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International Encounters: China

21may2:00 pm4:00 pmInternational Encounters: China

Event Details

International scholar Lance Rhoades offers a look at China?s culture ? past, present, & future ? as seen through his experiences working at universities in its two largest cities: Beijing & Shanghai.

The significance of China as an economic and political force in the world is undeniable; and, as the world’s most populous nation, it is a magnification of the greatest challenges the world faces. China is also the birthplace to one of the most ancient, storied civilizations, with traditions that persist despite rapid modernization. In this presentation, international scholar Lance Rhoades offers a look at China’s culture – past, present, and future – as seen through his experiences working at universities in its two largest cities: Beijing and Shanghai.

About the speaker: 

Lance Rhoades has taught in U.W.’s Cinema Studies, Comparative History of Ideas, Ethnic Studies, American Indian Studies, and Comparative Literature Departments, and was a recipient of the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Rhoades regularly presents talks throughout North America, Asia and Europe on cultural history in film, and each year he teaches a course in the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to his work at universities in the U.S. and abroad, Rhoades is a three-time featured scholar with Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau and has served as a program director for the Mercer Island and Newcastle Arts Councils.

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Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

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