information about these and other Asia Center activities,
call the Asia Center at (859) 257-7253 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
8, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
The University of Kentucky's new Asia Center, founded
as a result of a multi-year grant from the Freeman
Foundation, will host several events over three days
in October and will sponsor other events throughout
the year to promote knowledge about Asia on campus
and across the Commonwealth.
-- Oct. 10 - The public is invited to hear Sidney
Rittenberg speak on "The Chinese Communist Party,
Past and Future" at 8 p.m. in the William T.
Young Library auditorium. Rittenberg is the only American
citizen ever to have joined the Chinese Communist
-- Oct. 11 - The Warwick Foundation will co-sponsor
an event in which faculty across Kentucky who study
and teach classes about Asia will gather to discuss
ways of broadening an understanding of Asia. The Warwick
Foundation was established by the late Clay Lancaster,
and invited participants will learn about his career
comparing Asian and Western art and philosophy. Professor
Gregory A. Waller, chair of UK's English department,
will talk about his research, "Japan-in-America
in the Early Twentieth Century." Participants
are invited to the "Taste of Asia" festival
organized by the Crane House in Louisville immediately
following the event. The event will be held in the
William T. Young Library.
-- Oct. 12- A workshop featuring Lucien Ellington,
editor of "Education About Asia" and professor
of education at the University of Tennessee, will
take place in the UK Student Center for K-12 teachers
interested in Asia.
-- Nov. 5 - "Christianity in Korea: Why is it
so much more visible than in China or Japan?" lecture by Donald Clark, a history professor at Trinity
University, will be held at 7 p.m. in the William
T. Young Library auditorium.
In the spring of 2003, the UK Asia Center will hold
a colloquium on post-World War II Japanese films,
with an accompanying film series. An Asia Center visiting
fellow, Ms. HE Xingqiong from the Chengdu municipal
dance troupe, will teach a course in Chinese dance
"Not only does the center create excitement
on campus, but the local Asian communities have responded
enthusiastically with their support," Kristin
E. Stapleton, UK associate history professor and principal
investigator on the Freeman grant, said. "We're
very pleased by that because it demonstrates the potential
for the Center to foster the exchange of knowledge
and culture both inside and outside the classroom."
For more information about these and other Asia Center
activities, call the Asia Center at (859) 257-7253
or e-mail email@example.com.