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China: Yesterday and Today

2/2/2006 —
Learn more about the “economic miracle” of China at a lecture and dinner at the Peking Chef restaurant in Dallas, PA, on Tuesday, February 21, from 6-8 p.m. As part of Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Continuing Education Personal Enrichment series, China: Yesterday and Today, will feature Professor Edwin Williams who recently returned from his 12th visit to China where he once again witnessed that country’s “economic miracle.” His lecture will focus on this economic awakening including some of the historical and cultural factors that help explain this recent phenomenon.

Honored as an Ambassador of International and Cultural Understanding at the 2,550th Birthday Celebration of Confucius, Professor Williams also traveled on the Yangtze River and visited the Three Gorges Dam Project, “China’s Modern Great Wall,” during the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Peoples Republic of China in 1999. Williams was also in China during the 16th Party Congress of the Communist Party which announced a change to the current leadership and also brought successful capitalist entrepreneurs into the party.

Professor Williams was formerly the Director of International Programs at Kean University, New Jersey, and a founding member of the New Jersey State College Council for International Education. Dr. Carol Sabatini, Penn State Wilkes-Barre advisory board member, will be a special guest presenter

For more information or to register, click here or contact Ina Lubin at 570-675-9251 or wbce@outreach.psu.edu
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