Conversations on China @ RWU

conversations on china @ RWUNovember 7, 2015
Pre-Registration Will be Required

A Collaborative Project of the University of Hawaiˋi Confucius Institute, the UH Center for Chinese Studies, and the Asian Studies Development Program, East-West Center

This one-day program on Chinese culture and society will feature five China specialists who exemplify both scholarly and pedagogical excellence. The workshop includes presentations on cultural traditions, history, the arts and contemporary issues, and a panel discussion aimed at assisting humanities and social science faculty to significantly infuse Chinese content into their courses. The lecture presentations will be open to undergraduate students.


Roger T. Ames is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i, and editor of Philosophy East and West and China Review International.  His many translations of classic Chinese texts include the Confucian Analects  (with Henry Rosemont); among his many interpretive studies of Chinese philosophy, his most recent is Confucian Role Ethics: A Vocabulary;  Confucian Role Ethics: Doing Justice to Justice is forthcoming.

Bonnie Cheng is Associate Professor of Art History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College; she teaches courses in Chinese and Japanese art spanning ancient to modern eras. Her manuscript in progress is entitled The Status of Authority: Tombs and Political Spaces of the Northern Dynasties.

Frederick Lau is Chair and Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, and Director of the Center for Chinese Studies. His books include Music in China and Vocal Music and Cultural Identity in Contemporary Music: Unlimited Voices in East Asia and the West.

Paize Keulemans is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University; he teaches early modern Chinese literature. His books include Sound Rising from the Paper: Nineteenth-century Martial Arts Fiction and the Chinese Acoustic Imagination and Idle Chatter: The Productive Uses of Gossip and Rumor in 17th-century Chinese Literature.

Peter D. Hershock is Director of the Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. His most recent books are Public Zen, Personal Zen: A Buddhist Introduction, and Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence (edited).

Sponsored by the University of Hawai’i Confucius Institute, UH Center for Chinese Studies, and The Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center Institutional Support: Roger Williams University Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs & Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences; Bryant University Department of History and Social Sciences