OGDEN -- Weber State University this week will host a series of three Asian-themed lectures featuring two visiting professors, one from Nebraska and one from China.
Parks Coble, a history professor from University of Nebraska/Lincoln, has written multiple detailed studies on aspects of Chinese history.
Wu Jinping, a professor of diplomatic and economic history at Fudan University, Shanghai, is an expert on Sino-American economic relations and directs the China Financial History Center.
The lectures, all free and open to the public, will be:
* "The Historical Roots of Shanghai's Modern Miracle," by Coble, at 9 a.m. Thursday in Room 201, Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.
* "Shanghai's Evolving Financial Market, 1921-1950, the Hard Road Between the Market and Politics," by Wu, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, in the same location as the earlier talk.
* "Fatal Attractions: Chaing Kai-shek, T.V. Soong, H.H. Kung and Shanghai's Financial Market, 1928-1949," a roundtable discussion by Wu, Coble and WSU history professor Greg Lewis, 9:30 a.m. Friday, in Room 213 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.
The Social and Behavioral Sciences building is in the northwest portion of the main campus, which is at 3848 Harrison Blvd.