- LECTURE: CHINA TODAY
Queens College’s Distinguished Professor Morris Rossabi is a historian of China and Central Asia. He is the author of several books and numerous articles, and has contributed to several volumes of the Cambridge History of China. Professor Rossabi travels extensively to central Asia and Mongolia.
- ILLUSTRATED TALK: VESTIGES OF THE SILK ROAD IN CHINA
France Pepper, executive director of Shen Wei Dance Arts, conducted a virtual trip along the Silk Road that ran from China’s ancient capital Chang’an (modern Xi’an) to the oases of the Taklamakan Desert in eastern Central Asia. The audience explored the art, culture, history, and geography of a region that once connected China to Europe and served as the trade route for many exotic goods and the exchange of people, religions, and ideas.
Professor Morris Rossabi gave a decent talk – I felt it’s well informed but the audience wasn’t responding to his point of views: that China is doing well with Tibet … At the conclusion of his lecture, he threw in that women are poorly treated in China, did the elderly audience breathed a relief: finally, they heard something familiar. What a joke.