Afternoon Stroll  |  Photographer: Manfred Elfstrom

Contemporary China Initiative: Inaugural Lecture by Professor Sherman Cochran (Hu Shih Professor Emeritus of Chinese History)

"The Greatest Cornellian: Hu Shih, Class of 1914" - Who is the greatest Cornellian? Sherman Cochran, the Hu Shih Professor of Chinese History Emeritus at Cornell, argues it is Hu Shih (1891 - 1962), who graduated from Cornell one hundred years ago. On the world stage Hu’s accomplishments as a brilliant philosopher, influential language reformer, and international diplomat have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Korean Studies Speaker Series: Virtual North Korea: Notes on Architecture, Exhibition and Communication

How could a South Korean-born architect curate an architectural exhibition about both Koreas without ever setting foot in North Korea? The commissioner for Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula, this year's Korean Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale and the Golden Lion Award winner, did precisely that.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:00pm

Clarke Colloquium: Gan Ying "New China, New Dream: Market Economy Reform and Social Changes, Seen from a Foreign Trade Law Angle"

Gan Ying, Professor, School of International Law, East China University of Political Science and Law, will be giving a talk titled "New China, New Dream--Market Economy Reform and Social Changes, Seen from a Foreign Trade Law Angle."  To attend, please RSVP to Donna Hastings (

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:15pm to 6:00pm