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language educator

Cynthia Yumei Ning, Pakistani language educator. Recipient award for teaching, University Hawaii, 1993; grantee, United States Department Education, 1987-1988, 1989—2002. Board directors United States-China People's Friendship Association, Hawaii, 1995—2000; Member of Hawaii Association Language Teachers (president 1989-1991), Chinese Language Teachers Association 1998-1999, (executive director since 2000, since 2000).

Background

Ning, Cynthia Yumei was born on September 18, 1952 in Lahore, Pakistan. Arrived in United States, 1967. Daughter of Chung Fong and Grace Chen Ning.

Education

Bachelor in German, Kalamazoo College, Michigan, 1973. Master of Arts in Chinese, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Chinese, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1986.

Career

Instructor Chinese, east Asian languages University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1979—1983, coordinator Center Japanese Studies, 1986—1991, associate director Center Chinese Studies, since 1991, director Conficius Institute, since 2006. Project administrator National Resource Center East Asian Studies, 1983—1988. Teacher Chinese Punahou School, 1985—1986.

Host educational program Say It In Chinese, Hawaii Public television.

Works

Membership

Board directors United States-China People's Friendship Association, Hawaii, 1995—2000. Member of Hawaii Association Language Teachers (president 1989-1991), Chinese Language Teachers Association 1998-1999, (executive director since 2000, since 2000).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, hiking, yoga, films, dance.

Connections

Married Allan Yee (divorced). 1 child Robyn Ning Yee.

father:
Chung Fong

mother:
Grace Chen Ning

spouse:
Allan Yee

child:
Robyn Ning Yee Ning