Mr. Cao is a member of the Tianjin Calligrapher Association and the Yinglian Society of China, and is an academician of the Dayunhe Academy of Painting and Calligraphy. He has also earned several prestigious awards for his talented work, including first prize in the 2012 “Tianjin Spirit” calligraphy competition; a 2011 recognition award in “Long Star Cup” national exhibition of top 100 elites in painting and calligraphy; a 2010 recognition award in the second “Double Top Ten” calligraphy exhibition in Tianjin; and a 2006 first prize in “the fifth calligraphy and seals exhibition in Tianjin.”
Professor Li, who oversees the newly established DSU branch of the U of U’s Confucius Institute, worked as a Chinese teacher and director assistant at the Woosong University Confucius Institute in Korea for one year. She has also been recognized as an outstanding Chinese teacher by the Confucius Institute headquarters.
In addition to the Forum, a special introductory program to introduce the new DSU branch of the U of U Confucius Institute will be held on Monday evening, Sept. 30, in the Zion Room (fifth floor) of the DSU Holland Centennial Commons beginning at 7 p.m. The program, which is free and open to the public to attend, will feature remarks from Mr. Shanhua, Professor Li, DSU President Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld and DSU Academic Vice President Dr. William Christensen.
Following DSU’s Fall Break, the weekly Dixie Forum series will continue its 2013 Fall Semester slate on Tuesday, October 15, with a presentation on the survival and sustainability of rural Canada by DSU associate professor of integrated studies Mark Jeffreys.
For further information on DSU's Dixie Forum series, please contact DSU Forum coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.