Looking at Chinese Prostitution from Different Perspectives: How a Discipline Influences the Study of a Topic
A lecture and discussion with Drs. Sue Gronewold of the History Department and Min Liu of the Criminal Justice Department
The program, co-sponsored by the History and Criminal Justice departments and the Nancy Thompson Library, is designed to help Kean students become aware of how different disciplines approach a similar topic. Kean University has two faculty members who have written books on prostitution in China: Sue Gronewold, of the History Department and Min Liu of the Criminal Justice Department. Drs. Gronewold and Liu will speak about how their disciplines and perspectives shaped how they approached the topics covered in their books. They will talk about what they share in common – feminist perspectives and interests in China – and how their disciplines structured their approaches in terms of the questions they asked, the sources they used, and the methodologies they followed.
We see this program as a way for our students to gain a better perspective on their own majors by becoming aware of the issues Drs. Liu and Gronewold discuss.
The program will be held on Thursday, April 12th from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room L-154 of the Nancy Thompson Library. Refreshments will be served.