The Buchtelite

Swider comes to campus to promote her new book

By Sara Syed, writer

February 1, 2016

Within 24 hours of her book’s release, Sarah Swider, an alumna and assistant professor of Wayne State University, came to UA on Jan. 29 to discuss the conditions that millions of informal workers and laborers endure due to authoritarianism and morbid working conditions in China. Swider promoted he...

Annual China Week returns

Annual China Week returns

By Mary C. Barrett, Writer

September 30, 2014

The University of Akron's China Week, sponsored by The Confucius Institute, invites the UA community to come and explore the many sides of Chinese culture. The many facets of Chinese culture will be represented in several events taking place starting Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. China Week has a lot to...

China Week promotes culture around campus

October 16, 2012

Written by: Marcus Nicholson The University of Akron's Confucius Institute gave UA students a chance to sample the cultural richness of China during China Week. China Week is a way for students to learn about different aspects of China, including its politics, economics, history, philosophy, language, martia...

A lefty in a righty’s world

September 25, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff Oh, the woes of growing up left-handed. I can still remember having to use those special left-handed scissors. The plastic blades you squeezed together couldn’t cut anything, therefore compromising every art project. When learning how to write, there is that awful issue...

One Child Policy lecture enlightens UA audience

October 18, 2011

By: Molly Gase The one child policy of China may seem incomprehensible to Americans, but to those native to China, it is an everyday fact of life. Last Wednesday, Dr. Juan Yi came to The University of Akron to speak as a part of China Week. Her lecture focused on the One Child Policy, which was enacte...

The China Dilemma: accommodating a world power

October 18, 2011

By: Pamela Kellman Addressing the debate as to whether or not China will dominate the world in our lifetime, the question Monday night was not if, but when. Monday night, Pulitzer Prize-winning couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn engaged in rhetoric of how America must go about accommodating a...