The Asian World of Thousands Grand Cities:
This is the resource webpage for the use of International Students / Scholars to get to know some of the
social and cultural features of the area in which they are to conduct their studies and research. Moreover, some tib
- bits will be given depending upon the region involve so that making the both journey and theur stay more memorable.
It was for the reason why the critical aspect of InterCultural Communications have been applied.
Thus, and likewise, there are associated blogs and websites so that these various sites will be more
easy to understand. The major point of this effort is to assure that they do have welcome mat in being here, and that
they should as often as possible contribute back by teaching something of their own cultures in return.
Mr. Roger Meredith Christian
Tokyo, Japan [ Tokyo Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC
WebSite ] ; Beijing [ Beijing Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC WebSite ] , Honk Kong [ Hong Kong Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC WebSite
] ; Najing [ Nanking Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC WebSite ] ; and Shanghai China [ Shnaghai Night Life ( NightLife
), RMC WebSite ]; This is an International Intercultural Communications Networking Process
Resource - how to use:
Your will note all the links. They will lead you to various topics, sociocultural discoruse, and other
items relating to InterCultural Communications. Moreover, there several graphics, pictures, and photos - some are linked to websites. While others are not.
So you will have something to keep your time in exploring with added interests.
What you will likewise will find out is that there are other state webpages. They are in the main
similar. Yet in some instances more different. It all depends upon the area and available online resources to
Most importantly, there are the available Scholarship and Granting Programs being offered specifically
for International Students / Scholars. I will try to keep them updated.
None - the - less, and for new arrivals you may want to join the International Students / Scholars Network.
This is being developed to assist you further in your social and cultural transitions - to be sure they will be many. America
is a complex country.
Most of all have a good time. Your stay, as it is hoped, will be the best years of your lives.
or Call 607 - 451 - 8663 [ If you have a caller id block, then please leave a voice mail message.]
La plaza de Internacionale:
Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
Address: 2201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20007
Tel: (202) 338-6688,
Fax: (202) 588-9760
Chinese Consulate General in Chicago, IL
Address: 100 West Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Tel: (312) 803-0095
Chinese Consulate General in Houston, TX
Address: 3417 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
Tel: (713) 520-1462
Fax: (713) 521-3064
Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles, CA
Address: 443 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Tel: (213) 807-8088
Chinese Consulate General in New York, NY
Address: 520 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 244-9392
Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, CA
Address: 1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Fax: (415) 563-0494
HOW TO APPLY CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
ⅠA Brief Introduction of Chinese
Government Scholarship Programmes
In order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from the
rest of the world, and to enhance cooperation and exchanges in the fields of education, science & technology, culture,
economics and trade between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship schemes to
sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research in Chinese institutions of higher education.
The Ministry of Education of P. R. China (MOE) is responsible for the provision of Chinese government scholarships,
and entrusts China Scholarship Council (CSC) to administer the recruitment of international students and the routine management
of Chinese Government Scholarship Programmes.
International students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programmes will be placed in 94 Chinese institutions
of higher education designated by the MOE. There are over 300 subjects in sciences, technology, agronomy, medicine, economics,
law, management, education, history, liberal arts and philosophy available for international students in these institutions.
We welcome outstanding students, scholars and teachers from all over the world to come to study or undertake
research in institutions of higher education in China.
THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES AND APPLICATIONS
1. The Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme
Established by the
MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs reached by the Chinese government and governments of other
countries or international organizations, it provides both full and partial scholarships for international students and scholars.
The scheme supports students to study in China as undergraduates, postgraduates, Chinese language students, visiting scholars
and senior visiting scholars. Applicants may apply for scholarship through education authorities, designated institutions
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Here on this part of the web page I will be placing more additional logos and text links from those groups whose function
is to assist Interantional Students / Scholars. Down below, I will likewise adding those OnLine social and cultural
programs I am spinning off and creating from my from my Night LIfe ( NightLife ), RMC Online Internet Network base.
I am also looking for news press releases.
So if you have an item of Dance, Theatre, Social, Cultural, Crafts, Food, Performance, Scientific Discovery, or
items which deals with the scope of this International Students / Scholars OnLine program, including the Academia ~ International
Students / Scholars ~ News ~ interests please email me - see the following.........
The InterCultural Communications aspect of this site, as well as all the others websites in this cross-webbing process
[ as per the footers below ] is when you take your [ the International Students / Scholars who are reading this ] home
country experiences and compare them with both the various cultural insights [ suich as the blogs on the right hand side bars
] of Americana, and the included Activities Resources and see what are the unique differences. This prepares you immediately
to understand the operating functional scope of InterCutlrual Communications - by such initial social and cultural comparisons;
the personal experience of seeing differences.
It is these unique difference with which you have to offer your fellow American Students / Scholars. The methods
in which you employ are the various forms of InterCutlrual Communications. Thus a traditional form of national dance
and its various stylings are just as significant idenity realities as lets say a seminar on your national water resources.
Both gives a more complete of not only the quality of your national character, but even more important the key factors in
Thus InterCultural Communications are employed by:
Two: Employment of the various media.
Three: Course Work.
Eight: Physical and Sexual Interactions.
Nine: The idea of a personal faith - religious or secular.
Ten: The perception of both human knowledge and science.
It is not the substance which should be the determined factor, but the mode of both personal pride, tempered with the
adult posture of humility, which all of us have, and the willingness to share what is in fact the uniqueness of who
you actually are; the national character of your own nation. It is not the seeking difference which is the end,
but the full psychic impact of the resulting self-discovery processes which emotionally and intellegently is likewise created
within both the observers and participants of InterCultrual Communications.
OnLine Resources to be listed here.
de la revue de avant de garde : This is the news magazine " of the Avant Garde " Ithaca,
New York. Moreover, this magazine symbolizes the authentic character of the American Revolution of 1776.
fr:/ Ceci est la revue de nouvelles « du Avant
Garde » Ithaca, New York. De plus, cette revue symbolise le caractère authentique de la Guerre d'indépendance américaine de
This is high'ly recommended, and is one of the very few items I will ever suggest you to enroll in immediately - if your
are going to drive in the US / Canada. RMC
AAA - Help on the Road and Beyond
When you hear the name AAA, the first thing that comes to mind is probably maps and emergency road service, two of the cornerstones of our organization. But these days AAA is known for much more - assisting people in many facets
of their lives, including travel and lodging; auto buying, leasing, renting, and repair; financial services such as loans
and credit cards; and insurance needs.
The top portion of this web page is for general use for International Students / Scholars groups [ those with no formal
organizations ]. organizations, and various International Students / Scholars Affairs service professionals through America's
and Canadian Academia.
Whats on the lower section, are the various linkages for more personal use of each International Student / Scholars.
Scattered through out , later on, will be more milder topics and good clean jokes and addtional party related - suggested
BACK TO INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY MAINAccess International Education Project
- A resource guide for underrepresented groups in international education. Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad
- A list of study abroad scholarships and financial aid opportunities for students of color. The Association of International Educators
- NAFSA is an association of individuals worldwide advancing international education and exchange. It serves its members,
their institutions and organizations, and others engaged in international education and exchange and global workforce development.
The Institute of International Education
- A global higher education agency which administers the Fulbright Program and provides training and, leadership development
programs for public and private sector professionals around the world. It also initiates projects that help students and scholars
worldwide, including testing and advising, scholarships, information on opportunities for international study, and emergency
financial assistance. Open Doors Online
- This resourceful guide provides data and statistics on international students, scholars, U.S. study abroad programs, as
well as a student visa policy forum and a community college resource. The annual “Open Doors” report is also a
useful tool on topics related to international education. IIE Passport
- A resource for searching study abroad programs, with advice on how to maximize time abroad, and other informative articles
and features to help students before leaving for another country. The International Education Finance Corporation
- This organization provides international student loans (Stafford and private) for U.S., Canadian and other international
students. International Education Site for Study Abroad Advice
- Study abroad and university advice for students worldwide who are considering an international education. The Council on International Educational Exchange
- CIEE provides programs and services for individuals, employers, communities and educational institutions to help choose
an international experience. The International Education Financial Aid
- A search site for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study
abroad. The Web site has a college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other
information to promote study abroad.
The items below is to assist you in obtaining wider resource access by networking through the Internet. The sites
depicted are based around keyword usage. Your efforts, as well as your voluntary participation in the open online forums
upgrades the available resources by sharing with other International Students / Scholars
. The keywords usage is the attraction. Who? International Students / Scholars. What ? Information. Why ? To maintain
a wider support based.
On this web page [ which I spell at times WebPage ] you will note that it is sectionalized to fit the region in which
your academic institution resides. None the less, as you see at the side navigation, these are other regions which are
The aim of constructing this web site [ which I spell at times WebSite ] as such is to not only give you a peek of whats
going on at another location, but more importanly, get you to network correspondingly.
The clubs, social, dances, and proposed or on going working groups, either online, or at a local cafe' are selected
to enhance personal interaction with those who have similars taste, habits, and attitudes. This is very specific, in
as much as this is to aid you in a quicker transition in developing local sociocultrual, or sociospiritual connections
so that the personal isolation traditional felt by International Students / Scholars are likewise eased.
Please be careful, and when in doubt about a local club, event or someone who approached you off campus, do not hesitate
in contacting your campus International Students / Scholars Affairs Office, or Police. This is a distinct duty in which
you will find your own legs faster in walking through the cultural and social behavioral climate of America. Good advice
[ One ] from Mr. Roger M. Christian
|New York City Theatres - Theaters
Academia - International Students / Scholars News
Asian Sphere Social Registry:
America has a set of traditional folkways. We as a peoples ( please note the plural of this term )have constructed
over the decades and centuries a set of covenants known as traditions or folkways if you will. They are not necessarily
all the time adhered to, but all Americans none the less, understands them as American.
Thus the listed cultural information now being provided after this explanatory comment
the one single factor, as you likewise should be informed, is that the American revolution is the actual demonstration
and political consequences thereof and pretaining to, the liberation of the middle class.
The set of folkways which emerged out of this histroical aspect, to this very day is under continual change, is the American
ethos you are now a part of. We as a peoples, as you should be likewise be cautioned, have not made it exactly
right for all of our citizen's; the central factor in the assured quarantee of this revolution is the social, cultrual and
economic circumstance of assuring the critical aspect inclusion. Good advice [ Three ] from Mr. Roger M. Christian
American dance customs since about 1870s [ traditionals ]
Asian Students /Scholars :
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is a new national organization devoted solely to the
financial scholarship needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American students. The scholarship fund's historic formation is
credited to founding corporations, community-based organizations and civic leaders such as McDonald's Corporation, The Coca-Cola
Company, Asian McDonald's Owner/Operators Association, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, Organization
of Chinese Americans, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, the University of Hawai'i, Native Hawaiian Community-Based Education
Learning Centers, United Negro College Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and former U.S. Congressman Robert Underwood.
Princeton Seminary Receives New Scholarship Endowment
Princeton Theological Seminary has established the Reverend Iu Su-iong Scholarship Endowment Fund, with a gift given by
Iu’s son, Alexander K. Young, a 1954 M.Div. and 1961 Th.D. graduate of the Seminary. The scholarship assists an M.A.T.S.,
Th.M., or Ph.D. student or visiting scholar, with preference given to those producing scholarly work on the influence of Taiwanese
church history. The endowment represents the Reverend Iu’s long dedication and contributions as a professor of church
history at Tainan Theological Seminary in Taiwan, moderator of the Presbyterian Church General Assembly in Taiwan, well-known
author, and beloved pastor.
The scholarship also represents the relationship between Princeton Seminary and the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, and
the family’s deep appreciation for the Seminary. Iu was a visiting scholar at the Seminary in 1954, and Young served
as an instructor in Christian ethics under President John A. Mackay, and then went on to earn a Ph.D. at Columbia University,
where he taught in the School of International Affairs and in the Department of Asian Languages and Culture. He is professor
of international relations emeritus at the State University of New York, and was appointed national policy advisor to the
president of Taiwan in 2001. He is the author of many articles on global corporations, on Japanese foreign policy, and on
Taiwan’s relations with China, Japan, and the United States. In recognition of Young’s writings, the emperor and
prime minister of Japan awarded him the Kun Santo Zuihosho, Japan’s Order of the Sacred Treasure, in 1992, one of the
highest honors that can be bestowed upon a non-citizen.
Young sees the endowment as “an expression of gratitude to God and to PTS. If the scholarship could help promote
interest in studying the church history of Taiwan, we couldn’t be happier,” he said.
Princeton Theological Seminary was founded in 1812 as the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church. It is the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with more than 700 students in seven graduate degree programs.
Arab Culture Magazine & British Lord in Surprise Veil Debate Win at Doha Debates
|Press release from: SharqMagazine.com|
|Published date: 03-07-2007 19:14 PM - CET - Arts & Culture|
(openPR) - Reem Maghribi, editor of Arab culture & lifestyle magazine SharqMagazine.com,
and Lord Nazir Ahmed, Britain’s first Muslim peer, joined forces to win a debate in which they argued for the motion
that the face veil hinders integration in the West.
The debate, to be aired on BBC World on 10 and 11 March, was conducted
by the Doha Debates, a member of the Qatar Foundation, and was attended by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah, first lady of Qatar,
nobel prize winner Ahmed Zewail and Mona Makram-Ebeid, former member of the Egyptian parliament, among other prominent figures.
renowned broadcaster, Tim Sebastian, formerly of BBC World’s HARDtalk programme chaired the debate. The audience, which
included a large number of Qatari students, spent much of the one hour debate questioning Ms Maghribi & Lord Ahmed about
the meaning of integration and the human rights of the individual. As testament to both the clarity of their arguments and
the conviction in which they were delivered, the evening ended with 56.7% of the audience voting in favour of the motion that
the face veil is a barrier to integration in the West.
Ms Maghribi argued that “it is the Muslim community’s
responsibility to encourage dialogue with the West” and that “wearing a face veil makes Muslims appear as ‘the
other’, encouraging people’s fear and alienation of Muslims.”
Lord Ahmed agreed saying "the niqab
creates separation between Muslims and their host society. Islam is a religion of moderation and not extremism that encourages
engagement and not separation."
This episode of The
Doha Debates will e aired on BBC World on Saturday 10th March at 1210 GMT and repeated Saturday at 2010 and Sunday 11th at
0110, 0810 & 1710 GMT.
It will also be available at www.dohadebates.com from Sunday 11th March.
Reem Maghribi is Editor-in-Chief of SharqMagazine.com. Ms Maghribi, 28,
founded Sharq, the English-language British-Arab culture & lifestyle magazine, in 2004. With a background in IT and graphic
design, Maghribi saw Sharq’s transition through from UK-based print publication to International online magazine, at
www.SharqMagazine.com, in 2007.
A nationalist, devoted to promoting pride and progress among Arabs both in the Arab World and outside it,
Maghribi is also a Trustee of British Muslims for Secular Democracy, a foundation set up by British Muslims who support a
clear separation between religion and State, and New Generation Network, an organisation seeking a new approach to tackle
discrimination and prejudice in Britain by encouraging the underrepresented to speak out against misinformation and scaremongering.
and raised in Britain, Maghribi is the second of three daughters to a former Libyan diplomat, who grew up with his family
in Palestine before 1948, and a Syrian mother.
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham was the first Muslim to be created
a Life Peer in the United Kingdom and is an adviser to the British Home Office on Muslim affairs.
Nazir Ahmed entered
the House of Lords in 1998 as Baron Ahmed of Rotherham in the county of South Yorkshire. He is President and founder of the
All-Party Parliamentary Inter-Faith Group. He is also Vice President and founder of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship.
He led calls for the law against religious discrimination.
A view on American Wedding Customs:
Ithaca Wedding Album ( Sampler ) is a sample of how your wedding should be set up and celebrated by acknowledged consultants world wide.
Activities Directory and the various links which are involved gives you a broad context of those social
and cutlrual activities which will give you a better understanding of Americana. Thus providing additional information
resources from which you can both socially and culturally adapt better to the circumstance of your home academic institution
local environments. If for this reason why the following links are listed. Others will added later on after they are
More importantly, are included additional mean by which you may want to contribute your unique insights
which directly comes from your on national experience which you have found to be more unqiue since coming the the United States.
Thus, as an immediate result you have become a valued assest int this process. Thus there are cutlrual democratic online networks
which are open to you in which your present can become known and thus petitioned for additional information as a result.
This is the actual Working of OnLine InterCultural Communications.
~ Cross Webbing ~
The combination of these speicalized webing arrangement of sites are to give focus, and a training manual
text in developing Intercultural Communications Internet Network, and the basis of its development, Cultural Democracy.
This adds a unique supportive feature in the additional developement of the Inter - Cities Cultural Communications Program
initiated by Mr. Roger M. Christian.
Join " Our " International InterCutlrual Communications Forum and make a real significant difference..
InterCultural Communications Programs:
International International Communications
: There a several aspects in shared human experiences, and the aspiration they contain which bond a people to a culture
and behavior. The ongoing process of development contained within this website sequencing of websites are to give bench
marks of what is entailed in various culture's and nation's experience.
: There is a process in how to examine then promote basic features of the full cultural experience. This website
is an interactive education - orientation process which likewise enlist additonal information by each participant of there
own efforts of personal discoveries; thus will add them according to the value of the information being provided.
International InterCultural Communications and International Students / Scholars
role finctions. Here within this WebSite footer you will see several links which are connected to the major website
with InterCultural Communications are it subject matter, as well as in its promotions within the Internet. This has
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