Tulsa Community College, in cooperation with the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, is presenting a two-day symposium on modern China.  This year’s symposium will focus on religious, political, and philosophical beliefs and believers that are shaping the “New China.”  This unique perspective on the world’s most populous nation will be illuminated by four outstanding scholars, each expert in their fields and renowned for their presenting skills. Check under “Speakers” to read their very impressive biographical information.

We will be welcoming to Tulsa Community College interested scholars, students, business people, and community members from across a wide, multi-state region.  Those who have attended previous East-West Center programs, either in Hawaii or on the mainland, will not want to miss this opportunity for an in depth look at modern China. Those who have been or who want to go to China for business, school, research, or travel will want to attend this Symposium to better understand its cultural and political contexts.  Scholars, students, and members of the community at large are all equally welcome.

For more information and registration, see, or contact Dr. Cherie Hughes, symposium coordinator, at, or by phone at 918-595-7129.

Dates: April 4 - 6, 2013
Place: Tulsa Community College
Metro Campus, 909 South Boston Avenue
Thursday's Dinner, Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
Friday & Saturday, Center for Creativity, 1st Floor
Dr. Peter Hershock
East-West Center, University of Hawaii
Buddhism in Contemporary China: Reviving the Past or Re-envisioning the Future?
Dr. Morris Rossabi
Columbia University
Islam in China: Muslims at the Crossroads" & "China and the Islamic Countries
Dr. Carsten T. Vala
Loyola University Maryland
The Explosive Growth of Protestant Christianity Under Chinese Communist Rule & The Protestant Impact on Civil Society in Contemporary China
Dr. Timothy Weston
University of Colorado
The Religiosity of Politics in Maoist China & Religion and Politics in Post-Mao China