Tuesday 4 February, 6.30pm.
National Library of Ireland 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 P638
In partnership with the Dublin Chinese New Year festival, Prof Jerusha McCormack will give a talk on the cultural exchanges between Ireland and China.
Although hugely discrepant in size and culture – and half a world apart – Ireland and China can be viewed as running in a kind of parallel universe. In this lecture, Professor Jerusha McCormack (Beijing Foreign Studies University and Trinity College Dublin) reflects on the commonalities that have emerged between the two nations over the course of fifteen years teaching about Ireland in China.
Professor Jerusha McCormack is an Irish academic with a long career in the area of comparative studies and a particular interest in China, teaching for many years at Beijing Foreign Studies University and more recently at Fudan University in Shanghai. Currently she lectures for the Chinese Studies MPhil at Trinity College Dublin. She is the author and editor of numerous publications including The Irish and China: Encounters and Exchanges (New Island 2019) China and the Irish: Thomas Davis Lecture Series (New Island 2009) and, with John Blair, of Thinking through China (2015) and Comparing Civilizations: China and the West (4th edition 2018).