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Free SF State lecture series focuses on China

Course open to the general public will examine changes occurring in China, its role as a global power and relations with the United States and other countries

SAN FRANCISCO, September 6, 2007 -- An annual free lecture series and course offered through the San Francisco State University College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will this year examine the economic, social, political and cultural changes taking place in contemporary China. Entitled "China Rising and the World" (BSS 275), will consist of panel and class discussions led by SF State faculty that focus on 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 that the University has offered this free lecture series that addresses timely domestic and international issues.

The series, which began on August 29, will continue to meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. through Dec. 5 on the San Francisco State campus at 19th and Holloway avenues in HSS (Health and Human Services building) room 154.

China Rising and the World is offered free to the 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. For more information on the series, including the calendar of class topics, visit http//bss.sfsu.edu or call (415) 405-2402. To register for academic credit, visit: http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/openuniversity/register.cfm

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SF State lecture series, "China Rising and the World"


Wednesdays, 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. through Dec. 5


College of Health and Human Services building, room 154, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Ave.), San Francisco


http//bss.sfsu.edu or (415) 405-2402

Class Topic Schedule

Sept. 12, Richness and Complexity of Chinese Culture: Art, Literature and Philosophy
Sept. 19, Chinese Communism: The Rise of the Market
Sept. 26, The Rise of China: Implications for the U.S. and the World
Oct. 03, China in Relation to the Developing World
Oct. 10, China in Relation to Pacific Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and Russia
Oct. 17, Can Human Rights and Democracy Grow in China?
Oct. 24, "Made in China" to "Invented in China"
Oct. 31, China's Legal System and China in WTO
Nov. 07, The Impact of Rural Development and Urban Migration in Chinese Society
Nov. 14, The Chinese Environment and Sustainable Development
Nov. 28, China and the Diaspora: The United States and Beyond
Dec. 05, Challenges and Opportunities Facing China in the 21st Century


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