World Heritage Sites in China: Lijiang & Tulou
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 1:30pm
World Heritage Sites in China: Lijiang & Tulou

Like many countries, heritage is employed by China as a powerful instrument to reinforce national identity, showing that it has a glorious past. As President Xi pushes to showcase Chinese soft power at home and abroad, China has become successful in winning UNESCI acclaims, with its 52 world heritage sites ranking second only to Italy.

The balance between preservation and the need for economic development impose many challenges to the local communities. High cost of China’s push for Unesco heritage sites

In this coming China seminar, Hang will speak about two of these heritage sites, Lijiang in Yunnan Province, and Tulou in Fujian province.

Speaker: Mr. Hang Liu is a Hanban-sent Volunteer Chinese Teacher from Sun Yat-Sen University. Mr. Hang Liu holds China’s Teacher Certification. Education background: 2016-Now, Sun Yat-Sen University, Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages; 2010-2014, Hainan University BBA in Marketing. Mr. Hang Liu had worked in Cambodia for two years as a Chinese language teacher before coming to Portland. He has taught Chinese Reading, Spoken Chinese, Chinese Characters, Traditional Chinese Culture, Learning Chinese by Chinese Songs and etc. Mr. Hang Liu enjoys taichi, ping-pong ball, travelling and music.

Location - Urban Center 220