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Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:45pm

Daoist Self-cultivation: Virtue, Meditation, Transformation

Mark Clark Hall - Greater Issues Room

Professor Louis Komjathy will be holding a lecture on Daoist Self-Cultivation: Virtue, Meditation, Transformation. 
Professor Komjathy is from the University of San Diego and is a member of its Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Louis is a well-known North American expert on Daoism, China’s indigenous religious tradition. He is a prolific author who has penned six books, twelve journal articles, and seven book chapters. 

He will also be holding a lecture at 3:30pm, on October 23 at the College of Charleston. He will be presenting a talk entitled “Daoist Body Maps: Being and Embodiment in Daoist Perspective.
If you would like to learn more about him, you can visit his rich website at:

 

Tuesday, October 28th at 6:45pm  

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Searching for the Southern Frontier

Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels

The Citadel - Duckett Auditorium 101

2011juras-by-dorinda-dallmeyer-1118x1118In the Travels, William Bartram paints an eloquent picture of the wilderness landscape of the eighteenth century South. The “sublime scenes of primitive nature” he encountered on his four year journey can be difficult to imagine today. Inspired by Bartram, landscape painter Philip Juras will offer a vision of the southern frontier as Bartram would have experienced it during his famed travels.
juras-at-moodyJuras will describe how he combines direct field observation with historical, scientific, and natural history research to depict, and in some cases reimagine, landscapes as they appeared before European settlement. His paintings recreate these landscapes for contemporary viewers in much the same way that nineteenth-century American landscape painters like Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran introduced the western frontier to the imagination of eastern audiences.

Check out more about the artist's work:

     

Study Abroad in China - Maymester 2015 

Information Meeting                                                                                                           
Oct 20th: Monday Night: 6:50pm-7:50pm                                                            Check out the
Capers 401                                                                                                                                 Brochure!!
 

Have you ever wanted to walk along the Great Wall?  Peek into the emperor’s life within the Forbidden City?  Ascend a Buddhist holy mountain?  Ride a horse on the Mongolian steppe?  Sip tea in a Sichuanese teahouse?  Inspect the First Emperor’s Terra Cotta Soldiers?  Spend a night in a traditional inn within a four-hundred year-old walled city?  This Maymester you can do all of these things and more.  Dr. Knapp of the History Department will be conducting a Maymester study tour in China.  He will visit sites of archaeological, historical, and religious significance in Beijing, Chengdu (in Sichuan Province), Hohhot (in Inner Mongolia), Xi’an (in Shaanxi Province), and Pingyao, Taiyuan and Mt. Wutaishan (all in Shanxi Province).  Besides visiting sites, students will attend lectures given by Dr. Knapp and local Chinese scholars.  The study tour is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.  Upon the successful completion of coursework, undergraduate students will receive three credit hours for History 365, while graduate students will earn three credit hours for History 771.

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