FEWC ANNUAL MEETING

Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. HST | Live via Zoom

Prior to the start of the program, Friends of the East-West Center will conduct a brief business meeting followed by an award presentation recognizing the following for their support throughout the years:

Dr. Richard Vuylsteke, President of the East-West Center
Apolonia Stice, Best Friend Award Recipient

October China Seminar

October 14, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. HST |

EPIDEMICS IN CHINA AND HAWAI`I
Past, Future, and Present
featuring
Dr. Shana Brown
Chair, History Department
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa


Not too long ago, a highly infectious airborne disease emerged in several locations around the world, including China and Hawai’i, and changed public health practices in significant ways. This lecture explores the lessons of the Third Plague Pandemic at the turn of the 20th century, and explores public health responses in the then British colony of Hong Kong, Northeastern China, and Hawai’i. What does the history of this epidemic tell us about how disease events shape modern life, now and in the future?
 
Dr. Shana Brown is Chair of the UH Mānoa History Department and a specialist in the history of Modern China, particularly intellectual and cultural history, and history of science. She is currently working on books on the history of photography in China and the contributions of modern Chinese women as artists, art collectors, and scholars.