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Beth Sorensen
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Art historian Patricia Berger explores the Qing Empire in final Year of China Lecture, March 25

Title:    "The Tripods of Yu: Visual Propaganda and the Creation of the Qing Empire."

What:   A lecture on cultural politics of China marks the third and final event in Reed College's Year of China lecture series.

Who: Patricia Berger is an associate professor of the history of art at the University of California-Berkeley. Her research interests include Chinese Buddhist art, Asian architecture, sculpture, and painting.

When:   6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 25

Location: Psychology auditorium (psychology room 105), Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland (use east parking lot)

Cost: The lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact: For more information, the public is asked to call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755 or visit the Reed events website.

In conjunction with Reed College's Year of China 2003-04, a co-curricular program intended to raise awareness of Chinese studies, three distinguished scholars discuss their recent research on aspects of cultural politics in Mainland China from the Qing dynasty through the Republican era. These talks explore competing quests for knowledge and appropriation as Chinese and foreign cultures come into contact.

The event is s ponsored 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.

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