Oct. 18,

No. 144

AMS Weekly Newsletter
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
Podcast: U.S.-China Relations in a Time of Uncertainty

The podcast episode from our recent event with CASS experts Dr. Huang Ping and Lv Xiang is now live! Listen to this episode and all others from AMS here.

Upcoming AMS Event

Official-ism: The Chinese Historical Model and its Evolution, WU Si (中文)
Join us October 25, 4:30-5:30pm, at the Woodrow Wilson Center for what is bound to be a stimulating conversation with one of China's leading intellectuals, Wu Si 吴思 . Wu Si is the chairman of the Unirule Institute of Economics. He is the former executive-president and chief editor of 炎黄春秋 and the author of the highly influential history books Hidden Rules and  The Principle of Blood Payment.
Wu Si will be speaking about the idea of 官家主义, officialism, how it has been an important concept in China's historical development, and how it continues to impact China today. For those of you interested in contemporary Chinese intellectual discourse, this is an event not to be missed.
The event will be held at 4:30pm sharp in the 5th floor conference room at the Wilson Center, co-hosted by the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. Please make an effort to arrive at least 10 minutes in advance. This event is in Chinese with no interpretation.

俗语 in Xi Jinping's Speeches

xíng bǎi lǐ zhě bàn jiǔ shí

Meaning: 90 li is only half of a 100-li journey (the hardest work is at the end of a task) 

On October 17, 2018, Xi Jinping made remarks for the 5th National "Aid the Poor Day." He used this idiom to stress that even though China has come a long way in terms of poverty alleviation, there is still lots of hard work ahead. This is a useful idiom to incorporate into your own vocabulary.

Original: 习近平指出,行百里者半九十, 越到紧要关头,越要坚定必胜的信念, 越要有一鼓作气攻城拔寨的决心。

Job Opportunities with CET

Academic Travel Abroad/CET Academic Programs has two new job opportunities for Assistant Director of Chinese Language School at Middlebury and the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in China.  The positions are located in Beijing & Kunming in Partnership with Middlebury College.  The Assistant Director (AD) oversees the non-academic aspects of the program. General responsibilities include managing and implementing activities, excursions, Chinese roommate selection, and orientation. 
Readers can learn more about these opportunities here.
Additionally, CET is currently recruiting for a Resident Director (RD) for their Beijing Intensive Language program.  The RD oversees the non-academic aspects of the CET Beijing: Intensive Language program, which operates during the summer, fall, January and spring terms. The RD also works with the CET Foreign Service in Beijing Program team, located off-campus. 

Readers can learn more about this opportunity here.

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