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The Beijing Olympics and the Global Community

Kansas University's Center for East Asian Studies presents a panel discussion on the Beijing Olympics.

September 25, 2008 12:00am

Modern Olympic games, performed on a global stage from the time of the first successful summer Olympics in 1906, bring into focus not only sports but other kinds of social, political, and technological changes taking place in the world. What do the 2008 Beijing Olympics bring to light? This panel convenes in two back to back sessions to discuss questions such as, What do the Olympics reveal about the evolving nature of world sport? About changes taking place in the (competitive) arenas of national self-representation and global communications? How do the Olympics affect perceptions held of China, and of China’s view of itself? Do the Olympics expose paradigm shifts in public consciousness, and if so, what are those changes and how are they being shaped?

For more information please contact:
Center for East Asian Studies
Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd rm. 201
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: (785)864-3849
Fax: (785)864-5034