SAGA Discussion Series

from June 1995 to July 2005


1.
Subject: Paper Review: "The Clash of Civilizations" (by Huntington)
Speaker:
Chair:
Time: 950623Fri
Location: Northampton, MA

2.
Subject: Discussion on the Taiwan Issue
Speaker: Mr. Hong, Frank Shihong (Ph.D. student in Psychology, UMass Amherst) and Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. student in History, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Ms. Li, Zhonghe (Ph.D. student in Sociology, UMass Amherst)
Time: 950707Fri
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

3.
Subject: Modernism and Post-Modernism
Speaker: Ms. Yang, Lingyan (Ph.D. student in English, UMass Amherst)
Chair: None
Time: 950721Fri
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

4.
Subject: Paper Review: Collected Papers by Xiaosi Yang
Speaker: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. student in History, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Ma, Bodan (Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 950731Mon
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

5.
Subject: On Chinese Political Philosophy
Speaker: Mr. Yang, Xiaosi (Johns Hopkins University)
Chair: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. student in History, UMass Amherst)
Time: 950803Thu
Location: Northampton, MA

6.
Subject: Dialogue on Chinese Philosphy
Speaker: Prof. Xiao, Jiefu (Professor in Philosophy, Wuhan Univ.), Prof. Zhao, Jihui (Professor, Shaanxi Normal Univ.), and Prof. Guo, Qiyong (Professor in Philosophy, Wuhan Univ.)
Chair: Prof. Chen, Weihang (Visiting Scholar at Hampshire College)
Time: 950809Wed
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

7.
Subject: Mao Zedong: Tyrant or Giant?
Speaker: Mr. Ma, Bodan (Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Li, Shuduan (Visiting Scholar at UMass Amherst)
Time: 950908Fri
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

8.
Subject: Power and the Role of Intellectuals: A Rethinking of Chinese Intellectuals' Struggles for Democracy
Speaker: Mr. Jia, Wenshan (Ph.D. student in Communication, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Ma, Bodan (Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 950922Fri
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

9.
Subject: Contemporary Social Structure in China: Marriage, Remarriage and Divorce
Speaker: Ms. Li, Zhonghe (Ph.D. student in Sociology, UMass Amherst) and Mr. Li, Shuduan (Visiting Scholar at UMass Amherst)
Chair: Ms. Lin, Lang (Ph.D. student in Sociology, UMass Amherst)
Time: 951006Fri
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

10.
Subject: Individualism: East and West
Speaker: Prof. Chen, Weihang (Visiting Scholar at Hampshire College)
Chair: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. student in History, UMass Amherst)
Time: 951020Fri
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

11.
Subject: Philosophical Tap Dance by a Chemist
Speaker: Mr. Ma, Bodan (Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. student in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 951103Fri
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

12.
Subject: Retrospectthe Origin of the Cold War and Preview the Future of Sino-American Relations
Speaker: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. student in History, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. student in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 951117Fri
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

13.
Subject: Our Location in Culture: What is Our Chineseness/Americanness?
Speaker: Ms. Yang, Lingyan (Ph.D. student in English, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Lieou, Yves
Time: 951201Fri
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

14.
Subject: China in the 21st Century
Speaker: Mr. Lieou, Yves
Chair: Mr. Jia, Wenshan (Ph.D. student in Communication, UMass Amherst)
Time: 960111Thu
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

15.
Subject: My Journey to Christian Faith
Speaker: Mr. Zhang, Chongwu (Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Ma, Bodan (Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 960201Thu
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

16.
Subject: Author and Authorial Responsibility
Speaker: Dr. Fu, Hongchu (Assistant Professor in East Asian Languages and Literatures, Smith College)
Chair: Ms. Lin, Lang (Ph.D. student in Sociology, UMass Amherst)
Time: 960215Thu
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

17.
Subject: The Chinese Concept of Face - A Cultural/Discourse Analysis
Speaker: Mr. Jia, Wenshan (Ph.D. student in Communication, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. student in History, UMass Amherst)
Time: 960229Thu
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

18.
Subject: Overturn(Fan1) Translation(Yi4): Losing Meanings?
Speaker: Prof. Chang, Briankle (Professor in Communication, UMass Amherst)
Chair:
Time: 960314Thu
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

19.
Subject: China's Reform: Now and Future
Speaker: Prof. Chen, Yizi (President of the Executive Bureau of Center for Modern China at Princeton)
Chair: Ms. Li, Zhonghe (Ph.D. student in Sociology, UMass Amherst)
Time: 960315Fri
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

20.
Subject: Yinyang and Wuxing
Speaker: Prof. Chen, Weihang (Visiting Scholar at Hampshire College)
Chair: Mr. Hong, Frank Shihong (Ph.D. student in Psychology, UMass Amherst)
Time: 960328Thu
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

21.
Subject: Revisit Tiananmen Square
Speaker: Prof. Drake, Fred (Professor in History, UMass Amherst)
Chair: None.
Time: 960509Thu
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

22.
Subject: The Age of Great Dreams: America in 1960s
Speaker: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. student in History, UMass Amherst)
Chair:
Time: 960620Thu
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

23.
Subject: China's Legal System and The Prospect of China's Economic Reform
Speaker: Prof. Gu, Su (Professor in Philosophy and Law, Nanjing University, and Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School), and Prof. Xu, Mingqi (Associate Researcher, Economic Research Institute of Shanghai Social Science Acadamy, and Visiting Scholar, Harvard University)
Chair:
Time: 960720Sat
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

24.
Subject: China Impression
Speaker: Dr. Fu, Hongchu (Assistant Professor in East Asian Languages and Literatures, Smith College), Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst), and Mr. Lieou, Yves
Chair: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. candidate in History, UMass Amherst)
Time: 960924Tue
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

25.
Subject: Book Review: "China Can Say No"
Speaker: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. candidate in History, UMass Amherst)
Chair: None
Time: 961007Mon
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

26.
Subject: Capitalist Development and Class Struggle in China
Speaker: Mr. Li, Minqi (Ph.D. student in Economics, UMass Amherst)
Time: 961021Mon
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

27.
Subject: Sino-Soviet Relations and Korean War --- from a Historian's Viewpoint
Speaker: Prof. Shen, Zhihua (Research Professor in Chinese Academy of Social Science and Association of Chinese Historians Center for the Oriental History Research)
Chair: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. Candidate in History, UMass Amherst)
Time: 961104Mon
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

28.
Subject: Entertainment: Music Appreciation
Speaker: Ms. Huang, Bingyi (Student, Mount Holyoke College)
Time: 961118Mon
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

29.
Subject: Dancing Ink -- How to Appreciate Calligraphy
Speaker: Mr. Wang, Fangyu (Calligrapher, Art Critic, and Collector)
Chair: Ms. Huang, Bingyi (Student, Mount Holyoke College)
Time: 970220Thu
Location: Art Building, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

30.
Subject: The Reform and Development of Chinese Banking and Financial System
Speaker: Prof. Song, Fengming (Chairman, Dept. of Finance and International Trade, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua Univ., and MIT Sloan Visiting Scholar)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 970228Fri
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

31.
Subject: "White Cat" or "Black Cat" --- Remembering Deng Xiaoping
Speaker: Mr. Lieou, Yves (Photographer and Writer), Mr. Feng, Fangfang (Professional Staff in Computer Science, UMass Amherst), and Mr. Li, Minqi (Ph.D. Student in Economics, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 970312Wed
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

32.
Subject: The Chinese Origins of Sesshu's Landscape Art
Speaker: Prof. Craighill, Lloyd (Professor in Amherst College and Kansai Univ. of Foreign Studies)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 970326Wed
Location: Student Union, UMass, Amherst, MA

33.
Subject: Computer, Internet and Society
Speaker: Prof. Gao, Lixin (Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Smith College) and Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Chair:
Time: 970404Fri
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

34.
Subject: Critique of Doctor Li Zhisui's book on Chairman Mao
Speaker: Mr. Dong, Xulin (Ph.D., Senior Interpreter of United Nations Secretary)
Chair: Mr. Li, Minqi (Ph.D. Student in Economics, UMass Amherst)
Co-Sponsor: Chinese Students and Scholars Association, UMass Amherst
Time: 970416Wed
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

35.
Subject: A First-hand Eyewitness of Hong Kong's Handover
Speaker: Mr. Lieou, Yves
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 970717Thu
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

36.
Subject: "China Inc." -- Status and Prospect of Chinese Enterprise Reform
Speaker: Mr. William D. Holmes (Research Fellow, Center for Chinese legal Studies, Columbia Law School)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 971007Tue
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

37.
Subject: The Second Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition
Speaker: Prof. Shen, Zhongwei (Professor, Asian Languages and Literatures, UMass Amherst) and Ms. Huang, Bingyi (Student, Mount Holyoke College)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 971022Wed
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

38.
Subject: Fanning the Romance of the West Chamber: the Theatricality of the Late-Ming Visual Culture
Speaker: Prof. Wang, Eugene Yuejin (Assistant Professor, Fine Arts, Harvard University)
Chair: Ms. Huang, Bingyi (Student, Mount Holyoke College)
Time: 971031Fri
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

39.
Subject: The Confrontation at Harvard -- on President Jiang Zemin's US Visit
Chair:
Co-Sponsor: Chinese Students and Scholars Association, UMass Amherst
Time: 971110Mon
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

40.
Subject: Qigong and "Supernatural" Phenomena with Human Body
Speakers: Mr. Lu, Zhe (Consultant in Bio-technology) and Mr. Cai, Wei (Chairman, Daoist Health Association in Boston)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 971121Fri
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

41.
Subject: Familiar Strangers -- Muslims in China
Speaker: Prof. Lipman, Jonathan (Professor and Chair in Asian Studies and History, Mount Holyoke College)
Chair: Ms. Huang, Bingyi (Student, Mount Holyoke College)
Time: 971209Tue
Location: Art Building, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

42.
Subject: Modern Neo-Confucianism: Twentieth Century's Confucianism
Speaker: Prof. Yu, Bingyi (Professor, Anhui Academy of Social Sciences; Visiting Professor at Hampshire College)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 980209Mon
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

43.
Subject: Photographing China
Speaker: Mr. Lieou, Yves (Photographer)
Chair: Ms. Tang, Hongbing (Graduate Student in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning)
Time: 980220Fri
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

44.
Subject: Chinese Feminism: from the Perspective of Chinese Traditional Culture
Speaker: Prof. Xu, Yingguo (Serior Visiting Scholar, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. Candidate in History, UMass Amherst)
Time: 980309Mon
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

45.
Subject: The American Way of Life and the Chinese Way of Life: an Encounter
Speaker: Prof. Craighill, Peyton (Former Vice President, Tainan Theological College)
Chair: Mr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, UMass Amherst)
Time: 980612Fri
Location: Campus Center, UMass, Amherst, MA

46.
Subject: A Visit of Ming/Qing Architecture in Jiangnan China
Speaker: Mr. Liu, Guanglin (Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Studies, Harvard)
Chair: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Senior Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Time: 010929Sat
Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA

47.
Subject: Chinese and American Cultural Values Compared: the Family and the Individual
Speaker: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. Candidate in History, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Senior Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Time: 011020Sat
Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA

48.
Subject: Shanghai, the Edge City
Speaker: Prof. Sun, Honggang (Associate Professor, Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Chair: Mr. Liu, Guanglin (Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Studies, Harvard)
Time: 011117Sat
Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA

49.
Subject: Time Dilation: Einstein's Special Relativity Theory
Speaker: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Principal Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Chair: Dr. Ke, Danbing (Post-doctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School)
Time: 020118Fri
Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA

50.
Subject: New Yoek's Chinatown
Speaker: Ms. Zhu, Bing (Graduate Student, Graduate School of Design, Harvard)
Chair: Prof. Sun, Honggang (Associate Professor, Architecture Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Time: 020203Sun
Location: 1 Maplewood St., Watertown, MA

51.
Subject: Anthrax: Recognition and Crisis Management
Speaker: Dr. Ke, Danbing (Post-doctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School)
Chair: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Principal Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Time: 020223Sat
Location: 1 Maplewood St., Watertown, MA

52.
Subject: Religion and State in a Historical Perspective: Temple Buildings and Religious Associations in Beijing and Shanghai, 1400--1900
Speaker: Mr. Liu, Guanglin (Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Studies, Harvard)
Chair: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Principal Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Time: 020316Sat
Location: 1 Maplewood St., Watertown, MA

53.
Subject: China's Reforms in Media and Education and Cultural Exchanges between China and America
Speaker: Dr. Wang, James Qingping (Lecturer, German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures, Tufts University)
Chair: Ms. Zhu, Bing (Graduate Student, Graduate School of Design, Harvard)
Time: 020323Sat
Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA

54.
Subject: The Pension Reform in China: Policies and Evaluations
Speaker: Prof. Yuan, Zhigang (Professor, Economics, Fudan Universiry)
Chair: Mr. Lu, Zhe (Consultant in Bio-technology)
Time: 020406Sat
Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA

55.
Subject: How to Change Americans' Stereotype about China?
Speaker: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. Candidate in History, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Principal Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Time: 020420Sat
Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA

56.
Subject: Losing Spare Times: Is the Quality of Human Life Degrading?
Speaker: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Principal Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Chair: Mr. Lu, Zhe (Consultant in Bio-technology) and Ms. Wang, Jiajia (Architect, SBRA)
Time: 020511Sat
Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA

57.
Subject: Blood Type and Personality
Speaker: Mr. Lu, Zhe (Consultant in Bio-technology)
Chair: Ms. Wang, Jiajia (Architect, SBRA)
Time: 020608Sat
Location: 1 Maplewood St., Watertown, MA

58.
Subject: "Sanguo Zhi" and the Sanguo History
Speaker: Prof. Luo, Xin (Associate Professor in History, Peking University)
Chair: Mr. Liu, Guanglin (Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Studies, Harvard)
Time: 021109Sat
Location: Harvard Yenching Institute, 10 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

59.
Subject: Privatization of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises
Speaker: Mr. Su, Jian (Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Brandeis University)
Chair: Mr. Lu, Zhe (Consultant in Bio-technology)
Time: 021123Sat
Location: Harvard Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

60.
Subject: A Visit to Western-China Historic Sites in Summer 1999
Speaker: Prof. Luo, Xin (Associate Professor in History, Peking University)
Chair: Mr. Liu, Guanglin (Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Studies, Harvard)
Time: 021207Sat
Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA

61.
Subject: Re-examining the Relationship between the State and the Market Economy in a Historical Perspective
Speaker: Mr. Liu, Guanglin (Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Studies, Harvard)
Chair: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Principal Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Time: 040418Sun
Location: Harvard Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

62.
Subject: Mao Zedong's American Strategy and the Korean War
Speaker: Mr. Hu, Wanli (Ph.D. Candidate in History, UMass Amherst)
Chair: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Principal Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Time: 041017Sun
Location: Primary Source, 125 Walnut St., Watertown, MA

63.
Subject: A Brief Review of Einstein's Accomplishments
Speaker: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Principal Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Chair: Mr. Liu, Guanglin (Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Studies, Harvard)
Time: 050502Mon
Location: 44 Capitol St., Watertown, MA

64.
Subject: Understanding the Special Theory of Relativity
Speaker: Mr. Lu, Zhe (Consultant in Bio-technology)
Chair: Dr. Wang, Xiaoguang (Principal Software Engineer, Cognex Corp.)
Time: 050507Sat
Location: 44 Capitol St., Watertown, MA

65.
Subject: The Loss and the Gain: A Reconsideration of the Chinese Empire in the Two Millenniums
Speaker: Mr. Liu, Guanglin (Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Studies, Harvard)
Chair: Ms. Wang, Hanrui
Time: 050708Fri
Location: 44 Capitol St., Watertown, MA

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