JHU SAIS Names New American Co-Director of Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Washington, D.C. – January 8, 2014 – The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has named Cornelius C. Kubler as the new American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies effective August 1, 2014.
Kubler will be responsible for the day to day management of the center’s affairs along with the Chinese Co-Director.  Prior to joining the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), Kubler most recently served as a tenured professor of Asian Studies at Williams College—one of America's finest liberal arts colleges—where he has been chair of the Asian Studies and Chinese Departments for fourteen years. Kubler's more than 30 years of China-related experience includes serving as chair in the Department of Asian and African languages for the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute, Co-Director at the Harvard Beijing Academy at the Beijing Language and Culture University, and a visiting Fulbright Professor of Chinese at the Graduate Institute of Chinese as a Second Language at National Taiwan Normal University.
Kubler received his B.A. in Linguistics and Chinese from Cornell University in 1972, his M.A. in Linguistics from Cornell in 1975, an M.A. in Chinese Literature from National Taiwan University in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Cornell University in 1981.
Established in 1986, the center, located in Nanjing, China, is a graduate educational joint venture between The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University, providing approximately 200 students from the United States, China and many other countries the unique opportunity to live and study together. American and international students take the majority of their classes in Mandarin, while Chinese students study mostly in English. In addition, the center has the only open stacks, uncensored library in China, featuring more than 120,000 volumes in English and Chinese, 400 periodicals and the electronic assets of both The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.  The HNC has been at the forefront of efforts to build ties between the U.S. and China for more than 25 years.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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