These events are worth checking out!
Xi Jinping’s Unpublicized Agendas
University of Southern California
3502 Watt Way, ASC 204, Los Angeles, 90089
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a talk by Willy Lam on Xi's personal history, the factional politics through which he ascended, the configuration of power of the Fifth-Generation leadership, and the country's likely future directions under the charismatic "princeling." For more information and to rsvp, click here.
From the Classics to Literature and Religion in Traditional China
UCLA Asia Institute
Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room, UCLA
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
To understand the role of the Five Classics in shaping the knowledge systems and cultural practices of traditional China, the Taiwan Studies Lectureship program is pleased to host two eminent scholars from Taiwan who have made significant contributions to the respective fields of literary studies and religious studies in China. Yu-yu Cheng 鄭毓瑜 of the Department of Chinese Literature at National Taiwan University, will speak on the emergence of literary writing during the Western Han, and how the concept of the literary was bound up with the reading and interpretation of the Classics. Professor Mu-chou Poo 蒲慕州 of the Department of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong will speak on the notion of the religious and its relationship to classical learning in the early and medieval periods, and how the formation of a classical canon served as a model for religious canons. This will be followed by a conversation with the audience moderated by Professor Jack Chen of the UCLA Asian Languages & Cultures department. For more information, click here.