Thursday, December 13, 2007

IntoPittsburgh: China


Sponsored by Winchester Thurston School and the Confucius Institute at the University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center

Winchester Thurston School announces Great Wall, Terrible Towel: Understanding China, Connecting to Pittsburgh, a free, six-week lecture series beginning in January, presented at Winchester Thurston School by experts from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lectures will explore such diverse subjects as history, archaeology, education, economics, politics, and more. You’ll gain a comprehensive overview of China’s fascinating history and its ever-changing cultural landscape, in-depth understanding of several important contemporary issues, and a better appreciation of why and how this region of the world is so important to southwestern Pennsylvania.

China plays a vital role in the global community. Understanding China and its relevance to our own lives is essential to understanding world events as well as our own society’s future—locally and nationally.

Please join us on the following Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.:

January 28 - Understanding China: Five Essential Themes
February 4 - Perspectives on Education
February 11 - China and India
February 25 - Archaeology in China
March 3 - Economics and Politics
March 10 - To Be Announced

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click here to register online. All sessions will be held at Winchester Thurston’s City Campus, 555 Morewood Avenue, in Shadyside.

Information: 412-578-7523,, or

About Winchester Thurston School: Winchester Thurston School is an independent, coeducational day school serving children in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 in the city of Pittsburgh, and Pre-K through grade 5 at its North Hills Campus. WT actively engages each student in a challenging and inspiring learning process that develops the mind, motivates the passion to achieve, and cultivates the character to serve. Our unique City as Our Campus experiential learning initiative connects our rigorous and dynamic curriculum to the resources of the region.

About the Confucius Institute: The Confucius Institute is a non-profit educational organization, with a mission to help the world understand Chinese language and culture, promote friendly relationships between China and the world, and enhance the development of multiculturalism in order to contribute to the building of a harmonious world. Located within the Asian Studies Center, part of the University Center for International Studies at Pitt, the Confucius Institute has established more than 120 centers in 50 countries and regions. The University of Pittsburgh’s Confucius Institute is the first of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania.

Winchester Thurston School
555 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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