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A Reflection on the Dilemma of modernizing education for the Yi Ethnic Minority People in Liangshan Autonomous Region in Sichuan, Southwest China

Prof. Aga Rehamo, Sichuan Normal University Friday, December 9, 12:00-13:00 HUB 340 The introduction of modern education into a society which in the past did not have a formal education system, coupled with the three forces of globalized capitalism, the modernization of the state and the development of nationality minorities, is a dynamic process which […]

Writing systems of the Yi peoples of Southwest China: past and present

Professor Steve Harrell Thursday, November 17, 12:00-13:00 HUB 332 Almost all the writing systems in use today are derived from the Phoenician alphabet devised in the second millennium BCE; the best-known exceptions are Chinese characters and the Korean Hangul phonetic system.  However, the Yi peoples of Southwest China have systems for writing their own language […]

The Art of Chinese Tea Drinking

Speaker: Prof. Lotus Perry, University of Puget Sound Thursday October 27th,  12:00-13:00 HUB 337 Tea is a global commodity in the 21st century, and has come a long way since it was first celebrated in Chinese tea classics over 1,200 years ago. What can modern tea enthusiasts learn from the ancient tea masters? Prof. Perry […]