The Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter

News Update and New Jobs

(For January Issue, 2009)

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This page only contains news items and job announcements which have missed the deadline of the current issue of the CLTA Newsletter, but need to be posted immediately or else will be out-of-date.

News 消息 

John DeFrancis Passed Away

With sorrow we share with you the news that John DeFrancis, 97, dear friend, eminent scholar, professor emeritus of Chinese at the University of Hawaii and editor of JCLTA for three terms (1966-78), passed away at 1 pm on Friday, January 2nd. A memorial website has been established for him, at
There will also be a memorial service, a celebration of his long and immensely productive life, at 3 pm, Sunday, January 18, at the Center for Korean Studies auditorium, on the University of Hawaii campus. Members of his family will be present.
Projects and campaigns in his honor are being proposed at the University of Hawaii and across the nation. News of these will be shared individually, as they take shape.


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Call for Papers 徵稿

第九屆世界華語文教學研討會(20091225日至1228)第一號通知(pdf file)

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Jobs 工作

Kenyon College Assistant Professor of Chinese
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Kenyon College seeks to fill a Tenure-Track position in Chinese at the assistant professor or instructor level.  This appointment begins in the Fall of 2009.  Field of specialization is open.
Teaching load is 3:2, divided among language, literature and culture courses.  A Ph.D. in hand is preferred, ABD will be considered.  The successful candidate will have excellent teaching and native or near-native fluency.
Kenyon College prides itself on its reputation as an excellent liberal arts college, enriched by small classes, close contact with highly engaged students, and first-rate faculty.  Kenyon offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including spouse and domestic partner benefits.  To learn more about Kenyon, visit
For application instructions, visit
Review of applications will begin February 5, and continue until the position is filled.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic or

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Study in China 留学

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