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Bowdoin Professor Awarded Grant for Asian Studies Conference

Story posted May 08, 2000

Christopher Lupke, Assistant Professor in Asian Studies, has received a $25,000 grant from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange to organize a conference entitled "Heaven's Will and Life's Lot: Destiny and Determinism in Chinese Culture." The conference will be held at the Breckinridge Public Affairs Center in York, Maine on May 18-21, 2000.

There are 14 scheduled presenters -- including professors from Harvard University, Indiana University, Ohio State University, the University of California, Riverside, the University of Hawai'i, Cornell University, Smith College, UCLA, and Bowdoin College -- as well as from Leiden University in the Netherlands and Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

The topics will range from early Chinese philosophy and popular culture, through Daoist religious practices, Neo-Confucianism, and late imperial fiction and drama, to modern Chinese literature and philosophy. The proceedings may be published as part of the Chinese Culture and Thought series at SUNY Press.

For more information, contact Christopher Lupke at or (207) 725-3383.

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