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Full Title: Chinese Students, Teachers and Scholars Abroad: Myths and Realities

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Start Date: 23-May-2013 - 24-May-2013
Contact: Fred Dervin
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/chinese-abroad/
Meeting Description: International Conference
Chinese Students, Teachers and Scholars Abroad: Myths and Realities
University of Helsinki, Finland
23-24 May 2013

Organized by the Confucius Institute (University of Helsinki) and The Education for Diversities Research Group (E4D, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland)

Conference website: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/chinese-abroad/

Plenary Speakers:

Zhu Hua (Birbeck University, London England, UK)
Michael Singh (University of Sydney, Australia)
Cai Yuzhuo (University of Tampere, Finland)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.4851

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