Understanding China through a Comparative Lens presented by the HCC Global Task Force Committee

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — HCC Global Taskforce hosts a program on Understanding China through a Comparative Lens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Student Conference Center, H-201, at 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

The guest speaker is Dr. Norm Moline, professor emeritus of Geography at Augustana College. Moline will focus on the misunderstanding Americans and Chinese have for each other and their respective cultures and societies.

Moline was one of the founders of Augustana’s East Asia Overseas Term in 1974 and was director of the program for 36 years. In 1977, the program’s students were the first from an American University to be admitted to post-Mao China. He has visited China 40 times between 1977 and 2019.

“Professor Norm Moline has visited China more than only a small handful of Americans,” said Andy Dvorak, Highland History instructor. “He has also visited with a geographer’s eye for cultural details often overlooked by casual travelers. This event promises to be highly informative about China by a keen observer of the ‘Middle Kingdom’ for over four decades.”

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, email andy.dvorak@highland.edu or call 815-599-3443.

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