Dr. Bob Swansbrough, UTC Political Science Professor, recently returned from a Fulbright Scholar experience in China.  Along with Ruth Grover, UTC Curator, Swansbrough has planned Focus on China, a month-long series of exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures.  The following free presentations are open to the public, and sponsored by the UTC College of Arts and Sciences:

November 4 (Thursday, 12:15 p.m.)—“Tai Chi in the Chinese Cultural Context” [Dr. Zibin Guo/ Lecture and Demonstration of Tai Chi Martial Arts/Exercise, UTC University Center, Tennessee Room]

November 8 (Monday, 12 noon)—“Chinese Daoism: History, Beliefs and Practices,” [Dr. Stephen Eskildsen/ Lecture on Chinese Daoist philosophy, UTC University Center, Signal Mountain Room]

November 10 (Wednesday, 12 noon)— “China-Taiwan Standoff: A U.S. Challenge?” [Professor John Copper, Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, UTC University Center, Signal Mountain Room]

November 15 (Monday, 12 noon)—“Roots of China’s Economic Success” [Dr. Rick Wilson/ Lecture, UTC University Center, Signal Mountain Room]

November 18 (Thursday, 12:15 p.m.)—“Tibet: Modernization or Marginalization?” [Dr. Bob Swansbrough/ Lecture and Slides, UTC University Center, Signal Mountain Room]

November 18  (Thursday, 5:30 p.m.)–“Le Deluge Après Mao: China’s Surging Contemporary Arts Scene” (Fine Arts Center 356) Dr. Patricia Karetzky, O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art, Bard College

Additionally, from November 1 – December 6 an exhibition of photographs from Chattanooga’s Sister City of Wuxi, China, will be displayed in the UTC University Center. Comprised of forty works, this colorful show will be interesting and educational for the entire Chattanooga community. The exhibition will be available for viewing on the first and third floors of the University Center.

November 9 – December 14– The UTC Cress Gallery of Art presents an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art featuring the work of 13 major Chinese artists working today. Dr. Patricia Karetzky, O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art, Bard College, is assisting the UTC Cress Gallery with the organization of this exhibition.

NEW Gallery hours at the Cress:  9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Friday; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and through intermission for all Patten Series Performances; open to the public and admission is free.

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