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"When East Meets West: Changing Western Images Of The Chinese In History" Talk

Do you know that the first form of romanised script for Chinese characters was invented by Matteo Ricci in the early 16th century? Professor Eddie C.Y. Kuo, Director, UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies (UCCS) shared with a full-house of some 90 attendees on the changing images of the Chinese constructed in the West from the time of Marco Polo in the 14th-15th centuries all the way to the "new new" image projected by China's current First Lady, Peng Liyuan.

He spoke on "When East Meets West: Changing Western Images of the Chinese in History" which was held on 6 Apr 2013 at SIM University.

The audience was brought through an enlightening and thought-provoking journey of the different images of the Chinese in the eyes of the westerners. Interesting pictorial images were interspersed during the presentation. The talk ended with a 20 minutes question-and-answer session moderated by Associate Professor Lan Luh Luh from NUS Business School.

The event was jointly organised by China Interest Group and UCCS.

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Prof Eddie Kuo sharing on "Suzie Wong"

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Attentive audience

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A/P Lan Luh Luh, NUS Business School (centre) and Prof Eddie Kuo, Director, UCCS (R) receiving memento from Ms Susan Lim, President of China Interest Group (L)

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