year's free lecture series and course offered through the College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences examines the economic, social, political, environmental
and cultural changes taking place in contemporary China.
"China Rising and the World" (BSS 275), will consist of panels
and discussions that focus on how these changes influence China's rising
status as a world power and its relations with other nations in the global
economy, particularly the United States. This is the fifth consecutive
year the College has offered a free fall lecture series designed to publicly
address important domestic and international issues. The series is open
to the campus community and the general public.
In addition to the timely topic of goods made in China, weekly discussions
will explore how China's dynastic feudalist past, its Confucian, Taoist
and Buddhist traditions and communist history shape its present options
and worldview; what market-socialism means in the Chinese context; China
as a threat or an opportunity to the United States; the tensions between
growth and modernization reconciled with claims for democratization, human
rights and environmental sustainability.
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean Joel L. Kassiola will lead
the course and moderate the discussions. Panelists include distinguished
faculty from the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Business,
Ethnic Studies, Health and Human Services, Humanities, and the Office
of International Programs.
"China Rising and the World" is offered free to the campus community
and general public on a drop-in basis or $150 for two units of academic
credit on a pass/no-pass basis through the Open
University, College of Extended Learning.
The lectures, which began on Aug. 29, take place on Wednesday evenings
from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. through Dec. 5 on the SF State campus in HSS (Health
and Human Services building) room 154. Class will not be held on Nov.
For more information, including the schedule of topics, visit the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Web site
or call College of BSS Special Projects Coordinator and the series facilitator,
Kathy Johnson, at (415) 405-2402.
-- Denize Springer