Confucius Salon: Confucian Family Values - A Case Study of An Ancient Family

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: JO 4.102
Admission: Free
Season: 2011-12

The Confucius Institute at UT Dallas will present a special session of the Confucius Salon: "Confucian Family Values: A Case Study of An Ancient Chinese Family Pre-Dating the Communist Regime."

Our honored guest speaker is Catherine Liu, a free lance writer who is a member of an ancient family related to Lin Zexu, the Chinese official appointed by the Qing government of the last Chinese Dynasty to eradicate opium trade, which eventually led to the epoch-making breakout of the Opium War (1839-842). Catherine Liu has conducted extensive research into the family history of her husband Charles Liu, a successful Dallas businessman whose great grandparent was Lin Zexu. She is currently writing a family saga, documenting one of the most respected families in Fuzhou in the last one hundred and fifty years since Opium War. Her presentation will offer a deep understanding of Confucian family values exemplified by an old family, using a combination of historical records, family albums, and field work.


For more information contact:
Dr. Ming Dong Gu
[email protected]

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