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East Meets West Lecture Series

September 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Dr. David Wang (Architecture) will present “Patterns of Resilience: An Aesthetics of Chinese Urban Environments.”

Part of East Meets West — Asia Program Lecture Series
Our fall lecture series will feature seven public lectures and one documentary exploring the theme of “Resilience” from multiple regional and disciplinary perspectives. All events are free and open to the public. Except as noted, presentations will be held from 4:30–6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in Todd Hall 276.

  • Sept. 5: Film: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2013) on the life of Chinese American civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs. Director Grace Lee; producers Grace Lee, Caroline Libresco, and Austin Wilkin. 82 Minutes.
  • Sept. 12: “In Our Own Backyard: Japanese Internment during WWII,” Dr. Katy Fry (History)
  • Sept. 19: “Patterns of Resilience: An Aesthetics of Chinese Urban Environments,” Dr. David Wang (Architecture)
  • Sept. 26: “Mindfulness: East and West,” Dr. Julia Cassaniti (Anthropology) and Dr. Lydia Gerber (Asian Studies)
  • Oct. 3: “Community in a Global Migration Crisis: US-Resettled Burmese and Iraqi Refugees,” Dr. Caitlin Bletscher (Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership)
  • Oct. 10: “Building Nationhood in the Post-Soviet Era,” Dr. Marina Tolmacheva (History)
  • Oct. 17: “A Taste of Home: Food as a Form of Diasporic Resilience,” Dr. Shawna Herzog (History)
  • Oct. 24: CHINA TOWN HALL | 4:00–5:40 p.m.
    • Interactive Webcast @ 4:00 p.m.
      Dr. Susan E. Rice, former National Security Advisor and US Ambassador to the UN
    • Local Presentation @ 4:45 p.m.
      “US–China Relations in the Trump Era: What Is Washington State’s China Strategy?” Dr. Mercy Kuo, President and Executive Director of the Washington State China Relations Council, Seattle

WSU students may enroll in Asia 301: East Meets West [DIVR] for 1 credit. Participants receive a letter grade and can repeat the class for up to 3 credits. There are no prerequisites.


September 19, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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