"China in the 1960's and 1970's: One Family's Experience During the Cultural Revolution." Professor Tianxiang Zhan received his Master of Arts from the Department of History at Hangzhou University in Zhejian Province, China, where he now teaches. In addition to his scholarly training in history and anthropology, Professor Zhan brings to his teaching an extensive personal experience of living through the momentous changes of the Chinese revolution and the continuing transformations of the Chinese nation and its people in the last quarter of the 20th century. He travels and lectures widely at American universities and at international conferences including the Friends World Program, Wharton International Forum and the Symposium on International Education.
For more than 25 years, the PSU Summer Session has brought internationally renowned professors to teach a wide range of courses on campus. The "Tour the World at Home This Summer" series highlights some of these individuals through a brown-bag lecture series, all of which are free. This is an opportunity to gain a unique perspective and an international point of view from specialists in a wide range of subjects. The public "Tour the World" lecture series is showcasing four of the visiting professors; Shaul Stampfer, Tianxiang Zhan, Devendra Oza and Peter H. Fogtdal. Contact Dawn White at 725-5075 in the PSU Office of International Affairs for further information on lectures, professors or courses. Additional information is also available at http://www.summer.pdx.edu/ivp.shtml.
Location: Smith Memorial Student Union Multicultural Center (Room 228, 1825 SW Broadway)