Aesthetics and Ideology in Chinese Characters
Liya Li, PhD, Professor of English will conclude the Spring Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series at SUNY Rockland Community College with a talk on aesthetics and ideology in Chinese characters on Monday, May 3, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Spring 2010 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Concludes
at SUNY Rockland Community Colleg
Admission is free and open to the public
Suffern, NY— In celebration of Rockland Community College’s 50th Anniversary, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is concluding its Spring 2010 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with a discussion on Chinese aesthetics and ideology in Chinese characters.
Monday, May 3, 2010, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
“From Image to Meaning: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity through Mandarin Chinese”
Technology Center, Ellipse (Room 8180)
Lecture by Liya Li, PhD, Professor of English
The purpose of this lecture is to demystify the mystery often associated with learning Chinese characters, and to examine how written Chinese reflects Chinese aesthetics and ideology.
Liya Li, PhD, Professor of English, grew up in China during the havoc of the Cultural Revolution. At a young age, she witnessed the cruel political persecutions to which her parents were subjected. Thus, she greatly appreciates the opportunities she has been given in the United States and makes it her commitment to give back to the community. Li plays an active role in promoting the awareness of the Chinese culture both in her teaching and in the local community. She developed new courses in World Literature and Mandarin Chinese, and in 2006, she created the Chinese Language Program at Suffern Middle School and developed Elementary Chinese I at RCC. A resident of the Town of Ramapo, she serves on the China Twinning Committee and received the award of Outstanding Citizen in the Town of Ramapo in 2005.
Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.