How will China's acquisition of U.S. debt affect political relationship?

How will China's acquisition of U.S. debt affect political relationship?
September 21, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “Today’s China: The Olympics and Beyond” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1 at the Krasa Student Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Jensen has lived and traveled throughout East Asia including southern and southwestern China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. His interests include Chinese religion and thought, folklore, early Sino-western contact and nationalism. His book, “Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions and Universal Civilization,” was recognized in 1998 as the Best First Book in the History of Religions by the American Academy of Religion. Jensen’s lecture will focus on a number of issues including the Uighur and Tibetan unrest; the Olympics and its aftermath; local regional and national corruption; growing rural insurgency; urban protest; the rapidly expanding Chinese space program; and the Chinese acquisition of U.S. national debt and its implications for domestic and international politics. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Greater DuPage County, Jensen’s lecture is presented through the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s Hesburgh Alumni Lecture Series. The series is named for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame. For more information, contact Barbara Juster Shore in the College of Liberal Arts at (630) 829-6247 or by e-mail at bshore@ben.edu.


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