Scholar to Discuss China’s Ascent on Global Stage
Published on September 20, 2012
"The Rise of China and Chinese Americans” will be the topic of a free public lecture by renowned historian and prize-winning writer Huping Ling, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Isaacs Auditorium, in Susquehanna University’s Seibert Hall.
Ling, professor of history at Truman State University and former executive editor of The Journal of Asian American Studies, will address whether China is the next global power, and whether the longstanding supremacy of the United States is under decline. He will place the current debate on Asian ascent and U.S. decline in a historical perspective and address the challenges and opportunities facing Chinese people in America.
The talk is sponsored by Susquehanna’s Asian Studies Program, which explores diverse topics and themes within the literary, cultural, philosophic-religious, social and other related spheres of Asian people and civilization. The program complements students’ interest in business, law, journalism, government, education, social work, art and music.
Karen M. Jones