The following are websites that I have close connections with over the years, including maintaining most of them, or assisted with maintaining some of them:
- Marjorie Chan’s Home Page (Humanities server: people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/chan9)
This personal website, which had resided in the Humanities web server since March 1996, is now defunct as of 20 August 2014. Alas, only a small fraction of the contents from that web server has been moved to the current website at: https://u.osu.edu/chan.9/.
- Marjorie Chan’s New Home Page (u.osu.edu/chan.9)
This website was created on 19 April 2014 in anticipation of the removal of the Humanities server over the summer. More content from the now-defunct website will be added over time.
- North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NAACL) (naccl.osu.edu)
Online since 2008, after the NACCL-20 conference in April 2008, and functioning as a stand-alone site since 18 April 2012, the NACCL website that I have been maintaining provides information on past and upcoming NACCL conferences. It also houses NACCL Proceedings Online, which serves as an online depository for e-publications of NACCL Proceedings beginning with NACCL-20 in 2008. That first set of NACCL Proceedings (NACCL-20 in 2008) — together with the NACCL-20 conference website — is now archived and housed at the NACCL website.
- Buckeye East Asian Linguistics (BEAL) (u.osu.edu/beal/)
The website, created on 6 May 2014, was set up for the Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum (BEAL Forum). The BEAL Forum is spearheaded by three DEALL faculty members at Ohio State — Professors Mineharu Nakayama, Marjorie Chan, and Zhiguo Xie — to provide a platform primarily for graduate students to articulate and exchange ideas on their research findings with forum participants. The BEAL Forum, with support from faculty and graduate students at Ohio State University, is a one-day event with keynote lectures and poster sessions. The event aims to showcase regional research activities in East Asian linguistics. The inaugural BEAL Forum took place on the Ohio State University campus on 24 October 2014.As of Autumn 2015, the website is simply “Buckeye East Asian Linguistics” (BEAL), housing information for two primary activities:
- BEAL Forum, a biennial event that was inaugurated in Autumn 2014, and
- BEAL Publications, our occasional e-publications, beginning with BEAL 1.
- Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL) (u.osu.edu/gacl/)
The Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL) is a registered student organization at The Ohio State University, with the goal of promoting the linguistic study of the Chinese language. (I serve as the faculty advisor to this formally-registered, OSU student organization, and our second faculty member in Chinese linguistics, Zhiguo Xie, serves as co-advisor.) Research interests cover the full range of fields within Chinese linguistics — its norm and dialect variants, spoken and written forms, synchronic and diachronic aspects, and theoretical as well as applied linguistics and their pedagogical applications.In addition to meetings and informal get-togethers, GACL also sponsors talks and guest lectures, and other exciting linguistics activities, such as a new e-working papers in Chinese linguistics.Past major activities include assisting with the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20) in spring 2008, hosting lectures, and co-sponsoring the ICS Graduate Forum: New Horizons in Chinese Linguistics Research (Friday, 20 May 2011 — see flyer), an inaugural event organized by the Institute for Chinese Studies that ushered in the ICS Graduate Forum series.
Recent (and upcoming) events include contributing as an integral entity in the organization of the first and third Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL) in Spring 2012 and 2016, and the first East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC) in Autumn 2014.
The original GACL website was prepared by Chunsheng (George) Yang, and has since been moved, re-designed and maintained by DEALL grad student Seth Wiener, who also created the GACL mailing list and maintained it until his graduation (Spring 2015). The GACL website is currently maintained by Linguistics grad student Tsz-Him Tsui (GACL President, 2014-2015).
- Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL) (u.osu.edu/wicl/)
We organized the first Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL), an event that took place on 16-17 March 2012. It was the first conference event in North America to be devoted solely to Cantonese linguistics. It has since become a biennial event, with University of Chicago hosting the second WICL event in March 2014, and the 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-3) returning to the Ohio State campus on 12-13 March 2016.
- Institute for Chinese Studies (ICS) (easc.osu.edu/ics/)
I assist from time to time with the contents of the Institute for Chinese Studies (ICS) section of the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) website at OSU. The Center is under the directorship of Professor Etsuyo Yuasa (as of 1 September 2013). The EASC website houses information on the Center as well as its satellite Institutes for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Studies. Since 1 December 2010, I have been serving as the ICS Director. The Institutes and the East Asian Studies Center are, in turn, under of the auspices of the University’s Office of International Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences. In my capacity as ICS director, I also co-organized, with Melton Center for Jewish Studies, a one-day symposium, China and the Jews in the Modern Era,held on the OSU campus on 19 April 2015. An upcoming event is the 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-3), which will be held at OSU on 12-13 March 2016.
- CHINOPERL (chinoperl.osu.edu)
The CHINOPERL website was launched early January 2010 and moved one more time before its current, dedicated website on 1 May 2012. (I have been serving as the inaugural webmaster, or web editor.)The Conference on Chinese Oral and Performing Literature (CHINOPERL) is a scholarly organization founded in 1969 by Yuen Ren Chao (趙元任, 1892-1982) — who gave the organization its acronym — as well as Harold Shadick (1915-1992), Cyril Birch (1925- ), and a few other established scholars. The organization is devoted to the research, analysis and interpretation of oral and performing traditions of China. Membership consists of scholars in the humanities and the social sciences who recognize the significance of oral performance to Chinese literature (popular story-telling, opera, ceremonial chanting, folksong, etc.).
- Marjorie Chan’s ChinaLinks (chinalinks.osu.edu)
Online since 24 April 1996 (and the current url as of 12 May 2004), this website contains my annotated links to online resources on Chinese studies (culture, language, linguistics, etc.). It was the host site for NACCL and NACCL-20 until NACCL has its own website (as of 18 April 2012). It was also the host site for CHINOPERL until it also has its own website (as of 1 May 2012).
- Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures (deall.osu.edu)
I served as inaugural DEALL webmaster from Spring 1996 through Summer 1999. DEALL launched its homepage on 1 July 1996 (with new url as of 28 May 2004) and was among the earliest East Asian departments in North America to have a home page and web presence. Information on graduate and undergraduate programs (including Graduate Admissions Information), courses, faculty, staff and graduate students, etc., is available online. Also visit us on Facebook (as of April 2010).
- Chinese Language Teachers Association (clta-us.org)
Established in 1962, the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Inc. (CLTA) is a professional organization devoted to the study of Chinese language, culture, and pedagogy. Online since 20 January 1998 (where I served as the inaugural webmaster from January 1998 through December 2008), the CLTA website was generously hosted and supported for a decade — from December 1997 to 7 July 2007 (07.07.07) — by our College of Humanities at Ohio State.
- Asian American Studies Program (AsianAmericanStudies.osu.edu)
The Asian American Studies Program website (with the current url as of Autumn 2005) is currently maintained by Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences. The earlier AsianAm.osu.edu website was launched on 03.17.04 with Marjorie Chan and Judy Wu as the webmasters. Then hosted by the College of Humanities, the Asian American Studies Program Home Page started life as the university’s “Virtual Center for Asian American Studies,” prior to the establishment of an Asian American Studies Program at Ohio State.