Join us for the following events presented in conjunction with the 2007 Honors Colloquium:

September 1–28 China: Exploring the Interior, 1903–1904 A photo exhibition curated by Steven Pennel. URI Feinstein Providence Campus.

September 27–February 1 The Power of Design: Chinese Textiles from the Historic Textile and Costume Collection An exhibit by the URI Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design. Quinn Hall, Kingston Campus.

October 2–December 9 China Seen By … Contemporary photography curated by Judith Tolnick Champa, Director, URI Fine Arts Center Galleries. Fine Arts Center, Main Gallery, Kingston Campus.

October 27 Butterfly Lovers Presented by the Ningbo Yue Opera Troupe from China, celebrating the opening of the Confucius Institute at URI. There is an admission charge for this event. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence.

November 2 Music from China This acclaimed ensemble will perform as part of the Great Performances series. There is an admission charge for this event. Please visit for more information. URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.

Colloquium Coordinators: Professor Timothy S. George, History and Professor Yan Ma, Library and Information Studies. Sustaining Sponsors: Shannon Chandley ’83 and Thomas Silvia ’83; Mark ’64 and Donna Ross, Hon. ’02.

For information about ways to support the Honors Colloquium, contact Tom Zorabedian at 401-874-2853 or

Major Sponsors: URI Honors Program, URI Office of the President, URI Office of the Provost, Confucius Institute at URI, URI College of Business Administration, URI College of Engineering, URI College of Arts & Sciences, URI Division of University Advancement Sponsors: Kenneth and Susan Kermes, Hon. ’06; URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences; URI Division of Student Affairs; URI Multicultural Center.

Co-Sponsors: Robert L. Carothers and Jayne Richmond, URI Alumni Association, URI College of Human Science & Services, URI Division of Administration, URI University College, URI Women’s Studies Program.

Friends: Timothy and Jane George; John Leo; Nancy Potter; Schmidt Labor Research Center; Art and Clare Sartori Stein; Gerry Tyler; John Hazen White Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service; URI College of Nursing; URI Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering; URI Film Media Program; URI Golden Key Honor Society; URI International Engineering Program; URI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development; URI Phi Beta Kappa; URI Phi Kappa Phi; URI Women’s Center.

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Please visit for the most current colloquium information and directions, or contact the URI Honors Center at 401-874-2381 or

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Jonathan Spence, Yale University
History as Guide to China's Current Options

Opening greetings by Zheng Zeguang, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of China

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Yong Deng, U.S. Naval Academy
China, the United States, and a Multipolar World

URI Diversity Week Keynote Lecture

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 7:30 p.m.

David Sanger, New York Times
Chna and Northeast Asian Security Issues

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Judith Shapiro, American University
As China Goes, So Goes the Planet: China's Environmental Challenges in International Context

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Orville Schell, University of California at Berkeley and Asia Society
How Should We Look at China?

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Rosita Chang, University of Rhode Island
Building Confucius Institutes for a Harmonious and Peaceful World

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Robert Ross, Clark University
Sweatshops in China and the "Race to the Bottom" in Global Labor Standards

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Lien Chan, former Chairman of Kuomintang and former Vice President of Taiwan
China's Rise, and Peace and Development in East Asia

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Xu Wenli, exiled dissident and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
Dissidents and Democracy: Rebuilding China’s Third Republic

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Zhang Yixing, Shanghai Foreign Economic Relations and Trade Commission; Zhou Hanmin, Shanghai World Expo; George Shuster, CEO, Cranston Print Works
Panel: China in the Global Economy

Moderated by Arthur Mead, Professor of Economics, URI

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Alfred Verrecchia '67, CEO, Hasbro; Paul Zheng, CEO, PDK Worldwide Enterprises; William J. Flynn '75, President and CEO, Atlas Air, New York
Panel: Doing Business in China

Moderated by Mark Higgins, Dean, URI College of Business Administration

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Peng Xiaolian, film director
The Changing Role of Women in Contemporary China

Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Women's Studies Lecture

Chafee Auditorium, URI, Kingston