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修身,齐家,治国,平天下:How Chinese Language and Culture Changed a New Yorker and Can Build NYC's Communities.



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  • 1. 修身,齐家,治国,平天下 How Chinese Language and Culture Changed aNew Yorker and Can Build NYCs Communities A Presentation by Morgan A. Jones for The Project for Developing Chinese Language Teachers (DCLT) New York Universitys Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Friday, April 8, 2011
  • 2.  First learned phrase in graduate school Start from the inside, end on the outside, repeat Go from small to big Personal Definition of 修身,齐家,治国,平天下
  • 3.  Interest in foreign language and culture began as a child Father took Kung Fu Built up interest in Chinese in High School 修身
  • 4.  Formally took Chinese at Middlebury College at 18 years old Studied abroad in Beijing in 2002 after two years of intense study Continued graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University/Nanjing University 修身
  • 5.  Family a major support from beginning to now Married in Shanghai Starting a family intensified language growth 齐家
  • 6.  Became a better worker, especially at my first long term full-time job at Soulfire Use same motivation during USA move and first job at YMCA Heavily applies to my current job 齐家
  • 7.  March 12 Bus Crash – AP Report 15 Dead, 19 Injured Community Affairs Unit (CAU) immediate response to set up a Family Assistance Center (FAC) 治国
  • 8.  Translated for victims of the crash Work with Federal, State, and City Agencies to directly deliver accurate information to families and media (if needed) – Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Relay all updated info to our unit and perform post-FAC follow-up 治国
  • 9.  Mayor’s Office and city agencies contain an organizational structure under the city’s executive branch of government High importance of language in city government due to our diverse communities Build relationships with elected officials and community groups that represent the communities we serve 治国
  • 10.  Chinese community has grown in NYC, particularly in Queens Chinese is being taught in public schools in NYC Working with the Chinese community of new Mayoral initiatives 治国
  • 11.  A goal to strive for Build a deeper understanding of the communities around you in NYC 平天下
  • 12. City Government Websites to Check Out: NYC Government Official Website Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Service (offers volunteer opportunities) 平天下
  • 13. Q&A
  • 14. THANK YOU 谢谢