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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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Beth Sorensen
Office of Communications
503/777-7574
beth.sorensen@reed.edu


YEAR OF CHINA LECTURE SERIES EXAMINES CLASH BETWEEN CHINESE AND FOREIGN CULTURES

Portland, OR (October 15, 2003)–Reed College will host three distinguished scholars as part of the Year of China 2003–04, a co-curricular program intended to raise awareness of Chinese studies. The scholars will discuss their recent research on cultural politics in Mainland China, from the Qing dynasty through the Republican era. Talks explore competing requests for knowledge and appropriation as Chinese and foreign cultures come into contact.

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information visit the Reed public events site, or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

ANDREW JONES, associate professor of literature, University of California–Berkeley
Black Internationale: Notes on the Chinese Jazz Age
Thursday, November 13, 2003
6 p.m., Vollum lounge

ERIK MUEGGLER, associate professor of anthropology, University of Michigan
A Sea of Flowers: Matter, Sense, and Affect in the Botanical Exploration of Southwest China
Thursday, March 4, 2004
6 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

PATRICIA BERGER, associate professor of the history of art, University of California–Berkeley
The Tripods of Yu: Visual Propaganda and the Creation of the Qing Empire
Thursday, March 25, 2004
6 p.m., Psychology auditorium

The Year of China program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative Program of the Freeman Foundation, which is committed to increasing, strengthening, and popularizing Asian studies in U.S. college and university classrooms.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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