Borders, borderlands: lands have their histories, their cultures, their customs, their resources, their needs—14 countries have land borders with China. China has more land borders than any other country.  Each border presents unique problems in 2017—and the ways in which these borders are crossed will make major differences to Asia, to South Asia, to West Asia, to Central Asia, to North Asia, to East Asia, and to the many countries which share interests/resources/contacts/trade/peoples located on sea borders with China. If we see the Pacific as we’ve come to see the Atlantic—as the mere pond that separates us—then we, too, are part of the borderlands. All the borderlands must deal with (and be dealt with by) China, during 2017 and beyond. We will look at President Xi Jinping’s Neighborhood: Is it like Mr. Roger’s?  Like the Godfather’s?  Like Fort Apache, the Bronx? And how does, and how will, Uncle Sam interact with the Neighborhood?  These are the relationships that are crucial to understanding our evolving world and our own future in it—and China is at the center.

Dr. Marjorie Miller is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Purchase College, SUNY. She has held two Fulbright year-long Senior Awards in China and one for a year in Korea–and has lectured in many key universities in China as well as in Korea. Dr. Miller received her BA from Jackson College, her MA from Tufts University; and her PhD from SUNY Stony Brook. She is the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Day: 4 Tuesdays
Dates: Mar 14 – Apr 4
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Location: Larchmont Temple Rm 3
Fee: $100

 

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