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As philosopher, writer, and educational consultant, Cathy Bao Bean has presented a wide range of programs throughout the United States.

Cathy welcomes the opportunity to speak at libraries, bookstores, schools, and other organizations. To contact the author for personal appearances, please call : 908-852-7426 or submit a request by email.

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red  square bullet image On June 27, 2010, Cathy was Bob Mann's guest on the Humanities Connection, a radio program sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and broadcase on WFDU (89.1 FM). To listen to excerpts of Cathy's June 27 program, The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: Multiculturalism and Humor, click here.

Upcoming Appearances & Booksignings

Date & Time Place

Thursday, April 13, 2017

?"Justice" for "All"? by the Chopsticks Fork Principle

West Deptford Public Library
420 Crown Point Rd
West Deptford, NJ
Meeting Room
Time: 7:00 pm

Monday, February 8, 2016

Keynote Address

SUNY Broome Community College
Binghamton, NY
Old Science Building
Time: 3:00 pm

Friday, February 12, 2016

Keynote Address

New York University
New York, NY
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
Time: 1:30 - 2:15 pm

Cathy's Past Appearances & Programs:

Northern Michigan University • Marquette, MI
Anderson University • Anderson, Indiana
Champlain College • Burlington, Vermont
University of Vermont • Burlington, Vermont
Susquehanna University • Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
John Carroll University • University Heights, Ohio
Presbytarian College • Clinton, South Carolina
University of Georgia • Athens, Georgia
Shanghai International Studies University • China
Xi'An International Studies University • China
Nanfang College, Sun Yat-sen University • Guangzhou, China
Drexel university • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ACPA - College Student Educators International • Indianapolis, Indiana
Rutgers University • New Brunswick, New Jersey
East Brunswick Library • East Brunswick, New Jersey
Confucius Institute, SUNY Buffalo • Buffalo, New York
Harter Secrest and Emery, LLP • Rochester, New York
University of Akron • Akron, Ohio
Murray State University • Murray, Kentucky
Ohio State University, Department of Recreational Sports • Columbus, Ohio
2nd Annual Diversity Summit, Dubuque Chamber of Commerce • Dubuque, Iowa
University of Dubuque • Dubuque, Iowa
Middle School Assembly, Breck School • North Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chinese Heritage Foundation and the Minneapolis Foundation • Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chinese Language Association, Confucius Institute at Wayne State University • Detroit, Michigan
SVHE Summer Workshop for Teachers • University of International Business & Economics • Beijing
SVHE Summer Workshop for Teachers • Beijing Foreign Studies University •Beijing
SVHE Summer Workshop for Teachers • Ningbo University, Ningbo
The Chinese International School • Hong Kong
The International Montessori School • Hong Kong
Big Ideas Conference • Rutgers University • New Brunswick, NJ
Hamilton College • Clinton, NY
Medford Leas (CCRC) • Medford, NJ
Carol Woods Retirement Community • Chapel Hill, NC
Southeast Chinese Language Assn, College of Charleston • Charleston, SC
Diversity 2011 Conferenc, Power of Inclusion (Keynote) • Rochester, NY
Bryant University • Smithfield, RI
Warrenbrook Senior Center (NJCH Program) • Warren, NJ
College of Charleston • Charleston, NC
Carol Woods Retirement Community • Chapel Hill, NC
Summer Workshop for College Teachers in China • Beijing
Central Ohio Families with Children from China • Columbus, OH
Greater Cincinnati Families with Children from China • Cincinnati, OH
DLA Land and Maritime • Columbus, OH
Dartmouth College • Hanover, NH
Bryant University • Smithfield, RI
Madison Public Library • Madison, NJ
Catherine Dickson Hofman Library • Blairstown, NJ
Rutgers University • New Brunswick, NJ
Warren Township Library • Warren, NJ
Western Kentucky University • Bowling Green, KY
University of Texas • San Antonio, TX
Mingzu University of China • Beijing
Chinese International School • Hong Kong
South Regional Conference of Asian American Leaders • Gainsville, FL
Wake Forest College • Winston-Salem, NC
Presbyterian College • Clinton, SC
River Edge Public Library • River Edge, NJ
Diamond State Reading Association Conference • Wilmington, DE
"Pan Asia" - Department of Justice • Washington, DC
Franklin Township Public Library • Somerset, NJ
New Jersey State Library • Trenton, NJ
University of Massachusetts, Amherst • Amherst, MA
Tufts University • Medford, MA
4th Annual Chinese Education Conference • San Francisco, CA
Williams College • Williamstown, MA
McDaniel College • Westminster, MD
Vassar College • Poughkeepsie, NY
57th Annual Northeast Conference on Teaching of Foreign Languages
Couples Club of the JCC • Cherry Hill, NJ
Susquehanna University • Selinsgrove, PA
Washington & Lee • Lexington, VA
OCA-NJ Holiday Ball, Emcee • Totowa, NJ
American Countil on Teaching of Foreign Languages • San Diego, CA
Syracuse University • Syracuse, NY
The College of NJ • Trenton, NJ
SUNY at New Paltz • New Paltz, NY
Chinese Institute of Engineers USA, Greater NY Chapter • Newark, NJ
Union College • Schenectady, NY
Hampton University • Hampton, VA
Experience Asia Festival • Tallahassee, FL
The Character & Heritage Institute • Tallahassee, FL
Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library • Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University • Tallahassee, FL
Wakulla State Prison • Crawfordville, FL
St. George's School • Newport, RI
University of Texas • Austin, TX
NJ Teachers of English • Somerset, NJ
Alvernia University • Reading, PA
Central Ohio Families with Children from China • COFCC
St. Mary's College • Notre Dame, IN
Montclair University • Montclair, NJ
Virginia Tech • Blacksburg, VA
University of New Hampshire • Durham, NH
University of Vermont • Burlington, VT
Suffolk University • Boston, MA
Austin College • Sherman, TX
YK Pao International School • Shanghai
Chinese International School Chinese International School • Hong Kong
AsiaNetwork Conference • Lisle, IL
Winona State University • Rochester, MN
Chatham University • Pittsburgh, PA
East Coast Asian American Student Union • Rutgers • New Brunswick, NJ
Frelinghuysen Elementary School • Frelinghuysen, NJ
Chinese International School • Hong Kong
Shanghai American School • Shanghai
Cross Cultural Showcase • University of Toledo • Toledo, OH
American Assn of University Women • Basking Ridge, NJ
Chinese Movie Festival Commentary • New Town Square, PACedar Crest Retirement Community • Pompton Plains, NJ
Montgomery Senior Center • Skillman, NJ
Allamuchy Friends • Allamuchy, NJ
Mid Atlantic Assn for Asian Studies • Rutgers University • New Brunswick, NJ
Ridge and Valley Conservancy • Hardwick, NJ
Jersey City Museum • Jersey City, NJ
U.S. Air Force Academy • Colorado Springs, CO
National Association for Multicultural Education • Springfield, Missouri
East Greenwich Library • Mickleton, NJ
Pennsylvania Office of Occupational Rehabilitation • State College, PA
World Tang Soo Do Association • Elizabethtown College, PA
Association of Chinese Schools • Gaithersburg, MD
Women Entrepreneur Networking Business Breakfast •
Rutgers University - Newark, NJ
KPMG, Inc. • Montvale, NJ
The Chinese Language Teachers Association •
College of Staten Island High School for International Studies
Rising Phoenix Martial Arts Academy • Pennsylvania
Kingston Women's Club • Kingston, NJ
Holy Family University • Philadelphia, PA
Loyola College • Baltimore, MD
Indiana University • Bloomington, IN
Chinese American Educational Research & Development Association •
New York, NY
Seton Hall University • South Orange, NJ
Bridgewater Women's Club • Bridgewater, NJ
Foreign Language Educators of NJ • Somerset NJ
NJ Education Association Convention • Atlantic City, NJ
NYC/NY Association of Foreign Language Teachers
United States Military Academy • West Point, NY
Seton Hall University • South Orange, NJ
Barry University • Miami, FL
Appalachian State University • Boone, NC
University of the South • Sewanee, TN
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation • State College, PA
Lebanon Valley College • Annville, PA
Accent Gallery • Ocean City, NJ
Pahaquarry Foundation Writers Workshop • Blairstown, NJ
2007 CLTA-GNY Conference & the Fifth New York International
Conference on Teaching Chinese • West Point Military Academy, NY
National Association of Multicultural Education PA • Harrisburg, PA
Mary Edwards Lecture • SUNY - Purchase, NY
Diverse Students' Leadership Conference • St. Mary's College •
South Bend, IN
Bucknell University • Lewisburg, PA
DePauw University • Greencastle, IN
Grinnell College • Grinnell, IA
Education Dept of NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs – Jr. Membership
Rutherford Public Library • Rutherford, NJ
Book Club • Woodstown, NJ
New Jersey Education Association • Atlantic City, NJ
Juniata College • Huntingdon, PA
Book Club • Summit, NJ
Book Club • Bound Brook, NJ
The Lebanon County Collaborative 4th Annual
Cultural Diversity Workshop •
Lebanon Valley College • Annville, PA
Diversity 2006 Conference • Rochester, NY
Families with Children from China • Liberty State Park, NJ
DePauw University • Greencastle, IN
St. Mary's College • South Bend, IN
Blackburn College • Carlinville, IL
Seton Hall University • South Orange, NJ
Wagner College • Staten Island, NY
George Mason University • Fairfax, VA
Indiana University - Purdue University • Indianapolis, IN
Illinois College • Jacksonville, IL
National Assn. for Multicultural Education – PA
Radford University • Radford, VA
Washington & Jefferson College • Washington, PA
St. Mary's College of Maryland • St. Mary's City, MD
Blair Academy • Blairstown, NJ
Hampton University • Hampton, VA
Monroe Township Public Library • Monroe Township, NJ
Organization of Chinese Americans • Basking Ridge, NJ
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility • Annandale, NJ
Mothers and More • Morristown, NJ
WKCR “Sounds of China” •  New York, NY
Columbia University • New York, NY
Bridgewater College • Bridgewater, VA
University of Delaware • Newark, DE
Mary Baldwin College • Staunton, VA
SUNY Geneseo • Geneseo, NY
Stony Brook University • Stony Brook, NY
St. Olaf College • Northfield, MN
Carthage College • Kenosha, WI
Knox College • Galesburg, IL
The New Jersey Historical Society • Newark, NJ
Ramsey Free Public Library • Ramsey, NJ
Winchester Gardens • Maplewood, NJ
Maplewood Memorial Library • Maplewood, NJ
Greene's Beans Cafe • Sparta, NJ
Denville Free Public Library • Denville, NJ
Univera BlueCross BlueShield • Buffalo, NY
Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield • Rochester, NY
Caldwell Public Library & Caldwell College • Caldwell, NJ
Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans Festival (CAPA) • New York, NY
Ramapo College • Mahwah, NJ
Ohio University • Athens, OH
Bernards Township Library • Basking Ridge, NJ
Mt. Holyoke College • South Hadley, MA
Kutztown University • Allentown, PA
Rowan University • Glassboro, NJ
John Hopkins University • Baltimore, MD
Drexel University • Philadelphia, PA
Capitol University • Columbus, OH
Newark Academy • Livingston, NJ
Rutgers University • New Brunswick, NJ
George Mason University • Fairfax, VA
Susquehanna University • Selinsgrove, PA
Nutley Public Library • Nutley, NJ
Diversity Leadership Forum
WNTI - Public Radio • Hackettstown, NJ
State University of New York • Brockport, NY
University of Hawaii • Honolulu, HI
University of New England • Biddeford, ME
Seton Hall University • South Orange, NJ
Randolph Township Free Public Library • Randolph, NJ
Chinese International School • Hong Kong
Golden Valley High School • Saugus, CA
Woodbridge Public Library • Woodbridge, NJ
Tenafly Boro Library • Tenafly, NJ
Organization of Chinese Americans of Long Island • New Hyde Park, NY
St. Jude Roman Catholic Church • Blairstown, NJ
Lebanon Valley College • Annville, PA
Randolph Macon College • Ashland, VA
Lexington Public Library • Lexington, KY
Allegheny College • Meadville, PA
Eckerd College • St. Petersburg, FL
Organization of Chinese Americans • Alexandria, VA
Scotch Plains Public Library • Scotch Plains, NJ
Greater Rochester Diversity Council • Rochester, NY
Shanghai Chinese Restaurant • Rochester NY
Many Voices, Many Visions Radio Program, WOKR • Rochester, NY
St. Louis County Library • St. Louis, MO
Montville Township Public Library • Montville, NJ
Claremont Graduate University, Alumni Program • New York, NY
Mendham Borough Library • Mendham, NJ
Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council • Newton, NJ
Peabody Essex Museum • Salem, MA
Borders Bookstore • Providence, RI
Barnes & Noble • Newington, NH
Blackbird Books & Cafe • Nashua, NH
Organization of Chinese Americans •
Borders Bookstore • Providence, RI
University of Hartford • Hartford, CT
Blair Academy Women's Association • Blairstown, NJ
NJ Authors Bookfair • Somerville, NJ
Center for Academic Excellence • Portland, OR
Twenty-Third Avenue Books • Portland, OR
Portland State University • Portland, OR
Evergreen State College • Olympia, WA
Hawthorne Public Library • Hawthorne, New Jersey
Barnes & Noble, Merrillville, IN • Reading & Conversation
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN • Workshop
Barnes & Noble, Mishawaka, IN • Reading & Conversation
Indiana University, South Bend, IN • Reading & Conversation
University of Wisconsin, Marinette, WI • Reading & Conversation
WNDU-TV, South Bend, IN • Radio Interview
WSJT-TV, Elkhart, IN • Radio Interview
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IN • Reading & Conversation
Barnes & Noble, Edgewater Commons, NJ • Reading & Conversation
Ringwood Public Library, Ringwood, NJ • Reading & Conversation
Sussex County Community College,Newton, NJ • NJ Authors Speakers Series
New England Association of Chinese Professionals Annual Conference • Northeastern University
NCM Radio, San Francisco • Interview
Pitzer College, Claremont, CA • Reading & Conversation
San Diego State University Bookstore, San Diego, CA • Reading & Conversation
Lake Hiawatha Branch Library, Parsipanny, NJ • Reading & Conversation
Lexington Chinese School, Belmont, MA • Reading & Conversation
The Atheneum, Nantucket, MA • Teachers' & Parents' Program
The Dane Gallery, Nantucket, MA • Reading & Conversation
Vineyard Haven Public Library, Martha's Vineyard, MA • Reading & Conversation
Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, MA • Reading & Conversation
WCAI & WNAN in Cape Cod • The Point with Mindy Todd
Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga • Reading & Conversation
Sewanee University • Reading & Conversation
Tenafly Public Library • Reading & Conversation
St Lawrence University • Young Writers' Conference Speaker
Barnes & Noble, Morris Plains, NJ • Book Signing
The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ • Book Signing
Whippanong Library, Whippany, NJ • Reading & Conversation
West Falmouth Library • Reading & Conversation
Free Library of Philadelphia • Reading & Conversation
Fort Lee Public Library • Reading & Conversation
Rutherford Free Public Library, NJ • Program for ESL Tutors
Theta Club, Chatham, NJ • Reading & Conversation
Bernardsville Public Library, NJ • Reading & Conversation
Book Club, Stanhope, NJ • Reading & Conversation
Town Book Stores, Maplewood & Westfield, NJ • Book Signings
Book Club, Sparta, NJ • Reading & Conversation
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, New Jersey Performing Arts Center • Keynote Address
Book Club, Blairstown, NJ • Reading & Conversation
Teaneck Public Library, NJ • Reading & Conversation



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June 6 - 8, 2012

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