Bonnie Tilland is an associate professor of anthropology and East Asian studies at Yonsei University in South Korea. Her research has focused on South Korean family and gender, ideologies and practices of mothering, and the anthropology of media. She is currently working on a project on Chinese language learning in Asia at a time when the “rise of China” is increasingly fraught, a project that began as an ethnographic investigation of Taiwan-affiliated Chinese ethnic schools in South Korea. As a GTI Scholar, Dr. Tilland will investigate “global Taiwanese Chinese language” programs and initiatives in Taiwan to trace Taiwan’s positioning of its programs as an alternative to long-standing PRC programs such as the Confucius Institutes. Eventually she plans to extend the project to ethnographic research on Taiwan Centers for Mandarin Learning established in the US and Europe. Dr. Tilland received a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures (Chinese) from Lawrence University, and an M.A. (Korea Studies) and PhD (Sociocultural Anthropology) from the University of Washington.