Bayside, New York–Associate Professor Cheng Zeng at the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at Queensborough Community College, located in Bayside, New York during the spring 2006 semester.
The Professor will teach an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to Chinese society and culture through an examination of Chinese mass media, their political, linguistic and cultural content and their evolving functions in modern Chinese society. Through selected press clippings, other texts, and films, students will learn about social and cultural facets of contemporary China. Particular emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural comparative analysis between China and US.
He will also take part in the events for Asian Heritage Month, open to the wider community, and give a public lecture at the Asian American/Asian Research Institute in Manhattan.
Professor Zeng is one of approximately 850 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 150 countries for the 2005-2006 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 59 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. They are among more than 265,000 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers, and university faculty and professionals who have participated in one of the several Fulbright exchange programs.