Dr. Tobie Meyer-Fong.
Dr. Tobie Meyer-Fong.

Seattle University invites the community to attend the inaugural Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture in East Asian Culture and Civilization on November 14, featuring Professor Tobie Meyer-Fong. The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. on November 14 in Student Center 160 on the Seattle University campus. A reception precedes the lecture starting at 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Meyer-Fong , who teaches at Johns Hopkins University, specializes in the cultural and social history of Qing China. Dr. Meyer-Fong’s presentation will focus on Li Gui who, from 1876 to 1877, became one of the first Chinese travelers to circumnavigate the globe.

Meyer-Fong has written on topics ranging from China’s cultural heritage and historical memory in contemporary China to 19th century military intelligence. She is the editor of the journal Late Imperial China.

Seattle University established the Peter L. Lee Endowed Lectureship in East Asian Culture and Civilization in April 2015. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and managed by the director of Asian Studies, the lectureship brings to campus prominent experts to explore the impact of East Asian thought and tradition on contemporary global issues.

This event is free and open to the public.

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