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January 4, 2019

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Series starts Friday, January 11, 2019

As part of the Mount’s commitment to community outreach, the university is proud to present a free public lecture series at the Keshen Goodman Library (330 Lacewood Drive) in Halifax starting Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. All are welcome!

The series, titled Explore China!, is presented by faculty and staff from Mount Saint Vincent University. It will explore many interesting topics about China from the perspectives of lecturers who have travelled, worked or studied in both China and Canada. Reflecting on their rich cross-cultural experiences, presenters will delve into aspects of contemporary China such as its landscape, geography, cuisine, social life and customs, cities and histories, literature and arts, as well as cultural gaps and institutional differences between China and Canada.

The lecture dates and session topics are as follows (all sessions are from 2 to 3 p.m.):

January 11 – Dim Sum: The significance and art of Chinese brunch
Presented by Ashley-Jane Chow, International Business Development Consultant, Recruitment

January 18 – The rise of the Chinese dragon: Thoughts on doing business with the People’s Republic of China
Presented by Professor Michael Whalen, Department of Business and Tourism

January 25 – Cultural challenges for Chinese professionals in Canadian workplaces
Presented by Dr. Tianyuan Yu, professor in the Department of Business and Tourism

February 1 – The changing role of women in Chinese society
Presented by Dr. Gabrielle Durepos, professor in the Department of Business and Tourism

February 8 – Photos Speak: China from 1900 to date illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs of the country and her people.
Presented by Professor Michael Whalen, Department of Business and Tourism

February 15 – Classical Chinese poetry: Feel the beautify of Chinese language
Presented by Dr. Tianyuan Yu, professor in the Department of Business and Tourism

About the series

The Mount has been partnering with the Keshen Goodman Public Library for many years delivering public lectures that have been very well-received by the community. Previous topics include technology and the Gothic, Canada’s Twentieth Century, 1867-2017: Commemorating Canadian Confederation, Shakespeare and his Rivals, Victorian Monsters and more.
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