In many cases, you could stand at the edge of one village and see the outskirts of the next community. Yet the residents of each village spoke completely different languages. According to recent work by my colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, this island, just 100 kilometers long and 20 kilometers wide, is home to speakers of perhaps 40 different indigenous languages. Why so many?
Dean Hu Jin and Vice Dean Gong Jian of the Chinese Tourism Academy, Wuhan Branch, and Central China Normal University (CCNU) Graduate School Vice Dean Zhang Shun and Professor Wu Yijin visited campus to extend the agreement for our collaborative program, The Master of Tourism Management program in China (MTM-China) through CSU Online.