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Japanese Parasols

Dr. Brian Hoffert

Honored Guest Speaker

Dr. Brian Hoffert has extensive training and experience researching and teaching Asian and especially Chinese culture, including a Ph.D. from Harvard University for his dissertation "Chuang Tzu: The Evolution of a Daoist Classic." He is currently the director of the History of Ideas program at North Central College. Dr. Hoffert will share his insights into engaging American students in the study of Chinese culture and texts, particularly through role-immersive activities he has developed through the "Reacting to the Past" methods pioneered at Columbia University.

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