CET is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012. The first CET group studied in Beijing in the summer of 1982 and over a quarter-century later, we headed south to Shanghai, launching a program there in 2008. Last month, CET alumni, staff, faculty, roommates and study abroad professionals came together at the M on the Bund bar/restaurant to celebrate 30 wonderful years, the vibrant and growing field of study abroad, and one of the world’s most dynamic cities: Shanghai. Executive Director, Mark Lenhart shared with guests how excited he was to be thirty years old, and introduce CET alumnus, Jamie Fleishman. Jamie studied abroad with CET in Beijing during the Spring 2010 and recently won first place in the CET alumni video/blog contest. Watch his first place alumni video here: http://cetacademicprograms.com/2012/05/11/happy-birthday-cet
In addition to showing his winning alumni video, Jamie also introduced The Stars of CET video, which features footage from the 30th Anniversary events held in Beijing this past June.
Check out The Stars of CET video here:
Here’s to 30 more years!
Click here to see more photos from the CET Shanghai event
Click below to read more about CET 30th Anniversary events, contests, photos and videos:
- 30th Anniversary Celebration in Washington DC: http://cetacademicprograms.com/2012/05/25/photos-from-the-cet-30th-anniversary-celebration-and-networking-event/
- 30th Anniversary Celebration in Beijing, China: http://cetacademicprograms.com/2012/07/13/photos-from-the-cet-30th-anniversary-celebration-and-networking-event-in-beijing-china/
- 30 Top Ten Lists for CET’s 30th Anniversary: http://cetacademicprograms.com/category/30-top-ten-lists/
- Alumni Video/Blog Contest: http://cetacademicprograms.com/category/alumni-blogvideo-contest/
- Alumni Photo Contest: http://cetacademicprograms.com/category/alumni-photo-contest/
This is the third podcast in CET’s “A Bridge to the Future” series marking the 30th anniversary of CET Academic Programs in China. In these half-hour conversations, we reflect on CET’s involvement in educating generations of students who would then observe and drive China’s astonishing record of modernization and development. As such, this podcast series features conversations with reporters, scholars and experts on China looking back at the last thirty years of reform and opening up.
In the studio with David Moser this week is Ken Hammond: professor of history at New Mexico State University, author of a biography of Yang Jisheng and lecturer in the Great Courses series “From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History.” In addition, Ken has the distinction of being CET’s first student… ever. Which is why we’re delighted to have him with us today for a wide-ranging discussion of what China and Beijing was like in the early 1980s, and how a knowledge of Chinese history continues to be essential for tracking current affairs in China.
Stay tuned for the more podcasts in CET’s ”A Bridge to the Future” series.
This is the second podcast in CET’s “A Bridge to the Future” series designed to mark the 30th anniversary of CET Academic Programs in China. In these half-hour conversations, [POPUP Chinese] aim to reflect on CET’s involvement in educating generations of students who would go on to observe and drive China’s astonishing record of modernization and development. The podcast series features conversations with reporters, scholars and experts on China looking back at the last thirty years of reform and opening up.
In the studio with David Moser (CET Academic Director) this week is Zhang Lijia: writer, journalist and once munitions worker. From her humble origins producing ICBM components in a factory in Nanjing, Zhang taught herself English and participated in the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement, before moving to England for three years. She is best known as the author of the personal memoir “Socialism Is Great!“, which talks about her experiences growing up in China in the 1980s.
Stay tuned for the third podcast in CET’s ”A Bridge to the Future” series, which will feature Tian Wei of CCTV in Beijing and a former CET roommate.