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Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

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Mary Gallagher in Reuters on the shortage of testing supplies and China’s initial reticence in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

“The improvements have been on the hard science — figuring out the virus’ genome, building new hospitals at a moment’s notice — more than on the soft science side of managing information and dealing with people.”

U-M and LRCCS profiled at Xinhua

Mary Gallagher speaks with the editors about LRCCS and what sets the University of Michigan apart from other US 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.

Read the full story.

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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