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LRCCS faculty member Miranda Brown discusses Asian culture in Toledo with the "Toledo Blade"

“Bubble tea has taken over easily,” Miranda Brown, University of Michigan Chinese studies professor, said. “It looks pretty, involves familiar elements, and has a novel sort of texture.”

Mary Gallagher in ChinaFile article, "How Should the U.S. Government Treat Chinese Students in America?"

“In treating all Chinese students and scholars as suspect, the United States jeopardizes the benefits of one of our largest service ‘exports’ to China and risks diminishing one of our greatest sources of soft power — our world class universities."

The Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan was founded in 1961 and has been a national leader in Chinese studies for over 50 years. A member of the International Institute, the center provides students, specialists, and the public with expert resources and a deeper understanding of contemporary and historical issues related to China.

Gift by Donald and Ann Munro Helps Establish Tenure-Track Professorship in Chinese Philosophy

“Professor Munro’s gift will be a terrific new resource that allows us to teach a subject with important implications for both Philosophy and Asian Languages and Cultures," says Dean Andrew D. Martin.

A generous new gift from University of Michigan Professor Emeritus Donald J. Munro and Ann P. Munro will facilitate the establishment of a tenure-track position in Chinese philosophy at Michigan. The position, which will be housed jointly in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of Philosophy in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, will make Chinese philosophy an important element of the programs of the two departments.

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LRCCS Distiguished Lecture: Reconfiguring the Box — Stan Lai on Creativity

Playwright and Director Stan Lai 賴聲川 is one of the most acclaimed playwrights/directors in Asia whose works include over 30 original plays as well feature films and operas.  His theories on creativity are considered groundbreaking in the field and through his invention of bold new genres and innovative staging has sparked new interest for theatre audiences in China.

Read our interview with Stan Lai on the LRCCS Blog.

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