Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – “Transnationalism, In-Betweenness and Chinese Artists in New York”


A Talk by Zhijian Qian Focusing on recent works by Chinese-American artists in New York City, this talk examines how a particular community of immigrant artists deal with such issues as cultural identity and boundaries, in-betweenness and hybridity in a transnational and multicultural environment. 1:00pm, Tuesday December 9, 2014, in A631. Faculty and students are

Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works: Exploring Persuasion in Health Communication (from Stating to “Shoulding”) A Talk by David Lee


Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016 Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Location: A631   Globalization, migration, extreme weather events and multilingual populations present a need for better Health Communication. Public health campaigns are always trying new ways to reach target populations but these days people are bombarded with a cacophony of health related messages and it's harder

Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – Prof. Zhijian Qian presents Is There a Chinese Type of Abstraction?


Professor Zhijian Qian writes: In the recent worldwide resurgence of abstract art, Chinese artists are making their unique contribution with works inspired by the tradition of Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. Their exploration of new possibilities of abstraction is part of a global endeavor to revive and redefine abstract art. This presentation discusses the achievements

Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – Pinkie and The Blue Boy: Material Culture and Immigrant Identity


In June Cleaver’s home, reproductions of Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy (1770) and Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Pinkie (1794) hang in the foyer. For television viewers who tuned in to watch their favorite postwar family sitcom, “Leave it to Beaver,” the paintings represented traditional gender roles and a new type of domestic affluence and consumerism for