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Citadel News Service

For Release
Nov.13, 2003

Citadel professor travels to China

          Keith Knapp, associate professor of history, recently traveled to China to take part in an international conference exploring the significance of Ge Hong, a 4th Century Chinese philosopher and alchemist.

          Knapp presented a paper entitled "Ge Hong's Reconciliation of Taoism and Confucianism" during the first International Conference on Ge Hong and Chinese Culture Nov. 7-10 in Ningbo, China. His presentation was spoken in Chinese, even though the paper was written in English.

          "Participating in this conference allowed me to make the acquaintance of some of the foremost scholars of Taoism, China's native great religion," Knapp said.

          A former resident of China, Taiwan and Japan, Knapp has a master's and doctorate in history from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor's in history and Asian studies from State University of New York at Albany. He has been teaching history, in particular East Asian and world history, at The Citadel since 1995.





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