Current location: Home - News & Updates - News

Invitation for 2019 SCU Freshman Cup English Writing Competition Final Presentation

Published on: December 10, 2019 | Views: 653

“2019 SCU Freshman Cup English Writing Competition Final Presentation” will be held on Dec. 14, 2019, 14:00-17:00 at Sichuan University’s Jiang’an Campus Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction. This year, over 1000 freshman from 30 colleges registered for the competition. 600 of these students participated in workshops conducted by the SCUPI Writing Center. After the workshops were completed a total of 380 students submitted their work for competition—twice the number of last year’s competition.

Ten finalists will gather on final round and present on their essays and answer questions from the elite panel of judges (Leslie Chang, Matthew Boyer, and Farland Chang). Please come out and support SCU’s young talent.


Judges of the final presentation:


Leslie T. Chang

Leslie T. Chang lived in China for a decade as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. She has also written for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books and National Geographic. Her book Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China (Spiegel & Grau, 2008) traces the lives of two young women from the countryside who work in a factory city in South China. Factory Girls was named a New York Times Notable Book and has been translated into ten languages. Chang is a recipient of the PEN USA Literary Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the Tiziano Terzani International Literary Prize.


D. Matthew Boyer

Dr. D. Matthew Boyer is a learning scientist who works with technology-enhanced environments to support learning, currently focused on game- and simulation-based learning and virtual reality environments. He is currently an educational consultant and research specialist in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University in South Carolina, United States.


Farland Chang

Farland Chang is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, documentary producer, professor and entrepreneur, born in the great state of California, with family roots in the great province of Sichuan, China. Professor of Journalism at Shantou University, now teaching at Nanjing University. Formerly News Anchor & Foreign Correspondent for CNN out of Hong Kong; National Correspondent for NBC News out of Los Angeles; journalist for TV and radio stations in Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington DC and Hawaii; storyteller from across nearly all 50 states in America and from major cities in Asia.




                                                             Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute

                                                                                             Dec.10, 2019

Scroll Up