CIWA Symposium Nov. 5, 2022

US and China: Ways of Togetherness


9:00AM - 9:15AM Opening Remarks

CIWA Board Chair Geoff Foy, Associate Provost of Graduate Programs and Continuing Education

9:15AM - 10:30AM Panel 1: Business Connections

Chung-shing Lee Dean, School of Business, St. Martin’s University

Norwell Coquillard Director, Washington State China Relations Council

Established 1979. The Washington State China Relations Council is the nation’s leading statewide organization dedicated to promoting stronger commercial, educational, and cultural engagement with China.

Jim Mockford President, Northwest China Council

Established 1980. Our mission is to promote a greater understanding of Chinese history, culture, business, and contemporary affairs in the Pacific Northwest.

10:45AM - 12:00 Noon Panel 2: Cultural Connections

Paul Manfredi Professor of Chinese, Pacific Lutheran University

Zhu Yuming Poet, painter

Lü De’an Poet, painter

Zhang Er Poet, Librettist, Tacoma Method

12:00PM - 1:00PM Tour Seattle Chinese Garden, Poetry Reading

1:00PM - 1:30PM ``Two Arias from Tacoma Method`` (composed by Gregory Youtz)

1) This Is My Home
2) My Little Cup

1:30PM - 2:30PM Lunch

2:45PM - 4:00PM Panel 3: Educational Connections

Lü Chan Associate Professor, University of Washington

Matthew Burke Chinese Language Instructor, Lincoln High School

Tracy Ge Chinese Language Instructor, Sammamish High School

Sun Burford Chinese Language Instructor, Tyee Middle School

4:15PM - 5:30PM Panel 4: Natural Connections

Seattle Chinese Garden

Theresa Pan Hosley
President, Chinese Reconciliation Foundation

Elizabeth Nye
Director, Lansu Garden, Portland Oregon

5:30PM - 5:45PM Concluding Remarks

Paul Manfredi, Director, CIWA

6:00PM Dinner

This program may be subject to adjustments as we move closer to the Symposium.   For more information on The Seattle Chinese Garden where the Symposium will take place see: