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Monday, February 05, 2001
MODERN CHINA IS FOCUS FOR ALBION COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL WEEK
ALBION, Mich. -- Soon after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, the Chinese government embarked on an ambitious program of economic reforms, the modernization of science and technology, the development of a market economy and China?s full reintegration into the international community. These changes and their effect, for better and for worse, on China?s state and society, are the focus of Albion College?s International Week events, held February 19-23, and with two associated exhibits that will run through March 9.
"As the largest Communist country in the world and home to one-fifth of the global population, China is poised to become a major power in the 21st century," notes International Week chair Yi-Li Wu, assistant professor of history at Albion College. "International Week 2001 will therefore explore the diverse and contradictory impulses that will shape the future course of Chinese politics, society, and culture."
With the exception of the dinner, all International Week events are free, and all are open to the public. For more information on Albion College International Week, contact Yi-Li Wu at 517-629-0233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Albion's China Connection: Judson Dwight Collins and the Methodist Missions in China," archival exhibit on the Stockwell-Mudd Library Bridge. This exhibit runs through March 9.
Monday, February 19
3:30-5 p.m.: "Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: Chinese Healing in the United States," presentation by Linda Barnes, assistant professor of medical anthropology, Department of Pediatrics, Boston University Medical School. Stockwell Library, Wendell Will Room
7 p.m.: Panel Presentation: "The Beautiful and the Dammed: Perspectives on China?s Three Gorges," by Wesley Arden Dick, professor of history at Albion College and Steven Benson, associate professor of photography, Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. The accompanying photo exhibit will be on display Feb. 10-25. Bobbitt Visual Arts Center Auditorium
Tuesday, February 20
3:30-5 p.m.: "Anti-Drug Campaigns in Contemporary China," presentation by Yongming Zhou, assistant professor of anthro-pology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Stockwell Library, Wendell Will Room
7 p.m. "The Prospects for Democracy in China: A View from the Grassroots," keynote address by Anne Thurston, associate professor of Chinese studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University. Bobbitt Visual Arts Center Auditorium
Wednesday, February 21
3:30-5 p.m.: "The Greening of China: Global Environmentalism and China's Minority Populations," presentation by Ralph Litzinger, assistant professor of cultural anthropology, Duke University. Stockwell Library, Wendell Will Room
5-7 p.m.: "A Taste of China," Special dinner featuring Chinese cuisine and Chinese folk songs performed by the Albion College Briton Singers. Upper and Lower Baldwin Dining Rooms. $7 per person, payable at the door; reservations are not required.
7:30 p.m.: APALS Film: The Cup, a lighthearted look at tradition clashing with the modern world when soccer fever reaches a remote Buddhist monastery. In Hindi with English subtitles. New Bohm Theater, 201 S. Superior St., Albion
Thursday, February 22
11 a.m.: "Reinventing Tradition in Contemporary China: Community Festivals and Local Identity in Southern Chinese Towns," presentation by Helen Siu, professor of anthropology, Yale University. Bobbitt Visual Arts Center Auditorium
7 p.m.: "Bridges Across the Pacific: Adopted Chinese Girls and Their American Families," presentation by Karin Evans, author of The Lost Daughters of China: Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past. Bobbitt Visual Arts Center Auditorium
Friday, February 23
12-1:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion: "Albion Students in China and the U.S.: Adventures in Cross-Cultural Education," with Kate Hao, ?98, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; Samuel Talsma, ?99, SCA Consulting; and John Molenda, ?01. International House Lounge; includes lunch
8 p.m.: Union Board "Friday Night Live" performance by singer-songwriter Magdalen Hsu-li. Kellogg Center
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