Dr. Gong Chen Provides Self Defense Workshops and Interview with World Journal

Dr. Gong Chen (left) leading a self-defense workshop.

On August 3rd, Dr. Gong Chen, Professor and Activity Program Coordinator, Kinesiology, provided a self-defense workshop for women coaches and staff members in SJSU’s Department of Athletics.

On June 16th, Dr. Chen was interviewed by the World Journal (Chinese language newspaper in North America) to share his new research on victimization and self-defense of Chinese abroad students and to provide advice on crime prevention for Chinese abroad students in the United States.  The lecture precipitated a Chinese doctoral student who was a visiting scholar that was kidnapped and disappeared at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on June 9.  “Although the suspect was caught on June 23, this case caused tremendous fear among the 300,000 Chinese students and their families who are studying in the United States,” says Dr. Chen.

In addition, on May 16, Dr. Gong Chen provided a self-defense workshop for Stanford University students in the resident hall.

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