David Pong, professor emeritus of history and founder of the University of Delaware’s Asian Studies Program, will present a visual lecture, “Memorializing War and Peace in Asia,” from noon-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 122 Sharp Lab on the University’s Newark campus.
The lecture, presented by the Asian Studies Program, is free and open to the public.
Pong, who is college master at the University of Macau’s Choi Kai Yau College, will discuss war and peace memorials of the war in the Pacific 70 years after the end of World War II. He will ask the question: What do they memorialize?
Pong has taught at UD, University of London, Australian National University, Princeton University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His field of study is the modern history of China, from about 1800 to the early part of the 20th century.
At Delaware, he founded and directed the Asian Studies Program and the study abroad program in China and served as chair of the Department of History.
His publications include three books, five edited volumes and more than 40 journal articles, book chapters and essays, as well as numerous encyclopedia entries. He is the editor-in-chief of the definitive, four-volume Encyclopedia of Modern China, which received the American Library Association’s Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention for a reference work published in 2009.
Pong’s honors include an American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, the Australian National University’s Institute of Advanced Studies Research Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence award and the Asianist Award given by the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies for his lifelong contributions to scholarship and service to the profession.
For more information about the talk, contact the Center for Global and Area Studies.
Article by UDaily staff Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson February 01, 2017