Our student, Alistair Bayley, currently in Advanced Chinese 4 and Chinese Translation 2, won both the world champion and the champion of Oceania at the finals of 12th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Language Proficiency Competition for Foreign University Students on 30 July. He has also been granted “The Star of Chinese language Learner” and 3 years full scholarship with a return airfare to study in China. Alistair was the first Australian student to won this world championship, following strong performances and awards won by other Monash students in this competition in the past years.
The prestigious competition is an annual event held to promote the study of Chinese language by non-native speakers. It attracts the best Chinese language students in the world. During the past one month, 123 students from 77 countries participated in this competition and went through a range of language and culture tests, including written exams, artistic performances, speeches, Chinese cultural tour race, role-playing and performing Chinese comedy and traditional Chinese drama.
The finals were broadcast by a famous TV station in China, Hunan Satellite TV station and attracted a large number of viewers.
The global opportunities with Arts at Monash
Chinese, Japanese & French languages graduate Sarah Holloway co-founded Matcha Maiden, a global e-commerce organic matcha powder supplier, and about a year ago started the physical venue Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, soon opening in Sydney. Sarah shares her experience making the most of Monash’s global exchange opportunities with her language studies and how this advantaged her in both her law career and current business. She says, ‘languages have really propelled my career and personal life. I can’t even describe the tangible benefits. It helps you in everything you do.’
Part II: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
This interview is a continuation of Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh. In Part II, we discuss political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc)’s controversial life and death are being depicted in a comprehensive new literary work by Dr Ali Alizadeh titled The Last Days of Jeanne D’Arc due out this year. We sat down with Dr Alizadeh to explore his decades-long research into the character of Jeanne d’Arc that brought up questions about political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
LLCL School Seminar – Plagiarism: West and East
Today saw the first LLCL School Seminar of the year. Colleagues, visiting guests of the school, … Continue reading LLCL School Seminar – Plagiarism: West and East
Japan, Australia and the global context: Connections across languages and societies
A Symposium in honour of Helen Marriott.
Presented by the Japanese Studies Centre and the Language and Society Centre
15th March, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 5:30pm
Marcus shares his experience at Chin Communications
Marcus Xiaokang Liu a recent graduate in the Masters of Interpreting and Translation Studies is … Continue reading Marcus shares his experience at Chin Communications
AsiaBound 2013 – success for Chinese and Japanese programs
Dr Jeremy Breaden and Dr Robert Irving have been successful in grant submissions for AsiaBound … Continue reading AsiaBound 2013 – success for Chinese and Japanese programs
Student success in the Japanese speech contest
The Japanese speech contest was held at Swinburne yesterday with 12 Monash students participating. Congratulations to the … Continue reading Student success in the Japanese speech contest