The Northwest China Council held their annual New Year Auction and Banquet this year on Saturday, February 23rd. The MIM program reserved a special table for students, faculty, and staff. This year’s event included both silent and live auctions that featured a variety of Chinese and Asian-themed items, as well as a 10 course meal, and a Lion Dance to start the evening. It was a great way for students and staff to connect more, and to participate in a community cultural event.
The Northwest China Council is a non-profit group that promotes Chinese cultural, business, and education in Portland. They regularly organize cultural and educational activities and workshops, as well as business networking events for those interested in Oregon-China business connections.
For more information on the NW China Council and a list of upcoming events, please see here.
Josh is a full-time student in the Master of International Management program. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Japanese, he taught English in Tokyo for 3 years, before moving to China and teaching at a university in the city of Zhengzhou. Inspired by his experiences in Japan and China, he was drawn to the MIM program because of its regional focus on Asia, as well as for Portland State University’s reputation as a leader in the field of sustainable business. He is studying Chinese in the MIM program, but tries to keep up his Japanese whenever he can.