"Imported from China" is a half-hour documentary film that follows individuals from China who are navigating college life in the United States. After the film, a panel of University of Washington students from China will speak about their own experiences. The panel will be moderated by Anand Yang, Professor of International Studies and History at the University of Washington.
This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 PM.
For information about how to get to the HUB, visit http://depts.washington.edu/thehub/home/directions/. The event will be held in the Lyceum, which is located is on the first floor.
About the film:
"Imported from China," created by Emmy award winning Michigan State University faculty members, follows several Chinese international students who are grappling with finding a place in American universities and within the larger U.S. context.
The recent large influx of Chinese students at U.S. universities has reignited the conversation about the growing need for intercultural competence. Currently there are almost 200,000 international students from China studying in the United States, accounting for 25.4% of the total international student population (an 800% increase over the past few years). The film is a snapshot of this demographic shift, and demonstrates how relationships are nurtured and shaped across cultural boundaries. “Imported from China” is also a snapshot of the largest demographic shift in the university's history.
In 2006, only 96 undergraduate students at MSU were from China. This fall, the numbers are expected to soar to more than 4,000 or 13 percent of the undergrad population. This means one out of eight undergrads will be from China.
Colleges and universities throughout the country are seeing an influx of students from China. Of the top 20 universities with the largest number of Chinese international students, eight are from the Big Ten.
Film Facebook Page: Imported From China
Event sponsored by the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS). More more information, please contact Ellen Frierson.