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Chinese Fulbright Scholar to Discuss “Chinese Universities and Their Environmental Concerns” Nov. 7

Date Released: 10/25/2007

Shuangli Zhang, a Fulbright Scholar at Purchase College and Professor of Philosophy at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, will discuss “Chinese Universities and Their Environmental Concerns,” November 7 at 4:30 PM in the Red Room of the Student Services Building at Purchase College. The Asian Studies lecture is co-sponsored by the Friends of Humanities, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 914-251-6550.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Professor Zhang is one of the youngest associate professors of philosophy at Fudan University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Anhui University, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Fudan University.

At Purchase College this fall she is teaching “Philosophy of Modernity in Contemporary China,” a study of how Chinese thinkers came to terms with, and reflected upon the condition of modernity. The course examines thinkers from the mid-nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Zhang works with the Purchase Women’s Studies faculty to explore how greater internationalization of women’s studies could be furthered in the curriculum.