Upcoming Events » Middlesex Community College to Host Chinese Culture Workshop

October 22, 2010 9:00 am
October 23, 2010 4:00 pm
Registration is $25
Middlesex Community College - Federal Building
50 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA
Dona Cady

LOWELL – Middlesex Community College will host a two-day, multidisciplinary workshop exploring traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, titled Chinese Culture in Transition, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, in the MCC Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, Lowell. This event is open to educators and the general public. Registration is $25.

The workshop will explore Chinese views of rights, protest and dissent, with a focus on “official” positions, as well as more informal views held by Chinese society. Topical issues include government regulation of the Internet, and use of traditional and contemporary modes of literary, philosophical, political and visual expression.

Speaking will be Stephen C. Angle, chairman of the Philosophy Department and East Asian Studies Program at Wesleyan University, and author of Human Rights and Chinese Thought: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry. Stanley Murashige, associate professor of art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will also speak.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at MCC, and continue Saturday morning, Oct. 23, when Murashige will lead a group tour of The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures From the Forbidden City, an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.
Registration deadline is Oct. 18 ($25 fee includes lunch on Friday and transportation from Lowell to the museum on Saturday).

For further information, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/asdp/ or contact Dona Cady, MCC Interim Dean of Humanities, at 781-280-3721 or cadyd@middlesex.mass.edu.
This workshop is part of a series of Asian Studies events organized by Middlesex, made possible by the generous support of the MCC Foundation and the Asian Studies Development Program, which is funded and sponsored by the East-West Center and the University of Hawaii.

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