linguistic differences in cognition, especially between East Asians and Westerners. Jamey had the opportunity to further pursue his interest in East Asia through the Richard U. Light Fellowship, spending two summers in Beijing studying Chinese. He maintained his connection to the Light Fellowship throughout his Yale career, serving as the secretary and president of Light’s Student Advisory Committee. Jamey joined the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity after walking on to the varsity lacrosse team and was elected president of the organization during his junior year. After deciding to leave the team, he managed to stay active playing for the Yale rugby club. Jamey is thrilled to begin teaching in Xiuning and hopes to continue expanding his understanding of Chinese culture and society.


潇湘晨报, 2013/3/26






Day Of The Silk Fan Dance

“Let’s try that again from the ice cream scoop,” instructed Siyue Chen. ... After half an hour of stretching, sweeping, and waving, the class performed a version of the silk fan dance, a Chinese folk dance celebrating the approach of spring. Heralding spring could not have come sooner, since the Chinese Arts Festival, originally planned for Feb. 9, had to reschedule for this Saturday and Sunday due to blizzard Nemo. ...
作者:Parker Collins


WTNH-- On Saturday, New Haven will be celebrating the Chinese New Year, downtown at the Chinese New Year Festival for the Year of the Snake.

Nancy Yao Maasbach, the Executive Director of the Yale-Chinese Association, talked about some activities people can expect at the Chinese New Year Festival.

The festival starts at 10 AM Saturday morning, on Whitney Avenue, between Grove and Trumbull Streets.


作者:Dorie Baker




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