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Elaine Gerbert
East Asian Languages and Cultures (Organizer)

Round Table: "The Beijing Olympics and the Global Community"
Past Seminars : Globalization(s) Seminar

Thu., Sep. 25, 2008, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall
Modern Olympic games, performed on a global stage from the time of the first successful summer Olympics in 1906, bring into focus not only sports but social, political and technological changes taking place in the world. What have the 2008 Beijing Olympics brought to light? This round table will discuss questions such as: What do the Olympics reveal about the evolving nature of world sport? About changes taking place in the arenas of national self-representation and global communications? How do the Olympics affect perceptions held of China, and of China's view of itself and the world? Do the Olympics expose paradigm shifts in public consciousness, and if so, what are those changes and how are they being shaped?

Participants:
Arienne Dwyer, Anthropology
Marsha Haufler, History of Art/Acting Director, Center for East Asian Studies
John Kennedy, Political Science
Angela Lumpkin, 2008-2009 Gene A. Budig Teaching Professor, Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences
David Perlmutter, Journalism
Takao Shibata, Chancellors' Lecturer and former Consul General of Japan
Bill Tsutsui, History/Associate Dean for International Programs
Lu Yang, History
Hong Chun Zhang, artist


*Co-Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
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