The Asian Experience on WorldCanvass March 5

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Please join us at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol for the next WorldCanvass program, this time focusing on Asia.

We’ll learn about the ancient art of Japanese papermaking from Timothy Barrett, research scientist at the UI Center for the Book. Barrett is a 2009 MacArthur Award-winner and has spent years researching the art of papermaking.

University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra conductor William Jones and two performers will use traditional Chinese instruments to introduce us to the music of China and discuss today’s vibrant musical life in Asia.

Marian Muste and Michael Schaefer from the College of Engineering and Jodie Klein , a graduate student in international studies, will reflect on their academic and personal journeys through Thailand, Japan, China and South Korea.

Political Science professors Wenfang Tang and Brian Lai will debate the question “Is China a Threat?” To end the program we will meet a member of the Taiwanese parliament who is currently a visiting scholar at the UI.

WorldCanvass is produced one Friday a month, from 5-7 PM, in the beautiful Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Building on the campus of the University of Iowa production of International Programs at the UI in partnership with the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums , UITV and KRUI. For broadcast schedule, please visit the following links to KRUI and UITV. International Programs, your global intersection, connects students, faculty, staff, and the Iowa community to the world.

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