Pan Guang, a professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, will discuss the history of Jewish life in China during a public lecture on Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. at New York University’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (58 Washington Square South, fourth floor/enter at 238 Thompson St.)
Pan, whose lecture will focus on his research on the oral histories of Jews living in China, is the director of the Shanghai Center for International Studies and of the Institute of European and Asian Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a member of the High-Level Group of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. The presence of Jews in China dates back to the eighth century, and Shanghai served as a safe haven for European Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.
The lecture, co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Spiritual Life, NYU Shanghai, and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org. Government-issued or NYU ID required for entry. For more information, call 212.998.4959. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (W. 4th Street). Reporters wishing to attend the lecture must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
Pan will be introduced by NYU’s Ronald Zweig, Marilyn and Henry Taub Professor of Israel Studies and director of the Taub Center for Israel Studies at NYU.