Contemporary Poetry

Zhu Ling


我奉命(follow orders)去接
两张饱经风霜 (weather-beaten) 的老脸
憋 (hold back) 得通红
他们此时的神态 (appearance)

都漾起 (overflow) 了波澜 (waves)

Teach English in China with Ameson

Ameson Year in China (AYC) is a program that helps college graduates expand their horizons and enhance their careers by spending an academic year teaching, studying, and making a difference in schools and other placement sites across China. Some participants treat it as a way to launch a career abroad or as a language teacher, others think of it more as a gap year.

AYC program Benefits include:

-full legal working status in China
- a monthly stipend of 5,000 RMB (about $800)
-free housing
-7,500 RMB (about $1200) travel allowance for your flight to and from
China granted at the end of the program
-free lessons in Chinese language
-free basic health insurance in China
-pickup at airport and more!

The deadline for priority applications is March 31st, and the application process must be completed by May 15. Any native English speaker holding a bachelor’s degree or higher with U.S. or Canadian citizenship may apply. College seniors may apply if they will receive the physical copy of their diploma by June 15, 2014.

Ameson supports the goals of the 100,000 Strong Initiative, a national effort designed to increase dramatically the number and diversify the composition of American students studying in China. The AYC program has been featured in the Yale Daily News, Stanford Daily, and other prestigious college media outlets.

For more information about AYC or to apply, please visit our website at

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ALLEX Intensive Chinese Scholarships

The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks in summer of 2014. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day.

This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in all four skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at a basic level of proficiency. Students will not only learn to speak the language; they will also develop an understanding of Chinese or Japanese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach students not just to speak Chinese or Japanese, but to function successfully in Chinese or Japanese culture—to present yourself as an intelligent person in the culture using the language. Students will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations.

A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified students. Please visit our webpage for more information:

Represent Centre's Chinese Program at Harvard

Become a Chinese Leadership Fellow


Project Pengyou is currently recruiting passionate alumni of China study and exchange programs to launch a robust grassroots network of community chapters across the nation. Pengyou Leadership Fellows will receive an exclusive opportunity to participate in a four-day Leadership Summit at Harvard University in March of 2014. Join a groundbreaking nationwide campaign to promote Mandarin study and constructive exchanges with China.