World-Renowned Chinese Historian and Author Dr. Pan Guang to Speak at Montclair State University

Free lectures to feature acclaimed scholar who has delivered his award-winning work on Jewish and Asian Studies across North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia

Release Date: March 28, 2013

Montclair State University to host leading historian, scholar and author Dr. Pan Guang.

Dr. Guang will lead a series of free lectures on topics ranging from China to Middle East energy relations to the tens of thousands of Jewish migrants who came to China to escape anti-Semitism in Europe on April 8, April 10 and April 11, 2013. 

The April 11 panel will feature Dr. Guang and Dr. Marina Cunningham, Executive Director of the Global Education Center at Montclair State University, who grew up in Shanghai as part of the Russian Jewish community and was among the last group of Jews to leave China.  Dr. Guang will speak about his widely published scholarly work on Jews in China, which is considered to be one of the world’s best historical records of Jewish communities outside of Europe.  

Monday April 8, 2013 at 11:30am – Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
China’s Energy Relations with the Middle East and Central Asia

Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm – Room 419, Student Center
US-China Relations and the War in Afghanistan

Thursday April 11, 2013 at 7:00pm – Courtyard Lounge, University Hall
The Second Homeland: Jews in China: Perspectives from a Chinese Scholar & Former Resident
Panel discussion with Dr. Marina Cunningham, Exec. Dir. Montclair State’s Global Education Center
Who: Dr. Pan Guang, who lectures around the world, holds numerous prestigious posts including Director of the Institute of European & Asian Studies at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the Shanghai Center for International Studies, and Director of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies Center in Shanghai. As a scholar of international, Asian, Middle East and Jewish Studies, Dr. Guang has published books and articles on a variety of topics including Jewish communities in China to China’s role in the War on Terror.  This lecture series is presented by the university’s Global Education Center, Department of Political Science and Law, Asian Studies Minor Program and the Jewish American Studies Program.

This event is free and open to the public.



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