East Meets West
NEW CONFUCIUS ACADEMY AT QC TO OFFER TRAVEL AND COURSES
IN CHINESE LANGUAGE, CULTURE, BUSINESS AND HISTORY BEGINNING JUNE 6
FLUSHING, NY, May 27, 2008—For anyone who has ever had the desire to see the Great Wall of China, learn Cantonese or Mandarin, or dabble in Chinese music, dance, painting, calligraphy or cuisine, Queens College has established its Confucius Academy. Beginning June 6, the Academy will offer a variety of Continuing Education courses, seminars and travel opportunities designed to provide a greater understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture, language and history. Classes for children, adults and senior citizens will meet either at the college’s main campus at 65-30 Kissena Boulevard or its downtown Flushing location at 39-07 Prince Street (between Roosevelt and 39th Avenues).
“Our faculty are experts in their respective fields and currently work at what they teach,” says Thomas Cracovia, Executive Director of Queens College’s Continuing Education Program. “For example, the instructor who will teach our ‘Introduction to Chinese Literature’ course has written 10 novels in Chinese and is a pre-eminent editor and translator. The Academy has extensive relationships with the Chinese community in New York and China, and with their input, will introduce new programs each semester.”
Although registration for the Academy’s summer session is already underway, interested students can sign up until the first day of class. For a schedule, course descriptions, registration or other information, contact: 718-997-5704 or visit: www.cep.qc.edu/confucius.htm