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China Chats: An Interdisciplinary Glance at China
March 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
“China Chats,” co-hosted by the Phillips Ambassador Program and CIRA (Carolina International Relations Association), brings together five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scholars of China to demonstrate the multidimensionality of the most populous nation in the world. Come to hear about topics ranging from the role of the Guqin instrument in ancient poetry to the impact of policy on panda reservations.
In the first 50 minutes, students will meet the guest speakers, five faculty experts from different departments at UNC and listen to one of five interesting topics on China. Afterwards, students and faculty alike will have ample time to discuss and digest—both new ideas and delicious Chinese food.
China, with its more than 4,000-year-old history, rapidly evolving society and population of more than 1 billion people, defies definition by any one set of terms. Students should approach China like any topic of inquiry—by taking an interdisciplinary approach and gaining understanding through more than any single discipline. Meet a few of the China experts here at UNC, find out about existing research and classes from different departments and have your interest piqued in subjects you may otherwise have known nothing about.
This event is free, but registration is required and must be completed by Feb. 29. Only 65 seats are available for this event. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for check-in and refreshments.