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CHINESE STUDENTS DISCUSS THEIR IMPRESSIONS OF CHINA AND AMERICA NOV. 2

Date Released: 10/19/2005

The program, which will be held at 4 PM in Room 1064 of the Durst Family Humanities Building, is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Program at Purchase College and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Admission is free. Purchase College is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.

The students participated in the Time Warner Internship program with China's Fudan University for students interested in journalism and media. They served as interns across the country for three months working at "TIME" magazine, "Fortune" magazine, HBO, CNN and Warner Brothers Studios, among other Time Warner divisions. They began with a ten-day orientation about American history and culture, followed by ten weeks of interning and a concluding session in Los Angeles. During that time they experienced different living arrangements--from host families, to dorm-style facilities, to private apartments in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington, DC.

Professor Renqiu Yu, head of Asian Studies at Purchase College, will serve as moderator. Panelists are: Chen Ran (Ring), a senior in the Foreign Language and Literature department at Fudan University. A renaissance woman, her interests include music, art, sports and literature. She edits "Youniverse," a student-run magazine that strives to be a voice for college students in Shanghai. Xiong Min (Isabella) is a senior and an aspiring journalist. She has interned at the "Nanfang Metropolitan Daily" in Guangzhou, the "Shanghai Evening Post," and the "Shanghai Youth Daily," in addition to being a reporter at her university newspaper. Kong Dejun (Tony) has a background in management and publishing. He has served as an editor of the "Fudan University Youth League Magazine and Management Forum," a publication for management students at Fudan University. He is an accomplished singer who has won numerous awards and volunteers with the mentally disabled in Shanghai and hopes to establish a non-profit organization for mentally challenged children in the future.