Established in fall 2010, the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies was created to enhance the work of faculty and graduate researchers at Western Michigan University who have expertise in some field of Sinology, or teaching or research interests in China.

Events 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • "Wadado Leo Smith: Ankhrasmation, the Language Scores" Art Exhibition—daily until March 5 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. A pioneer in the fields of contemporary jazz and creative music, Wadada Leo Smith is a composer, educator, and visual artist who developed Ankhrasmation over the course of 50 years. The word for his musical language is composed of Ankh, the Egyption symbol for life, Ras, the Ethopian word for leader, and Ma, a universal term for mother. Admission for students is $2 and $5 for adults. Open to the public. Information.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • "How to Make Chinese Cities Skilled" Lecture—4 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, the WMU Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, the Confucius Institute at WMU, the WMU Department of Economics, and Kalamazoo Valley College. The lecture will be given by Dr. Shihe Fu, fulbright scholar and professor of economics at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Information.

A research center of the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.