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First Saturday East Asian Program Series

Now in its 4th year at Portland State, the First Saturday PDX:  East Asian Program Series is a collaborative partnership between the PSU Institute for Asian Studies and the dedicated volunteers of the First Saturday PDX East Asia Program Committee.

This monthly program series provides an array of diverse, educational and inspiring presentations which focus on the art, architecture, gardens and historical culture of China and East Asia, highlighting connections with the Pacific Northwest.

2014-15 Schedule:

( For details click on the titles below )

Sat, Sept 13, 9:30 AM
Distilling the Essence of Chinese Poetric (Literati) Gardens
Ms. Maihwa Frances Li

Sat, Oct 4, 9:30 AM
Chinese Folklore, Asian-American Identity and Cultural Heritage
by Dr. Juwen Zhang, Willamette University

SAT, Nov 1, 9:30 AM
Paintings, Poetry and Politics in Beijingʼs Southern City, 1770-2014
Dr. Michele Matteini, Professor of Chinese Art History, Reed College

SAT, Dec 6, 9:30 AM
Confucian Sacred Landscapes 
Dr. Linda Walton, Emerita Professor of Chinese History, Portland State Univ 

Sat, Jan 10, 9:30 AM

Sat, Feb 7, 9:30 AM
Year of the Ram 4713 Chinese New Year Brunch

Sat, Mar 7, 9:30 AM
Music of the Guqin:  Introduction & Musical Rendition

Jim Binkley

Sat, Apr 4, 9:30 AM
Portland's Chinatown History
Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis,Local scholar and public historian 

Sat, May 2, 9:30 AM
Negotiating Cultures:  Chinese Christian Converts in the Ming-Qing Era
Dr. Desmond Cheung, Portland State Uniiv 

Sat, June 13, 9:30 AM
Famous Site of Wu
Anne Whetherell, Adjunct Professor Portland State Univ and Willamette Univ. 


DATE:  Every first Saturday of the month, September through June 

TIME: 9:30 – 11:00am

FREE and open to the public.