Name That Tone


Joined by Bates Fall Semester Abroad Program participants, first-graders in China’s Long Bow Village practice the four tones of Mandarin pronunciation. To assess the transformation of Chinese village life, Bates students and professors often visit Long Bow, first described in 1948 by writer William Hinton and again in the 1980s by his daughter, documentary filmmaker Carma Hinton. From left: Brett Hine ’08 (hidden), Gregory Gersuk ’08, Professor of Economics Maggie Maurer-Fazio, Carson Lappetito ’08, Chase Larson ’09, William Armstrong ’07, and Hwei Ling Ng ’09. Photograph by Professor of Chinese Shuhui Yang, program codirector with Maurer-Fazio.