December 2009 Archives

Conversation about Higher Education in China

A discussion of recent trends in Chinese higher education with members of a delegation of Chinese university presidents and senior administrators of the University of Minnesota. The discussion will focus on the ways in which Chinese higher education is changing to meet the demands of a globalizing economy and on the dialogue between University of Minnesota and Chinese universities on how to develop a mutually beneficial relationship between two educational systems. Cosponsored by the China Center at the University of Minnesota.

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, Dec.15, 2009
Location: President's Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Presenter: Professor Ann Waltner, University of Minnesota

Date: 12/11/2009
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: Room 1210 Heller Hall

Free event

Date: Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010

Location: Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre

"Carnival China Style"-2010 Chinese New Year's Gala is set for Sunday, Jan. 10th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55403). Tickets go on sale Saturday, Nov. 28th, 2009 and range in price from $15 to $35 depending on seating preference. All prices include applicable facility fees. Additional service charges may apply. Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402), online at, or through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-982-2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Ticket Center. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts and should call 612-373-5665. Tickets are also available at Huaxin Bookstore (651-644-4294) and from the local Chinese community organizations.

This talk explores the fiction of one of Republican China's most popular authors after his forced exile to Hong Kong in the wake of the founding of the PRC. By reading Xu Xu's (1908-1980) Hong Kong fiction in the context of Romantic nostalgia, I will first challenge conventional notions about cause and effect of nostalgia and emigre identity of Chinese writers in exile. I will then briefly comment on the extent to which Xu's Romanticism influenced a younger generation of Hong Kong writers and filmmakers.

Presenter: Frederik Green, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Macalester College

Date: December 8, Tuesday

Time: 3:30-5pm

Location: 710 Social Sciences West Bank, UMN

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