April 16, 2007
Distinguished professor from Taiwan to speak at Morningside College
Dr. Alan Feng, chair of political science at Tunghai University in Taiwan, will present “China in Transition: From Feudalism to Modernity” on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue, on the Morningside College campus.
The free event, sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS), is open to the public.
Feng’s lecture will focus on how China’s three revolutions have transformed its political, social, and economic structures. He will also discuss the world-wide implications of China as an emerging regional power.
Feng, a 1956 graduate of Morningside, also serves as secretary general of the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia. He has written and lectured extensively in the United States and around the world on international relations and foreign policy issues, including a two-month lecture tour at 36 universities in seven Asian countries. From 1965 to 1981, he served in various capacities at Cheyney State College in Pennsylvania including distinguished professor of political science, director of the Division of Related Social Sciences/Afro-American Studies, and director of the Office of International Education and the World Cultures Center. He has also taught at Pennsylvania State University in Lima and New York University, among others.
Feng was awarded a Distinguished Teaching Fellowship and Distinguished Teaching Chair from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a McColluch Research Award from the Canadian Department of Culture and Education. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of California in Los Angeles and a doctorate in political science from New York University. Feng was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Morningside College in 1987.