The Shanghai International Studies University is an elite institution of higher learning in China. SISU has been one of the most acclaimed and influential universities cultivating intercultural professionals. SISU is known for being one of the earliest institutions where China’s higher education in foreign languages took shape. It is now a globalized and top-notch university in China committed to preparing innovative professionals and future torchbearers for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our timesWith a mission to “introduce the rest of the world to China” and “present China globally”, SISU has won an established reputation in linguistics, literary studies, comparative culture and diplomatic studies. SISU has been dedicated to providing students with a humanistic and holistic education that enables them to think globally and innovatively and make practical use of their professional knowledge and skills for smooth cross-cultural communication.Over the past 60-plus years, SISU graduates have been contributing to the economic and social development of China and to the promotion of friendly exchange with people around the world.SISU was among the first batch of schools admitted to the Project 211. Like its rival Beijing Foreign Studies University, SISU is known for its strict admission selection. SISU is constantly ranked among top 15 universities in China, even though it does not provide science or technology studies. The Ministry of Education has designated SISU's English Literature a National Key Subject along with the English Literature of Peking University. Wikipedia.
News Article | June 29, 2017
Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., will represent Thiel College as one of an elite group of U.S. scholars chosen for the international Research Committee of the World Media Economics & Management Conference, to be held May 6-9, 2018. -- Thiel College James Pedas Professor of Media, Communication and Public Relations Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., is one of only four U.S. scholars chosen for the Research Committee of the World Media Economics & Management Conference, to be held May 6-9, 2018, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Research Committee will be judging for acceptance abstracts of papers in August and accepting completed papers from mid-December until the end of January 2018.Thiel College (https://www.thiel.edu/)is a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania.Paper presenters will have several months after that to revise their papers based on the judging. Claussen, who also is Chair of the Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations and Executive Director of the James Pedas Communication Center at Thiel College, developed media management courses while a faculty member at Point Park University (Pittsburgh)and at Missouri State University (Springfield). He is the former Head of the Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship Division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.Claussen is the former publisher and editor of daily, weekly, biweekly and monthly newspapers in Wisconsin, Oregon and Washington and a former newspaper management consultant and media mergers/acquisitions broker. He holds an M.B.A. in corporate finance and labor relations/human resources from The University of Chicago.Claussen participated in the 2012 World Media Economics & Management Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the 2016 World Media Economics & Management Conference in New York City (the only time it's been held in the U.S.). The conference, started in 1994, is held every two years in a different city. Host cities have included Beijing, Rio de Janeiro and Stockholm.The 2018 conference, though being held in Cape Town, is being sponsored by the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University, in Grahamstown, South Africa. Claussen has previously been to Rhodes University and Cape Town each twice, when Rhodes University hosted UNESCO's 2008 meeting on "Capacity Building for Potential Centres of Excellence in Journalism Training in Africa," and the 2nd World Journalism Education Congress (2010).Other U.S. scholars chosen for the 2018 conference's Research Committee are Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida; Richard Gershon, Western Michigan University; and Kent Wilkinson, Texas Tech University. The Committee's 14 other members are from various other countries, including three from South Africa and two from the United Kingdom.Before joining Thiel, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, in 2015, Claussen was Visiting Professor of International Journalism at Shanghai International Studies University in China from 2013-2015. He also was Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (2011-2013); he was a Fulbright Specialist (2009-2014) and has done extensive consulting for universities and nonprofits in Bangladesh.In addition to his M.B.A., Claussen holds a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Georgia, an M.S. in mass communications from Kansas State University, and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Oregon. He was named the Pedas Endowed Chair in Communication in 2015.Thiel College ( https://www.thiel.edu/ ) is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.
News Article | December 8, 2016
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A Solo exhibition by contemporary Chinese ink artist Chuntao Lu, titled Beyond The Image of Shanghai, will be presented at the Asian Fusion Gallery in New York from December 9 - 15, and at the Asian Fusion Gallery in Washington, D.C. from December 16 - 25. Curated by Ohio State University Distinguished Professor Julia Andrews, a renowned specialist in Chinese art, and University of California, San Diego Professor of Asian Art History, Theory and Criticism, Kuiyi Shen, the exhibition is a follow-up to the exhibition Mind Traveling: Ink Art of Lu Chuntao, which showed at the Chinese Foundation of San Francisco last year. This new exhibition is being organized by Asian Culture and Media Group (U.S.A.) and hosted by the Asian Cultural Center. Chuntao Lu is represented by TRUEART.COM, a Shanghai-based art agency that promotes inter-cultural communication. The theme of Beyond the Image of Shanghai is a concise description of Chuntao Lu's works, and the pieces included summarize three aspects of his ink art, which are: a core of enjoyment, freedom from vulgarity and beauty of artistic conception. All his theories hearken back to his hometown, Shanghai, where the artist built and developed his connections with ink art. China's leading contemporary ink artist, Chuntao Lu's roots are in, and his inspirations come from, Shanghai. Beyond the Image of Shanghai is a presentation of the essence of Oriental culture, and also an exploration and trial of Oriental culture heading to the West. In recent years Chinese contemporary ink artists have stood out conspicuously, their identification in the global market increasing greatly. Chuntao Lu is an outstanding representative among those. Through the combination of ink and color, the change of lines and harmony between black and white, he has created an Oriental drawing language with the use of western techniques. His ink art, as an international art language, has built a bridge between east and west and is highly regarded. Specialist in Chinese Art and curator Kuiyi Shen once commented, "Chuntao Lu is an explorer in contemporary ink art language." Beyond the Image of Shanghai will continue the theme of "lotus pond", where new art works are innovations of old masterpieces in aspects of composition, color and blooming, and will allow observers to experience the newest ink art of the day. Lu Chuntao was born in Chongming Island, Shanghai, in 1965. He studied professional fine art at Shanghai International Studies University from 1984 to 1986. He is currently vice principal of the Shanghai Calligraphy and Painting Institute, a visiting painter at the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy, a member of the Chinese Artist Association and executive director of the Shanghai Artist Association. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/beyond-the-image-of-shanghai----new-solo-exhibition-by-chuntao-lu-to-show-in-new-york-and-washington-dc-300373494.html
News Article | December 15, 2016
Winners of the 2017 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters say the opportunity to attend the world's largest general scientific meeting and network with reporters and scientists offers validation for their hard work while strengthening their resolve to communicate science to the public. The Fellowship program, now in its 13th year, funds four early-career science reporters from emerging regions to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting. The 2017 meeting, themed "Serving Society Through Science Policy," will be held in Boston, MA Feb. 16-20. A total of 23 applications from China and India topped last year's record, with candidates newer to science journalism careers than previous years. "One of the main goals of the EurekAlert! Fellowships is to encourage science reporters at the dawn of their careers, and to help them build a network of mentors, peers, and contacts in the journalism and scientific communities," said Brian Lin, Director of Editorial Content Strategy at EurekAlert!. "The number of applications have improved steadily and many past Fellows are now leaders in science journalism in their countries." Disha Shetty, a health reporter with the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) newspaper, based in Mumbai, is only one year into a full-time job as a health beat reporter. She has reported on tuberculosis in rural India with the help of the REACH National Media Fellowship. She strives for solution-based journalism to "tell my readers the small but concrete things they can do to help conserve our planet at a time when global warming is at its peak," Shetty said. "I believe that [the AAAS Annual Meeting] will be a great learning opportunity for an early-career journalist like me to interact with such a diverse gathering including journalists from across the globe." Tabassum Barnagarwala has worked with daily newspaper Indian Express for the past three years. Like Shetty, Barnagarwala covers health news but says the theme of the 2017 Annual Meeting is close to her heart. She has been a keen observer of "the micro and macro levels of governmental policies and the obstacles in their implementation" in Mumbai. This is the third year the Fellowship program has featured India. The 2017 Fellows were selected by an independent panel of judges, including Malathy Iyer, Senior Editor with The Times of India. "Winners of the EurekAlert! Fellowships from India will gain immensely from attending the Boston conference as they will get to meet, listen and interact with science leaders," she said. The two Chinese judges agreed that this year's applicants, with an average length-of-service of 2.5 years, showed "outstanding performance in science news reporting," said TAI Zixue, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications at the University of Kentucky. "I am impressed by their solid grasp of timely and important issues on the frontlines of science and technology at both the domestic and global levels, and their acute understanding of the relevance to everyday life," he added. ZENG Ding has been reporting for Phoenix Weekly, a popular Chinese current affairs magazine, since 2013. In addition to winning an international journalism contest, he earned a series of awards for an in-depth report on Chinese herbal medicine. "Since I do in-depth reporting, what attracts me the most [about the Annual Meeting] are sessions on medical sciences and public health," Zeng said. Winning this Fellowship "offers me the opportunity to listen and have face-to-face chats with the best scientists from all over the world." HUANG Tianle is the second winner in as many years from Chinese science news website Guokr.com. He is excited about the science communication seminars at the Meeting. "Now I have the opportunity to learn how the world's best science communicators do their job," he said. "I'd love to humbly learn from them, push myself to the next level and encourage young people to make their own [career] decision and prove themselves right." Both Huang and Zeng have a background in science, which may have contributed to their reporting. "They are producing high-quality science news stories with sound and accurate scientific information," said Joy Ma, Editorial Content Manager at EurekAlert! Chinese, adding that many Chinese applicants submitted entries with "easily accessible and relatable writing styles providing in-depth analysis and perspectives." Established in 2004 with a seed grant from the William T. Golden Endowment Fund for Program Innovation and sponsored by EurekAlert!, the AAAS-operated science-news service, the EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters support early-career science reporters from emerging economies by providing them with opportunities to cover the latest research and network with peers from around the world at AAAS Annual Meetings. Applicants must have five years or less of professional science journalism experience, meet EurekAlert!'s longstanding reporter-registrant eligibility criteria, and submit a complete application including published writing samples, a letter of recommendation, and an original essay. Past fellows have represented the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, and China. For more information about the 2017 Fellowship winners or to find their meeting coverage, visit: http://www. . Previous Fellowship winners from India and China were announced here: 2016, 2015. has been a health reporter with the Indian Express newspaper for three years. She also covers society, women and children, and the environment. Memorable assignments include stories about malnutrition, mental illness, tuberculosis, AIDS, and multi-layered issues plaguing the slums and rural populations. Intrigued by the issues and identities of the varied social strata in rural areas, she loves to read and travel to better understand these populations. She comes from Indore and currently lives in Mumbai, where she has closely observed the way government policies function and the obstacles faced in their implementation. is a science reporter at Guokr.com, a Beijing-based science news website. Raised in a family where both of his parents were athletes, he showed interest in various sports at a very young age. Captivated by the smoothness of human movement, he not only trained and competed in different sports, but also became curious about the biological nature of the body. Later, he majored in biotechnology and earned a Bachelor of Science at Sun Yat-sen University. In 2013, he joined Guokr to become a science journalist, mainly focusing on research or discoveries in biology. During the first three years of his career, he has interviewed hundreds of scientists about their work and opinions. In addition to writing about research breakthroughs, he also experiments with live broadcasting or making short videos. , a Mumbai-based Senior Correspondent with the daily newspaper DNA, is passionate about health reporting. Although this is her first year working as a full-time reporter, she previously worked in various part-time writing and editing roles with World Wide Media and Times Group. Her diverse background in print, broadcast, and digital media has allowed her to better understand storytelling - an indispensable skill in today's competitive media landscape. She holds a Bachelor of Mass Media degree from Mumbai University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai. She is also the recipient of a REACH National Media Fellowship to cover TB in rural India. has been working as a senior reporter in the Chinese news magazine Phoenix Weekly since 2013. He has covered a wide range of stories about health, the environment and other science topics. He is a winner of the 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest, hosted by International Center for Journalists in Washington, DC. His in-depth report about the Chinese Herbal Medicine- Induced Liver Injury Investigation and the Forgotten Leprosy Generation won a series of awards in national journalism contests. Prior to his current position, he worked for Chinese science news website Guokr.com. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Environment Science and Technology from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Malathy Iyer is a senior editor (health) with The Times of India, Mumbai, with over 20 years of experience. When not chasing the big outbreaks of bird flu and swine flu or tracking the emergence of total drug-resistant tuberculosis, she focuses on issues of urban health care systems and women and children with special needs. T. V. Padma reports on science from India. She coordinated freelance contributions from the region and liaised with key organizations that partnered with SciDev.Net activities. She holds a post-graduate degree in science from the University of Delhi, India, has worked as a science correspondent with the Press Trust of India, and ran development communication projects for Panos South Asia. She also writes for Nature Medicine and has contributed to New Scientist and Inter Press Service. TAI Zixue joined the media arts and studies faculty at the University of Kentucky in 2007. He teaches courses in multimedia and interactive game development, global communication, telecommunications policy and regulation, and other courses examining the interplay of new media and society. Previously, he taught at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). His research interests focus on global communication with a special emphasis on the transformation of Chinese media in the new millennium. His research has appeared in journals such as International Communication Gazette, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, New Media & Society, Journal of Communication. He is the author of The Internet in China: Cyberspace and Civil Society (Routledge, 2006). Prof. Tai holds a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, a Master of Software Systems from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), and an MA from Shanghai International Studies University. XIONG Lei is a senior journalist, author, and translator based in China. Formerly Executive Director of China Features, a syndicate with Xinhua News Agency providing text and photo essays about China to media clients around the world, she has been teaching journalism as a guest professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Tsinghua University, and Renmin University of China since her retirement in 2006. Xiong has co-authored and translated a number of publications, including Portraits of Ordinary Chinese (Foreign Language Press, 1992), The Last Paradise (China Intercontinental Press, 2008), China Ink: Changing Face of Chinese Journalism (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008), and China Insight (Environmental Science Press, 2009). She also serves as a media consultant with the Global Environmental Institute, a Beijing-based Chinese non-profit and non-governmental think tank. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS. See http://www. . Founded by AAAS in 1996, EurekAlert! is an editorially independent, online science news service. Thousands of reporters around the globe use EurekAlert! to access news and resources from the world's top research organizations. For free access to EurekAlert!, visit http://www. .
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Han X.,Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Energy Procedia | Year: 2011
The "low-hanging fruits" (LHF) (or cream-skimming) problem receives some attention in recent years. However, few studies provide formal analysis on the LHF problem and other flaws based on economic theory. This paper investigates the LHF problem of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in China. The energy consumption and the Green House Gas (GHG) emission in China are outlined. The details of the CDM projects, including their distribution in China, and the types of projects are summarized. In order to test whether there were LHF problems in China, a simple statistical model is developed. The statistical analysis provides an indirect evidence that the LHF problem exists in China. The results indicate that areas with higher emission of GHG and low level of GDP per capita attract more CDM projects with higher amount of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). The results are robust after eliminating HFC-23 decomposition projects from the sample. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Liu C.,Shanghai International Studies University
Memetic Computing | Year: 2016
With the development of the fashion industry, it is useful to analyze its value chain increment mechanism in different social environments and economic development situations. In this paper, we propose a bionic increment model of the fashion industry value chain (FIVC) based on a multicellular network structure. First, we summarize the main factors influencing the increment in the FIVC, and regard these as symbiotic biological tissue cells in a multicellular network structure. We then explore the relationships between the cells of different biological tissues in various simulated environments. Furthermore, we analyze the characteristics of the FIVC based on our multicellular network model. A simulated analysis based on a simplified six-cell network is used to demonstrate the flexibility of the bionic increment model. In the six-cell network, the profitability of an enterprise is determined by its four abilities: (1) basic operational ability, (2) human resource utilization, natural resource development and utilization ability, (3) marketing ability, and (4) fashion brand influence, and scientific innovation ability. Through the simulation results, we find that the multicellular tissue network model can effectively simulate the incremental process of the FIVC, which conforms to the intuitive cognition. It can help an enterprise to predict and regulate its value chain increment, and thus has both practical and theoretical significance. © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Ren S.-H.,Shanghai International Studies University
2013 10th International Computer Conference on Wavelet Active Media Technology and Information Processing, ICCWAMTIP 2013 | Year: 2013
In this paper, a relevant document retrieval method is proposed for document retrieval systems with vector space models (VSM). In recent years, with the size of the database becomes extremely large, there becomes a high demanding of an accurate and fast-time document retrieval algorithm. Based on the maximum similarity criterion, a document retrieval algorithm using the discrete stochastic optimization method is proposed with the user query to retrieve the relevant documents. The proposed algorithm has the self-learning capability for most of the computational effort is spent at the global optimal document and converges fast to the relevant documents in the database. Numerical results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm has a good convergence property and satisfied document retrieval performance in the database. © 2013 IEEE.
Shu D.,Shanghai International Studies University
Journal of Pragmatics | Year: 2015
Xiehouyu is a linguistic phenomenon unique to Chinese. A xiehouyu normally follows or precedes something said or some statement, which serves as the topic, and the saying is a kind of vehicle plus explanation about the topic.This study, based on a corpus of 1000 Chinese xiehouyus, PUCC (Peking University Chinese Corpus) and some questionnaire surveys, finds that xiehouyus differ from other types of metaphor or metonymies in that the explanation of a xiehouyu is always spelled out when first used, or used when addressing someone who the speaker supposes is not familiar with the phrase. This gives a xiehouyu the advantage of selecting anything that might bear some similarity or contiguity relationship to the discourse topic to trigger or comment on the topic. But paradoxically, in actual usage, either the antecedent or the consequent may sometimes be omitted, especially when the xiehouyu in case has been "entrenched" or is relatively familiar to the speaker or hearer. This indicates that either the antecedent or the consequent just serves as a trigger for a connection between the topic and vehicle or the ground. The study also finds that in some cases (about 30%), the selection of a vehicle in a xiehouyu is random, which suggests that in using a phrase like this, the speaker is more interested in creating a special (often humorous or comic) discourse effect than using the metaphor or metonymy to achieve a cognitive effect, thus the more interpersonal nature of certain types of metaphorical language. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Shanshan S.,Shanghai International Studies University
International Journal of Knowledge Management | Year: 2014
This article aims to get the main factors affecting knowledge sharing and their influencing route so that to promote knowledge implementation through theory analysis and empirical test. The paper collects almost all the factors that have significant influence on knowledge sharing from a large amount of relative researches, and classifies the effect of factors as direct, indirect, mediate and moderate effect. Based on the deep review and analysis, the paper selects top management support, organization culture, social relationship, attitude to knowledge sharing, self-efficacy, trust, motivation, intention to knowledge sharing, IT, and training as the major influential factors and proposes a comprehensive relational model according to the effects of the factors. Finally, the paper verifies the model and examines the effects of the factors by empirical test through the data collected from questionnaires. The findings can give some guidance to managers and scholars. Copyright © 2014, IGI Global.
Shu D.,Shanghai International Studies University
Journal of Pragmatics | Year: 2015
Xiehouyu is a linguistic phenomenon unique to Chinese. A xiehouyu normally follows or precedes something said or some statement, which serves as the topic, and the saying is a kind of vehicle plus explanation about the topic. This study, based on a corpus of 1000 Chinese xiehouyus, PUCC (Peking University Chinese Corpus) and some questionnaire surveys, finds that xiehouyus differ from other types of metaphor or metonymies in that the explanation of a xiehouyu is always spelled out when first used, or used when addressing someone who the speaker supposes is not familiar with the phrase. This gives a xiehouyu the advantage of selecting anything that might bear some similarity or contiguity relationship to the discourse topic to trigger or comment on the topic. But paradoxically, in actual usage, either the antecedent or the consequent may sometimes be omitted, especially when the xiehouyu in case has been "entrenched" or is relatively familiar to the speaker or hearer. This indicates that either the antecedent or the consequent just serves as a trigger for a connection between the topic and vehicle or the ground. The study also finds that in some cases (about 30%), the selection of a vehicle in a xiehouyu is random, which suggests that in using a phrase like this, the speaker is more interested in creating a special (often humorous or comic) discourse effect than using the metaphor or metonymy to achieve a cognitive effect, thus the more interpersonal nature of certain types of metaphorical language. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Qian X.M.,Shanghai International Studies University
Advanced Materials Research | Year: 2014
The serious problems such as environmental pollution, and lack of resources. It makes Chinese government to change the paradigm of its economic policy. This paper will analyze change of Chinese green policy during last 20 years of rapid economy growth and then again analyze current design of green policy to understand future Chinese way of green growth. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.