FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 18, 2006
Contact: Deana Middleton
MUW’s International Series on China
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s
International Series focusing on China continues
today with a video presentation and discussion
titled “Nixon’s China Game.”
The discussion will be led by Dr. Thomas G. Velek,
director of the International Series, in Painter
Hall Room 209 at noon.
In February, Dr. J. Gill Holland, Davidson College
professor emeritus of English, will discuss "Magic
and Memory in Traditional China, Stories, Poems, and
a Quintessential Moment in Chinese Theater.” Dr.
Holland has taught in Taiwan and Beijing and
published a book of translations of classical
Holland also will present a lecture in cooperation
with the Ina E. Gordy Honors College titled
"Reflections of Traditional Chinese Literature in
the Demonstrations in Tiananmen Square 1989."
This event will be held on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in
Parkinson Hall Nissan Auditorium.
The March lecture will be the third annual
roundtable discussion on Iraq. The dialogue will
include Velek and Dr. Brian Anderson, MUW associate
professor of political science, and Marco Obaid, MUW
April’s topic titled "Doing Business in China" will
feature Carl Scholl, import director for American
Furniture in Pontotoc.
All lectures will be held the third Wednesday of
each month at noon in Painter Hall Room 209.
In addition to the Lunchtime Lecture Series, the
Film Series will be held every third Thursday of
The first, “First of Legend,” will be on Jan. 26 at
6 pm in Painter Hall room 201C. Other films
scheduled throughout the semester include "House of
Flying Daggers," "The Road Home" and "Shower."
The film series and Dr. Holland’s visit are made
possible through the National Endowment for the
Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities
All events are free and open to the public.
Individuals attending the program are free to bring
lunch. A detailed schedule is available at