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K-State Today

April 22, 2014



'Imported From China' documentary, panel showing on campus three times this week

By Mary Pyle

The international programs office, Chinese Student and Scholar Union, and the K-State Libraries are co-sponsoring the showing of the 30-minute documentary "Imported from China" three times this week. The documentary is 30 minutes and will be followed with a panel discussion.

The times, dates and locations are:

  • From 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the K-State Student Union, Big 12 Room
    From 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Hale Library, Hemisphere Room
    From noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the K-State Student Union, Big 12 Room

"Imported From China" is a documentary film about Chinese international students in the U.S.
Created by filmmakers Troy Hale and associate professor Geri Zeldes Alumit from Michigan State University, the film follows several Chinese international students who are grappling with finding their place in an American university. It demonstrates how relationships are nurtured and shaped across cultural boundaries.

Nearly 200,000 Chinese international students are studying in the U.S., accounting for 25 percent of the international student population.

 The economic impact of Chinese international students was about $14 billion last year, and politicians say that the increase of students from China has been a significant factor in the economic recovery of the U.S.

At Kansas State University, we welcomed 981 Chinese students this year. This film provides a great opportunity to engage with our university's largest group of international students.

Please plan on attending and invite your roommates, your international buddy and friends. The movie is appropriate for students, faculty and staff from all nationalities.