CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Chinese writer, former IWP participant Wang Meng to speak at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Chinese author Wang Meng, a past participant in the
University of Iowa International Writing Program, will speak about Chinese
values in a public lecture Monday, April 13 in Room S401 in the Pappajohn
Business Administration Building. Wang's lecture, "Divergence of Value
Systems in Contemporary China," begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and
open to the public.
Wang is one of China's most beloved contemporary authors and was minister
of culture of the People's Republic of China for three years in the late
1980s. He participated in the UI International Writing Program in 1980,
making him one of the earliest writers from the People's Republic of China
to spend time on an American campus.
Wang is currently a visiting fellow at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
and is coming to Iowa City to visit friends. This lecture will be his only
public presentation during his visit.
Wang's presentation is sponsored by the UI Center for Asian and Pacific
Studies (CAPS). The Center is part of UI International Programs, which
consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs,
research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and
dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize
the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.
For more information, contact CAPS at (319) 335-1306.